If you want to see the future of teaching and learning at UTS, take a look at areas just opened in the podium extension of Building 6.
While Levels 5 and 7 are dedicated for Faculty of Design, Architecture and Built Environment use, a range of informal learning and general teaching spaces are situated on Levels 3, 4 and 6.
Over these 5 levels, the new look spaces feature integrated technology, polished concrete floors, bold colours and exposed finishes.
There are some operational issues still being resolved, such as installation of furniture in the lecture theatre on level 3, but these will be finalised in the next week or so.
The key benefits of the new spaces however are the new opportunities for learning:
- Reconfigurable classrooms providing flexible furniture, interactive whiteboards and mobile writable surfaces.
- A collaborative theatre for various set ups, with powered benches and wi-fi
- Group study and meeting rooms with LCD screens
- A large collaborative space for over 80 students featuring 12 pods with interactive whiteboards to enable group activities, project work and exhibitions
- Learning commons to relax, socialise or study
Next issue we'll take a closer look at these new spaces and what they mean for UTS students and staff.