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Not any old lecture theatre: Imperial students challenged to design their own learning space

Wednesday 22 March 2006
By Laura Gallagher

The EnVision 2010 team hope to use students ideas to help plan new engineering learning spaces, such as workshops, interactive seminar rooms and student-only learning areas

Imperial students are being asked to put their creativity and engineering know-how to the test and design the best purpose-built learning space for engineering.

The new competition, launched today, is part of Imperial's EnVision 2010 initiative. The EnVision 2010 team are hoping to use students' fresh ideas to help plan new engineering learning spaceswithin the College - anything from a new 'engineering education' building to new workshop spaces to student-only meeting and working areas. The competition is open to all undergraduates in the Faculty of Engineering and there is a £1,000 award from the Faculty Principal, Professor Julia King Opens in new window, for the winning entry.

EnVision 2010 aims to build on the Faculty of Engineering's already excellent international reputation and create a world centre for excellence in engineering education through innovations in teaching, the curriculum and learning spaces.

Dr Ruth Graham Opens in new window, the director of EnVision 2010, said: "We think this is a great opportunity for students to put their engineering knowledge into practice whilst being creative and coming up with new ideas. We're really looking forward to finding out what students think an ideal engineering learning space might look like. We're sure that some of the ideas coming out of the competition will help us when we start looking into creating new engineering learning spaces at Imperial as part of EnVision 2010."

Students can submit entries on their own or as part of a team. All entries, which should cover no more than five sides of A3 paper, must contain three drawings of the space, no more than five hundred words explaining the entry, and a technical explanation of how the space will work. Entries will be judged on creativity, design, presentation and the potential impact of the space on a students learning experience.

Undergraduates wishing to enter the competition can find out more by visiting the EnVision 2010 website at Entries must be submitted via departmental societies by Friday 16 June 2006.