The future of engineering teaching
Ready for the future
We moved into our 12-storey building in 1964, and the planning and design of the spaces was functional - centred principally around formal lectures.
Our project will provide a suite of new facilities, ready to adapt to the changes of the next decades, and ensuring the quality of our teaching, and the student experience, remain our priorites.
Higher education is changing
Leading universities understand that we need to enhance traditional lecturing with interactive teaching - to help foster higher order skills such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, teamwork, and communication, which are becoming ever more valued.
Increasingly, the most important element of 21st century higher education goes beyond the transmission of information and the retention of facts. We teach students how to handle and interpret concepts, evidence and ideas, how to think and act as experts, and ultimately, how to produce original insights and valuable knowledge for the benefit of society. This is best delivered when learning is
- more interactive
- engages the students at different levels
- increases their sense of personal and professional identity
- creates a stronger sense of community
Through Project Xeper, we will create spaces with the long-term flexibility to adapt to these new learning styles and enable us to incorporate new teaching methods, and digital and online innovations which will support and enhance more interactive ways of teaching.