To accommodate different styles of teaching and to give more options for varying group sizes, the School of Clinical Medicine instructed the refurbishment project. This resulted in Seminar and meeting rooms doubling, interconnecting rooms being created, permanent camera/ recording set-up in some rooms and establishing a collaborative learning space (please see eLearning). All these new rooms and spaces needed AV and most importantly connectivity, which is where CSCS stepped in.
The goal was to create uniform rooms, which worked with their environment, from interconnecting walls, conference facilities to glass corridor walls. Teaching spaces needed to continue to cater to both the University and NHS, whilst ensuring attendees could see and hear presentations. CSCS strived to design the set-up to ensure simplicity of use and to help with the ongoing technical support.
The result is a building that offers:
- 3 interconnecting suites that are each controlled from one master, making it ideal for intimate presentations, over spill use and flexible teaching
- 23 seminar rooms each with teleconference connectivity, AV equipment and hearing assistance equipment
- 3 rooms with permanent Video Conference facilities to cater for groups from 1-24
- Committee Room that offers audio recognition microphones, video conference facilities incorporating presentation needs
- 4 Teaching rooms with ceiling mounted cameras, wall mounted microphone and recording ability
- Ability to stream from WHLT to any room / computer within the Clinical School
- Collaborative learning space for teaching and study (please see eLearning)
- Remote support for all seminar rooms via Fusion
- Assistance offered via intercom built into all teaching desks