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Group study facilities

The Learning Lounge

loungersThe Learning Lounge is the group study area in the Sir James Matthews learning resource centre. This exciting area offers students a variety of different 'learning' spaces allowing you to choose how you work and interact.

Developed in response to student requests for alternative IT and learning spaces and utilising research undertaken by a funded* multi-functional team of students, academic and support staff who looked into future technical developments, other higher education learning spaces and the needs of our students, an area of the Matthews learning resource centre was redesigned.

Offering students three different areas for work, it allows you to choose the best way to obtaining your learning goals.

As well as the fixed PCs there are plenty of power connections for laptop use on the wireless network. Laptops are available to borrow from the LRC helpdesk (campus card required for ID) for use within the Learning Lounge.

breakoutBreak out area

The break out area has been furnished with moveable group desks, soft chairs and small tables for informal group discussions as well as a plasma screen.

It can be used as an informal group work space as well as to practice presentations or show your animations or videos via the plasma screen.

Boardroom area

boardroomWith moveable tables and a smart board this area allows you to practice presentations, have in-depth group discussions in a formal boardroom setting, as well as smaller facilitator lead group discussions.

The flexible furniture can be laid out in a number of ways depending on how you want to use the area.

Individual and group area

groupworkWith single and multi occupancy computer stations, this more formal area offers a comfortable IT space for groups who wish to use LRC equipment alongside their own laptops.

Printing is available from all fixed PCs and via the wireless network.

(*Via a Leadership Foundation Fellowship to research how task orientated multi-functional team working approaches (TOMFTA) can be used in a University setting).


Page last updated on Friday 4 March 2016 at 10.10am.


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