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  • Safety and lab inductions by Lab Managers.
  • Learning Technology and AV training by CLT.
  • Anyone working or teaching in the building in S1, 2020.
  • Safety training for students will be included in the orientation module being developed.

One (more if you wish).  Access to the building will not be granted without an induction. If you wish to access Level 5 labs and L1 prep area you will need a PC2 induction.


  • Six flat screens positioned across the length of the room
  • Two demonstration stations – each equipped with a resident PC, Pan Zoom camera, document camera and secondary wireless AV touch panel
  • Wireless lapel microphones and gooseneck microphones for educators and the ability to zone the audio in the room appropriately
  • Wireless screen sharing and collaboration
  • Six pan zoom cameras positioned above each workbench of 16 students with capability to zoom to individual workstations
  • Four pan zoom cameras for displaying work in fumehoods or biosafety cabinets
  • Narrow field ceiling speakers to zoned groups for source and voice reinforcement
  • 96 Surface Go units (1 per student) to allow recording of information and the delivery of paperless lessons in the laboratory setting (currently level 4 only)
  • Hearing augmentation
  • Lecture capture
  • Provides flexibility that students can demonstrate learning in different ways in the same space i.e. independent, small, medium or large groups.
  • AV Technology readily enables group discussion and collaborative learning
  • Real-time recording of lab results digitally e.g. OneNote, and provide immediate in-class feedback
  • Capability for distributed display of demonstration and recorded capture not previously possible
  • Improved consistency of information delivered
  • Paper-free environment

Each lab supports a number of teaching space configurations:

  • single 96 student group (whole lab)
  • two 24-40 student group
  • one 32 student group and one 64 student group (simultaneously)
  • Critical information and demonstration received at the same time by the same educator.
  • Opportunities for interdisciplinary student experiences.
  • Capture of lab results and documentation in a variety of media formats.
  • Promotes a paper-free environment by documenting results electronically e.g. OneNote.
  • Experience lab work in a state of the art environment
  • Prepare students for digital transformation in professional practice
  • Results can be recorded in real-time during the experiment
  • Benefit from the exchange of ideas in a large group environment
  • Increase student engagement e.g. Project zoomed camera view of a student demonstrating or sharing of results across the room via Solstice.
  • Improved space and time efficiency e.g. reduction of duplicated spaces and preparation times.
  • Improved room utilisation
  • Improved student engagement
  • Reduce if not eliminate the number of repeat sessions required
  • Shared equipment and valuable resources are more accessible
  • Move towards a total paperless environment
  • Large open lab environment easier to troubleshoot and maintain
  • Increase opportunity to monitoring students in critical experiments
  • Reuse of learning materials e.g. captured demonstrations

School of Science (SSCI) – Level 4: Geography & the Environment, Form and Function, Genetics, General Chemistry, Chem for Life, Organic Chemistry, Uni Prep Science.

School of Medical and Health Sciences (SMHS) - Level 5 PC2: Human  Genetics, Human Molecular Genetics and Applied Microbiology will be moving into one of the labs.  Additional units are being considered for the second lab on level 5.  Please see Doreen Mackie with queries.

Not right way. Training and time in the new space will give you an idea of what is possible so you can evolve your teaching over time.

  • Confirm your demonstrator staff.
  • Make sure you attend induction and learning tech training.
  • Ensure your demonstrators attend training as well.

Ratios will remain the same as they are now unless you hear differently.

SSCI students will have a Surface Go each.  
SMHS are trialling the Surface Pro (these will not be available for start of Semester for students).

Lockers are on lab floors and are key pad operated. Codes can be set by students however there is a master code. The lockers automatically unlock after 4 hours.  There are enough lockers for all students with spares for staff.

Yes, a message will be sent with links to a 3D video in the week preceding S1. This will include general information about the new building.  Unit Co‐ordinators will be responsible for further communication.

The same staff as now – check with your Lab Manager.

Once you have had an induction, access will be added to your standard building access card (this will be organised by the Lab Managers).


Student Learning Tech Assistants (LTAs) will be available in the labs and IT support will in the building for the first 4 weeks of semester.


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