STEM students will benefit from significantly enhanced facilities with Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) and cyber security capabilities.

By Mr John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer), Published

Thanks to recent funding, STEM students in the School of Science and Technology will benefit from enhanced studio and lab facilities.

712187The School has secured approximately £2.4m from the Office for Students (OfS) to develop a new design studio with significant Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) capability, an Industry 4.0 laboratory with cyber security capability, and a third laboratory on lifecycle management technologies to support engineering and computer science students (undergraduate and postgraduate).

According to Professor Rajkumar Roy, Executive Dean of the School, the OfS funding is set against wider improvements in progress across the School including the expansion of industrial placements and the development of hubs for researchers:

“We are reaching out to many employers and engaging them with our undergraduate team projects. We have also expanded our industrial placements given the fact that students are taking more interest in short- and long-term projects and placements with employers to improve their employability prospects.”

“With this level of City investment, we are also markedly improving our PhD/Postdoc room area in the Tait Building and developing a hub for our staff and researchers. The hub will permit us to showcase our work (student projects, research outcomes, etc.) to our external partners such as those within industry.”


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