Bridges CETL funded or helped to design various learning spaces across the University designed to support the collaborative and creative working required to underpin a skills and employability rich curriculum.
Integral to Bridges was the relationship between learning and space, a
context around which the Bridges Learning Spaces has been developed. Bridges CETL was seen as a professional working environment that was extensively used by
both, staff and students.
Staff and students frequently made use of the technology-rich C-space (Creative Space), which offered writable walls, allowing participants to use the space creatively by
sketching out and developing ideas. In many cases the learning space enhanced team
S-space (Social Space) was designed to enhance learner engagement in a relaxed setting. It was used by staff and students for informal meetings, lunches, social activities and events.
Bridges Learning Spaces further influenced the development of spaces across the University such as:
Business Pods were designed to replicate the professional environment in a real business setting. The Pods occupy two levels of the Business School and comprise of various smaller rooms (meeting room, board room, IT and creative spaces) ideal for group work, presentations and brainstorming. Read more on the Business Pods website
Gemini Suite - Castor and Polux were developed to meet the needs of small business and local employers to visit and co-operate with the University. They are used for small scale lectures, seminars and student presentations to employers.
Social learning space in the library was created to enhance student learning experience by providing them with relaxed, yet professional space equipped with technology. It is being extensively used by students not only for social reasons but for group projects, team work, presentation preparations and discussions.
Documents and project reports about the use of creative learning spaces: