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New teaching hub unveiled for Glasgow university

August 7, 2018 by NSC in Weekly News
The University of Strathclyde has revealed plans for a £60M learning and teaching hub at the heart of its campus in Glasgow city centre.

The facility, which represents the University’s biggest single investment in a building project to date, will provide students with leading-edge teaching resources, digital technologies and new modes of learning that will support a first-class student experience.

The hub is being developed in close consultation with the University’s student community, and will also become the new base for Strathclyde’s student union and students’ association, as well as bringing the University’s student support services under one roof.

The plans form part of a wider £650M investment in transforming the Strathclyde campus over the current decade – including a new centre for sports, health and wellbeing and research and innovation hubs that connect Strathclyde’s world-class research to high-tech industry and business.

The new facility will be created in the footprint of the former Architecture and Colville buildings.

Strathclyde Principal Professor Sir Jim McDonald said: “Our students are at the heart of everything we do at Strathclyde and the transformation of our campus reflects both our commitment to our students’ education and our status as a leading international technological university.

“Our student population is expanding and becoming increasingly diverse. The new teaching and learning hub will create innovative space for teaching and learning at the very heart of our campus, while giving easy access to the University’s support and advice services.

“We’re working in collaboration with our students to create an exciting and inspiring environment, which together with our new centre for sport and health will help ensure our campus offers a first-class experience for many years to come.”

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