University to invest £60 million in learning and teaching hub

The University of Strathclyde is building a £60 million learning and teaching hub designed with student needs at the forefront. The University campus will be transforming over time as part of a wider £650 million investment to enhance student experience.

Students at the heart of the project

The University’s student community is taking an active role in building the hub. Strathclyde Principal Professor, Sir Jim McDonald said: “We’re working in collaboration with our students to create an exciting and inspiring environment.”

The building will bring the Student Union, students’ association and other services in the same place. This will make it easy for students to receive the support they need at the heart of campus. Calvin Hepburn, Students’ Association President, explained that this will further the University’s “aim to support students’ personal development and experience.”

Modern transformation

The new building will introduce unique space for teaching and learning, confirming the University of Strathclyde’s status as a leading international technological university. Earlier this year it also received 750,000 grant towards the £15 million refurbishment of its Wolfson Building, home to the University's UK-leading Department of Biomedical Engineering.

The teaching and learning hub will:

  • Support flexible methods of education at large teaching rooms
  • Encourage digitally-enhanced modes of teaching and learning
  • Allow easy access to modern teaching and learning facilities.

Other campus developments planned include:

  • Strathclyde Sport, a £32 million facility to encourage physical activity for everyone.
  • An energy system changing the campus’s energy production and making it more environmentally friendly.
  • A £23.2 million refurbishment of Strathclyde Business School.
  • The £89 million Technology and Innovation Centre, where academics collaborate with industry partners to overcome global challenges.

Completion of the learning and teaching facility is due in 2020.

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