ThinkSpace is the Library’s new creative space where students and staff can experience and try out new technologies, play and create. It is designed to be both a showcase for new educational tools and a place for students from across campus to mix, collaborate and develop innovative solutions to their projects.
The space currently has two 3D printers, a desktop carving machine, and graphic design facilities for students and staff to use. There are also a range of computers and other technologies. ThinkSpace will also shortly house a 1-button recording studio which students will be able to use to make high-quality videos.
If you visit the space, you’ll be assisted and guided by the team of Peer Learning Advisers (PLAs). The PLAs are themselves students, drawn from disciplines from across the University. They are there to help visitors use technology, like the VR and Occulus Rift headsets, the HP Sprout 3D scanner and the 3D printers, and also to discuss how these tools can be used in creative learning and teaching activities.
ThinkSpace is located on Level 2 in the Jane Foss Russell Building (mezzanine above the SciTech Library) and is open weekdays from 11am-7pm.