The University of Aberdeen's state-of-the-art Science Teaching Hub is due to open in early 2022. 

The Science Teaching Hub is a modern learning space currently in development at the University of Aberdeen. The building has been designed around the provision of specialist teaching, training and learning for students across a number of disciplines including, chemistry, medical sciences, biological sciences and geosciences.

Fully Digitalised 

  • The building will be a digitalised space, designed to offer flexible laboratory spaces and an inspiring and engaging environment in which to learn. A completely paperless environment will integrate the virtual learning space with live laboratory demonstrations.
  • Live digitised data capture of biological measurements such as heart activity and brain waves.
  • Digital microscopes will offer a world-leading laboratory experience.
  • State-of-the-art analytical tools will provide experience of authentic experimental procedures.
  • Digital screens on every workbench will allow in-depth demonstrations to be seen and annotated clearly.

Mirroring Real Industry Experience

Advanced laboratory facilities mean you will be using the same high quality equipment found in an industry setting, which will provide you with invaluable experience and knowledge to take you into the world of work.

  • You can expect the highest health and safety standards that prepare you for your future employment.
  • Collaborative learning spaces will allow you to enhance your core science skills in an interdisciplinary and dynamic environment.
  • You will gain the digital skills that will allow you to thrive in the workplace of the future both inside and outside of science.

Interactive Learning

Students will benefit from a cloud- based learning system with live data acquisition and analysis capabilities. This platform will allow a more hands-on learning experience and access to cutting-edge equipment. Labs will be fitted with earpieces and mobile tablet-PC’s that will provide a feeling of one-on-one teaching and enable greater clarity and understanding between staff and students.

Digitised learning systems allow for a ‘flipped classroom methodology’, where students can work on relevant material prior to coming into the lab environment, allowing for more flexibility in learning styles and the ability to cater for learning differences and flexible teaching and learning patterns. 

Science Teaching Hub

Artist impression of the Science Teaching Hub.

Science Teaching Hub

Artist impression of the Science Teaching Hub.

Science Teaching Hub

Artist impression of the Science Teaching Hub.