NEC Display Solutions Customer Installation Education
University of the West of Scotland
The future of learning
Representing a shift in the way learning and teaching is defined in the higher education sector, the brand-new ultra-modern UWS campus in Lanarkshire offers a truly innovative, dynamic and collaborative student experience. NEC large format displays, video walls and projection technology support huddle spaces, classrooms, lecture theatres and social areas across the entire campus.
The new £110m campus embodies the UWS vision to provide 21st century, student-centred, personalised, distinctive learning and teaching experiences. UWS prides itself on producing work-ready graduates, well prepared for the world of commerce and the new Lanarkshire campus is purposely located within one of Scotland’s most successful business parks, Hamilton International Technology Park. Mutual benefit is gained through collaboration between academia and business with practical opportunities for students to gain experience whilst businesses are invited to access the university’s first class facilities including auditorium, boardroom and conferencing space.
With 24/7/365 access to online resources and services right from the outset, the Lanarkshire campus was destined to push boundaries with state of the art technology. Having previously supplied AV solutions across other UWS sites, integration specialist Visavvi, part of the Saville Group, was commissioned to manage AV deployment using visual technology from NEC.
The NEC Solution
With its technology-rich, innovative learning and social spaces, UWS Lanarkshire campus is at the forefront of modern learning environments.
“We have invested in inspiring and flexible learning and teaching spaces packed with rich technology to give staff and students access to some of the most modern university facilities in the UK,” says David Johnston, assistant director of ICT at UWS. “The campus has been designed to immerse students and staff in the educational experience, students at the campus will enjoy a significantly enriched learning journey.”
The project was delivered on time and on budget despite additional rooms being incorporated. David Johnston confirms: “We have an ongoing partnership with Visavvi who have delivered our vision across many of our sites using NEC display technology. Reliability and support is of vital importance to our reputation as an innovative 21st century university.”