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Emerging Technologies Centre

A Modern Learning Environment

The Emerging Technologies Centre has been designed to home new and innovative technology while being a dedicated area for students to study and collaborate with employers.

Students can benefit from…

The Latest Technology

Students will have access to Class VR, Oculus Rift, Drones, Robotics, Holographic and 3D Printing to aid their studies and development.

A Modern and Dynamic Workspace

Fitted with modern classrooms and open plan study spaces, students can loan laptops and book meeting rooms.

Space to Collaborate

The mezzanine hosts a bright, open area for business-oriented work to happen allowing students to engage in work experience with SME and microbusinesses who don’t have a base.

Tour The Emerging Technologies Centre

The facility, developed with support and funding from the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), features modern teaching spaces, virtual reality testing areas, IT suites and more.

The main area can be used either as a teaching space, or changed to a conference arrangement for big events such as graduation ceremonies. All furniture is designed so that it can be moved to suit different needs and styles of learning.

New technology includes…


Tello EDU is a drone that allows you to easily learn programming languages such as Scratch, Python, and Swift.


The service robot, designed to help workplaces become more efficient.

Shape Robotics

Fable is a modular construction system. Students can create their own robot in minutes. Students can assemble modules together in many different configurations. Build custom robot bodies, use the inbuilt sensors and program the robot’s movement.

Misty Robotics

Misty is purpose-built for developers, has the tools and docs you need to easily build her skills, and is readily extensible via third-party APIs, hardware modifications, and additional sensors.


LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 brings project-based learning to the world of computer science and STEM, enabling students to improve critical-thinking, problem-solving and collaboration skills.

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