In November London Metropolitan University opened the doors of its new £30 million science centre
In November London Metropolitan University opened the doors of its new £30 million science centre which is home to the Superlab, a state-of-the-art teaching lab with room for 280 students. The vast teaching lab can cater for up to 12 different classes run at the same time. In addition to the expected gas and air taps etc, each workstation is equipped with a computer, a flat screen and audio-visual equipment. From a teaching workstation, a teacher can link up with a group of workstations and broadcast a practical class to students. Demonstrations and experiments can also be recorded and made available to students outside the lab via the university intranet.
The four-floor science centre also houses modern research labs for HIV and microbiology research, as well as a forensic science lab and nmr spectrometer. Home to the department of health and human sciences, the centre also includes a multi-purpose sports science facility and nutrition clinic, which are open to the local community to use.
The North London-based university is one of only three universities in the capital - along with Imperial College and University College London - to offer single honours chemistry. As part of the outreach activities run at the new centre, groups of school and college students will have the opportunity to visit the site and learn what it's like to study pure and applied sciences in HE. For further information on how to arrange a visit to the London Metropolitan University Science Centre contact the Schools and Colleges Liaison Office (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).