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Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD)

Students working around a black table in the Schuster Annexe

Teaching and learning facilities

We aspire to provide a variety of adaptable and innovative learning spaces, facilitating exciting approaches to teaching and learning. In MECD, creativity is not confined to the classroom.

From the blended lecture theatres to the makerspace and student study spaces, MECD will be home to a forward-thinking working environment for our students and researchers.

MECD will be the single largest home for engineering in any UK university. Within the walls of this new campus, students will be able to enjoy spaces and facilities that will support them in developing the skills and understanding through which they will challenge existing ideas, create new ideas and lead change.

MECD recognises the value of bringing people together and building communities. At the heart of the brief is the desire to ensure that the new development will support communication and collaboration through social learning spaces and electronic connectivity, acknowledging the importance of this for students and academics alike.

Learning spaces are changing

Students flourish as independent learners with the support of their academic communities. MECD will deliver a campus where students can come together, work independently and collaborate with staff, all within a variety of learning spaces rather than just in a classroom! 

  • Lecturer presenting to a host of seated students
  • Fashion retailing students working around a table covered in fabrics and work
  • Students sat in a lecture theatre with purple seats
  • Three students stood in discussion in workshop
  • Student writing on paper on work surface in Schuster Annexe
  • Student working on computer surrounded by lots of cables and wires