HEDQF 2021 Student Prize for MSc Learning Environments
23 February 2021
The Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF) is partnering with UCL’s MSc Learning Environments programme to award a student prize this year.
We are very pleased to announce that the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF) is partnering with UCL’s MSc Learning Environments programme to award a student prize this year.
HEDQF is an independent organisation with over 160 institutional members that promotes high quality design in university campuses, buildings and facilities, to enhance teaching, learning, research and public engagement.
The prize will go to the best student research essay on the implications of digital learning for the design of university estates in the UK and internationally. This is particularly relevant during the pandemic, as HE institutions pivot towards new virtual-physical hybrid arrangements for teaching and learning.
Emerita Professor Alexi Marmot said:
“This is a truly excellent idea, at exactly the right time for asking questions about how educational estates need to adapt long-term to integrating virtual and face-to-face learning.”
Julian Robinson, on behalf of HEDQF, said:
“Students can be co-creators of future learning environments, this partnership with the Bartlett will give students a chance of having their research ‘showcased’ and bringing new insights on the design of these spaces”.
Essays will be submitted for “Learning Environments in a Digital World”, a module led by MSc Learning Environments Course Director Jos Boys. They will be judged during May 2021 with the selected winner receiving a £500 prize and their essay will showcased on the HEDQF site, at https://www.hedqf.org/.