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Lunch Hour Lecture: Enhancing Experiential Learning through Experiments, Arts, Society & Technology

16 May 2019, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Enhancing Experiential Learning through Experiments, Arts, Society & Technology

This Lunch Hour Lecture is organised in collaboration with UCL East.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni






Emma Hart


Darwin Lecture Theatre
Darwin Building
Gower Street
United Kingdom

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About the Lecture
The state-of-the-art facilities of UCL EAST and the interconnection of Experiments, Arts, Society and Technology on the Olympic Park are allow for exciting new taught programmes opportunities and exciting interdisciplinary and research-based ways of teaching. At the core of many of the programmes being developed is the concept of experiential learning. Drawing on the connected curriculum, students undertake academically rigorous programmes while also applying their knowledge to authentic projects or activities informed by world-leading interdisciplinary research. This talk will explore the theory and practice of designing such integrated programmes and show examples from the UCL EAST portfolio of programmes.

About Experiential Learning and Research Hub
The Experiential Learning and Research Hub will foster the next generation of engineering leaders to create innovative and integrated solutions that enable and lead positive change to improve society. It will be home to a team of researchers who will guide, develop and evaluate the effectiveness of UCL East’s innovative teaching spaces and programmes. This will provide a critical feedback loop to the engineering education community.

About UCL East
UCL East is the largest ever single expansion of UCL since we were founded nearly 200 years ago.
UCL East will be a world-class campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, bringing together researchers, students, communities and partners to collaborate on solutions to the biggest, and most fundamental, challenges facing humanity – both today and in the future.

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About the Speaker

Professor John Mitchell

Vice-Dean, Education at Faculty of Engineering Sciences, UCL

John Mitchell is Vice-Dean, Education in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and lead on the development of Teaching and Learning Spaces in the new UCL EAST campus. John’s  research is based around access technologies, both wired and wireless and particularly the integration of wireless services with optical access. As Co-Director of the Centre for Engineering Education John has a strong interest in improving Engineering Education with a particular focus on introducing Student-Centred