Virtual reality & immersive technologies

Of all forms of media, VR probably comes the closest to real world experience. Just like the physical world, it surrounds you in a completely immersive environment. You can use this to create experiences that would be impossible in any other medium. We’ve been sitting in front of flat screens facing forward for too long. It is more exciting and desirable than ever to leverage the space above, below, and behind the user. Excerpt from the Oculus Best Practices Guide

The Learning Environments Virtual Reality Lab allows staff to try out the latest VR technology and consider applications in teaching and learning, research and engagement. Consultation and assistance with VR related projects is also available.

Biology students using the Oculus Rift during class

Biology students using the Oculus Rift during class. Photo by Ben Loveridge.

Current projects


Related links

Keep updated about VR related events at the University

Other areas exploring new technologies at the University

Other ways to get involved in the VR/AR community

Relevant publications

For more information or to arrange a demonstration, contact us.

Learning Environments support centre