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Teaching Space Utilisation Survey – February 2014

Message from Dr. Steven Cannon, Executive Vice-President

Dear Colleagues and Students,

Teaching Space Utilisation Survey – February 2014

IT Services will be conducting a second Teaching Space Utilisation Survey on behalf of the University during week commencing 10th February 2014.

Once again, the survey will look at every “central pool” classroom and lecture theatre once each hour between 8.30am and 6.30pm for 5 days and the data will be collected by University Security staff.

These staff will be required to enter each classroom and, in the case of rooms with a capacity of 50 or below, count every student in attendance, or, in the case of rooms of 51 or above, make a judgment as to how full the room is (25%, 50% and so on). Staff will attempt to keep any disruption to teaching to a minimum and should only be in the room for a few moments.

The data collected will be used to inform the future development and refurbishment of University teaching space over the coming planning period (2-3 years) to ensure that space provided for teaching is fit for purpose, the right size and of good quality in order to enhance the student learning experience.

Each room to be surveyed will have a clear survey message displayed on or close to the entrance doors and at the teachers workstation.

If you have any questions or queries about this survey please contact Mrs Toni Kelly, Associate Director (Learning Environments), at

With best wishes
Dr. Steven Cannon
Executive Vice-President
(Administration and Finance)