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Turn and Learn at the University of Dundee

Ferco Seating has had the pleasure of installing the Turn and Learn™ in an upgraded lecture theatre in the Matthew Building at prestigious University of Dundee.

Founded in 1881 it is ranked within the top 300 universities in the world and within the top 40 in the UK. It was awarded University of the Year for Student Experience by The Times Good University Guide 2020.

In 1881, the ideals of the proposed new college were laid down, suggesting the establishment of an institute for "promoting the education of persons of both sexes and the study of Science, Literature and the Fine Arts".

High-quality teaching, world-leading research, and a £200 million investment in the campus with an unrivalled position in the heart of the city centre, Dundee has been named the Scottish University of the Year for two years running.

The University of Dundee is the latest institution to install Ferco’s innovative Turn and Learn™ system. Having previously worked with the Estates teams on refurbishing a number of lecture theatres, the University has continued to invest in modern and inspiring learning spaces.

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Working with architects Oberlanders and construction consultants Pick Everard, Ferco designed, manufactured and installed a 93 seat collaborative Turn and Learn™ lecture theatre, in the Matthew Building.

Turn and Learn™ is a unique seating system which is increasingly gaining popularity in academic settings. It is designed to support the requirements of an interactive teaching space, which facilitates active and participative learning with an emphasis on flexibility. The Turn and Learn™ system enables the occupant to rotate a full 360° whilst remaining seated, allowing both didactic and group work without vacating the seat.

Simple desks are arranged between comfortable tip-up ARC One or FT10 seats, rows of which rotate, giving full line of sight of the lecturer.

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The lecture chairs are ergonomically shaped with a contoured back and this range focuses particular attention on lumbar support and correct posture. A preferred choice for many UK universities due to its comfort, durability, ease of maintenance and versatility.

To discuss how fixed seating can enhance your learning space, contact the Sales Team

Photography by Chris Scott

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