We are currently transforming our student experience through flexible, integrated and collaborative learning environments.

As one of UQ's key strategic focus areas, we are working towards ensuring our campuses include vibrant spaces for on-campus learning, community engagement and student life.

UQ's teaching spaces are also equipped with essential technologies to meet the changing demands of students, staff and learning requirements. New initiatives have been or are in progress of implementation to create more collaborative learning environments in the form of flat-floor collaborative spaces, tiered collaborative spaces and technology-enabled collaborative spaces.

Types of spaces

UQ provides a range of types of teaching and learning spaces:

  • Collaborative
  • Learning theatre
  • Seminar
  • Collaborative PC
  • Computer lab
  • Break out spaces.

These spaces support different approaches to teaching and learning, so consider the spaces available when designing activities for your students. Talk to the timetabling team in your school when planning so that you can book a space that suits your course.

For more information on room configurations or to make a central room booking, please refer to the learning space types page.

You can see people teaching in various spaces across UQ through the Open Course Scheme and contact us for support in designing learning activities that will work in UQ spaces.

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Learning space development at UQ

UQ’s rolling program of learning space initiatives is centred on the creation of flexible multi-functional spaces.

Governed by the Learning Space Sub-Committee, each initiative will include engagement with academic staff and students, following distinct design principles and post-occupancy evaluation, building on our knowledge and ability to create innovative and effective learning environments.

For more information:

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ModWest teaching facility (completed in 2020)

The new ModWest (meaning modular construction and west of the campus) teaching facility is located near the Art Museum at the St Lucia campus. It opened in August 2020 and houses large collaborative teaching, learning and informal study spaces. The rooms are available to all schools for classes or events.

A number of other initiatives have also been completed or are in progress, including:

  • Outdoor learning
  • Informal Learning Master Plan
  • Retrofitted Learning Space
  • Priestley Building
  • Building 69
  • Colin Clark Computer Spaces
  • Gordon Greenwood Level 2
  • Hawken Engineering S201
  • UQ Centre Learning Theatre
  • Colin Clark Level 1.
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 Learning space development and initiatives

A number of initiatives have been completed or are in progress.

Need help?

ITaLI offers personalised support services across various areas including designing learning activities that will work in UQ spaces.