What is the Warwick Nest?
The Warwick Nest is a collaboration between Engineers Without Borders, Estates and the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL). Through the Warwick Nest project, students are creating a sustainable, low-carbon building on campus, whilst exploring how they can be more involved in their own teaching and learning through acting as co-producers.
The project is a representation of 'learning beyond boundaries', where students have taken the initiative to contribute to their experience at university, developing skills and competencies that go beyond their degree knowledge. The two leaders of the project, Owen Thompson and Jack Gaskell, present their case.
The Nest project: the why, the what, and the how
Owen and Jack discuss the idea behind the project, how the project is developing, and what goes into the creation of a student-focused building.
The Nest building: creating an innovative space
The project leaders explain what's in a building: the idea behind every detail and how it will ensure an active an engaged approach to learning.
The interdisciplinary nature of the project
|Jack and Owen discuss which disciplines have been brought together by the project, and how students can be the ones to create a space for interdisciplinary ideas to meet in.
Owen and Jack talk about the false assumptions students have about the University, and why it may not be up to the University to enhance students' leadership skills.
Owen and Jack explore the progress they have made with regards to their skills, why engineers are terrified of mind maps, and why a degree is not enough to create an ideal graduate.