Students at the University of Warwick have welcomed a teaching investment worth almost £1 million that has created a unique interactive teaching facility which they have already nicknamed “The Orchard” as it is filled with 120 Apple iMac computers, alongside state of the art interactive audio visual systems.
The new “Interactive Computation Learning Suite” (to give it its official name) in the University’s School of Life Sciences cost just under £1 million and was opened by Mr David Evans, from The General Charity, Coventry, which had funded some earlier work with the School which made this development possible.
The Head of the University of Warwick’s School of Life Sciences, Professor John McCarthy, said:
“Our staff have already begun using it to support the teaching of bioinformatics and computational skills. The suite will enhance the learning experience at undergraduate and taught postgraduate students levels in an area which is crucial to the employability of the modern science graduate”
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