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Teaching Grid space availability

Info Please note: We have updated our booking policy.

Flexible spaces

Flexible spaces for teaching and connecting

  • Engage your students by changing the scenery
  • Flexible furniture to design the space around your activities
  • Flexible technology to augment, modify, and redefine teaching & learning
  • Rooms that allow Open-space Learning
  • Facilitate group work, performance, or student-led teaching & learning
  • Engage students’ bodies and minds
  • Book for teaching, or teaching community events

We currently have two flexible spaces you can book — the Experimental Teaching Space and the Collaboration Area. Not sure which space is suitable for you? Get in touch.


The Experimental Teaching Space Is equipped with 7 projectors — 6 of which have Solstice Pods — and the Collaboration Area has one projector which is equipped with a Solstice Pod. Both spaces also have access to our collection of technologies.

Individual training is available on Teaching Grid technologies to help you make best use of them.

Please note: Teaching Grid staff do not accept responsibility for removing or transferring any data from our devices. Our devices are routinely formatted to remove any saved files.

Booking policy

The purpose of the Teaching Grid is to facilitate the development of teaching and co-creation at the University, and as such we ask that sessions meet the following criteria:


Academics can book for sessions that will involve students as learners or partners and are either:

  • First time use of the spaces
  • Developmental to their teaching
  • Using equipment or resources not available elsewhere in the University
  • In less than a week’s time and are teaching and learning related

Teaching partners

  • Academic Development Centre
  • Academic Technology Team
  • IATL
  • Warwick International Higher Education Academy

Our teaching partners can book the space for sessions that are teaching and learning related, within agreed limits.

Other university staff

During terms 1 and 2

Non-academic members of the University can book the space for sessions that are teaching and learning related workshops and training events happening within the next 5 working days.

During term 3 & vacations

Non-academic members of the University can book the space for teaching and learning related workshops and training events. Bookings cannot be made more than one term in advance, i.e.:

  • Christmas vacation: bookings taken from start of summer vacation
  • Easter vacation: bookings taken from start of Christmas vacation
  • Term 3: bookings taken from start of term 2
  • Summer vacation: bookings taken from start of Easter vacation

Please remember: making a booking request does not guarantee you a booking until you have had confirmation from us.

Availability calendar

Calendar key

green square Green = Collaboration Area

blue square Blue = Experimental Teaching Space

pink square Pink = Both spaces

yellow square Yellow = Equipment loan

If a booking is colour coded in green or blue then it means only one of the spaces is booked, and the other space may still be available for booking. If you are unsure whether the space is available, please email teachinggrid at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

An Introduction to Design Thinking Theory and Practice IL029 - Robert O'Toole
Experimental Teaching Space

IT Services

2 facilitators, 40 learners at 10:00

Cabaret-style layout as default (this is a 10 week booking and layout and equipment will vary each week)

(This is an IATL event)

Foreign Bodies, Contagious Communities: Migration in the Modern World Roberta Bivins
Experimental Teaching Space


1 facilitator, 30 learners at 15:00

Cabaret - 8 tables with 4 chairs per table
8 laptops (1 per table)
2 x SMARTBoards

4 x Projectors/Screens (1 at each end and 2 in the centre of the room by the windows) for use with Solstice
"I hope to use the wireless projection facility so that students can show items that they have uncovered (but I've never used this before, so I may need some help and support for this!)"

2 x iPad pro (with directional microphones) "Some students may wish to practice with videorecording for vlogs,...again, I'll need a bit of support with this, since while I do have an iPad, I have not used it to capture video."

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Calendar Book terms 1 and 2

Calendar Book term 3 and vacation

Calendar View availablility

Booking information

Bookable times are:

Term Time - Mon-Fri: 09:00-19:00 (self-service 16:00-19:00)

Vacation - Mon-Fri: 10:00-16:00 (self-service)

If you would like to book outside of these times or if you require support during a self-service time please let us know and we will look into possibilities.

Please leave at least 30 minutes between your booking and existing bookings. This will allow us to have the room tidy and setup when you arrive. Longer changeover times may be required depending on setup requirements for both bookings.

Maximum room capacity
Experimental Teaching Space
  • 7 projectors
  • 60 - cabaret
  • 68 - seated in rows
  • 82 - without furniture
Collaboration Area
  • 1 projector
  • 20 - cabaret
  • 30 - in rows
  • 30 - without furniture
Both rooms
  • 80 - cabaret
  • 98 - in rows
  • 112 - without furniture

The furniture is flexible and comfortable capacity will depend on your activity.

Please note: The Teaching Grid is restricted by card access for all those who teach at Warwick. Please check in advance that your card access is working and if there are any problems, please email us at teachinggrid at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Alternative venues

If our areas are already booked, you may want to try the facilities offered by IATL, or the The Ramphal Building. All venues have flexible teaching spaces available for innovative teaching use. To discuss your event needs, please contact the Centres directly.