University of Leeds Showcase

Event Details


Wednesday 1st May

12:00 –17:30


Nexus ,
Discovery Way ,
Leeds , LS2 3AA



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The Showcase, featuring an exhibition and workshops, is a University-wide event highlighting the very best in digital technology that the University has to offer.

Taking place at the new Nexus building, visitors will be able to sample immersive technology being used across different Faculties, departments and projects.

Visit May Day Play Day: Go Places You Can’t Normally Go is an exciting workshop with Virtual Reality and AR fun and interactive workshops using a range of the latest technology that is currently being used across Schools at the University of Leeds within Healthcare, Astrophysics, Engineering and Environment.

Learn how online learning can support professional developmentwith rich, engaging and effective online courses specifically designed by the University of Leeds.

Discover the Timescapes Archive, first large scale Qualitative Longitudinal study to be funded in the UK by the ESRC and explore the ways in which traditional indigenous body painting can be creatively reworked through digital technologies at the Digital Body Painting: An Interactive Presentation.

‘Beyond bricks and mortar’ will introduce you to the Digital Special Collections holding rare books and manuscripts from around the world that can be viewed on-site in the Research Centre in the Brotherton Library.

If you are interested in well-being in education, join this interactive workshop focusing on how digital presents an excellent mix of channels through which to raise awareness of, and convey helpful information about well-being.

The Showcase will close with a drinks reception followed by a stimulating panel discussion, 21st Century Digital Skills for a Diverse Workforce. The panel between employers and diversity groups will be chaired by Professor Neil Morris, Dean for Digital Education at the University of Leeds and will evolve around the challenges of securing a diverse range of staff with appropriate values, attributes, skills and abilities for the 21st century workplace.


The event will also provide an exhibition (12:30-17:30) showcasing the very best of digital technologies and research from the University. Stands include:

Digital Education Service – Online courses for professionals and continuing study:

Online learning helps support continuing professional development (CPD) and the continuation of study. Visit this stand to find out how we can support you or your organisation to continue to learn.

Technology in Medical Education – The Technology Enhanced Learning Team and the Time to Teach team at the Leeds Institute Medical Education

All about the technology used in medical education and how we teach our teachers to teach our students using the tech!

Leeds University Union – Introducing Digi

Showcasing Digi – a unique not-for-profit digital marketing micro-agency, born out of a collaboration between Leeds University Union and Epiphany. Trained by industry experts, Digi is here to support local organisations and create a collaborative digital network. Chat with the two graduates running the micro-agency and find out more about how they are working towards bridging the gap in the digital landscape in Leeds.

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