The concrete set

The University of Leeds is known for its concrete architecture and our experts are studying the material from the very bottom up to pave the way for a stronger, more sustainable future.

It’s under your feet, under your car, under your bed and might be holding up the roof above you. The prevalence of concrete, nearly as ubiquitous as the air around us, might explain why we only notice the material when we think it looks terrible. But does concrete deserve its reputation for being dull or ugly?

Read the story in full on the University of Leeds website

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Higher Education Interiors

Our designer Penny Tiffney talks about the importance of designing University spaces and interiors to enhance the student and staff experience.

Read the story in full on Design Insider Live

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Have your say on our Education Spaces

We are inviting our students that have stayed with us this summer to have their say on our Education Spaces on campus. Join us on the 26 July to share your views on our teaching spaces on campus and contribute towards a future strategy that will be developed.

We will also provide you with an opportunity to deliver feedback on a range of issues, including:

• The form and function of space;

• Location, scale and ownership; and

• Suggestions on the how the spaces might be made more appropriate to student and staff needs.

Three separate workshop sessions have been planned for Wednesday 26th July. If you are interested in attending, please complete the form at the link below and indicate which session you would like to attend; we will then confirm with a formal calendar invitation.

Review of education spaces preference form

Refreshments will be provided and students will also receive a payment for attending.