Our purpose-built education floor will include two key unique features – a teaching room with a bank of 18 interactive screens and a Harvard Lecture Theatre.
The screen bank enables anyone from anywhere in the world to be connected to the room and to be seen individually. This feature supports an audience or teaching session with one person or several, and will be the only one of its kind in the north of England – and one of only a few in the whole country.
The Harvard Lecture Theatre was as the name suggests, developed by Harvard Business School in the USA. The horseshoe shape encourages interaction between lecturers and the audience, and has banks of swivelling chairs, enabling those attending to turn and form small working groups without needing to move to a different room or breakout space. Stepped rows give everyone a great view of the lecturer and slide presentations.
These facilities will be complemented by a wide variety of flexible teaching spaces holding anything up to 120 people, with accompanying smaller rooms for breakout sessions and coaching. Like the assessment floor (Floor 11)(weblink), most of the rooms will also have full height windows letting in natural light, providing an enhanced learning environment in keeping with the building’s healthy principles.
In addition to being used by the RCP for its own highly regarded and popular courses, the spaces will be available for other organisations to hire for their own educational activities, from major multi-day clinical meetings to an intimate workshop in a single room. All will be supported by state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities, and will have access to the spectacular doubleheight breakout and networking spaces on Floors 12 and 13, with sympathetic planting and great views of the surrounding area.
As a key part of the growing Paddington Village and Knowledge Quarter, including being next door to the new Royal Liverpool University Hospitals Trust, we will be able to offer our tailor-made education courses and workshops to local health bodies wanting to focus on areas such as educational supervision or communications skills. We are not only be part of the new health hub, we will be instrumental in creating it.