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Ian Tidmarsh

Ian Tidmarsh

With: University of Birmingham

Role: Head of Operations, Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

Ian is currently Head of Operations for the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory, University of Birmingham.  A project designed to deliver sustainable laboratory spaces in support of STEM practical teaching.  Ian also works at the National Centre for Technical Development and Modernisation and is a Fellow of the Institute of Science and Technology.

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Collaborative teaching laboratory at the University of Birmingham

How one university is tackling under-utilised teaching spaces

Single discipline teaching labs can often be under used: typically for just 24 weeks per year. Ian Tidmarsh explains how new larger teaching labs at the University of Birmingham aim to provide more flexibility, higher utilisation and thus deliver better value for money.