Construction is now underway for the South West Institute of Technology (SWIoT) building on our Streatham Campus. Once complete, the site will house an adaptable space for the delivery of digital Degree Apprenticeships, including an Artificial Intelligence Arena and Computer Learning Laboratory.
One of the long-term aims of SWIoT is for the South West to become a world-leading region for digital, engineering and manufacturing technologies. To help achieve this, we’ve now established the SWIoT Observatory, which is situated in the University’s Graduate School of Education.
The purpose of the SWIoT Observatory is to engage with regional employers and invite them to collaborate with us in designing future curricula, teaching content and modes of delivery. At the University of Exeter, the SWIoT Observatory offers a unique opportunity for regional employers to drill down with us, to understand the skills shortages their organisations need to overcome, so that instead of simply adapting to changes in the future workplace, we can shape what that future workplace will look like. As a result, the courses and teaching we offer will be based on actual industry need, not only supporting employers and the regional economy, but helping us to shape a more productive and specifically focussed future.
A number of key themes will emerge through the SWIoT Observatory, which will initially invite employers to collaborate with us on the subjects of data and nuclear science. For more information on the SWIoT Observatory, please contact Dr Georgina Tarling, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, or Professor Justin Dillon, Professor of Science and Environmental Education in the Graduate School of Education.