Saturday, 2 July 2016

The Diamond!

 The Diamond is the University of Sheffield biggest ever investment of £81m. It is a newly opened engineering building which includes 19 various laboratories, lecture theatres, library, café, silent study spaces, work and computer rooms. Although building is mainly aimed for engineering use, it is open to all the university students.

Newly opened laboratories which include aerospace simulation lab and a virtual reality suite are purposed to enhance practical learning opportunities for all the engineering disciplines. In my second year of study almost all the laboratory works were held in the Diamond and I could see a significant increase in quality of equipment and overall lab experience from the previous year.

Project space which is mainly used by engineering students for design projects now has laser cutters and 3D printers that allow manufacturing of all sorts of different shapes to very low tolerances. That gives an opportunity to think creatively and makes design modules and projects much more fun and interesting.

Diamond features several computer rooms and study spaces with latest generation computers able to run complex engineering simulations. Bookable workrooms allow to meet other students and work together at any time as the Diamond in a similar way to Information Commons is open 24/7.

Most of the lectures for undergraduate engineering students are now held in the Diamond or nearby St George Church lecture theatre which is definitely helpful as students no longer have to walk long distances from one lecture theatre to another!

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