Better because we bring the real world in

We don’t just stay in touch with the real world - we are the real world.

Get real industry experience while you're a studentRelevant work experience is part of every programme from certificates through to postgraduate degrees.

We have business bases, workshops and studios on campus for hands-on, industry specific learning.

Our tutors work in the fields that they teach, or are the researchers pushing their field forward.

Our teaching methods and technology applications are constantly evolving to provide a relevant, work-ready learning experience.

We believe people learn better by combining thinking with doing.

We created a learning experiment that used virtual reality to test attention in education: The Unitec ‘Think. Do.’ experiment.

Using Neurosky brain scanning technology combined with Samsung VR headsets, we transported people out of the lecture theatre and into a 3D learning environment to see how their brain responded. Throughout the experience we recorded their brain’s attention levels as we challenged them to be actively involved in learning by completing tasks in each environment.

Showcasing 3 key subjects - Conservation and Biodiversity, Audio Engineering and Transport Technology – people got a taste of how Unitec combines theory with real, relevant experience to deliver a better approach to learning.  

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