Welcome to the University Living Lab!

The University Living Lab is developing the University of Manchester campus as a site for applied teaching and research around sustainability and low carbon. This site provides a platform for collaboration between researchers, students, external stakeholders and the Directorate of Estates and Facilities to deploy and monitor new technologies and services in real world settings.

On this site you can find people, courses and projects relating to specific research areas. The opportunities tab is regularly updated with opportunities to work with the Estates Directorate, many of which are associated with the £1 billion relocation of the North Campus. It also hosts an application form for proposing projects to them. Other tabs at the top of the screen provide case studies of existing projects, news and updates, as well as more academic resources relating to the Living Lab approach.

Please email us at livinglabs@manchester.ac.uk if you have any feedback or would like to be added to our database.

The University Living lab initiative has been generously funded by the University of Manchester Research Institute and the Higher Education Innovation Fund.

Sustainability Database

People

There are hundreds of academic and professional support staff at the University who deal with sustainability.

Research

There are more than 80 current and recently completed projects in the field of sustainability taking place across the University.

Groupings

Sustainability is covered by a large range of organisations across the entire University, ranging from individual disciplines to large research centres.

Courses

There are over 100 taught modules involving more than 6500 students at the University.

Latest news

Welcome to the University Living Lab website!

7th February, 2014

The University Living Lab: transforming the campus through research and teaching

The University Living Lab initiative has one simple aim – to apply the knowledge and research capacity of students and staff to the real world challenges that face the University campus.

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Workshop Presentations Now Online

19th September, 2013

Videos of the presentations and closing discussion from our recent workshop and now available to view online.

Dr James Evans and Dr Ross Jones

living-lab-workshop-intro-presentation-2.pptx

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Living Labs Projects on Campus

19th September, 2013

The Living Labs Team have been putting together some case studies on interesting projects currently taking place on campus. There is a range of great projects taking place that encompass the Living Labs principles of cutting edge research, student engagement, campus improvement and collaboration.

Two of these case studies are now available to download, and some further examples will be available on the site in the coming days.

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