£3.75 million funding for new world class Life Sciences teaching lab


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Posted on 15 December 2014
It will provide the funding to build a new, state-of-the-art, multi-user Life Sciences teaching laboratory to provide world class facilities for our students and to underpin our ambitious growth plans in Life Sciences and further significant growth in student numbers in STEM subjects more generally. - VC Nick Foskett

Keele has been successful in its bid to receive a share of £200 million funding for capital projects for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching during 2015-16.

The University plans to use the £3,750,000 it has been awarded to build a large new, state-of-the-art, multi-user Life Sciences teaching laboratory on the University campus.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Foskett, said: "This substantial competitive award is a great success for Keele and reflects our very significant growth in STEM student numbers and applications in recent years.  It will provide the funding to build a new, state-of-the-art, multi-user Life Sciences teaching laboratory to provide world class facilities for our students and to underpin our ambitious growth plans in Life Sciences and further significant growth in student numbers in STEM subjects more generally."

HEFCE is investing £200 million to support an increase in high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics students. The scheme is intended to ensure that higher education responds effectively to the increase in demand for STEM studies by developing facilities that will support an increased flow of highly employable graduates into industry.


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