An insight into your department

The Tech Hub, is a dynamic learning, teaching and research environment featuring some of the best facilities in higher education. As well as honing your skills on industry-standard equipment, you will also have unique access to experimental and emerging technologies, ensuring you have the skills and knowledge needed to enter a rapidly changing job market.

A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution.

The Tech Hub is home to big data servers, programmable child-sized robots, transparent touchscreen monitors, and interactive teaching screens.

Explore the brand new £13 million Tech Hub building using our virtual tour:

Artificial intelligence and robots

Edge Hill University’s Dr Ardhendu Behera, from the Computer Science Department, is leading a project to build pioneering robots to help monitor and care for older people, patients and autistic children. A team of students have spent the summer teaching Robbie, a toddler sized robot, to recognise 90 common objects as well as human actions and emotions.

Engineer your future: Professor Ray Sheriff’s experiences

Professor Ray Sheriff

In 1991, when the World Wide Web was still in its infancy and digital mobile phones first began to appear on the streets, I started research on the third generation of mobile satellite and cellular networks – better known as 3G. I travelled all around Europe working on 3G, 4G and 5G – seeing the impact my own research and work, and that of thousands of other highly-skilled engineers, was having on a global scale. Currently, I’m working on researching the next generation – the 6G network.

That’s one of the things I love about electrical engineering, innovation never stops and you really can grow with the subject, and that’s what makes it so exciting.

Professor Ray Sheriff

What’s going on in the department?

A national campaign to develop the next generation of engineers, supported by Edge Hill University, will be showcased on the world stage at the COP26 summit.

The University has joined forces with not-for-profit organisation Primary Engineer and its ‘If You Were an Engineer, What Would You Do?’ competition, to encourage children and young people to consider a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Each year, the competition sees tens of thousands of young people identify problems – large and small – and design engineering solutions to solve them.

The results from the competition will be presented as part of an exhibition during COP26, the annual United Nations climate change summit, on 7 November in Glasgow.

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