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What is HELIX?

HELIX is the University's new learning innovation hub for students, staff, and the local community. As the culmination of years of planning around investment to enhance student education at the University of Leeds, it offers cutting-edge digital provision including immersive technologies and cutting-edge multimedia production studios, as well as a physical makerspace.

Located in the heart of the University campus, HELIX enables staff and students to come together to collaborate on creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial projects based on their own initiatives and ideas.

HELIX is also a multi-purpose space for events and conferences, networking and public engagement with the wider community.

Where is HELIX?

HELIX can be found on Level 7 of the EC Stoner building on the University of Leeds campus (or use What3Words).

Who is HELIX for?

In short, everyone! HELIX is designed to meet the needs of our students, but it's also designed for academic and professional staff who are curious about creating digitally-enhanced experiences for teaching, learning and working.

All of the spaces in HELIX are available for industry partners and the wider Leeds community to use for a wide range of projects.

HELIX has been designed to facilitate a community of users, actively encouraging collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas. We invite you to be a part of it!

HELIX stories

Conducting music research through VR experimentation 

Jingnan Xu is a musician and a postgraduate research student in the School of Psychology. She is currently conducting research to understand the skills acquired...

3D Printing in the HELIX Makerspace

Sebastian Stroud is a final year PhD student within the Faculty of Biological Sciences. He also sits on the British Ecological Society's Teaching and Learning...

Making connections: Entrepreneurship events in HELIX 

Dr. Richard Tunstall is an Associate Professor in Enterprise at Leeds University Business School. Richard also serves as the Academic Director of Enterprise at Leeds,...

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