The Creative Quadrant (CQ) and the Skydeck are versatile and dynamic spaces designed for creative learning.
Playful by design, these spaces prioritise the use of interactive, hands-on processes to foster interdisciplinary problem-solving, iterative innovation, and (design) thinking through practical application.
The furniture in both spaces is equipped with wheels, allowing for infinite reconfigurations and adaptability. There is also a selection of low-fi prototyping materials and tools available for use by staff and students during their sessions.
The CQ sits alongside the family of workshops in the engineering department, providing a broad network of knowledge, processes, and training opportunities that are accessible to all members of the University’s community.
To learn more about these spaces and how to book them, please click on the tabs below.
Welcome to the CQ, a space of endless possibilities!
The Creative Quadrant (CQ) is designed to be interruptive, iterative and enjoyed by a diverse community of fellow makers and doers. With creativity at its heart, the space is activated by staff and students coming together to participate in a wide range of hands-on sessions.
At the CQ, we believe that everyone is a custodian of the space, and it is our intention to evolve the space through community-led use. We provide a short on-boarding activity to introduce and familiarise those looking to facilitate sessions using the CQ. For general use, your participants do not require an induction. However, if you would like to advance your skills with the space and equipment, we offer further training sessions for some of the more involved tools, such as knives, glue-guns, electric drills, and machines like plotter-cutters and 3D printers.
Whether you're a faculty member seeking a dynamic teaching space with creative capacity or a student looking for somewhere to run a hands-on club or event, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a visit or have a chat. Please refer to the CQ bookings calendar and quick reference information provided below for further details about the space.
|40 (for teaching), 100 (for standing events)
|Nestled within the Streatham Court quadrangle, opposite the entrance to the XFi building, along the walkway to Building:One, Streatham Campus.
|A wide range of rapid prototyping materials including card, tape, and pipe cleaners, hand tools, Arduinos and Raspberry Pis, Lego and Playmobil sets, plus a well-stocked games library.
|D.school desks, stools, chairs, whiteboards, pinboard walls, soft seating (for 12 people), AV desk.
Welcome to the Skydeck, where innovation and entrepreneurship thrive!
The Skydeck is a large and versatile workshopping space featuring desks on wheels and a wide range of creative resources for participants to explore the possibilities of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Skydeck is a heavily utilised space, with over a thousand students being taught in the space during term one and two. It is also where the Exeter Centre of Entrepreneurship delivers its flagship undergraduate With Proficiency In Entrepreneurship (WPI-E) modules. During term three, it also serves as an incubator for the Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management cohort.
If you are interested in using the Skydeck outside of the timetable sessions, please contact us at email@example.com. Please refer to the Skydeck bookings calendar and quick reference information provided below for further details about the space.
|Upstairs in the Innovation Centre, Streatham Campus
|A wide range of rapid prototyping materials including card, tape, and pipe cleaners etc.
|d.school desks, chairs, whiteboards, AV lectern