The Corsham Institute VR CAVE is a space designed to engage learners and optimise thinking, creativity and teamwork through immersive experiences and technology.  

It’s an environment where practical learning can take place alongside discussion, theory sessions and peer review. Technology is used to enhance those experiences.

The VR CAVE includes 3 projector screens covering the walls of a custom build structure and a HTC VIVE Virtual Reality (VR) headset.

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We want to engage learners.

We retain just 10% of what we read and yet 90% of what we experience. Different students learn in different ways. Immersive technology (like virtual reality and CAVE systems) encompasses a multitude of learning styles, such as visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. The VR CAVE is an exciting new classroom environment that allows learners to meaningfully engage with a subject in a stimulating new way.

We want to inspire creativity.

In a time when automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are expanding in to most industries, uniquely human skills, like creativity and problem solving, are increasingly vital. The VR CAVE is a space designed to inspire and foster creativity and innovative thinking.

We want to encourage teamwork and collaboration.

Learning experiences in the VR CAVE always encourage collaboration. Having a new and positive shared experience brings people closer together, strengthening their teamwork and morale. We offer our VR CAVE space to hire for team building and development days. For more information about this, please visit our team building page.

We want to open up the VR CAVE as a unique community resource and share the technology with people who wouldn’t usually get the chance to experience it. We are working with local colleges and schools to provide students with free learning sessions that give them the opportunity to immerse themselves in their chosen subject and allow their creativity to flourish. The space can be used to focus on a multitude of different subject areas, from the arts and media to science and geography. We also cater to a wide range of ages and abilities, from degree level courses to primary schools. The space is suitable for small class sizes and we have an adjoining classroom to accommodate larger groups. We’re open to working with teachers and course leaders to develop learning sessions that are specific to their needs. Watch the video below to see how Cirencester College students used the VR CAVE.


If you think your school or community group would benefit from a visit to the VR CAVE, please get in touch by filling out the form below.

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