Hybrid lectures: an academic solution at Austin Court in the digital age
With the new academic year starting soon for university students, and the threat of a new surge in COVID cases, universities need to be able to provide high-quality lectures and seminars whilst maintaining social distancing.
Why choose Austin Court for your hybrid learning and teaching
With more courses and learning programmes being provided digitally due to the current circumstances, Austin Court is ideal to help you provide your off-campus needs.
Located in central Birmingham, on the bank of the Grand Union Canal, Austin Court has excellent transport links to throughout the city and limited parking spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Our open courtyard with landscaped gardens offers the perfect area to relax in between lectures and seminars and comprises a network of walkways and seating areas.
Austin Court has been providing events based on high-quality AV and technology for more than 10 years and as such, has experienced staff able to offer a wide range of solutions to ensure your lecture runs smoothly and reaches your students whether they are at the venue in person or online.
The main rooms at Austin Court are fully accessible, with disabled access and audio induction loop, making it a suitable location for anyone attending lectures in person.
Due to COVID, we’ve implemented a one-way system throughout the building. We’ve also assessed all of our event spaces to make them as safe as possible and have updated our capacities in line with Government social distancing guidelines.
Turning hybrid events into hybrid lectures
A hybrid event is a technological solution to the current COVID and social distancing measures, used to permit both live and online audiences to view the same content at the same time.
A hybrid event blurs the line between physical and virtual events creating an environment where internet attendees can interact with speakers and other guests as if they were there. It allows them to participate in Q&A sessions and chat about what they’re seeing on-screen.
These types of events can easily be transformed into both lectures and seminars, allowing lecturers to reach and interact with their students either in a digital environment or in-person with social distancing, ensuring a safe environment for all attendees.
Austin Court has an in-house specialist AV team who work alongside Titan Film and Events to provide live streaming and broadcasting and we can confidently promise first-class video content streamed to any location within Birmingham or world-wide for your organisation.
Our team of experts work globally to record events, presentations, lectures, promotional videos and news stories. Whatever your hybrid or virtual need, get in touch with our dedicated Event Co-ordinators who are happy to find the right package for you and your needs.
For further information please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org