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Meet the Researchers: Immersive Technology – The New Reality
Virtual reality (VR) is becoming the new normal at the University of Leeds as staff and students working in a range of disciplines embrace the technology.

Experts from across campus and beyond are driving forwards the use of immersive technologies to upskill the next generation and push the boundaries of possibilities in research from culture to climate and healthcare to education.

This webinar series highlights how cutting-edge research can provide new and innovative ways of using virtual reality to impact upon tomorrow's society.

Join us and the Centre for Immersive Technologies to meet the researchers who are accelerating the immersive technology revolution.

Tuesday 16 November - Extending reality for tomorrow’s doctors - Restricted hours and the ongoing COVID pandemic has placed a sharp focus on supplementing training for healthcare professionals. So what is immersive technology capable of in clinical practice and training and how do we make it happen?

Thursday 18 November - Digital Makers - Today’s school children, tomorrow’s digital leaders - Digital Makers is equipping Bradford’s schools with the knowledge and insight they need to transform their digital education landscape. So how can immersive technology help us avoid a country-wide digital skills shortage disaster?

Tuesday 23 November - Using virtual and immersive technologies in cultural institutions - Museums, memorial sites and other cultural institutions are starting to use virtual reality to deepen visitor understanding. But what potential does this have and what ethical implications are involved?

Thursday 25 November - Virtual reality and pro-environmental behaviour - Virtual reality has recently started to be used as a tool to generate empathy and raise awareness for issues such as the impact of climate change. But can immersive technology translate into pro-environment and climate mitigating behaviour?
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