CTL Phase II Student Artwork Competition - NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES


Phase II 

A unique and exceptional facility, the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) is to become a hub for science and engineering teaching, with multifunctional labs suitable for subject-specific and cross-disciplinary teaching and team working. It represents an investment of over £40m in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Over the Autumn Term, the University will be holding a competition to design the artwork that is featured on the glass panels surrounding the CTL building e-Lab and Dry Lab. The e-Lab includes more than 200 computers arranged in groups to facilitate collaboration, whilst the Dry Lab is for use predominantly by disciplines that work with electrical equipment, such as Geography and Electrical Engineering.

CTL Phase II Location


This competition will be open to all UoB students, alumni and University School students. There will be multiple winners, with each winning entry receiving a £50 gift voucher and getting the chance to work with the professional company to transform their design into a glass window ‘manifestation’. 


Two images - window manifestation 


Examples of the types of frosting can be seen above and examples of the window locations can be seen below.
         GF E-Lab Screen 00-16-6 LGF Dry-Lab Screen 00-27-1

All entries should be guided by the following theme, which links closely to the CTL’s objectives: Breaking Down Boundaries in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Some of the boundaries which could be considered are breaking down boundaries between STEM disciplines and breaking down the boundaries restricting inclusivity in STEM, although individual interpretations of the theme are encouraged.

The competition is now open and closes on Monday 15th January 2018. All entries should be submitted electronically in an A4 PDF document (landscape or portrait is acceptable). Designs should be in black and white and kept simple so they can be translated into white/single-coloured frosting on the glass panels.

For further information, or to submit your design, please contact Mairead Mallon, M.Mallon@bham.ac.uk

Terms and Conditions

  • By submitting your work, you are giving permission for the University to circulate your work to the competition panel, and if successful, use your work in the CTL building
  • The entrant(s) must be either a current student at the University of Birmingham or University Birmingham School or University of Birmingham Alumni
  • The winner(s) agree(s) to the use of their name, and disclosure of affiliation with the University and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by the University of Birmingham relating to any post-winning publicity
  • Confirmation of the prize(s) will be made in writing via email to the winner(s)
  • The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered


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