Using the University as a Living Lab means using your own academic and student research facilities to solve social responsibility and sustainability issues relating to Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s infrastructure and practices.

Living Lab – Latest projects 2022

A Renewable & Sustainable Engineering student was successful in their living lab application for funding to research into a direct solar water heating project.

The project aimed to consider the commercial viability of trial direct solar water heating technology which is installed at the main university campus. If successful, the project aims to prove that direct heating of water to supply hot water either direct to tap or using as a pre-heating mechanism within a boiler could be an effective low carbon alternative to gas heating. The project has great Funding was awarded for purchase and calibration of a data logger to capture the results of the trial.

Living Lab - a research concept

Do you want to use the University as a case study or ‘testing ground’ for your final year research, dissertation or thesis?

Do you have a sustainability idea or project that you want to start that will benefit the University and its students?

If the answer is yes, then we would love to hear from you….

The Living Lab project fund provides WGU students with the opportunity to improve environmental sustainability on the University estates by offering funds of up to £300. The money can be used to support topics such as waste, transport, biodiversity, food, culture, energy, behavioural change, wellbeing etc.

To apply, visit WgSU Living lab.