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In 2023, Nuffield Oxford Hospitals Fund (NOHF) provided funding to create of a high spec Teaching Room Hub for the medical students at the Botnar Institute for Musculoskeletal Sciences.

Some of the high spec Apple Mac studios set up in the newly established Teaching Room Hub

Written by Osman Aslam, Head of IT Technical Operations, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

We have been able to provide a new suite of computers which ensures our students have access to high-spec Laptops and tablets in the Teaching Room Hubmachines. Students are no longer constrained with having to find their own resources to perform computational work and have the assurance of a purpose built and secure environment for their studies.

We have also been able to provide a mobile option for students who are unable to physically be in the room in-person, so they can still make use of the service we can now offer.

The grant also allowed us to support the students with key software, from scientific applications and safeguarding, we have a way to ensure the devices are managed – protecting data, security, and privacy, to make sure students have a safe working environment.

Graphics processing unit - Nvidia RTX 4090And for those students who would like to work with GPU intensive applications, and are interested in machine learning, we have also purchased a custom Windows PC installed with the best-in-class graphics processing unit - Nvidia RTX 4090.

A big thank you to the NOHF for allowing us to improve the student experience and provide equal opportunities to all.