A World of Pure Imagination: How Immersive Digital Simulation Experiences Will Equip You for Your Future

A World of Pure Imagination: How Immersive Digital Simulation Experiences Will Equip You for Your Future

Step into a world of endless learning possibilities, where innovation and education combine to create multi-sensory learning experiences. Using the latest technology in augmented reality, interactive 3D graphics and immersive audio content, our DigiSim (digital simulation) team creates interactive environments that can transport you anywhere – from the home of a 70-year-old dementia patient, to the site of a motorway accident – within seconds.

At the University of Cumbria, we’re embracing the power of digital simulations. Whatever you can think of, our DigiSim experts can create using our interactive immersive rooms, virtual reality (VR) headsets, augmented reality, and interactive desktop resources. But what does this mean for you if you join us as a student at Cumbria? Let’s discover how digital simulation technology will equip you for success.

Simulated Learning, Real-World Results

Gone are the days of passive learning. Digital simulation isn’t just a tool for teaching – it’s an immersive experience that allows you to roll up your sleeves and dive right into the action. From responding to a critical medical incident in a bustling night club, to visiting a service user experiencing mental ill health in their home environment, our immersive rooms let you apply your learning in realistic environments. You’ll gain valuable skills and experiences that prepare you for your future career.

Not only can you step into the shoes of healthcare professionals and service providers, but you can also flip the script by becoming the service user. Using our virtual reality headsets, you can experience the perspective of a child at the centre of a child protection scenario in their family home, or immerse yourself in hallucinations caused by delirium.

These experiences offer unique insights into the service user's perspective, enriching your understanding and informing your future practice.

Building Confidence, One Scenario at a Time

One of the most important benefits of digital simulations is their ability to build your confidence in a safe and controlled environment. By immersing yourself in realistic simulated scenarios with the support of your tutors and peers, you’ll gain the confidence you need to tackle real-world challenges head-on.

Whether it’s making critical decisions in a high-pressure situation, or working with your classmates or ‘colleagues’ to solve a common problem in your profession, we’ll support you to develop the confidence to succeed.

Tailored For Your Success

Our specialist team of DigiSim experts custom-build scenarios in-house to cater to the specific learning needs of students on our different programmes. This means we can respond to evolving course requirements and student feedback, optimising our digital simulation scenarios to provide the best immersive learning experiences possible.

Check out our fantastic DigiSim team on X: @DigiSimUoC.

Relax and Unwind

More than just learning opportunities, our immersive rooms can transport you to serene settings to allow you to unwind and recharge. From a tranquil beach to the depths of the ocean, our calming scenarios provide an opportunity to practise mindfulness and boost your mental wellbeing.

Take the Next Step

Tailored to a range of health courses including Nursing, Paramedic Science, Social Work, and Physiotherapy, our simulation scenarios are waiting to challenge and inspire you. But don’t just take our word for it – experience digital simulation first-hand at one of our Open Days.