Centre for Immersive Technologies

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Centre for Immersive Technologies

The Centre for Immersive Technologies

The Centre for Immersive Technologies works across a range of disciplines to drive forwards the use of immersive technologies in research, education and industry.

Our cutting-edge research provides new and innovative ways of using virtual reality and augmented reality, also known as extended reality or XR, to impact upon tomorrow’s society.  

It also helps industry to see the advantages and potential pitfalls of immersive technologies, enabling our private and public-sector partners to make informed choices. 

Opportunities for students

Current students interested in exploring the potential of immersive technologies and making connections can join Leeds University Union's XR Society.

The society is open to all and is a university-wide platform which enables students, academics and external organisations to collaborate on extended reality projects. It also helps students connect with employers and hosts free events.

The Centre for Immersive Technologies works closely with the XR Society to provide opportunities and training for students. 

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