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University Opens New Science Building

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The Royal Holloway, University of London has opened its new science building.

Called the Beatrice Shilling Building, it will home the university's new Department of Electronic Engineering which welcomed students for the first time in 2017.

The building comprises of large modern lecture spaces for teaching and has technical facilities and equipment, collaborative working spaces, research and project fabrication resources and computing and electronics laboratories.

Professor Paul Layzell, Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London, said: "In the UK we currently have an annual shortfall of 20,000 engineering graduates and the UK has the lowest percentage of women working as professional engineers in the EU. At Royal Holloway we wanted to be instrumental in changing these statistics by creating a new department in a new building to encourage more young women to become engineers."

"We believe that the new Beatrice Shilling Building provides the creative environment that will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to succeed, achieve their goals and make a difference."

The university was granted £5m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England which has helped to provide modern resources for students, as well as encourage more female engineers.