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South Central Institue of Technology (SCIoT)
Create an Innovative Learning Hub

The South Central Institute of Technology (SCIoT) aims to revolutionise education by creating learning spaces aligned with modern pedagogies and industry needs across its three campuses.


The South Central Institute of Technology (SCIoT) aims to revolutionise education by creating learning spaces aligned with modern pedagogies and industry needs across its three campuses. The SCIoT is a collaborative effort between Milton Keynes College Group and key partners including:

  • Microsoft
  • KPMG
  • Activate Learning
  • Cranfield University

The aim - to offer higher-level technical qualifications, apprenticeships, and short courses to prepare a new generation of digital visionaries.


With centres in Oxford and Reading, the flagship new building at Bletchley Campus in Milton Keynes was granted planning permission in January 2022. The aim - to provide opportunities for education and training in crucial tech skills, meeting the needs of businesses and inspiring digital futures. Roche AV were appointed as consultants for the Audio Visual element of this build and the Oxford site having worked with SCioT on their Reading Campus which was completed in mid-2022.

Project Benefits

  • Seamless User Experience: The Clevertouch IMPACT GEN 2 facilitates easy log-in through a QR code scanned with a smartphone, eliminating the need for additional devices like laptops and streamlining access via Microsoft 360 credentials.
  • Centralised Management and Uniformity: Integration of Clevertouch panels and room booking solutions across all campuses ensures centralised management, promoting uniformity and adaptability in the educational environment.
  • Digital Signage and Messaging Capability: Clevertouch IMPACT GEN 2 seamlessly transitions to display digital signage and messages when not used for teaching, enhancing communication across campuses.
  • Efficient Resource Utilisation: The CleverLive app allows centralised management of digital signage and messaging, optimising resource utilisation and management across campuses.
  • Enhanced Learning Experience: Clevertouch's technology has enhanced learning experiences by creating interactive and dynamic workspaces, promoting greater student collaboration and communication.
  • Streamlined Operations: Integration of room booking solutions streamlines operational efficiency, ensuring effective use of resources and spaces within the institution. User-Friendly Interface: Clevertouch's user-friendly interface and seamless integration has significantly reduce technologyrelated challenges, saving time and enhancing operational efficiency.
  • Empowering Educators: The QR code feature on Clevertouch panels empowers educators to easily access their accounts, allowing efficient classroom setup and reducing stress associated with technological hurdles.
  • Enhanced Productivity: The work carried out by Roche AV has contributed to a more efficient and productive educational environment through simplifing tasks for teachers and staff.
  • Positive Educational Outcomes: The project effectively met its aims, creating flexible, agile, and collaborative learning spaces aligned with modern pedagogies, ultimately enhancing learning outcomes and reducing non-productive workload for both educators and support staff.

“This seamless and effortless experience significantly amplifies my efficiency and, most importantly, alleviates unnecessary stress – an aspect of this technology that I truly appreciate."

John Terry, Lecturer Software Development and Networking

Highlights from the brief

  • Integrated Learning and Collaboration.
  • Blending Physical and Digital Environments.
  • Create an aspirational, urban, and fun learning workplace. Provide a focal hub event space for the IoT, MK College, and the community, promoting community engagement.
  • Deliver high-quality, wellequipped facilities with a focus on sustainability and adherence to BREEAM 'Very Good' standards.
  • Agile and Adaptable Spaces.
  • Wellbeing and Health.
  • Integrate building design and operation with the curriculum, showcasing IoT community work and achievements.
  • Enable collaboration between IoT sites and partnerships with employers/academics across different locations.

“The ability to use a QR code on the Clevertouch panel, granting instant access to my Teams account, has been a paradigm shift for my classroom routines. I no longer have to arrive excessively early to set up, ensuring our classes start on time”

Kay Sawbridge Digital Technologies Coach

"Previously, we spent considerable time assisting staff who struggled with technology – whether it was difficulty getting it to work or challenges with downloading files or booking classrooms. Since implementing Clevertouch, we've seen a remarkable reduction in these issues. This time saving has empowered us to focus on higher-priority tasks and enhance overall productivity within our IT landscape."

Lynette Potgieter Project Manager - SCIoT