The importance of clean lecture theatres

October 18th, 2013 Category: Educational Establishments

Lecture theatres, as opposed to other learning areas like classrooms, are some of the most difficult for tutors to deal with. The learning model itself in these rooms is very different to in a traditional classroom, with students able to drift off all too easily, and keeping their concentration a real challenge.

For this reason, making sure lecture theatres on university campuses up and down the country are in top order at all times is absolutely vital. 

Students, who have often wandered into their lecture after late nights and partying, will be struggling to concentrate as it is, and they will find it harder to engage with the material on offer if they are being asked to do so in a messy or dirty environment.

The best way to deal with this is to set up a rotational system. No one can go into every lecture theatre between every single session, but it is important to get in there on a few occasions throughout the day. After all, trendy coffee cups and discarded paper will build up very quickly throughout the day, making those in later classes feel like they would want to be anywhere else in the world.

In addition to this, it's also important at this time of year that cleaning is extensive, to lower the risk of spreading illnesses. University campuses are often home to large volumes of students, all of whom mingle together regularly, so the risk of colds and flus is already high.

There's no point then in making this any worse, meaning that cleaning in theatres regularly is vital.

Students come and go all day, and no one will know if the person who used a desk before them had a sneezing fit or a nasty cold. 

This means it's important that cleaners get in and disinfect all desks and tables in these theatres throughout the day. 

Cleaning in lecture theatres can be a tough and challenging job, but when carried out right, it can aid concentration, engagement and help lower the risk of cold and flu spreading among the students.