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uCreate Your Own Virtual Reality Headset

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

Join our partners at the uCreate studio to make your own Virtual Reality headset!

Please note, this course takes place at the uCreate Studio (Room 1.12 of the University’s Central Library 30 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ). Please report to the porter’s desk on arrival.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners.

Special Information

Participants must bring with them their own smartphone.

Content of Course

In this hands-on session attendees will build their own VR headset, over the course of building this we will cover:

1. The history of VR.

2. The important elements of a VR headset – optics, tracking, computation etc.

3. Sourcing of content for VR.

4. Tools we can use to make our own VR content.

Teaching method(s)

This is a hands-on, practical workshop. By the end of the session participants will have their own souvenir cardboard VR headset which simply requires a smartphone to start enjoying VR content.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this workshop, students will have increased their confidence in trying new digital skills.


Core Readings

No additional reading is required.


If you have questions regarding the course or enrolment, please contact COL Reception at Paterson's Land by email or by phone 0131 650 4400.

Student support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition which may affect your studies, please let us know by ticking the 'specific support needs' box on your course application form. This will allow us to make appropriate adjustments in advance and in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please visit the Student Support section of our website.