VR Hub

A warm welcome to the University of Edinburgh from the uCreate Studio team!

Need a Headset?

If you dont have a headset yet, they’re available for free for students and are available for collection from:

  • uCreate Studio, Room 1.12, Main Library, George Square

Access to the uCreate Studio for headset collection is currently via booking. If you would like to pop in and collect a headset, please book a slot via calendly.com/ucreate-studio/drop-in

If you are a member of teaching staff, you can request a batch of headsets for your class using the button below.

Request Headsets

Come back to this page on your smartphone to access a range of VR content!

VR Hub

A warm welcome to the University of Edinburgh from the uCreate Studio team!

The headset in your hands is a gift from the uCreate studio, it’s yours to keep and use for any VR content that takes your interest.

To get started, simply follow the steps below:

1 – Register your headset

Before getting started, we’d love it if you could register your headset by putting your UUN in the box below and hitting submit. We’ll use this data to let teaching staff know when their classes are set for using VR in lessons.

By pressing submit you are consenting to this information being used solely for the generation of anonymous reports on the % of students with VR capability on a course by course basis.

2 – Calibrate your smartphone

Before jumping in we’d recommend downloading and opening the Google Cardboard app on your smartphone (android or IOS). This will calibrate your phone to your headset and provide you with some introductory experiences for VR.

When prompted to scan the viewer profile code in the cardboard app, you’ll find it on the bottom of your cardboard headset.

3 – Take a look around!

You’re all set. We’ve assembled a range of activities for you to try below. Take a tour of some of our favourite university sites, jump into a chat room to speak to other freshers, or explore examples of VR in music, theatre, travel and much more. Find something of  interest, pop your phone in the headset and enjoy!

A few of our favourites!

And some others you might enjoy!


VTime XR

Free

Join other University of Edinburgh students in small group VR chat rooms.


Virtual Speech

Free

Practice delivering speeches and presentations to a virtual audience. Measure your performance and get actionable statistics to improve your performance. Great practice for uni presentations!


InceptionVR

Free

Inception offers a wide range of VR specific experiences in music, art and culture.


Within

Free
Inovative, entertaining, and informative story-based virtual and augmented reality. Showcasing immersive experiences from the world’s finest VR creators.


MelodyVR

Free (some paid concerts)

A wide range of bands, musicians and music festivals are recording 360, VR concerts. This app provides access to a range musical genres. It offers free sessions and virtual tickets to some of the biggest acts.


YouTube

Free

YouTube is one of the best locations on the web for VR video.


Google Arts and Culture VR

Free

Explore Museums and Galleries from across the world.


Google Expeditions

Free

Whether you want to visit the North Pole or go behind the scenes in a recording studio. Google expeditions have a range of 360 tours to explore using your headset.


The GuardianVR

Free

An early adopter of VR in news. The Guardian is a great example of VR in journalism. With a wide range of free experiences for you to make use of with your headset.


BT Sport

Included with your subscription

If you have an existing subscription to BT Sport, VR livestreams of matches and highlights can be accessed through the BT Sport App.

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Need a Headset?

If you dont have a headset yet, they’re available for free for students. You can pick them up from the locations listed below:

  • uCreate Studio, Room 1.12, Main Library, George Square

Access to the uCreate Studio for headset collection is currently via booking. If you would like to pop in and collect a headset, please book a slot via calendly.com/ucreate-studio/drop-in

If you are a member of teaching staff, you can request headsets for your class using the button below.

Request Headsets