All of the department’s teaching takes place in our Geosciences building which has a central location in our impressive campus. Our team of friendly tutors are based in the department building and are on hand to offer one-to-one advice.
Our building features a large lecture theatre, small group teaching rooms, and a number of dedicated specialist laboratories including physical geography; geology and GIS.
We also have a new purpose built physical geography teaching laboratory, two new industry standard analytical/research laboratories, a geo-technical engineering laboratory and a large social area for our students.
These facilities help to ensure that your studies are a rich and rewarding experience.
Geosciences Lab 1 - Physical Geography Research Laboratory
This is a multi-use laboratory with zoned areas dedicated to different procedures ensuring a safe working environment for all. Students are able to book in to this laboratory to carry out specific investigations related to dissertation and project work using modern equipment and techniques. The laboratory can house up to 10 students at any one time making use of our range of laboratory instruments and practical methods.
Geosciences Lab 2 - Analytical Research Laboratory
This modern, airy laboratory has a variety of analytical instruments providing an area dedicated to research for use by staff and students. Technical staff and researchers are able carry out both basic and applied research work and the facility is capable of responding to and adapting to the needs of the department.
Geosciences Lab 3 - Physical Geography Teaching Laboratory
A large, bright and flexible teaching laboratory fitted with a multi-media audio-visual system. The laboratory has a seating capacity for 50 students and is used primarily for scheduled teaching and practical lab sessions.
This large and spacious flexible laboratory is equipped with a range of modern petrological microscopes supporting high quality analysis and interpretation of rock and mineral thin sections. The lab also houses a collection of geological specimens, aggregates and maps and through hands on practical lab sessions and lectures students can develop an understanding of geological theories, materials and practices.