Facilities for students

You will learn in our £42 million George Davies Centre. It is a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly building that harnesses the very latest technologies for teaching medicine. It also acts as a focal point for Leicester’s medical research, allowing our academics to collaborate and generate new knowledge and research into major chronic diseases, including kidney disease, stroke, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and patient safety.

We are one of the few universities still to offer teaching through full body dissection on cadavers. Our dissecting room, benefits from the  latest technology, including Apple TVs and video recording facilities. We feel there is no better way to learn anatomy and physiology.

You'll also learn in our state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Unit. This multi-million pound facility houses mock up hospital wards and ICU units. These are home to interactive manikins (iStan® and SimMan®), which can be programmed to respond like a patient might in a critical care situation. We also employ actors as patients. It's all designed to provide a realistic but safe environment to practice assessment and treatment skills before entering the clinical environment.

With our varied partnerships with hospitals across the region, you'll benefit from working with outstanding clinicians at leading medical centres. This includes Leicester's Glenfield Hospital, which has a world-renowned reputation for cardiac and respiratory health.