School of Physics and Astronomy

Facilities for students


We have a research-grade telescope situated off campus, available for staff use, student project work, and for student use during term time or the holidays. All students have access to training, and can book the telescope for their own private use.

Teaching Spaces

The Physics Building has two computer suites exclusively for the use of our undergraduates, to be used for computational physics labs and programming courses, as well as private study. We also house one node of a national High-Performance computer facility. You will have access to one of our supercomputers if you choose computational, theoretical or data analysis project work in your final year.

In addition, we have two open plan rooms, capable of seating the full year group, used for workshop-style teaching where students solve problems in small groups, supported by academic staff members, in a friendly and informal setting.

Socialising and Study Areas

Our brand new foyer (featuring our Skylark rocket!) provides study spaces for students in private booths, as well as open-plan seating for socialising and collaborative working. We also have our own common room available for both staff and students, with kitchen facilities and plenty of tables for working and spending time between lectures. There are 6 small rooms in our building seating 6-10 students that are available for students to book, if they need a quiet space to study, or a place to conduct group activities, such as lab reports or project work.


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