School and University Facilities

School facilities

There is a spacious work and computer area in the Percy Building reserved exclusively for postgraduate use. This includes all computing and printing facilities, kitchen, lockers and common seating areas. This area is generally a very quiet atmosphere in which to work and the computer stations all have plenty of desk-space for books.

Audio-visual collection

The School's extensive collection of videos is available for students on film/TV modules to borrow from the University Library, and there are videos and audio tapes to aid those English Language modules and audio tapes relating to poetry modules. There is also a digital media lab for students involved in documentary film-making.

University facilities

The University has spent £200m on improving our campus. Brand new buildings have joined newly furbished laboratories, lecture theatres and computer suites. One of our newest buildings is the £35m King's Gate student services building which brings together a wide range of drop-in student services.

The Robinson Library

The Robinson Library is the University's main library and is within five minutes' walking distance of the School. The Library:

  • is open seven days a week, with 24 hour opening during exam periods.
  • has over 1,500 study spaces, including areas for group discussion and silent research.
  • has 360 computers connected to the campus network.
  • contains over 1,000,000 print books; the largest collection of ebooks in the country; 14,000 journals, and a wide range of specialist online resources, including JISC Historic Books, Literature Online, Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts, the Oxford English Dictionary Online, and newspapers from 1600 to the present day.
  • for those studying Film modules, has several hundred feature films from many different countries available for loan.