The Pybus RoomThe Pybus Room
The Pybus Room is a large lecture theatre. It has audio-visual equipment and screening facilities.
The room is named after Frederick Charles Pybus (1883-1975), who graduated from Newcastle Medical School in 1905. He had a distinguished career as a surgeon in the Royal Victoria Infirmary from 1920 to his retirement in 1944.
Language Resource CentreLanguage Resource Centre
The Language Resource Centre is one of our greatest assets. You can access self-study resources in more than 50 languages and in a range of formats, including:
- 40 PCs equipped with language learning software
- 24 satellite channels in 17 languages
- 800 foreign language films
- online English language study materials
- language learning podcasting site (Linguacast)
Centro de Língua PortuguesaCentro de Língua Portuguesa
The Centro de Língua Portuguesa (Instituto Camões) (CLP/IC) is a major regional and national resource. It comprises advanced IT teaching support and a substantial library of printed materials in the fields of Portguese language and culture.
It provides for staff and students, researchers and other interested parties. One of the main objectives is to promote and support university projects for the training of teachers of Portuguese language and culture. It also supports research projects on language, history, literature or Portuguese culture in general.
The co-ordinator of the Centre is the Leitor, appointed by the Instituto Camões to the Universities of Newcastle and Durham.
Interpreting SuiteInterpreting Suite
We have three superb purpose-built interpreting suites for training in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting.
These suites incorporate a state-of-the-art digital interpreting system for training professional interpreters.
You are able to record speech materials as well as your own interpreting performance, and then re-play the tapes for practice or self-evaluation after class.
You will have access to one of the interpreting suites outside class time so you can practise and improve in your own time.
Common RoomsCommon Rooms
The Senior Common Room is for the use of final year undergraduates and postgraduate students.
It has a group work area, comfortable seating and a kitchen with tea and coffee-making facilities, water cooler, microwave and fridge.
The University has a range of excellent facilities available for postgraduate and undergraduate students.
The Robinson Library is the University's main library. It's a five minute walk from the main campus. The library is open for daytime and evening use, with 24-hour opening during exam periods. It has study spaces, networked PCs, and a massive collection of books, ebooks and journals.
Visit our library subject guide for:
- an overview of the library's resources for modern languages and film studies
- information about access to libraries and resources elsewhere
- advice on getting the best out of the library
- regularly updated news
The are more than 1,200 PCs across campus. Many computer clusters have 24-hour access.