Video and audio facilities

University Facilities

The University has a range of excellent facilities available for postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Our Language Resource Centre is of particular interest to Modern Languages students. All students spend time each week in our first-rate Language Centre, where they concentrate on listening and later, on interpreting skill. You can also use it for self-access work and private study.

The Centre has all the major equipment needed in the teaching of languages

  • language laboratories
  • multimedia PCs, combined video and television units
  • satellite television -the French, German, Spanish and Portuguese news is recorded five times a week
  • it also contains software that is specifically aimed at language learners, and language advisers are available to help students select material and
    monitor their progress.

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

  • is open for daytime and evening use, with 24 hour opening during exam periods
  • has over 1,500 study spaces, including areas for group discussion and silent research
  • has 360 networked computers connected to the campus network
  • has 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
  • has several hundred feature films from many different countries on DVD available for loan

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, and regularly updated news, please visit our library subject guide for the School of Modern Languages.

The University has over 1,200 PCs in 32 clusters (including halls of residence) for students, many with 24-hour access.