Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering



We have a wide range of specialist facilities, both on and off campus.

On-campus facilities

We have a large number of on-campus facilities, including:

  • Smart Grid Lab: Unique facilities that enable investigation of future energy systems
  • Agriculture facilities: This includes the world's longest-running grazing and hay cutting experiment at Cockle Park Farm
  • Urban Observatory: The largest set of publicly available real time urban data in the UK
  • Stu Brew: Europe's first student-run micro-brewery used to research and improve sustainable brewing practices

To see a list of all the University's facilities, visit the research facilities section.

Off-campus facilities

We also have a number of facilities elsewhere in the North East, including:

The Research Vessel, The Princess Royal, is used for research and teaching

Great North Museum: Hancock specialist collections

Our campus also hosts the Great North Museum: Hancock, where several of the University's collections are held, including:

  • Archaeology
  • Botany
  • Ethnography
  • Paleontology and Geology
  • Zoology

There is also a unique library in the museum that includes the archives and library of the Natural History Society of Northumbria, the library of the Society of Antiquaries Newcastle upon Tyne, along with the University's Cowen Library.

Great North Museum: Hancock