Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering



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

On-campus Facilities

There are too many facilities to list here but some highlights are:

  • Smart Grid Lab - unique facilities that enable investigation of future energy systems
  • Agriculture Facilities - which 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 practice

Off-campus Facilities

The R/V The Princess Royal is used for research and teaching

Great North Museum Specialist Collections

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

  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Palaeontology and Geology
  • Archaeology
  • Ethnography

There is also a library in the museum that includes the archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria, and the University's Cowen Library.

Great North Museum: Hancock