Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering



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

Facilities Under Construction

We are already building our next generation of laboratories. The emphasis is on creating full scale, cross-sectoral systems demonstrations.

  • Grid-Connected Anaerobic Digestion - harvesting methane from organic waste
  • second generation energy storage test bed - expanding our current system
  • Urban SUDS - a city-centre Sustainable Urban Drainage System
  • Urban Sciences Building - scaling-up from The Key, USB is our next generation of setting up buildings as laboratories themselves
Our existing Smart Grid and energy storage laboratory will be scaled up and moved to Science Central

On-campus Facilities

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

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