Art and design facilities
We offer superb workshops in wood, metal and plastics including the latest in additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping equipment. You will be supported by specialist technicians who will help you in the use of both traditional and advanced materials and manufacturing processes. You will also learn prototyping techniques to test your ideas during the development process and learn modelling skills to express the detail and finesse of your finalised designs.
Lively studio facilities allow you to collaborate with a cross-section of students and continue the discourse about your work and the design discipline more broadly.
We continuously develop your computer literacy and you will work on various PC-based 3D modelling and graphic presentation packages using specialist facilities.
We have 1,600 study places and more than 700 computer workstations across all library locations on campus. These give access to more than 500,000 print publications, thousands of e-books and e-journals and a huge range of DVDs, plus a host of research databases.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management.
There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.
Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse provide flexible spaces, whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.
They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities. Wi-Fi is available across all campus locations.