The School of Life and Medical Science moved into the state-of-the-art science building which opened in September 2016, providing students and researchers with world-class laboratories for our teaching and research. At a cost of £50m, the new building provides spacious naturally-lit laboratories and social spaces which create an environment that fosters multi-disciplinary learning and research.
Amongst the learning environments accommodated within the building are medical simulation suites, specialist practical laboratories, and dispensing laboratories, as well as a clinical simulation centre including primary and secondary care environments. In addition, we have teaching and research laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technology including chemistry, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical manufacturing and analysis laboratories, cell culture and aseptic suites. We also have a mock pharmacy, and run a working pharmacy on campus for staff and student use.
Newly equipped optical laboratories and clinical assessment cubicles for optometry and a further clinical simulation centre are housed in the Health Research Building. And for when you've worked your socks off and need somewhere to chill, the Science Building has its own Starbucks to provide you with tasty drinks and snacks while you study.
What our students say
The University's 'mock pharmacy' gives us the opportunity to put what we have learnt into practice in a safe environment.
3rd year student, MPharm, Pharmacy