Research Facilities and Environment


24-hour service

You're focused and committed, which means your work patterns can be unconventional. And you never know when inspiration will strike. That's why our Information Commons (IC) and the Diamond are open 24-7.

Specialised for postgraduate research

School of Education Facilities
There is PhD desk space available in the department and also a Research Student Common room with space to relax. There are also seminar rooms and interview rooms available to book in the department. Please note that a specific desk space in the department is not guaranteed, but study space within the University is.

Facilities around the University

We have dedicated workspaces for research students around campus:

Dainton Graduate Research Centre

The Dainton Graduate Research Centre offers research students dedicated and bookable work spaces at the heart of the campus. The centre has been designed with students' needs in mind. It has wireless connectivity, social space with soft seating, flexible work space, seminar room and kitchen facilities. The Centre is open 7 days a week between the hours of 8am and 12 midnight.

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Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Science (ICOSS)

An interdisciplinary forum for research, innovation, learning and teaching, ICOSS accommodates more than a hundred researchers in multidisciplinary teams working on evidence-based research to inform social policy.

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Open to ideas

Our Students' Union was voted the UK's best for the fourth year running in 2015. Why? Because we listen to our students and give them what they want. It also offers some of the best entertainment anywhere in the UK.

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Award-winning accommodation

Our accommodation was recently voted the best in the UK for quality (Student Barometer Survey, 2013). There are lots of options to suit postgraduates, in the city centre and in the leafy residential area west of campus.

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