We're based in the Hicks Building, where you'll have most of your lectures, tutorials and computer workshops. There are also meeting rooms where you can collaborate with other students on group work, and a common room for maths and physics students. The building is right next to the Students' Union and down the road from the 24/7 library facilities at the Information Commons and The Diamond.


The Hicks Building has lots of classrooms where you'll have small group teaching sessions and computer workshops. Staff officers are also used for problems classes and personal tutor meetings.


Lecture theatres

There are several lecture theatres in our building, but you might also have lectures in other University venues, close the the accommodation and Students' Union. Lectures are recorded so you can return to them later.


Student spaces

Students in our department, and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, are free to socialise in the Barry Jackson common room, which was recently refurbished thanks to an alumni donation. We also have desk study spaces where, by student request, computers aren't provided, so that you can work without distractions.

Study space

Computer facilities

There are bookable computers available in the department, and 1,600 computers available through the University's library services, including at The Diamond and Information Commons, which are open to students 24/7. The University of Sheffield's state-of-the-art library services were voted joint first in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017.

The Diamond