Facilities and resources
Our lecture theatres were refurbished in summer 2011 and are equipped with the latest audio-visual teaching equipment.
In your final year you have the opportunity to undertake a project in the labs of our world class life science researchers. As befits a major international research faculty, we have extensive research facilities at our disposal:
Teaching laboratories and Anatomy facilities
Our modern teaching labs have a range of specialist equipment to allow you to undertake the latest techniques in biological science. Our anatomy facilities include a wide range of dissection, histology and computing resources and dedicated teaching staff. The following are just a few of the techniques you could undertake in the teaching and anatomy labs:
- polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
- DNA sequencing
- gel electrophoresis
- electroencephalography (EEG) and electrocardiography (ECG)
- immunofluorescence microscopy
- dissection and histology
You will have access to over 200 PC's in dedicated computer clusters and eLearning tools including online lecture notes, discussion boards, lecture podcasts and quizzes.
See also: eLearning
Student Social Space
The student common room ‘Chromozone’ was refurbished in summer 2011. It has free Wi-Fi access and includes a café, eating space and a comfy seating area where you can take a break between lectures.
The John Rylands University Library is one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country. You have access to:
- over 7000 electronic scientific journals
- 4 million books with hundreds of new Life Science books added each year
- computer clusters and free Wi-Fi
To support you through your time here we have several levels of support in the Faculty:
- Personal advisor – a member of the Faculty’s academic staff who monitors your welfare throughout your time here
- Student Support office – a one stop shop for any questions about your course or pastoral matters
- Peer Assisted Study Scheme – a student led scheme where second and final year students support first years with academic and pastoral matters
In addition the University has a range of support networks to ensure your well-being.
See: Support support services (main University site)