School of Earth and Environment


Our state-of-the-art building opened in January 2010 and saw the original Earth Sciences site refurbished and a new wing built to house Environment. These new facilities include purpose-built laboratories, flexible teaching rooms, computing suites and a range of formal and informal meeting spaces designed to facilitate the sharing of ideas.

SEE Reception


In addition to University-wide computer clusters the School of Earth and Environment (SEE) offers further in-house computer facilities. 

Masters students in the School of Earth and Environment have use of a large Windows PC Suite on Level 9 of the Earth and Environment Building (South Wing). This computer room is for use only by Masters students within the School and is an excellent space for on-site working. 

The School also has Wi-Fi throughout so staff and students can connect their laptop to the Internet in any of our social areas. 

Specialist Labs

The Earth Science Programmes have sole access to specialist labs. This includes computer workstations with high specification machines featuring specialist Industry standard software. More information on specialist labs and workshops can be found on our Facilities page or see the ‘facilities’ tab on the each programmes webpage for further specific facilities information: 

At work in SEE

Fieldwork - equipment

Substantial recent investment (>£250k) in geophysical survey equipment means that a range of techniques can be effectively demonstrated and practiced in the field – including shooting a (fairly shallow) seismic reflection line. These data sets are subsequently used in classroom/computer exercises to establish a practical link between field practice and data quality and interpretability.

At work in SEE

Kennedy Library

In addition to the University Libraries, the School of Earth and Environment houses the Kennedy Library which provides working space for students specifically within the School of Earth and Environment. There is a small collection of key text books and the library also holds PhD theses for SEE dating back to the 1950s and has a collection of approximately 11,000 geological maps with associated literature. For further information, including opening times, visit the Kennedy Library webpage.

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