Facilities and resources

The exterior of the School of English
As a Leeds student you will have access to a wide range of facilities to support your studies. Our single-site campus is just a short walk from the city centre and is home to four libraries and a number of study spaces.

The School of English itself is situated on the edge of campus, close to libraries, study spaces and cafés. You’re also likely to find that many of your seminars and lectures will take place either in the School or at a nearby location on campus. Our School is also home to a print room with paper-making facilities, a bindery, a large selection of type, and several printing presses (two Victorian Albion, two Arab, and one galley).

In the below video, student Malgorzata takes you on a tour of the School of English as well as some highlights across campus. 

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Leeds University Library is one of the UK's leading academic research libraries and offers a huge range of printed and digital materials, including Special Collections featuring rare books, manuscripts and art.

You'll be able to work with materials ranging from Shakespeare's First Folio and the Simon Armitage Archive to the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture and the Leeds Playhouse Collection.

Take an extensive 360 tour of our libraries on campus.

Brotherton library 360

<h3><a href="https://virtualcampustour.leeds.ac.uk/areas-of-interest/university-facilities/brotherton-library-group/brotherton-library-360">360 view of the Brotherton Library</a>&nbsp;</h3>

Brotherton library brotherton room

<h3><a href="https://virtualcampustour.leeds.ac.uk/areas-of-interest/university-facilities/brotherton-library-group/brotherton-library-reading-room-360">360 view of the Brotherton Room</a>&nbsp;</h3>

Workshop Theatre

Just a short walk from our School you’ll find the 58-seat, proscenium stage Banham Theatre. Also close by is our Workshop Theatre building, which is home to our theatre studies modules and contains several studios and a large multi-configuration performance space with a retractable 84-person seating bank.

The Workshop Theatre building also houses dressing rooms, a stage workshop for constructing props and sets, a technical suite for recording, mixing and editing sound and video, and a wardrobe department with an extensive costume collection and facilities for making and mending. You can find out more about the history of the Workshop Theatre.

Workshop Theatre

<h3><a href="https://virtualcampustour.leeds.ac.uk/areas-of-interest/arts-humanities-facilities/single/workshop-theatre-360">360 view of the Workshop Theatre</a>&nbsp;</h3>

The douglas jefferson room

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Computers and IT

Through your University account you’ll have access to the best technologies and services to support your studies.

You’ll benefit from:

  • a range of standard and specialist software and services
  • free high-speed wi-fi across campus
  • free access to licensed copies of Office 365 ProPlus for you to use at home or on the move
  • personalised content like your timetable and library record through the UniLeeds mobile app

Language learning

Learn a new language through our Language Zone. as part of your course. Being able to speak another language boosts your employability and opens up new opportunities to work or study abroad. 

If you want to improve your language skills or learn a new language by yourself, you can access free learning resources in more than 50 languages from our Language Zone.