The Megalab

Student working in the Cockcroft Laboratory

The Megalab is located within our Cockcroft Building and is a brand new state-of-the-art lab equipped with the latest technologies.

The bright, modern space has been designed with interconnecting walls which can be easily configured into two, three or four separate laboratories, for maximum flexibility and occupancy.

The Megalab can hold up to 144 students at any oen time and when divided into four smaller laboratories can accommodate between 36 and 44 students each.

£360,000 has been invested in new top specification equipment for the site including a new AV system that allows the lecturer to be linked visually and audibly with some or all of the interconnected labs. A network of suspended HD televisions will enable each student to see and hear the lecturer clearly from wherever they are, creating a better learning environment for our students.

A broad range of the School of Environment and Life Sciences subjects will be taught in the Megalab from biomedical science, wildlife and zoology through to medicinal chemistry, human biology and infectious diseases. The flexible design will enable academics to teach larger classes and reduce the number of replicate classes allowing the opportunity to further develop our modules and programmes.

At a glance


A brand new state-of-the-art lab equipped with the latest technologies


It is designed to be easily configured to separate laboratories