School Facilities

We are committed to giving the highest levels of support to our students and the historic Baines Wing is home to some of the most modern facilities in the UK, both on-site and on-line.

The Student Zones

The Student Zones comprise of two new, specially designed, areas for our students - a Study Zone and a Chillout Zone - designed and built following consultation and discussion with our student community.

The Study Zones

The Study Zone incorporates the latest interactive technology in two group learning pods, which enable students to work together on joint projects. The look and feel of this creates a traditional study environment with padded seating for small groups or individual use, in a soundproofed area.

SHC - Study Zone Small

The Chill Out Zone

The Chill out Zone provides a calm and relaxing environment for students to meet. The Zone includes  sofas, easy chairs and a plasma TV and full wireless connectivity. It was recently upgraded to include new gallery walls, reflecting  a range of art and memorabilia from Yorkshire, from artists such as David Hockney and Emily Sutton.

student in the healthcarte chill out room

Clinical Skills Facilities

Kevin Kendrick Clinical Skills Suite

This recreates an actual hospital ward with beds, ancillary equipment and washing areas.  Students can practice clinical procedures, and get a feel for hospital protocols and practice. The facilities are being upgraded and expanded to include a new simulated flat, with bedrooms, bathroom and living space, as well as new changing rooms and a new protection of vulnerable adults (POVA) facility. There will also be new Midwifery suites,  and specific Social work, Mental health and manual handling facilities.

SHC - Clinical Practice Suite

Miall Lecture Theatre

The modern Baines Wing represents a tasteful blend of Victorian architecture and includes the Miall lecture theatre (named after Louis Compton Miall, the first Professor of Biology at the University of Leeds) which seats around 100 people and has been restored to its former 1890's glory.

The Baines Wing Cafe

Friendly staff, a great range of food and and its own private courtyard. There are comfy chairs, shared PCs and longer opening hours meaning that Healthcare students can refuel after a long study day.

SHC - Baines Cafe

Our on-line facilities

These are available to all Healthcare students to support your studies and placements.

The University portal provides students with access to a wealth of resources including email facilities, announcements and library account access. 

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is used by all students to access course materials and learning resources, submit work for marking and much more. This will become part of your life as a Healthcare student.

IT facilities

The  Baines Wing is within a a few minutes stroll to outstanding University IT facilities, at the Laidlaw Library, the Parkinson 24 hour facility, the world famous Brotherton library and the refurbished Edward Boyle library.