Learning resources centre
The learning resources centre (LRC) on the Kingston Hill campus is called the Nightingale Centre, named after Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) who was a regular visitor to Kingston Hill.
The Nightingale Centre is a £5million redevelopment which opened in 2008 and boasts a range of learning spaces, group study rooms, more than 600 individual study places and 200 fixed computers. When you need a break there is a large Learning Cafe which serves light snacks and drinks.
The LRC has long opening hours and is open 24 hours a day from Sunday to Thursday during key teaching weeks (October to June).
A wide range of books and journals are also available electronically and can therefore be accessed off campus from home or halls of residence. The wireless network in the LRC means you can work from your laptop or mobile device.
The Nightingale Centre contains specialist resources for music students, including scores, sheet music, records, CDs and dedicated Mac computers with specialist software. Education students can use the extensive Teaching Resources Collection which includes fiction and non-fiction for children and young people.
For business students, as well as specialist books and journals, students can use the Bloomberg trading room where different trading techniques can be applied in practice with real live data. Kingston University is one of only a small number of universities across the UK that have introduced such a trading room.
For healthcare students as well as specialist books and journals there are subject drop-ins which can help you with searching for information and referencing.
Help and information is on hand for all students at the help desks and subject desks as well as for students with disabilities or special needs. The LRC's Access Technology Room provides specialist enabling software and equipment.
View some 360° views of the LRC at Kingston Hill:
- Ground floor – foyer and loans desk
- Ground floor – Learning Cafe
- Ground floor – group study area
- First floor – quiet study
- First floor – bookshelves, computer desks and help desk
- Second floor – quiet study area
- Second floor – Teaching Resources Collection I
- Second floor – Teaching Resources Collection II