The Verena Holmes Building, our new £65 million building, is now open. Home to our dynamic science, technology, health, engineering and medicine courses, the building is part of our exciting £150m city campus investment.
This impressive development on our city campus opens up major opportunities for students to study in fantastic new facilities and spaces. Our multi-million-pound flagship building will transform our city campus for current and future generations of students.
It locates engineers, scientists, doctors and healthcare students together in an inspirational learning environment, with industry-standard, hi-tech facilities on every floor. It provides space for research, experimentation, industry collaboration and so much more.
Many other students use these facilities, studying a diverse range of subjects including Archaeology, Sport, Policing, Psychology and Computing.
Born in 1889 in Ashford, Kent, Verena became a trailblazer for women in the industry as arguably the first female in the UK to have a full-time career as a professional mechanical engineer.
An advocate for women in engineering and dedicated to the development of female engineers, she represented a breakthrough for equal rights in the early 20th century. In 1919 she was a founding member of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), became the first female member elected to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE ) in 1924 and in her own engineering firm, set up in 1946, she employed only women.
Our new Science, Technology, Health, Engineering and Medicine facility, the Verena Holmes Building, encourages exciting innovative approaches to teaching, learning and research.
Sports Lab supports our students' practical learning as well as pioneering research programmes.
Our engineering facilities will allow you to unlock your potential and build technical expertise within an environment that encourages collaborative working.
The Verena Holmes building has four extensive computing labs, and a makerspace area that encourages collaborative working.
The Daphne Oram creative arts building opened in 2019 and offers a range of creative spaces plus access to music studio equipment, darkrooms and design studios.
These excellent facilities give students and researchers access to industry approved equipment so they can produce work of the highest quality.
Our award-winning city library Augustine House is home to vast range of learning resources and it's also where you can find our helpful student support teams.
The simulation suite at our Canterbury campus is a fully-equipped realistic simulated hospital environment.
The Verena Holmes building holds a number of forensic facilities and spaces, designed to simulate real-life forensic working environments.
The Anatomy Learning Centre (ALC) is a highly specialised anatomy laboratory and is licensed under The Human Tissue Act 2004 and regulated by the Human Tissue Authority.
The stem cell research and advanced bio-engineering laboratory on our Medway Campus specialises in regenerative medicine and musculoskeletal tissue engineering.
Our simulation suites are multidisciplinary facilities that enhance practical skills training in health and social care. The suites include wards, midwifery and child nursing facilities, a radiography suite and occupational therapy facilities.