Facilities for Teaching and Learning

Here at DGES we have a range of newly refurbished facilities for both teaching and learning - perfect for helping you achieve the best possible result and to explore new and exciting avenues.

Lecture Theatres

IGES Teaching FacilitiesThe department is located in the Llandinam building at the heart of Penglais campus. A range of state of the art lecture theatres are used for teaching, all containing high quality audio visual equipment. Smaller seminar and teaching rooms are used for tutorials, allowing for more focussed and in-depth discussion.


Laboratory facilities at IGESDGES uses four major laboratories for undergraduate teaching. These include the Kidson Laboratory which is fully equipped for sedimentological and geochemical analyses, and compliments smaller geochemical research laboratories; one of these houses two Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometers. Further information about some of the research undertaken within the laboratories here at DGES can be found in our Reseach Groups pages.

The department has an excellent resource in our Remote Sensing Laboratory based in the building. The unit provides students with access to some of the up to date computing facilities and software available for data processing.

Computer resources

Students at PJM LoungeWithin Llandinam building is one of the largest computer rooms on Penglais campus, which recently received a full upgrade of all equipment & furniture. This room is used for departmental teaching where students can access both specialised and general packages including ArcGIS. Information technology and computer packages are important tools for all students within DGES.

All university residences have access to the University network which students can hook up their personal computer to. Alternatively there are a range of other computer rooms across campus, You can check computer availability across campus HERE


Within DGES there is the Digital Map Library, containing dedicated workstations in a quiet environment. The library also holds past undergraduate dissertations.

Students outside the National Library of walesThe libraries here at Aberystwyth University are modern and well-equipped, with study places for around 1100 students. Housing more than 700,000 volumes, subscriptions to regular issues of over 3000 current journals, and a wide range of electronic resources, they provide a contemporary learning environment for the modern student. Electronic resources including e-journals and e-books are available both on and off campus, allowing 24hr access to key materials.

The National Library of Wales is based in Aberystwyth and students are encouraged to apply for a readers ticket to access the wealth of knowledge available at this copyright library. As one of Britain's copyright library, The National Library of Wales is entitled to receive a copy of every book published in the UK. It holds over 6 million volumes, maps and prints and is an invaluable resource right on your doorstep, as it is only a three minute walk from the Institute.