Abacws is the fantastic new home for the School of Computer Science and Informatics and our undergraduate Computer Science-related degrees.
The impressive six-storey building has been purpose built to suit the needs of our discipline, and was designed in consultation with staff and students to ensure that effective learning and teaching is at the heart of what we deliver.
Abacws offers the very best in exciting new teaching spaces, including lecture theatres and seminar rooms that encourage collaboration and creative thinking. Our fantastic computer labs allow students to work both individually and collaboratively on fundamental aspects of the subject such as coding, and our software and specialised equipment is maintained by our dedicated in-School technical team.
Various "niche" spaces feature throughout the building allowing students to work in a relaxed and informal manner, either on group projects or individual study. Abacws also boasts a Makerspace and IT workshop to support practical computer science projects and a cybersecurity lab for teaching and research.
Most of our MSc degrees are delivered from the Queen's Buildings complex, which is also home to the School of Engineering and the School of Physics and Astronomy.
The recently refurbished Ystafell Turing Suite is the home of our Data Science Academy and provides a dedicated, high quality, flexible study facility that supports interactive project-based education where external partners, students and staff can collaborate.
Our Katherine Johnson suite (previously the 'Sandpit') has undergone an extensive refurbishment and offers additional high quality facilities to that of the Ystafell Turing Suite.
National Software Academy
You will learn in a vibrant start-up atmosphere out of purpose-built spaces in the Julian Hodge Building, which feel less like a lecture theatre and more like a start-up tech company.
You will also have access to all of the facilities, software and equipment that is available to Computer Science students in Abacws.