“Well we’ve got lectures in the Attenborough and Engineering building in the morning, and then a seminar later on in the Bennett Building”…
This is pretty standard for us so you’ll often see groups of Maths students wandering aimlessly around campus, trying to work out where their next teaching session is. So I thought, what can other Leicester students without a designated building expect.
Firstly, if you find yourself in the Physics or Bennett building, you’ll wonder why your department doesn’t have a rocket or a dinsoaur in their foyer. But actually the Bennett building has some really useful seminar rooms for working on those group projects and the Physics building still employs a few chalkboards for that retro feel.
We can also have lectures in the Attenborough and Ken Edwards buildings from time to time. A class in the Attenborough building always provides an excuse for us to ride one of the few remaining paternosters in the UK. While the Ken Edwards building has some of the best lecture theatres on campus (if you can even have a favourite lecture theatre) and their computer rooms are really helpful if the library is not accomodating to your busy work schedule.
So all in all, we are pretty lucky to experience most of the buildings on campus and take advantage of all their excellent facilities. Well…except the Engineering building and it’s wooden benches. Let’s just say its not the best ergonomic environment for a 2 hour lecture.
However, we also have two dedicated buildings that we Maths students call sanctuary.
1) College House is where all your work is submitted and is the first port of call for any of your course admin needs. Interestingly, it’s also the former home of the ACTUAL Attenborough family (trust me, it won’t be the last time you hear that).
2) The Michael Atiyah Building a.k.a the lost building of campus is where you’ll find most of the Maths department. So if you ever have a personal tutor meeting, you’ll need to get familiar with the campus map because in all honesty, I’ve been having classes in there for about 4 years and I’m still not really sure where it is!
If you have any questions about the campus or the Maths department, feel free to comment below!