Computer Science Facilities

Cutting edge facilities to complement cutting edge learning

When you join us, you get access to the latest industry-standard facilities. High performance cloud computing systems, 3D projection, VR devices, laser scanning, motion capture, humanoid robots … It’s all here. And it’s all for you.

Tour our state-of the-art labs

Hull students have access to state-of-the art labs and hi-tech equipment - including high-performance workstations, gigabit networking and immersive virtual networks.

Living the dream

The Hull Immersive Visualisation Environment (HIVE) offers a virtual reality cube, VR theatre, gigapixel wall facilities and wearable devices. We also have three motion capture environments for drones and VR, AR and MR applications.

student with VR headset in HIVE
HIVE virtual reality cube
HIVE cube
Hive Montage Image 01

Top spec learning

Our Turing Lab is outfitted with top-specification, state of the art desktop PCs, each with a Nvidia RTX 3070 graphics card and a 32” 4k monitor. This lab is used for teaching and student project development work, especially for subjects involving high-end graphics and artificial intelligence work.

Students using the Computer Science Turing Lab
Computer Science students using the Turing Lab
Computer Science Turing lab
High spec computers in the Turing Lab
Students using the Computer Science Turing Lab
Lecture in the Turing Lab


Our Computer Science Superlab has been fully refurbished as part of a significant investment in high-performance work stations, servers and social spaces to create a more open and relaxed atmosphere. The Superlab has around 150 seats and is used for tutorials, workshops, extra-curricular activities such as the Three Thing Game 24 hour programming competition, and is open to students outside of teaching hours.

Computer Science students in the Super Lab
Collaborating in the Super Lab
My time at Hull prepared me for success. It’s really important to inspire a future generation of students because it’s the students studying computer science here and all over the world that will be making the apps and games of tomorrow".
Josh Naylor, BSc Computer Science for Games Development

Josh Naylor

BSc Computer Science for Games Development

Josh Naylor, BSc Computer Science for Games Development
Students in the Computer Science Robotics Lab

Robotics lab

Our specialist robotics lab is used for robot development and programming activities.

Here you’ll get hands-on with DJI Drones, AgileX LIMO and Turtlebot3 mobile robots and humanoids like Baxter, Nao and Pepper.

It's also used by the Robotics Society for their extra-curricular projects.

robotics lab, with different robots
Robotics Lab
Students in the Computer Science Robotics Lab
Ever played Connect 4 with a robot?
Students in the Fenner Collaboration Suite

All fun and games

You’ll find console dev kits for PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and more in the Wilkes Laboratory.

Mac or PC, you’re all welcome here

We support Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux and cloud-based systems with a mix of hardware, virtual machines and emulators.

Collaboration Space in the Robert Blackburn building

Step onto campus

Take our virtual tour and see our Computer Science facilities, as well as other campus highlights like the Brynmor Jones Library and Allam Sports Centre.

Try Computer Science for yourself

Discover the technological advances and exciting challenges of computer science in this fast-evolving discipline. Gain a thorough grounding in the fundamentals before focussing your studies to match your interests and gain experience with our strong industry connections.