World class facilities

Maurice Keyworth

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Campus buildings

The Business School is based on the western edge of the University of Leeds campus. It is currently housed in five buildings, which include the impressively renovated 19th century Maurice Keyworth building, the Newlyn Building, which opened in 2019, and the recently refurbished Charles Thackrah and Clarendon buildings. In September 2021 we officially opened The Esther Simpson building – an exciting new facility for the Business School.

Maurice Keyworth building

The Maurice Keyworth building taken from across the road

Charles Thackrah building

Charles Thackrah building

Clarendon building

Image of the Clarendon Building

Newlyn building

Newlyn Building 

  • Large state-of-the-art lecture theatres
  • Seminar and collaborative teaching rooms
  • Computer clusters
  • Classrooms with the latest interactive learning and teaching technology
  • Modern breakout spaces
  • Contemporary cafes and roof terrace
  • Large boardroom facilities
  • The whole University of Leeds campus has WiFi access for students and staff

Lecture theatres 

Harvard lecture theatre at The Esther Simpson building

Harvard-style lecture theatre in the Esther Simpson Building.

Lecture theatre

Lecture theatre in the Maurice Keyworth building.

Lecture theatre in Esther Simpson

Traditional lecture theatre in the Esther Simpson Building.

Lecture theatre

Lecture theatre in the Maurice Keyworth building.

  • The new Esther Simpson building houses two brand new lecture theatres, which have been designed to maximise comfort and concentration and include the latest technology to enable students to interact digitally.
  • Harvard-style lecture theatres can seat more than 200 people and the traditional lecture theatre can seat up to 390. 
  • Latest audio-visual technology and professional presentation equipment.
  • Our impressive seminar and syndicate rooms provide a less formal environment for group work and meetings and all are equipped with the latest technology

Study areas

Masters students

Private study

  • Study spaces and dedicated computer clusters
  • Networked PCs that link into the University Library and email systems, internet, Microsoft Office software, and the IT help desk 

Collaborative teaching space

Collaborative Teaching Space

Collaborative teaching space

Executive boardroom and trading room

MBA Executive Boardroom

Executive boardroom.

Student in the trading room

Trading room.

  • Prestigious boardroom reflects the style and quality of a leading business school
  • Our MBA and executive education programmes are delivered in this space, as well as corporate engagement
  • State-of-the-art trading room allows students to gain a practical understanding of the financial markets and life as a City trader through a virtual trading platform
  • Specialist behaviour labs including data collection lab and observation room

Cafes and roof terrace

Students in the Charles Thackrah cafe

Cafe, Charles Thackrah.

MBA students on roof terrace

Roof terrace, Maurice Keyworth building.

  • Cafe in Maurice Keyworth serving international cuisine all day and coffee bar in Charles Thackrah
  • We also have a roof terrace, an ideal place to relax or study in good weather

The western campus

The Western Campus houses the Business School alongside other key buildings:

M&S Archive

M&S archive 800x400

Maurice Keyworth from Charles Thackrah

Maurice Keyworth from the Charles Thackrah building

Liberty Building

Liberty Building Western Campus 800 x 400

The Esther Simpson Building

Esther Simpson building

Behaviour Lab

The Behaviour Lab inside the Esther Simpson Building is a state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to advancing research, teaching and knowledge exchange in human behaviour and analysis. 

Get in touch to discuss how the Behaviour Lab can contribute to your research or business needs:

Behaviour Lab observation room

VR equipment for the Behaviour Lab

University of Leeds campus

Leeds University Business School is a faculty of the University of Leeds. Find out more about campus life

Parkinson Tower at night

Parkinson Tower at night.

The Great Hall

The Great Hall.

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