About the Department

The new Jessop West development, where Hispanic Studies is located

Hispanic Studies is part of a very strong School of Languages and Cultures, and provides a working environment that is intellectually challenging but supportive and flexible.

Location, Resources and Facilities

Hispanic Studies occupies the second floor of Jessop West development, which is also home to the other sections in the School, and is close to all Arts and Humanities departments. As well as being the base for offices of all staff in Hispanic Studies, the second floor of Jessop West has quiet study areas that house a range of reference books to support work in Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese.

Jessop West provides rooms for small-group teaching, and has an excellent café as well as an exhibition space. Opposite the Jessop West building is the award-winning Information Commons, the University´s principal Library, which houses an extensive collection of books, periodicals and videos relating to Hispanic culture that is constantly being updated. The Information Commons also provides the point of access to a wide range of web-based resources and has very good computing facilities. Our latest Quality Assessment Report highlights the Library's 'extremely good provision of books for most areas of Hispanic Studies'.

Computing & IT

The University provides computer terminals across the campus and runs courses which promote learning and competence in all the key areas of IT.

Everyone is assigned a computer account with their own email address, links to the Library catalogue, access your student record, browse the internet, and read on-line newspapers in the languages of the Department.

Dictionaries and other cultural reference works are accessible via the network, and each module in Hispanic Studies is supported by a wealth of materials made available via MOLE, the University´s virtual learning environment.