Get to know our five unique laboratories dedicated to teaching and research for students based at our Brackenhurst Campus. Our labs are used for a range of practical sessions such as nutritional biochemistry, DNA gel electrophoresis, and water and soil quality testing.
Our general laboratory is our largest room for holding teaching practicals and is the most frequently used room. Practicals in here range from water and soil quality, to nutritional biochemistry and anatomy. Students are able to gain experience in using basic equipment such as analytical balances and pipettes, to ensure that they get accurate results.
By building on their skills, they are able to progress to using equipment such as Plate readers and spectrophotometers to create calibration curves and interpret the data accurately. Like the other laboratories, various other practicals take place in this room ranging from faecal egg counts to assess the health of animals, to the investigation into the formation of river beds.
Food processing laboratory
From packaging equipment, to our brand new bakery oven, to various types of processing equipment, our dedicated food laboratory is fully equipped to support you in your studies. Our variety of processing and manufacturing equipment is small scale and representative of technology that is currently used in the food industry.
Our lab is equipped to manufacture products such as cheese, ice cream, sausages, bread, beer, and many other foods, along with packaging equipment such as a modified atmosphere control, vacuum packing, and canning.