Our facilities

Forum Lecture TheatreLearning is a dynamic process that requires a versatile, spacious and comfortable environment, which is why the Centre for Professional Development accommodates formal and informal learning styles. The suite of rooms comprises 3 lecture theatres, break out rooms, an IT Hub and a social area with freeview TV for delegates to relax, allowing creativity to flourish.

Situated in the heart of the Medical School the centre is just a just a three minute walk from University train station. Such a central location makes it ideal for seminars, day conferences, meetings and short courses.


  Theatre StyleBoardroom  Horseshoe  Cabaret
Forum Lecture Theatre   85  -  -   -
 CPD1  -  26  -  -
 CPD2  20  10  10  -
 CPD4  20  10  10  -
 CPD5  40  20  14  25
 CPD6  30  16  12  20

All rooms are fitted with Data Projectors, Screens and Whiteboards and benefit from natural daylight. Wireless Internet is available throughout the Medical School. 

The Centre's administrative staff are always on-hand to provide support from the point of booking to the day of your event.


Event Management

The CPD Office offers a professional conference and event management service, which can be tailored to meet individual requirements. Prices depend on the scope of the meeting and the extent of the services needed. The CPD Manager will be pleased to discuss individual requirements with conference organisers and, based on these, advise of likely costs. Contact the centre for further information.

Events Accommodation

The CPD also offers an accommodation service free of charge. If organisers need to book overnight accommodation for large numbers (conference, courses etc) please contact the CPD office to discuss your requirements.