The Nicholas Corah Graduate School Reading Room
A Unique Resource and a Hub for the University's Postgraduate Community
The University's inspirational new Library was officially opened in 2008, combining state of the art technology with the strengths of a traditional research library.
Among its highlights is the new Nicholas Corah Graduate School Reading Room - a unique resource and a hub for the University's postgraduate community. It is named after Sir Nicholas Corah, a former Pro-Chancellor of the University who led the fundraising effort for the new library building.
The Graduate School Reading Room has proved extremely popular since its opening. It has a key role in fostering the University's postgraduate community and providing a central hub for this with regular events and workshops throughout term where students can meet new friends, form new networks, and develop their skills in an informal and supported environment.
Facilities for Postgraduates
The Graduate School Reading Room is a valuable addition to the facilities for our postgraduate community and will help ensure postgraduates can take advantage of the highest quality educational environment.
It offers both formal and informal study spaces together with group study rooms that can be booked only by postgraduate students and which are equipped with a PC, DVD player, plasma screen, and whiteboard. There is a space for silent working equipped with computers and desk lamps and visitors can also find reference-only copies of key texts on postgraduate study.
Research students can also join the regular, student-led thesis forum
Graduate School Networked Researcher
Are you a networked researcher? The Graduate School Networked Researcher is designed to support you in acquiring the skills to become a 21st century researcher. Visit the Graduate School Reading Room on weekday afternoons to discover new technologies for every stage of the research process.
- Get advice on how to keep up-to-date and publicize your research in the Web environment
- Try out the iPad and eBook readers available
- Come along to one of the workshops on how to use technology in your research
- Build your network at Leicester by joining the thesis forum
To learn more, visit the Graduate School Networked Researcher Website.
Visit the Graduate School Reading Room
The Nicholas Corah Graduate School Reading Room is located on the First Floor of the David Wilson Library. Access is to taught postgraduates and research students only and you will need your student identification card to enter.