College of Science & Engineering

Virtually Explore

Aimed at anyone with an interest in science and engineering, Virtually Explore is a collection of online experiences developed by staff and students to offer glimpses into our research spaces, what our staff and students do, and the history of our buildings. We also offer access to a number of interactive or stay-at-home activities for all ages. 

The King’s Buildings 

King's Buildings
The King's Buildings Campus, Edinburgh

Discover the state-of-the-art Edinburgh Genome Foundry (Swann Building), the unusual Anechoic Chamber (JCMB), and a variety of other laboratories, as well as insights from staff and students and a plethora of activities scattered throughout campus. 

Virtually Explore: The King’s Buildings 



Watch a short video overview of the homes of Informatics – Appleton Tower and the Informatics Forum – and then discover the diverse routes to computer science that a number of our researchers have taken.

 Virtually Explore: Informatics 


Bayes Centre 

The Bayes Centre
The Bayes Centre atrium

Our home of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, the Bayes Centre combines expertise from science and industry. With contributions from Design Informatics, the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, EPCC (parallel computing), and our Space and Satellites research theme, you can get a true sense of how influential Data Science is within our modern world.

Virtually Explore: Bayes Centre 


Other parts of the University 

If you are interested in virtually looking inside other University buildings, a number of other online experiences were developed for Doors Open Days 2020.

Virtually Explore: Other University locations