Situated in the heart of the University of York at the Harry Fairhurst Building within Campus West, the Creativity Lab welcomes both staff and students.

Our state-of-the-art facility is a hub for exploring new and emerging technologies, tools and resources.


Discover a range of events and training sessions, from introductory kit workshops that provide hands-on experience with new technology, to masterclasses and residences led by industry experts, enabling in-depth exploration of specific areas in digital creativity.

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Tailored to your needs, our bespoke teaching options cover everything. We have focused instruction on digital creativity and technology to embedded teaching for academic departments, encompassing multimedia tools such as podcasting and video editing.

Drop-in sessions

Every Monday and Wednesday, the Lab opens its doors to allow University of York staff and students to explore our cutting-edge facilities and equipment. Whether it's for research, project development, fostering creative ideas or simply having fun, these sessions offer an open space for all.

For those seeking additional support, our expert team provides one-to-one assistance and technical advice to help you overcome any challenges you may encounter.

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I think we are unbelievably privileged to have full unattended access to so many cool things such as a 3D printer, CRICUT machine, podcast studio, powerful computers and the ability to borrow such a wide variety of equipment!

Riko, York student and UX Researcher


The Lab provides accessible desk space and features 16 high-end gaming workstations, with access to Virtual Reality (VR) equipment and headphones.

The workstations are equipped with a range of creative editing software, such as Adobe Creative, and access to game engines like Unreal and Unity. A wide selection of equipment is also available that allows you to explore Augmented Reality (AR), 3D design, podcasting, 360 filming and recording, plus much more.

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Equipment hire

University of York staff and students can take advantage of the Creativity Lab's free equipment hire service. Equipment such as VR headsets, camera and audio equipment is available to use, with support from the Creativity Lab team of technical experts. The equipment can be booked online via our equipment catalogue.

We require the equipment to be insured up to the purchase before loaning and an equipment hire agreement must be in place. We will discuss this with you when you enquire.

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