Our campus is friendly and compact with a community feel, offering first-class, sustainable facilities for learning, teaching and student life.View content
Our campus are friendly and compact with a community feel, offering first-class, sustainable facilities for learning, teaching and student life. Our campus is split into 'Quarters': King Alfred Quarter, West Downs Quarter, Medecroft Quarter and Bar End Quarter.
King Alfred Quarter
Student life is centred on our King Alfred Quarter, within walking distance of the historic cathedral city of Winchester. In recent years, the King Alfred Quarter has been added to and renovated to enhance its facilities with the latest industry-standard equipment, digital networks and AV technology.
The £6.5 million St Alphege building offers state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities, including 10 lecture rooms and a mezzanine floor with open-access PCs.
The award-winning King Alfred Centre is a bright and spacious social hub. It houses the Student Union, bookshop, Learning Cafe (with 24-hour PC access), Food Hall, Terrace Bar, The Lounge, Union Shop and The Vault – the main venue for student social activities.
We are proud that all of our recent developments meet the highest environmental standards. They feature a number of eco-friendly innovations such as natural ventilation, energy-efficient lighting, air source heat pumps, solar panels and a wildflower roof.
Open seven days a week and 24 hours a day, our Martial Rose Library has over 300,000 books as well as a huge digital library of academic journals, e-books and databases. There are also study rooms which can be booked for group work sessions, and a borrowing service for popular fiction and non-fiction books, and a range of newspapers and magazines.
There are 600 networked PCs available for students to use across campus, including 150 workstations at the Library. You can make full use of the campus-wide WiFi network and benefit from the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas, which gives you easy access to all types of material such as reading lists, academic papers and video clips.
The King Alfred Quarter is also home to a beautifully restored Chapel, a cutting-edge Life Fitness gym and other sports facilities, the Performing Arts Studios, Multimedia Centre and faculty buildings where the majority of lectures and seminars take place.
Many undergraduate students live in the halls of residence in the King Alfred Quarter, in our Queens Road and Burma Road Student Villages, with further accommodation at the nearby West Downs Quarter Student Village.
West Downs Quarter
The West Downs Quarter is a short walk from the centre of the King Alfred Quarter. It is the home of the West Downs Student Village and the University of Winchester Business School. The University of Winchester Business School its own cafe (Cafe Life) and number social learning spaces with the latest IT equipment for you to use for individual and group work sessions.
Other key features of the West Downs Quarter include the Link Gallery, which is open to the public and runs an art exhibition programme throughout the year featuring established and emerging artists from the world of visual arts. It is also home to the Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre, which is dedicated to research, enterprise and consultancy. It provides excellent resources for postgraduate students, particularly research students as it is the centre of research administration and support services.
The University is currently building a new £50m learning and teaching building at the heart of the West Downs Quarter on Romsey Road, Winchester which will be home to our Digital Futures computer and digital-related degree programmes and business and management courses.
The contemporary design by award-winning Winchester-based architects Design Engine includes a 250-seat auditorium, art gallery, café, food hall, library, social learning areas and teaching spaces. Find out more.