At Winchester, our campus is friendly and compact with a community feel, offering first-class, sustainable facilities for learning, teaching and student life.
It's close proximity to Winchester City Centre gives you the opportunity to explore the history and culture that the city has to offer alongside your studies.
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 award-winning King Alfred Centre is a bright and spacious social hub. It houses the Student Union, bookshop, Learning Cafe, Food Hall, Terrace Bar, Student Union Shop and The Vault – the main venue for student social activities.
The St Alphege building offers state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities, including 10 lecture rooms and a mezzanine floor with open-access PCs.
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.
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.
There are 600 networked PCs available for students to use across campus, including 150 workstations at the Library. You can 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.
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 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.
Other key features of the West Downs Quarter include the West Downs 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.
In addition to our halls of residence at the King Alfred Quarter, many students also live in the West Downs student village on the West Downs Quarter.