At first, campus can seem confusing. The main buildings for teaching are on the Parade, and numbered around the Library. Buildings on the North side are numbered odd, while buildings on the South side are even. The numbers get bigger the further away you go from the Library.
As you can see from the campus map, the Library is in the heart of the Parade. Moving North West from the Library the buildings are 1 West, 3 West, 5 West, then 7 and 9 West. Sometimes there is an extra building tucked in, such as 1 West North or 4 East South.
There are lots of maps and signposts around to help you navigate.
This signpost and map are at the Western end of the Parade, at the bottom of the slope. The signpost directs people toward Polden and the West Accommodation Centre, the Medical Centre, the Parade, and places on the East side of campus such as Arrivals Square and the East Accommodation centre.Full article
Arrivals Square is the main passenger drop-off and pick-up point for buses to and from the University, and is near the east entrance to the Parade.Full article
The Library is at the centre of our campus. Several services are available in the building, including the Security Desk. The library building is open 24/7 and there are computers and printers available in the foyer.
See How Can The Library Help You? for further information on library services.
The Roper Centre in 4 West is where you can access Student Services- the Wellbeing Service, Counselling and Mental Health support, the Disability Service, Student Money Advice, the Student Success team- via the helpdesk.
4 West has level access from the Parade. Visit AccessAble for more information about the accessibility of 4 West.
How to find The Roper Centre:
With your back to the library, cross the Parade and turn right. Walk past 2 West; the Roper Centre is in 4 West on your left.Full article
1 West is the home of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and the departments of Computer Science and Health. It also houses the offices of the Counselling and Mental Health teams and the Disability Service. Some students meet their study skills tutors and specialist mentors in the offices here.
1 West has level access. Access from the Parade is through automatic, double width doors, or from Quarry Road at the rear.
Visit AccessAble for detailed information on 1 West accessibility.
How to find 1 West:
With your back to the Library, turn right. 1 West is the first building on your right, and 1 West North (1WN) is behind it.
If you are here for an appointment, go into 1 West. The first door on your left is where Student Services appointments are held.Full article
Open to staff, students and the public, the STV facilities include a gym, Olympic Legacy swimming pool, athletics track, pitches and courts.
With your back to the Library, turn left and walk along the Parade past 2 East, 4 East and 6 East. Go down the steps towards Arrivals Square, then follow the path around the bus stops to your right.
Use the pedestrian crossing to cross the road and turn right at The Edge. The STV is up the slope on your left.Full article
The lake is a popular place for people to relax, meet friends or eat lunch. There is an amphitheatre in the hillside and plenty of grass, so it’s easy to maintain a safe distance. There is a lot of wildlife to be seen too, including ducks and herons.
How to find the lake:
With your back to the library, cross the Parade and go down the steps. The lake is across the grass in front of you. There are paths all around the lake and back to the Parade.Full article
The West Accommodation Centre is in the Polden accommodation block on the west side of campus and is home to part of the Accommodation team.
How To Find the West Accommodation Centre:
With your back to the Library, turn right and walk along the Parade. Go past 2 West, 4 West, through Wessex House and down the red slope. At the bottom of the slope bear right. the WAC is in the new building facing you.Full article
The East Accommodation Centre is located on the east side of campus, part of Woodland Court. It is home to some of the Accommodation team.Full article
Located next to the East Car Park and near accommodation, the East Building is multi-purpose with seminar rooms, offices and bookable study spaces. Please book your space before you arrive.
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The East Building is the base for:
- Marketing and External Relations
- MBA admissions and operations
- Executive Development
- Placements, Projects, and International Studies Team
- DBA admissions and operations
- Information, Decisions and Operations (IDO)
The East Building has level access with double-width doors opened by a push pad. There is a lift inside the building.
Visit AccessAble for more information about the East Building’s accessibility.
How to find East Building:
With your back to the Library, turn left and walk along the Parade past 2 East, 4 East and 6 East. Go down the steps towards Arrivals Square, then use the pedestrian crossing to cross the road. With The Edge to your right, walk along the pavement by the car park. The East Building is past The Edge on the right.Full article
Lime Tree is part of The Quads accommodation, located on the east side of campus. It is a bar, café and food court open to students, staff and visitors.
The University Medical Centre is located on Quarry Road, at the Western end of the campus. It is a NHS practice, not part of the University, but many students, especially those living on campus, register with a general practitioner there.
The University Medical Centre website can be found here.
How to find the University Medical Centre:
With your back to the Library, cross the Parade, turn right and walk along it, past 2 West, 4 West, through Wessex House and down the red slope. Bear left past 8 West and on the corner of 10 West you will see a signpost pointing across the car park. There is a path which takes you across the car park, through the trees and down to the Medical Centre.
Visit AccessAble for detailed information on the University Medical Centre’s accessibility.Full article
The Virgil Building is our city centre student hub and professional services building.
The learning commons and café are currently closed due to Covid-19 but the reception area remains open for general enquiries. All the teams based there can be contacted directly via the links below.Full article
A hub for arts and creative activities on campus, The Edge hosts events, exhibitions and theatre and is situated next to the Sports Training Village.
Facilities include the 220-person Edge Theatre, a 90-person Weston Studio theatre with retractable seating, The Andrew Brownsword Gallery, rehearsal and arts studios, an ensemble rehearsal room, and a dance & wellbeing studio
Due to Covid-19, the Edge is currently closed. If you’d like to get in touch, please email the team on email@example.com. They are unable to take phonecalls at this time.
The Edge has steps and a ramp leading to the entrance. The doors are double-width and automatic. There is a lift inside the building.
Find more information about the accessibility of The Edge on DisabledGo.
How to find The Edge:
With your back to the Library, turn left and walk along the Parade past 2 East, 4 East and 6 East. Go down the steps towards Arrivals Square, then use the pedestrian crossing to cross the road. The Edge is the building on the corner; the entrance is on the left side.Full article
Close to the centre of campus, The Chancellors’ Building is a modern, versatile teaching and events hub. It contains large rooms which are likely to be used for in-person seminars and teaching sessions, and has large foyer spaces. There is user-friendly audiovisual equipment in all rooms.
The Chancellors’ Building has level access with double-width automatic doors. There are lifts inside the building.
Find more information about the accessibility of The Chancellors’ Building on DisabledGo.
How to find the Chancellors’ Building:
With your back to the Library, turn left and walk along the Parade past 1 East and the Students’ Union building. Go down the steps and turn left, away from Arrivals Square. Walk along the path and the Chancellors’ Building is on your left.