Learning spaces and facilities

eldon building main entrance

enhancing your learning

Explore some of the learning spaces and facilities you'll use here, and discover our ambitious £400m plans to expand our facilities


All our teaching spaces and learning facilities are in the city centre, so everything's on your doorstep.

Start exploring our facilities below, or learn more about our £400m Estates Masterplan, which outlines how we'll be developing our campus.


Female student working on laptop on orange library sofa

The University Library

Open 24 hours a day during term time, our library has 380,000 printed books, 600,000 e-books and 55,000 e-journals available plus DVDs, maps, online newspapers and microfilms, and you can access many of these resources off-campus. You'll also find meeting pods, a library cafe, friendly, informed staff and more besides.

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Future Technology Centre (FTC)

The FTC is where science and engineering students can use the latest simulation, visualisation and modelling equipment, and learn advanced techniques like digital microscopy and laser sintering. 

It's also where you can work on real projects with the external companies that use the FTC’s facilities and equipment.

students in a group meeting
Forensic Innovation Centre (FIC)

Our Forensic Innovation Centre (FIC) is the UK’s first university-based operational police forensic research facility.

Here you can work alongside Hampshire Constabulary's scientific staff and our academics. Together, you'll research the tests and techniques the police use to solve crime more effectively.

student in forensic centre
Bloomberg Suite

Our Bloomberg Suite is a virtual environment where you can develop the skills needed to work in finance. You'll have access to the same data, analytics and software used by 250,000 finance professionals around the world, and have the chance to monitor and analyse real-time financial market data movements.

students in the bloomberg suite
Professional Interpreter Training Suite

If you're a translation student, you can practice your translation skills in simulated meetings and conferences in the Interpreter Training Suite from Televic, the industry leader in professional communication technology, who also supplies equipment to the European Parliament and international industries.

Student speaking into microphone at table in Interpreter Training Suite
Centre for Simulation in Health and Care

Our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care helps develop the practical skills you need, in a safe, realistic learning environment. The Centre is equipped for a variety of simulations including a GP surgery, care home, one-bedroom flat, an ambulance, and two acute training hospital wards.

student practising on health dummy
Dental Pre-Clinical Skills Laboratory

The Dental Pre-Clinical Skills Laboratory is a 26-bench laboratory for Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist students. You can use it to develop your pre-clinical periodontal, restorative and paediatric dentistry skills.

Each station has a dental hand piece, suction tool, overhead dental lamp and computer monitor.

dental kit
Motion Capture Studio

Our Motion Capture Studio uses the industry-standard Vicon optical system, which can record the movement of objects and people, to create visual effects for games, virtual reality and film. The studio also provides professional services to commercial clients such as film studios – so you'll have the chance to work on real projects during your studies.

student in the mocap suite
Academic facilities

Open access facilities

Union 3rd Space room with blue hanging decorations and selection of chairs, tables and deck chairs

The 3rd Space

The 3rd Space is a social and learning space in the Students’ Union building. Here you can meet with friends and study together, or spend some quiet time reading or catching up online. It’s open from 8am to midnight every day during term time.