Useful Information about Swindon Campus
Library Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday . .8.30am – 6.00pm
Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . .9.00am – 1.00pm
(The Library is only open during the weekday evenings until 9.30pm when the Continuing Education Programme of courses are running.)
There is good parking at the campus, both at the front of the building and in the rear West car park from which there is also an entrance. Free car parking is available.
Serves hot and cold snacks and drinks between the hours of 10.00am – 10.30am, 12.30pm – 1.30pm and 3.00pm – 3.30pm weekdays. This is located off the Main Reception.
Currently Unavailable at Swindon Campus Students Union, Nursery, Restaurant, Sports or Recreation Facilities, Shop or Support Services. There is however a local convenience store which is only a five minute walk away and the Greenbridge Retail Park is a five minute drive away from the campus.
Health and Safety Issues
These are dealt with in the first instance by the Facilities Manager – Mr Steve Chasey, following the guidance laid down by the University’s Health, Safety and Environment Advisors.
Smoking and Drinking at Work
This is covered by the University standard policy, details of which can be found in the Personnel Policies and Practices Handbook.
Buses run between Fleming Way in the centre of Swindon and the Oakfield campus: Every 10 minutes (number 1 or 1a) until 6pm Monday to Saturday. Every 30 minutes during the evening (number 2). Hourly on Sundays (number 2).
Trains run direct from London Paddington to Swindon approximately three times an hour (twice an hour after 8pm). Trains are a little less frequent at weekends. The journey takes about an hour. From the train station, it is a five minute walk to the main bus stops on Fleming Way in the centre of town or take a taxi.
Travelling by Car
Leave M4 at junction 15 and follow A419 (Cirencester) to the Commonhead roundabout. There are then two choices of routes to the Oakfield campus:- Either at the Commonhead roundabout, go straight ahead on A419 for approximately 1.5 miles and take the next main exit signposted for Oxford A420/Swindon A4312. Take second exit at mini roundabout and then first left at main roundabout, following signs for A4312 to Swindon & Greenbridge. At the Greenbridge roundabout, take first left into Dorcan Way (B4006). Turn right at the next mini roundabout (by WH Smith building) into Greenbridge Road. At the end of Greenbridge Road, turn left at the mini roundabout into Marlowe Avenue. The Oakfield Campus is the second entrance on the left.
Or at the Commonhead roundabout, turn left onto A4259 (Marlborough Road). At the Coate roundabout, take the fourth exit heading for Greenbridge into Dorcan Way (B4006). Follow Dorcan Way towards Greenbridge and Swindon Centre for approximately 1.5miles across five roundabouts. You will then pass an Esso garage on the left and a BP garage on the right. At the next mini roundabout (by Brown Brothers and WH Smith buildings), turn left into Greenbridge Road. At the end of Greenbridge Road, turn left at the mini roundabout into Marlowe Avenue. The Oakfield Campus is the second entrance on the left.