We’re very pleased to announce that following consultation with students, a plan to radically transform the social, catering and support facilities at Winchester School of Art has been approved by the University of Southampton.

The development, which will include new students’ union facilities, is scheduled to happen this summer so that it’s ready in time for the start of new academic year in September.

The University of Southampton is investing around £750,000 in to the project, and we’ve facilitated on-going consultation on the project with our members to help ensure that the development will meet the needs of students who study at Winchester School of Art.

Our new SUSU facilities will be located at the heart of the Winchester School of Art campus, where it will be far easier for students based in Winchester to access students’ union officers, staff, and services like The Advice Centre. On top of this, the development will provide a more flexible space which will allow a wider offering of events and activities and make it easier for student groups to establish themselves in Winchester.

The development will begin at the end of the summer term, and will be complete by the start of the autumn term, meaning that our members can begin the new academic year with fantastic new facilities.