New College Swindon University Centre


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Student life

What's it like to live in South West?
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The South West of England is made up of seven counties, with rural areas surrounding key student cities – from Plymouth and Bournemouth up to Bath, Bristol and Cheltenham & Gloucester.

You'll find many a festival – including the world-famous Glastonbury. And if you're a cider or cheese buff, you'll have plenty to try in the South West. You can always walk it off in Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks, or beautiful countryside from the Cotswolds to Land's End.

Cornwall, Dorset, and Devon are big coastal favourites, with idyllic beaches and waves to test the bravest surfers.

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Campus and facilities

Institute of Technology Campus

The Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology (SAWIOT) is based at the New College Swindon North Star Campus. Following a £21 million investment, the IoT is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. 

Our Wiltshire based location is becoming a hub for world-leading businesses and is one of the UK’s main centres of innovation. This in hand opens up more opportunities locally for both employers and young people.

Facilities and Equipment

Students are taught in real work environments giving real experience to take forward into their careers. 

Engineering workshops

Changing facilities

Break out work areas

Oscilloscopes and function generators

Pneumatics rigs

Conveyer belt rigs



Laser micro inferometer

Scanners – Faro and Arctec

Halter arm

Laser cutters

Collaborative robots (cobots)

Augmented reality welding simulation system

Cyber suites

Film studio

Editing lab

E-sports lab

Commercial conference space

Course locations

Queens Drive Campus

New College Drive, Swindon, SN3 1AH

Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology

North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY

North Star Campus

North Star Campus, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY