University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College


  • Location: Town, Rural

Student life

Being a student is about much more than gaining a qualification; it’s about getting involved, meeting new people and making new friends. At University Centre Somerset there are extra-curricular activities, social events and great facilities that can help you have a good time beyond your studies.

Our campuses and the local area provide all that you need to make the most of your leisure time. There are vibrant common rooms and Students’ Union hubs across our campuses. These are equipped with Wi-Fi, computers, games (including board games and electronic games) and table tennis . 

University Centre Somerset can also boast on-site gyms, hair and beauty salons, restaurants and cafés, in addition to housing a 9-hole golf course, equestrian centre and Activity Centre at our Cannington campus – giving you ample opportunity to catch up with friends and experience new hobbies when taking a break from studying.

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

University Centre Somerset boasts outstanding, state-of-the art facilities across three campuses.

Taunton Campus

The centre of many of our degrees, Taunton Campus boasts impressive clinical and digital suites, a fantastic arts house, HE common room, and more!

Bridgwater Campus

Bridgwater is the home of our Advanced Engineering Centre, Motorsport team, and a variety of professional courses. It is also the home of our Music course and record label.

Cannington Campus

Courses on this campus specialise in Land-based qualifications and housing the National College for Nuclear. On this campus, you'll find a working farm for our agricultural students, the animal care centre, and VR spaces for those studying nuclear engineering.

Course locations

Taunton Campus

Wellington Road, Taunton, TA1 5AX

Bridgwater Campus

Bath Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4PZ

Cannington Campus

Rodway Hill, Cannington, Bridgwater, TA5 2LS