University Centre St Helens offers a friendly and supportive learning environment and we provide you with the tailored support you need to be successful. There is a strong,
close-knit student community ethos offering exciting social and extracurricular opportunities.

With smaller class sizes you will be an individual, not a number. Our highly skilled dedicated lecturers will help you to get the most out of your course. You will have lots of regular contact with them, more than a larger university environment. Aside from a great supported learning environment, University Centre St Helens students have access to dedicated areas of our libraries and a student lounge.


Over the past year we have spent over £1 million investing in our libraries. Both the Town Centre Campus and STEM Centre Technology Campus libraries have a dedicated Uni Hub which has been designed to specifically cater to the academic needs of students studying at University Centre St Helens.

The libraries have a substantial collection of learning resources to support your studies including books, a wealth of magazines as well as DVDs and fiction. Our 24/7 library of online databases, journals and eBooks means that you can study at home or anywhere in the world (as well as on campus) at a time to suit you.

Everyone has different study styles and we have group study areas, quiet study spaces and independent study zones in order to meet your needs. If you are studying a course at University Centre St Helens that is affiliated with a partner university, then you will also have access to that university’s library resources, as well as those at University Centre St Helens.

Student Lounge

All University Centre St Helens students have exclusive access to a dedicated student lounge via swipe card access with your student card. Located in the SmithKline Beecham Building it is fully equipped with soft furnishings. It’s the perfect place to relax, meet friends, or recharge before your next lecture. Adjoining the Student Lounge is a dedicated IT suite equipped with computers, printers and study space.