New home confirmed for Warsash Officer Cadets

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    New home confirmed for Warsash Officer Cadets

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    Deck Cadet
    Join Date
    April 2015
    At least they've announced something definite at last. It will be a shame for the WMA campus to leave the current location - it's a nice environment and is perfect for cadets who want the opportunity to take a boat out on the water. Warsash did need some investment - some of the teaching buildings were grotty and the cadet accommodation was a bit grim. I think the workshops are bigger at the new site also.

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    It's in a nice location.....but will the new one be better for cadets overall...

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    Warsash move
    SSTG have received a letter from the Vice Chancellor
    Professor Graham Baldwin Solent University, stating
    that cadet teaching provision will be delivered from
    dedicated premises in the Austen Building at
    Southampton City College from September 2017. In
    addition they are also starting on refurbishment of the
    Reginald Mitchell building on the University campus
    East Park Terrace to include labs, workshop and
    Simulators. Follow link for interactive map of
    facilities at City College: https://www.southampton- . SSTG are reserving judgment on
    this move as this is a year earlier than originally
    planned and it would appear that Warsash will now be
    in three centres, sounds like it could be a time tabling
    nightmare waiting to happen.

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    Warsash Maritime Academy,
    Latest Update
    This month, Southampton Solent
    University, of which Warsash
    Maritime Academy is a part, has
    issued the latest update on the plans
    to relocate some of the teaching to
    Southampton City Centre.
    The statement says that cadet
    teaching provision will be delivered
    from dedicated premises, in the
    Austen building at Southampton
    City Centre College from
    September 2017. This is much
    earlier than previously indicated,
    with previous reassurances provided
    that any move would not affect
    cadets who commenced training last
    Further refurbishment work is also
    being undertaken to the Reginald
    Mitchell building on the Campus at
    East Part Terrace, a 10 minute walk
    away from the Austen Building.
    The university has expressed its
    confidence that these changes will
    now happen. The Vice-Chancellor
    has said the changes will:
    “enhance an outstanding
    student experience, offer value
    for money and sustainability
    and maximise industry
    engagement and prospects.”
    The industry remains far from
    convinced that the changes will
    provide the benefits the university
    are expecting.
    Warsash has always been
    synonymous with quality maritime
    training, and it will be interesting to
    see if the industry continues to
    support the establishment to the
    same extent as in the past.

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    Do you think this an investment by solent or the beginning of a decline at Warsash

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    Deck Officer (CoC: OOW)
    Join Date
    August 2013

    I think it's both good and bad. On the positive side, the students will have single rooms in dedicated halls of residence, and a city centre location which will allow them to fully engage with student life. Honestly, the idea of not having to make the choice of living in Southampton for the benefits whilst dealing with a hellish commute, or living on or near campus and having to pay 30 for a taxi back of an evening is a lovely thing to have. I tried both, neither was much fun, so I think in that regard the city centre campus will be good for students.

    On the negative the current campus is actually a nice place to be, and the loss of the location, history and surroundings of warsash will be sad to see. I also think plonking a load of Cadets in the middle of a city full of bars is going to have a dodgy effect on grades!




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