Facilities and services in Haugesund
Computer and internet access
Campus Haugesund has modern learning facilities such as computer labs and fixed and wireless Internet access. All students have access to their own domain within the University of Applied Sciences' computer network. User access will be granted as soon as you have registered as a student with us.
Lecture theatres and classrooms
Our lecture theatres and classrooms seat 6-346. All the lecture theatres have computer-based audio-visual equipment and so do most of the class rooms. Several of the lecture theatres have the necessary equipment to stream lectures.
Group rooms and reading room
We have several group rooms and reading rooms for students, varying in size. During the exam period, we provide extra reading rooms.
We have several computer labs and different types of engineering labs, for example mechanical and electrical. Our fire engineering lab is the only on-campus fire lab in Norway. We have a nursing lab with 5 rooms and approximately 15 beds. The lab is equipped with simulation equipment, like patients (Sim Man), camera, microphones and one way mirror. The lab is just like the inside of a hospital. In fact, it is a back-up for the regional hospital, in case of extraordinary emergencies/major accidents that exceeds the hospital's capacity.
We have 7 bridge simulators and a class room with 12 training stations for navigational instruments, cargo loading etc. Everything is built to be as authentic as possible and a lot of the equipment is the same as on ships. The simulators have 25 different types of ships/vessels. At the moment, it is possible to upload and train in over 20 maritime environments from all over the world. The number of training environments is increasing, as there is an ongoing project to have the areas from the entire coast of Norway available for simulator training. All 7 bridges were upgraded in the summer of 2016.
We have a modern and well equipped library, which offer services to both staff and students. At the library you will find books and periodicals in Norwegian and English, both curriculum literature and specialising literature. The library offers comprehensive database resources and places to study. In addition, the library has computers that students may use and facilities for scanning/copying/printing.
Facilities and services for special needs students
Haugesund campus is accessible for wheelchair users and has ample parking for students with special needs. Most of the buildings are modern and well-equipped with features such as automatic doors and elevators. The Department of academic affairs helps facilitate good learning and examination conditions for students with disabilities. For additional information please contact the student counsellor.
If you have personal concerns such as anxiety, stress, lack of motivation or relationship problems you may wish to see our student counsellor. Your discussion will be confidential and free of charge. If you need a referral, we have a network of contact persons in Haugesund concerning student welfare and other social and practical matters.
Academic Advisers for each study programme are available to discuss concerns, answer questions and give advice about different aspects of studying with us. The academic adviser can also answer questions in relation to exams, give non-academic guidance if needed, give information on support services available or help with specific recognitions and diploma queries. We offer advice and guidance throughout the whole study period at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
Student Welfare Organisation
As a student at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, you will automatically become a member of our Student Welfare Organisation. The Student Welfare Organization offer services to make student life as smooth as possible, so students can focus on their studies. In order to do this, it offers several services to students at Haugesund Campus; student accommodation, kindergarten, student cafe, coffee shop, student bookstore and gym facilities. In addition, the Welfare Organization provides financial support for student organisations, engages in preventive health care and provides financial support to students with major health expenses. The aim is to cover the students' basic needs and reach those groups of students who have the greatest need for welfare services.
We have gym and shower facilities in the basement of our main building on Haugesund campus. Whether you prefer lifting weights or a hefty session on the cross trainer, we have something for you.
The cafeteria offers a variety of fresh food (hot and cold meals), cakes, fruits, candy, coffee and cold drinks. The cafeteria has student prices and the friendly staff will dish up tasty warm meals when you are homesick for mummy's homemade food.
Haugesund campus has two coffee bars. This is the place for that morning caffeine wake up or late afternoon pick me up between classes. We have coffees and blends from all over the world. If coffee isn't your thing, you can also get hot chocolate, tea, a sandwich, yoghurt or snack at either of the coffee bars.
As an exchange student, you are guaranteed accommodation if you chose to study at our Haugesund campus. Other foreign students may also apply. We have both on and off campus student accommodation. Would you prefer to share a twin-room and self-contained flat with someone you already know? Or perhaps you would like to have your own room but share a house or flat with other students? Contracts are for full moths only, and if you want accommodation with us, you have to sign up for your entire stay in Haugesund.
Health Station for students
Students at Haugesund campus have access to a health station for students, where you may meet with a nurse or psychologist free of charge. The health station is a stone's throw from campus and confidentiality is naturally guaranteed.
As a parent and student in Haugesund, you may apply to have your child or children in the student kindergarten. The kindergarten takes care of your offspring while you study. Located close to campus, the kindergarten focuses on playtime and the good friendship, children's challenges and experiences and an active outdoor life. Is your child sick on your exam day? Together, you and the kindergarten will find a solution so you don't miss your exam.
At campus Haugesund, we have 20 parking spaces and 2 electric car parking spaces reserved for students. In addition, we have 2 accessible parking spaces shared by students and staff. In order to park on campus, students must apply for a parking permission. Parking on campus is free, but you will get fined if you do not have a parking permit. There is ample parking available close by in the city centre.