Dyson are renowned for innovation and creative ingenuity and their student accommodation is no exception to this rule. Instead of traditional halls, student accommodation at The Dyson Institute is made up of a series of first-of-their-kind, self-contained ‘pods’, designed by world-renowned architect Chris Wilkinson.
These ‘pods’ are offered to all first-year undergraduates and are located on campus in the Dyson Village. Each student will have their own ‘pod’, which contains a sleeping area, bathroom, and study area with plenty of storage and a desk designed by James Dyson himself. Each pod comes with floor to ceiling windows, from which students can admire the breath-taking views of the local countryside. Each cluster of bedroom pods has a shared kitchen, plus everyone has access to a laundry pod and social pods for relaxing with friends.
The Dyson Institute is based on the Dyson Technology campus, which recently underwent a £250 million expansion.
The wider Dyson campus is home to some of the world’s most advanced research laboratories and in-house prototyping and testing spaces, all equipped with the cutting-edge equipment and software – required to develop new technologies.
The Dyson Institute itself has two laboratory spaces and three dedicated lecture rooms and plenty of breakout spaces perfect for group work.
The Roundhouse is a contemporary-looking building that houses, a silent study room, breakout spaces for group study, a café, bar and screening room for socialising with fellow students and colleagues.
Also on campus are the Lightning Café and Concorde Cafe, where Dyson employees and undergraduates can take a break from work and study and grab a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The Hangar is Dyson’s on-campus multi-sports centre for staff and students. This fully equipped gym and accompanying facilities offer students a variety of sports to get involved with, including football and badminton.