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Applying to University of Winchester
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University of Winchester Reputation
The University of Winchester is located in Hampshire in the south of England. 7,540 students are currently enrolled at the university which has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. The University of Winchester has a reputation for providing a personalised learning experience and high-quality pastoral care in a supportive and creative environment. The values-driven university demonstrates a commitment to sustainability as well as the success of each individual student.
University of Winchester Open Days
The University of Winchester holds Open Days and Campus Tours to give prospective students the opportunity to view their campus, take a tour of their accommodation and meet staff and current students. Open Days and Campus Tours are the perfect time to ask questions about applications, finances, courses and student support as well as getting a real feel for life in Winchester. Upcoming Open Day dates:
95% of the University of Winchester’s graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. The university works in partnership with students in creative ways to shape their future and ensure they are equipped for the professions and for public service. Students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed in their career field as well as becoming the conscience of their community. The University of Winchester’s dedicated careers service provides students with guidance and support in graduate employment, volunteering, further study, leadership and language skills, internships and much more.
Facilities and Campuses
The University of Winchester’s campus is split into ‘Quaters’ with student life centred on the King Alfred Quater, which is a short walk from Winchester city centre. The King Alfred Quater boasts first-class facilities including a cutting-edge Life Fitness gym, an award-winning social hub, beautifully restored chapel and fully equipped Multimedia Centre. £50m is currently being invested into The university’s West Downs Quarter where a new learning and teaching building is being developed. The new building will be home to digital-related degree programmes and business and management courses. Many of the university’s facilities encompass eco-friendly innovations such as energy-efficient lighting, air source heat pumps and solar panels.
What is Winchester like?
The friendly and safe city of Winchester which is steeped in heritage is home to about 50,000 people. In 2016 it was recognised as being the best place in the UK to live. Winchester's bustling, cobbled high-street is packed with boutique stores, cosy pubs, independent restaurants & bars and vibrant galleries. Students can enjoy an exciting live music scene as well as an eclectic mix of art, comedy and drama. The city places host to a number of popular festivals throughout the year and this, coupled with Winchester’s close proximity to London and Southampton makes it a desirable place for students to live.
The University of Winchester’s students are encouraged to be active members of the university community and they have the opportunity to get involved in over 100 different societies, associations, sports clubs and volunteering teams. As well as this, the Student Union offers an array of different extra-curricular activities and events including concerts, club nights, free film showings and quizzes. Students can benefit from a free bus service which operates from the Student Union after events.
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The housing team are awful. Bullied by my drug taking alcoholic flatmates (I was made to move not them) and then moved in with more drug takers. Tried to charge me for leaving onsite accommodation. Happened to at least three of my friends as well. Exposed to nudity in and outside the flat. Poorly handled. Course had multiple close deadlines (four in two weeks, one an exam) and it took a long time to get work back.
My main issue with Winchester is their mental health support is literally none existent. I suffered for the two years I was there before I decided to drop out and I was literally getting thrown around by the uni and I felt like they weren’t really concerned or believed me? Could be a lot better.
I love Winchester. Not simply the university, but the place itself is somewhere you can feel safe walking around and is easy to meet people anywhere you go. I was accepted here after going through clearing and I am so thankful as it is somewhere that is supportive, interesting and above all enjoyable.
My favourite place and second home! I am a second year and honestly don’t want to leave. I have visited other universities and found that our student union is much more active than many others and we have lots of events having throughout the week. Facilities are all fantastic, especially the library.
The internet does not work at all in certain dorms. It cuts off and logs you out about every minute. Some dorms are also very dirty and have nasty carpets. The food on campus is a joke. You can hardly get food when you want it. Places close whenever they want and there isn’t really many options either. I would save your money and go to another school. I’m an international student and only here for a semester and I regret it all. This place is a joke. Nothing like its advertised. They spend all the money here on the terrible parties rather than serving the students with good dorms and food. It’s ridiculous. The teachers are decent, but nothing to go crazy about as assignment guidelines are never really clear. The clubs here also are a waste. It’s more about partying than inclusion and sport. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME HERE!
Fantastic lecturers, beautiful campus, top wifi speed and an study area that sells delicious organic pizza! Historic town centre, great restaurants and pubs, although town is not big on the nightclub scene (avoid Vodka at all costs
The university has been brilliant for me as a trainee teacher with a disability. They have put everything possible in place to help me work for my degree and comfortably live away from home. Couldn’t ask for any more.
Winchester is small but perfectly formed. It has history, beautiful buildings (old and very new), and a tight community of students and academics. Its size belies the scale of its ambition. It is a world leader in the fields of education, history and archaeology and contributes a great deal to these areas in terms of research. It has a vibrant arts programme and there is an international vibrancy to its cohort and output. It is perhaps too comprehensive in its admissions, but I believe it's on the ascendancy.
The best university. Everyone I encountered during my three years at Winchester was friendly and welcoming and, as I left to begin my MSc at the University of Glasgow (for a course not offered at Winch, otherwise I would have stayed), I felt well-equipped to deal with any number of challenges. I wish I could go back and start the three years all over again :)
I am disgusted by the treatment and superiority of security staff regardless of whether a general complaint or sexual misconduct ( I am aware of at least two incidents of inappropriate photographs being taken by university societies and several sexual assaults which have all been reported with no consequence) has been mentioned or during general issues through student events. I do not feel like this university protects my well being or safety when events at the student union is being held. I feel like the university makes a mockery of their students who are effectively paying thousands of pounds a year to be treated like scum by a security team that enjoys causing problems just so they have people to throw out
I dropped out after a month and a half. Rubbish uni with awful dorms and sub par teaching staff. I was given no information about lectures in the first week and was given a telling off after I didn't turn up to a lecture I didn't have. Hardly any decent societies and I had a hard time making friends. Town is rubbish and hardly no decent shops. Lecturers were patronizing didn't care. I would recommend you to avoid this uni at all costs.
Having been a student, it's with great regret that I look back at my period there(university of Winchester). There are lots of discrimination against bme students. They are treated less favourably compared to their counterparts.
Generally good. Careers are a great bunch, and are so helpful Internet, never had a problem Clubs and Societies, generally something for everyone! Campus is beautiful, and the facilities are ok, but the campus is always expanding and getting bigger.
Eduroam is the worst wifi service on earth and that is coming from everybody. Never connects and when it does its speed is questionable. The university is good and the library is great. Location is nice and you can tell that they make effort but I still feel as if things can be improved.
The campus and its facilities are exemplar; disabled accessibility, food service, the Library and Computer access are abundant. The clubs and societies at Winchester are amazing, whether they're based around sports, politics, gaming, or are specific course societies they're fantastically inclusive and active. (Shoutout to Busking, History and Psychology!) The Students Union is fantastic as its staff, social events and facilities have been consistently brilliant and continue to improve! The careers services are welcoming and efficient in their advice and are committed towards getting you the best job for you. Internet is very fast and the entirety of the campus has Wi-Fi access, literally everywhere!
Very good university, especially for Primary Education, library is well stocked! SU do good nights, especially with decorations and the like and the drinks are reasonable priced. Enjoy my course and the people at the uni are very good! If it wasn't for the lack of a local big supermarket (Sainsburys down the hill in town is a pain because walking up from there with shopping is tiring!) then it would be perfect! Online shopping is needed really. Also a shame about the hills, however it makes me feel less guilty about not joining a gym!
Brilliant facilities, and services for students. However due to the obvious extra intake of students every year, facilities are often stretched at peak times of the day. Computers and workspaces become hard to find in periods like this.
A lovely peaceful campus with that countryside feel yet it is still close to town and the train and bus station. The clubs run here are always popular with everyone and the careers service here help you get a job as well as teaching you skills like how to write a CV.
This university has a very high standard. The teachers are great, and so are the students. You can be yourself, and it will most likely be a society where you fit in. The teachers are very motivating, and passionate about their subject.
I did not attend Winchester myself but as a guest I was treated in an appallingly rude manner by the pathetic excuses they have for staff at the student union 'Nightclub' (aka glorified school disco that does not allow students to enjoy themselves). Both times I have been to an SU event when visiting a friend attending Winchester uni I have been treated as far, far, far more drunk than I was and on the first occasion was thrown out and verbally abused by the security staff for slipping on an ice cube while wearing 5 inch stilettos- apparently this was enough to make an assumption that I was highly intoxicated and had nothing to do with the state of the floor... hmmmmm... perhaps one should purchase a breathalyzer for future use as they clearly cannot use their eyes and 'brains' to determine otherwise. I highly recommend prospective students give Winchester a miss if they wish to be able to go out and enjoy themselves without getting scrutinized.
I love this university, everybody is so friendly and the teachers are really cool and approachable, you get treated like an adult here and that's a nice touch, it's a short distance from town too so that's not a far walk, and the place in general is really pretty
Its getting better academically. Lecturers are very good, courses have excellent content. Very friendly community atmosphere due to relatively small university size. Ideal for students unsure about moving away from home or people from small towns/villages.
The University of Winchester may be small and the campus may be scattered, but the university has it where it counts. The professors teach to a high standard and help as much as possible, which is what is important.
Majority of people are super friendly, Staff are helpful. The area is lovely and the Campus is kept clean. Societies are welcoming for the most part but some sports and arts societies/clubs seem a little unwelcoming. Student Union seems to be focused mostly on the sports and arts clubs but other than that it's okay. Overall it's an amazing place to go to and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
Winchester University is great, and I am so happy with my choice to study here. Campus is lovely, with everything being close together on the King Alfred Campus. New buildings are lovely as are the old. Internet is usually okay, however sometimes a little unreliable. Staff are really friendly, and are always happy to help with any issues you may have. Great events held at the SU. Love Winchester Uni!! Will be very sad to leave once I have finished my degree!
The university, although small, is brilliant! Even down to its mix of modern and old architecture. It has a really unique feel to the place. The SU is great for a night out, and the campus itself provides an open and social atmosphere.
Brilliant university that gives an opportunity to all students to have a career in what ever they want ! The lecturers are extremely knowledgable and have vast in field experience. The seminar group are small and very interactive especially with real world situations, allowing for maximum learning outcomes to be experienced ! The vast choices of modules for all subjects and societies to join is brilliant and creates a really safe friendly environment to be a part of!
The university has plenty going on all the time, from just about every club or society you can think of (if it does not exist, it will be created!). The student union works tirelessly promoting events and nights out. The staff are all human and approachable, always available for advice and inspiration. The careers office have a dedicated website and an office that you can pop into if you prefer dealing with genuine humans. The opportunities are available, both within the university and outside.
A small but wonderful university where you can get to know everyone and everything, the student union is great and although the town is small you can have some cracking nights out! The area is beautiful and the university itself is lovely! The best three years at university I could have asked for
This university was great until i had a problem, which has still not been resolved and it has been over a month. I was the victim in this problem and i was punished for being so, something that i was promised that i would not be. Not only was i punished but several other students who were part of it victims also were punished, There has been problems with the freedom of speech as well, we are not allowed to bad mouth the university because it will make the university loose credibility when the university for the students who attend has already lost its credibilty. The campus is great and most of the staff are lovely. The TRS lecturers are helpful at all times and do not moan when problems arise then simply get on with it. There are a few classrooms that need to be redesigned but the historical atmosphere of Medecroft is lovely. Bop is a great factor for the university.