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The course was fun and I enjoyed joining wsa however being a part of Southampton University I felt very disconnected and wished I could've felt more involved with the rest of the university
The facilities on campus are adequate. Could do with more social spaces though. The societies and clubs are plentiful but can be very cliquey. The SU is okay, but I have heard the bouncers at the club night and nasty, irrational and threatening. Careers service is okay - I haven't used it myself but I've heard good and bad. There's only a number of people that work there and it sounds like their responses to help people are pretty generic replies. The WiFi is awful, it uses a third party company across both campuses and accommodation. Its a challenge to sign into, you have to configure settings separately which is horrible, and is usually trial and error to connect. Plus it always randomly signs you out so you have to do this all again.
The university experience isn't great here, the university is more focused on their image than addressing student issues
I can’t really answer any of the questions because I haven’t really been on campus due to Covid-19
I have loved my university experience and would not have changed it!
Having been on the PGCE course at Winchester I would strongly recommend looking elsewhere for training. As a recent student here’ are my thought, opinions and experiences which I hope you find honest and helpful: - Teaching on the course is generally poor in several subjects, including maths, science and English (there are rare exceptions for music, art and PE): it is often delivered in ways we are told not to teach as teachers; it was frequently considered to be a waster of time by students, being boring and simplistic. - I found the course leadership to be atrocious with little concept of customer service and meeting student needs. Responses to questions about the course were met with defensiveness and fobbing students off rather than addressing and tackling some of the many issues. There are also important unaddressed issues around diversity and inclusion. - An extremely condescending attitude appeared prevalent towards students and little support was in place: a friend suffering
In my time at Winchester University I have had many good times and met some brilliant people. My accommodation and the facilities have been better than I expected, and any major issues I have had have been quickly fixed. I enjoy some elements of my course but enjoy others less. Overall, I feel that my course is going ok and I have found some modules and assignments very interesting but there are also improvements that could be made, which have mostly been reported to our student representatives.
University is set in the beautiful hillsides of Winchester. The university is small and comforting and offers great support to its students
NO SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH COVID. Resources for online attendance of lessons but denied use of them. This encourages students not to test so that they can attend lessons or to come into lessons ill.
I completely loved my time here. Having been to a different university the year before and not liking the environment or culture, Winchester was much more friendly and welcoming. Everyone here nice and easy going and there is plenty of society’s to join that are welcoming and fun. The campus is absolutely beautiful and there’s plenty to do both there and in the city. Could not recommend more!!
I love this uni as it feel like home and the uni tries to fit to you and not the other way round.
The university The University of Winchester has been absolutely amazing for me. The course itself is great and the lecturer's are amazing at being able to help. They have a very personal involvement in students life and wellbeing and how to help balance it with any external issues. The wellbeing team is absolutely amazing and as a first year the university does a great job at helping their students intergrate.
My friends and I were recommended this university because of their diversity and understanding for international students, but in reality they didn’t really care for us. It was more about the money in the long run. There were always issues with the WiFi and the student union only supported the societies they liked or had any relations towards. If you had any complaints they wouldn’t take it seriously, I had friends from Austria, China and Norway that decided to quit after one year because of offensive comments from students regarding the colour of their skin and nationality. After spending tons of money on my education the university hasn’t even considered the international students for graduation, this university is beneficial for any student in the UK, but if you’re from abroad I would recommend another university.
Haven’t spent time on campus to rate it!
Spacious, welcoming, easy to navigate
UoW is a university with an extremely rigorous teaching but a very relaxed environment
A student accommodation flat that surprised me. The whole building is very new with high speed Wi-Fi and 24 hour secure automatic doors, free gym area and laundry and the room facilities are all brand new. The space is very spacious and bright and comforting. To be honest the weekly rental price of the flat is a little higher than the average student residence, but after staying there for almost 1 month I think it is well worth it. 1. it is in a fairly safe and quiet location, about 10 minutes walk from Winchester's shopping streets, which is neither too noisy nor too inconvenient for everyday shopping. 2. Everyone in the accommodation is from all over the world and they are very friendly. The receptionist was very helpful whenever I needed help, such as when the facilities were broken down and needed to be repaired, collecting a delivery, etc. 3. there were regular social events and activities that didn't make me feel lonely while studying away from home
Winchester University is a create university that is fairly small compared to other universities but diverse friendly. Winchester is generally easy to get around to. Including the university, my accommodation Unilife and also town being walking distance. The lecturers are great help and there are a variety of courses to choose from.
Hard to rate because the campus has been closed, but the facility is amazing!
This university is a disgrace. If I could turn back time and go elsewhere I would. No detriment policy - to their credit, the 2019/20 policy was fair. But for 2020/21, in the WORST of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are given a measly two weeks self-certified extension, a few faculty extensions, and no leniency on dissertations and no way of protecting sliding grades due to illness, mental health, lack of resources or poor study environment. NO student support - ask any UoW student with any mental health struggles or disabilities and you'll get anecdotes about the horrendous treatment of the troubles confronted by these students, including being told that 'not everyone is disabled' when requested to KEEP THE LIFTS OPEN at night. Accommodation is rat-infested and the pipes are clogged, I was made to move out at 3am after a night in A&E because my bathroom had black mould and rat droppings. I cannot wait to graduate. This uni DOES NOT deserve your money.
I’ve not attended the university yet however have visited the campus and am very excited to start my course
Worst university to study at. It's very difficult being thrown into a subject that you've never known about or understood at all, to be expected to write a 2000 max word document and get a good grade. Not to mention that you can't understand the lecturer's accent. 9K a year for a foundation year, nothing connected to my course at all. Nice
great experience, love winchester and the staff, highly recommend if you like a quiet city!
Great uni. Really enjoyed time studying there
University is clean and very spacious however some of the management and course structure is poor
The university is a very warm and welcoming place which is useful for new and existing students alike
A nice place to study, smaller campus but buildings and grounds are well-maintained. Good class sizes.
careers not helpful... doing a history and American studies degree I was told by the careers just to work in museum when I actually want to be a lecturer...
Absolutely terrible experience with housemates, housing team/staff. Better hope you're lucky not getting terrible housemates because room transfers can take up to 3-4 weeks. Security is equally slow with complaints taking from 30 minutes to an hour to actually respond to. Utterly disgraceful
Campus is beautiful, and well laid out. Easy to find seminars/lectures as a freshers. Society’s are amazing and so is the student union, people are so genuine which makes the experience ten times better. However, major work is needed in the career services and pastoral care. people like me normally fall through the system and sadly it’s happened to me once again. I dont know who my personal tutor is and there has been zero contact between them and me throughout both semesters.
I believe Winchester used to have a great reputation, and when visiting the campus and studying there, you can still sort of see why in the lively looking campus, amazing facilities such as being able to rent camera equipment and ordering new books for the library for free, but it lacks any sort of passion or selectivity in its candidates. Every single person I saw in my interview was accepted into the course, many of which I didn't understand why. Many made it clear they were only coming to university to take 3 years off of starting their adult life, and lacked any care for the practise they were participating in. I can tell the lecturers shared my annoyance at this, with many lacking care and effort when teaching their subject. And why would they care? They don't seem to be paid enough, and they don't have a fully willing audience. I hope the university decided to exchange its ploy to get as much income as possible for selecting students who genuinely care about their subject.
I loved my time at Winchester uni!! The tutors for my course were amazing and really believe in you. You get treated like an adult and respected like an individual. Would highly recommend!!!!
Great uni, studion Union is too packed and cramped on nights out so puts me off going. Library is great but would be better if it was abit bigger with more independent study rooms but again that’s abit picky. Overall I really enjoy uni.
Great place to study. The Health and Social Care course is brilliant.
Great city and campus. Have loved every minute of being here. The Wi-Fi connectivity could use some work.
The town is nice, nights out are okay however there are only 3/4 Places to hang out and the security in town are all very angry and aggressive towards the students. Basically everyone I know has been grabbed and thrown out of somewhere in town, they leave bruises The campus is okay however the food around campus is not very nice and is very overpriced. The uni really try to focus on promoting mental health awareness and support, however when I went to talk to the uni about my issues they just told me “it’s not the end of the world” and make me feel like an idiot The housing/security are really strict. If you step a foot out of line they will most likely evict you (it happens a lot) There is also absolutely no where to park on campus or even in the town through the weekdays (if the uni notice you parking on campus, they will assure to fine you asap) Overall, you’re defnitely better off going to a bigger, nicer, more friendly city uni- I wish I did! 1/10 would not recommend
I adored my time at the University of Winchester. The campus/facilities are beautifully designed and really helpful, and easy to navigate. There are a huge range of societies to choose from, and the internet is quite reliable. Student services are helpful and effective, although some areas do need improvement. Overall, the years I spent at this university were the best of my life.
Amazing experience at a wonderful university. Great teaching and life lasting memories.
The university is good and has many different options for sports and furthering language skills
The university is good and has many different options for sports and furthering language skills
it’s okay, pretty place with lots of walking to do nightlife is pretty dead but go off
Excellent university that offers plenty of support relating to mental health.
With it being a small Uni, its easy for the lectures to remember you and give you the help you need, but unfortunately the higher ups seem to have their priorities in making money rather than helping students
I am studying a MSc in Applied criminology, the lectures and the slides lack a lot of information and support and a lot are duplicates of those used at undergraduate level. The lectures are reluctant to provide additional support when asked for. Issues with certain lectures are always dismissed and allowed to continue. I would not choose to go back to Winchester if I had the chance
Great university that offers a lot of support to its students.
Overall the uni is very good. Some of the facilities e.g. some toilets are a bit grim and need to be updated. More vegan options on campus especially in student union.
My first time living away from home and can’t thank the people enough. They are truly amazing people who I adore and are making my time at university the best!
My academic experience has been good overall. Quality of staff members is mixed but most have been helpful and approachable. I have been particularly impressed with my course leader for politics for solving issues and as an engaging lecturer. The course can be repetitive and sometimes either too uninspiring or leaps to complex territory, but at least half the modules are engaging and interesting and assignments have largely considered student preferences. The uni has a good range of recreational and social facilities for a small uni. In a fairly small and quiet town, this counts. Although, while I haven’t felt affected, the modest size of the library has been limiting for some but I’ve found accessing online resources quite straight forward. My experience has been fairly consistent but there is some dissatisfaction felt by fellow students. Upper management has been questionable for the past year in particular leading to strikes and protest from staff and students.
I love Winchester Uni, the campus is very compact so you never have to walk far to get anywhere. And it’s so close to town.
This review is mainly based from my experience ( and some people felt the same). The course I was on was badly organised since they were constantly changing elements. It was very hard to keep up with the changes. The lectures I went to felt that that they didn’t want to engage the students as it wasn’t very practical and almost felt like a waste of time to go. On Week 2 of being there, they decided to announce that they didn’t have PCs for a computer based course and some of us (including me) had to buy our own laptops, which were expensive, to run the programs we needed. There are good elements that they are achieving, I found that I could get help easily for mental health issues and work issues. They gave me a lot of advice. Furthermore, they supported me when I decided to leave. They have a amazing library with all kinds of books and research materials. The internet and WiFi is quick. The courses do vary so some are better that others, make sure to get all the information.
Loved my time at uni; best three years of my life
An amazing place to live and work!
Campus is beautiful and has been updated and improved in the last year. Students union is incredibly good and provides excellent events and opportunities for students.
The campus at Winchester is small, homely and beautiful. The uni campus largely has really good facilities but they are expanding the number of students and so facilities are becoming stretched. The union bar has really weird and short opening hours. But largely the campus and facilities are good. Student services are really helpful and supportive as well as having a really good academic skills department which I have found very valuable. The teaching is amazing and interesting on my course. It is a small course and the lecturers know everyone by name and we have a good relationship with them. They have been incredibly supportive with both academic and pastoral issues. I would highly recommend Winchester. It is a very supportive and homely uni with great facilities and opportunities. The city itself is old and beautiful. Although it doesn't have the best nightlife, Southampton and Eastleigh are close enough for going out.
Started off great in first year with a brilliant student union but by 3rd half the faculty had been scrapped, no teachers and no student union.
Small university with a personal feel
Amazing I love the university of Winchester I’m a first year doing maths and it’s had its ups and downs but the uni as a whole has been amazing and wouldn’t want it any other way. -mason
Such a fab uni! Would defo recommend
I have loved my time at Winchester, everyone is friendly and the staff are lovely too. I have never had a problem with the facilities
An okay uni, teaching could be better as well as staff organisation and communication. Not worth the money in my opinion
University as a whole is great but the SU club needs expanding desperately as it is struggling to keep up with the increasing student volume.
The uni is focused more on how it looks as an establishment than it does the people actually studying here. The faculties are unorganised and chaotic, things are regularly lost and it is left to the students to resolve. The security at the student union are awful, they use their power to push people about, don’t actually care for the safety of students and just discard anyone who may actually be vulnerable. The counselling and mental health services are basically non existent and not even worth mentioning.
Campus is beautiful and has pretty much everything you would need but is small and very hilly. NO PARKING at all around the uni unless you have a permit which is really hard to get. Very difficult if thinking about commuting. Luckily I was given my first choice of accommodation at West downs, and despite none of my flat mates leaving their rooms to socialise I really enjoyed my time there. The rooms are a lot bigger than Burma and the village is a lot more attractive and allows you to be more sociable due to the large windows and grass areas with bbq pits. However if your course takes place on the main campus, be prepared for the hill back to your room. Good range of societies but felt if you weren’t really good at a sport you weren’t given much of a chance to take part. The SU offered loads of events during freshers and holds around 2/3 events each week, while offering jobs to students. When the WiFi worked it worked well, but found it was constantly disconnecting.
The campus is very nice but small. The lectures of often interesting and run well, I have no problems with the course. However student services care very little for the students treating them as nuisances, even if they really need help. I know many students that the university has failed and have now dropped out as a result, this can range from not helping with mental health issues to failing to punish sexual assaults even when caught on cctv. The university’a zero tolerance policy towards drugs and criminal offences is anything but, resulting in a £50 fine in extreme cases, this had lead to people feeling unsafe in the university halls and around campus after they have reported issues to the university.
Great place, helps a lot and cares about the individual.
My first year had been amazing due to the amazing campus and facilities, it also down to the amazing people I have met on my course!
The university does have many positive attributes but they need to improve on certain facilities, for example, their mental health facilities
The staff and facilities at the university have been amazing, very social campus and great atmosphere.
Just finished first year and the uni have been great. Like when I broke my arm and couldn’t do my exam they were helpful about it.
Very nice campus and library. Too many smokers inn non-smoking areas
I’ve just finished first year at Winchester and I’m enjoying it
Would not go here again and would not recommend
As a second year going into third year I can say that I’m not looking forward to going back as I know I can expect the same. It’s been poor from the start, poor communication and poor course I guess. Told at the start of second year that we can go to our lecturers anytime for help and support followed by we will only be here for you when it’s convenient for us i.e. working day hours which is pathetic. Don’t know what I’m paying 9 grand for and definitely wouldn’t pay anymore than 3 at this point. Work ethic of some lecturers is little to non existing which really ruins the course not just the module.
Unbelievably overpriced SU, mental health service is a joke, the societies make the uni experience far better but the uni are running themselves into the ground. Accepting more students but no space to place them forcing some freshers to pay £7,000+ for accomodation they never asked for. I know it is winchester but still, the prices are crazy compared to pretty much all other unis in terms of accomodation, shop prices & bar prices. My faculty was very good but I am aware of others who struggle to competently communicate and some which are simply not taught well enough due to staff attitudes. Its a bit of a shambles.
3 years have gone by so quick however have enjoyed every minute of seeing the campus every day! Doing dance means that I was able to use the dance studios nearly everyday making the most of the huge space to dance in. Have made some amazing friends through my course and the rounders society!
Meh, they are getting rid of most of our lecturers in the arts department so we are f*****.
3 years ago I would have given this university a much higher rating. However, the increase in student intake has a NEGATIVE impact and is heavily felt. The library and other work spaces are far too overcrowded with 0 spaces available throughout the day and the closer you get to deadlines (when you need to use these facilities) the less room there is. As a commuter, arriving at ridiculously early times to achieve a space is not feasible. Appointments for student services are far and few between, resources are not as available as they say they are. Waiting list of a month for some. Lecturer quality is hit and miss, some are fantastic whereas some are .... questionable. General lack of capability to reply to emails. Claim to care for the environment and they do have recycling bins on sites for coffee cups etc but are currently spending MILLIONS on a new building whilst asking lecturers to take voluntary severance due to lack of funding available. Something not quite adding up ....
Some rooms are unavailable for disabled pupils because of stairs etc. Student union is never really busy enough to enjoy, capacity seems to be very low at all times.
Love going to Winchester uni. Such a great atmosphere, beautiful campus and friendly staff and students
The course was boring and unprepared 2 lecturers got fired for being awful
Winchester is a wonderful university with a variety of societies and activities to take part in ranging from swimming to quidditch! The music centre particularly is excellent and student services are so helpful and kind. The student union may not be the biggest but it’s one of the safest and the summer ball was amazing. Theres nowhere else I’d rather be.
Nice campus but really expensive accommodation and the gym is so small for the amount of students!
Physically, everything’s fine. Nice campus, accommodation is ridiculously expensive (as expected), fun SU etc. However, there’s an atmosphere of ‘not our problem’. I did my undergrad and masters at winch (winch offers a 50% deal off on masters if you do an undergrad with them), and studied in both the arts and business faculties. The mental health services are a joke. A 3 month wait for an assessment and then 5 sessions
Overall it’s a good uni, I’ve just finished first year and I can’t fault that much. One thing that is particularly annoying is the internet but it’s not a big deal, there is nothing about the uni that I could say was terrible.
Best time of my life, the uni supported me in every way they could whenever I needed them. Incredibly welcoming, very friendly and always helpful.
Love the uni, great facilities and great people. Had some wonderful experiences and love everything about the area.
The campus is easily accessible with many clubs and society’s
I have no complaints about the university ! I’m really enjoying my time here, especially the new physiotherapy course ! Keep up the good work!
The university of Winchester is more like a family than a university. With brilliant Lecturers and fun students nights out, why go anywhere else?
A pleasant time with friendly faces but make sure you pick your friends and stick with them to the end.
Great focus on student intrests
The facilities are great and the courses are interesting. However with it being a smaller uni they need to improve the student union to fulfil everyone’s best uni experience possible. Also West Downs Student Village has horrible water and the showers are disgusting with black mould.
Lush uni and great campus. Societies can be elitist but that's the same as anywhere else! Overall a great university to attend with plenty of great events and facilities.
Events cost a lot to attend ie, sports awards, summer ball and even have to pay a lot for graduation. But the academic facilities, resources and support is good. With my course (journalism) where we don't have a lot of contact hours, we do most of our work independently, but the resources we are given to help us and the people we meet make my course worth it. And the way it is structured works because it prepared us for the industry we're going into.
An absolutely amazing place to study and start your next chapter
The uni itself is a nice small uni and classes are never massive. Nice for those who don’t want to have to be in a room with hundreds of people at a time. However, my course has not been helpful with marking and student services very rarely actually help to improve grades.
Good University for those who are part of a society but poor night life
As an international student, the university has really been engaged in my well-being throughout my first year.
Winchester is a lovely place to live and the university is as good as you make it.
Student services and mental health services are extremely poor. SU doesn’t do much to change or help any issues. The dean and faculty of arts is helpless. Funding is being cut more and more. The town is pretty boring and everything is expensive
In our third week we were attacked by another student on university grounds, they refused to remove him from the university and their lack of action led to him not being sent to prison as the courts saw the lack of action as complacency.
i have had a lovely time at UOW
Small campus which instantly makes you feel comfortable. However, it needs more study spaces. Sports teams are huge whilst other societies struggle to keep going. A really good and modern SU but the vault needs to be expanded to accomodate the growing number of students. Brilliant and very helpful careers service if you choose to use them and decent internet and wifi.
Very small, kind of antisocial. Not very multi cultural. Boring. Good that it’s small though because it’s easy to find places. Not much to see or do and is only good for about 4 of the courses so I’ve heard. Film course is not good hence why I’m trying to go to a different university to do a more art based course
The University of Winchester is undoubtably falling short when it comes to being a desirable and interesting university. Although a few union events are made they are repetitive and become a students worst nightmare after a while. The halls are mixed with some being new and updated whereas others are falling apart and should not be lived in (especially for the price charged). After three years at the university I have never received a single hint of help on future careers. The university needs a serious update - instead of spending money on new things try to update the things already in place.
Awful, mental health only taken seriously if the person has a learning difficulty. Staff are horrible apart from my supervisor. They got the name of my course wrong for graduation dates.
Have basically been conned into a degree that has no budget and is not what it was sold as. They’ve even given us fake stats about where our money goes and the dean has tried to get free labour over summer from a group of us. Genuinely considering a law suit.
Brilliant, very well supported. My course is organised and exciting- physiotherapy is the best
Brilliant university! Lecturers are fantastic!
Great university, very supportive
Needs more shops on campus and better events
Everything is close together and accessible, has everything you need and is only 10 minute walk from the city centre
This uni has been my home for the last 3 years and when I say home I mean I as such. It’s supportive, comfortable and very clean. I love it here so much that I’ve chosen to stay for another. I don’t think this uni gets the credit it deserves. No one can ever do enough for you especially the student services and programme leaders. When things get tough or life throws you a curve ball the uni are there to help you on your feet again and achieve. Thank you Winchester uni
Lovely new campus with lots of new facilities and tech. Amazing opportunities throught the careers service and the student services help team. Lovely place to be, everyone is always friendly and warm.
So far I have had an amazing experience at Winchester the social aspects as well as educational have exceeded my expectations.
Terrible experience, expensive food and wouldn’t recommend
I had brilliant experience with the careers service, and they will help you even after you leave the university.
Student services is great at the university
The actual campus is nice, although very VERY hilly
unprepared for courses and unprofessionalism when dealing with students enquiries and assignments
A brilliant place. Better than I ever expected it to be. Highly recommend going there to study.
Staff didn’t care about you. Not a lot of opportunities to get involved with things.
There is a lack of newer and relevant books in the Winchester library for Marketing. Disabled/additional support is very inconvenient and doesn’t offer alternate locations for 1-1 learning sessions making them hard to attend
Where to begin... My lecturers are for the most part fine. The campus is fairly nice but the buildings advertised are nothing like the ones you will actually use. The student unions events are useless and revolve around basic boring nights out at an overpriced SU bar with awful music and have never seemed to put on a live music event despite advertising. My housing situation probably sums it up most I ended up having to live alone in a house for two months because of an error made by the university. Clubs and societies, there are plenty most of them uninteresting there are classics like rugby football etc I joined busking society for music and felt totally alienated very quickly no one even bothered to learn my name except a couple people. The internet works what else can be said Overall I’d say don’t bother even if they give you an unconditional.
Fantastic community. I am finishing my final year and I will never regret choosing winch
This uni has allowed me to become the real version of me and I will always be grateful
I enjoy every minute I spend at university both academically and socially, everything the University of Winchester offers is different and fun and I can’t wait for my final year to start.
Amazing uni! The campus is beautiful the lecturers are fantastic. They do so much to make sure the students get what they want out of their uni experience! Couldn’t have picked a better uni to go to!
Winchester is a great uni, it cares about its individuals and really does try to cater for everyone. If you need something, they’ll do their best to help you out.
I haven't got a bad thing to say. They've been 100% supportive in getting me through, student services is amazing, staff throughout the uni work together to make uni an enjoyable experience and to get you through your studies. The management on the uni whether it's security, halls or food outlets is faultless. They've gotten me through a lot, regardless of the problem. So glad I came here.
Lovely modern campus with all the facilities and resources you'll need. You genuinely feel taken care of at this university, the staff are all very kind and they treat you as an adult, not a child or a number. Winchester itself is a beautiful city, perhaps not the best for a night out (the one nightclub might not be for everyone), but it has plenty of lovely pubs and Southampton (which has many more nightclubs) is only a short journey away. Not to mention The Vault (basically a student union club) which always has events on. You feel like a member of a big family here, which is welcoming and great to be part of.
Clean campus, WiFi in house ALWAYS drops out, student nights are pretty rubbish constant Disney themed nights are NOT FUN.
The campus is beautiful and it’s all pretty much in one place, so you can easily walk to all parts of campus. Winchester has a really friendly and supportive environment and there are so many opportunities to be social and make friends.
The campus is beautiful and all the facilities are within walking distance of each other. It’s a really friendly and supportive environment, and there are so many opportunities to be social and make friends. The lecturers are really approachable and friendly, and make you feel lseen and heard, and not just like a student number in the crowd.
Poor resourcing and lack of student and staff care. If the university put as much effort into actually helping people as they do into their marketing facade that they care then it might stand a chance.
Good course choice but shockingly low number of societies and clubs outside of sporting interests
A gorgeous campus, very helpful staff and despite it being a fairly small campus, they do a fantastic job especially when it comes to events at the student union! So many opportunities for all kinds of people and fantastic support network too!
There's is a really lovely, small and friendly environment at this university campus. The staff are all helpful and friendly too.
Winchester is a lovely place! The campus is beautiful and quite small which makes it hard to get lost! All on campus housing is within good distance of lectures. All facilities on campus are great! Very eco friendly and big on recycling - they even recycle gum! I'm proud to be a Winchester student.
Wasn’t the best in terms for disabled students even the lifts would constantly break down leaving students stuck in them. Not much was put in place for students who required help especially the wait for those with mental health issues. The WiFi was intermittent at best and would often not work for days which isn’t helpful for students during their dissertation period.
The fact that it’s not big makes the experience more special as you can always see at least one person around campus you know.
I am currently a student at Winchester University and I just love it. It has an amazing atmosphere and the services are fantastic.
Eduroam is awful WiFi! I am in my third year and currently live at home and commute, facilities are good for commuters. When in first year I lived in Queens student flats, you couldn’t call from your mobile inside the flat, flat block or sometimes even the courtyard out the front - in first year this led to me missing my food shop as I didn’t have signal, meaning I lost out on food and £40. I think it needs to be easier to get into clubs and societies, especially if you decide you want to start part way through a semester. I always felt awkward showing up to trials for societies. Student union isn’t bad - good places for food/drinks.
Small, safe uni where everyone knows everyone! Night life isn’t great but the uni is good
Good University experience overall
Lots of things to do at the Student Union and lovely campus
I love the campus and staff! Such a friendly environment and makes me more motivated to do well
Love the atmosphere but could do with better communication between societies and student union, also mental health services aren't great
Careers service is absolutely awful. Wifi drops out constantly. Always had issues with the wifi. The student union are alright but could listen to students more. The campus facilities are good, although automatic doors and lifts break all the time.
Awful management in every sense possible, unprofessional staff and those outside the arts are unfair on both the staff and students, minimising their opportunities, docking funding, and trying to cut down staff. And the staff in that department work hard
Good uni, they care about the students and the food is top quality. I feel safe walking around campus at night.
Range of societies is somewhat lacking, the student union doesn't host many events, internet is oftentimes slow. However the campus is very homely, good size without being too big.
A fantastic uni, that caters to all sorts, and makes everyone feel welcomed, and important.
A university with a brilliant lecture team but a horrible administration, when studying you feel as if you are there for a reason but bedside that you are constantly being degraded and threatened by credit control if you ever find yourself in a financial situation, with constant overlooking of your needs as a student and a lack of empathy; everything concerning the student union is lacklustre at best and the only half decent social activity involving the university is the societies which create great bonding, besides that food on campus is tasteless at its best yet cheap with many computer facilities however a lot of them not working at the best of times, academically a great university however administration wise it’s horrible.
It's been okay as a commuter I'm not really involved in society's wish there was more for commuters and this not on main campus
Staff are amazing especially Ana Azar
Poor SU. Bad prices, expensive housing options
Not the worst university there is but definitely not the best. Mental health is seen as an important part of university life yet the uni doesn't actually seem to do much to ensure the students feel okay
Lectures in the arts faculty work really hard
Overall university it’s amazing, looks wise at least. The teaching needs to be improved if it wants to continue accepting students, because I had a terrible experience over my three years at the uni with teaching. Wasn’t cared about at all, I only have 4 lectures overall and in my final year they still didn’t know my name, just shows how much effort they put in to their work.
Lecturer's don't give a care in the world. Paid £27,000 for powerpoints which I could've gone through at home. Their student services, whilst helpful is still very badly managed and needs work.
The best uni especially if you are international
Good campus with good variety of food venues. However, very poor student services, with little help for mental health - more needs to be done.
Most unhelpful, mentally draining university I’ve ever experienced. My mental health is in the toilet because of this uni and how poorly it handles it’s students. Avoid at all costs.
lovely campus, such a good support network and I love my course!
Fantastic university where every student is valued and known by name
I love this University, they’ve been so supportive with my mental health. My drama course is absolutely amazing with great lecturers as well!
Winchester university has great facilities and staff.
Winchester is the most friendly and welcoming university. The staff work hard to ensure you enjoy your experience. Best 3 years of my life!
Basically finished my first year at UoW and I've loved it. I would not change my choice of Uni even if someone payed me.
Just finishing my third year of university, it has been amazing. I have met the most amazing people and had the most amazing adventures. I have been so fortunate to find like-minded down to earth people who I expect will be my friends for life.
A beautiful campus with fantastic teaching staff and facilities, student services are poor and mental health support is essentially non existent.
As joining as a third year student , the university does not cater specifically for this type of student however is more than happy to take the money. There is a complete lack of help, the grading criteria is also extremely fluid and the lecturers are very political and favoritism does reflect the great given.
at uni there now and it’s one of the best places i could’ve gone. socials are amazing and lecturers and other staff are all very supportive
Campus is always tidy and clean. Food can be quite limited and expensive. Not a massive range of sports facilities. Parking is very very limited near campus. Cost for commuting can be expensive via train. Not many weekly lectures and split over 3 days makes it difficult to work around the timetable. Library has good facilities and a nice place to study.
I couldn’t be more glad that I chose to go to the university of Winchester. I’ve had such a good first year and met so many amazing people
Amazing university, staff are all supportive of their students
WiFi always connects, all staff are helpful and willing, the student union is amazing and does much more than most unis and there are many societies that everyone can be part of
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.
Good student services department very understanding and helped me get the diagnosis I've been waiting 5 years for. Trampolining society is amazing so accepting and inclusive
I've greatly enjoyed my time at Winchester, the small campus is a great boon to locality and teacher-student contact.
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.
Shocking support for some course from the uni, no help to the lectures at all
Since starting at the university in 2017, I have enjoyed every moment there! The staff in the law department are helpful, committed and incredibly intelligent, with personal touches to their teaching and are always very approachable. The facilities are vast and range from outdoor spaces, indoor spaces, with great equipment at our disposal and modern technology and design. There is a great community feel throughout the university and being apart of a society only expands upon that!
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.
As a smaller campus, everything is easy to get to and feels very inclusive. While you get a little help if you know what you want to do as a career there is not a lot of help in achieving that goal
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.
An amazing university with a really friendly staff and a serene feeling of welcomeness and friendliness
I’m so glad I came to Winchester and I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else!
I was really fortunate to be able to study abroad in my second year. The University was really helpful with this and I felt it enriched my degree.
Studied Liberal Arts at the Uni. It was difficult but brilliant. Best thing is that the teaching was second to none, also really felt like they cared.
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!
Lovely friendly small university, I really feel this Uni is on its way up, up up.
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 :)
The University as a whole is a lovely place, very friendly and welcoming, the campus is a nice place and easy to find your way around and if your lost there is always someone who is willing to help
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.
Although one of the smallest campus Universities there is so much going on.
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.
The internet in the rooms further away from the kitchen can disappear often
Societies for everything you could think of including Dessert Tasting!! (It's fab btw) good range of nights out in the union club, also movie nights and quizzes for the non partiers like me lol
Beautiful campus and incredibly helpful staff, the constant climbing of what we've come to call 'the mountain' is the only fault I can find so far, and that's only a 15 minute walk up a hill.
Services at the university have been slow and missed communications dealing with difficult situations.
The campus is small but its big enough not to seem cramped. The hills are horrible but after the first term you get used to it!
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!
Uni has everything I need, very modern campus is nice
We need more events that stay open later
If you don't have the courage to reach out for help here, your not going to get noticed.
The university overall has a friendly atmosphere to it which is easy to help you settle in.
This university has given me independence from living at home whilst still providing me with help and guidance when it is needed instead of me feeling overwhelmed of what to do.
Very good experience at the university so far this year, everyone is very friendly. Nightlife is not so good but definitely makes up for it with the amount of pubs and student union events
Lovely, friendly university. Not a wild place with very limited night life, but if you want a friendly chilled no then winchester is the place for you.
Very enjoyable, very clean and a very friendly enviroment
Queens is the best halls on campus
It has offered me a lot- career wise, always ensuring you better yourself. You get used to the hills
Good uni, really good accomodation, help is always avaliable if you have any problems
Had a great first semester and make lots of friends from the friendly university and town etc.
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!
Wake up every morning to a lovely cleaner named Rose. Nuff said
Great first semester living in Winchester. Campus provides many facilities and living in halls provided me with an easier transition into uni life!
From day one the university have been really helpful. If you have either personal or academic worries the staff are easily approachable and easy to talk to.
The only thing missing I a microwave and a water heather, its expensive to live of campus and having to by anything hot to eat or drink,
The wifi can act a bit odd on the occasion but for the most part it works. A really great university with a lot of fantastic perks. Highly Highly Recommend for people to come to Winchester.
So friendly, the small community means you will always bump into people you know on nights out etc.
Very good WiFi throughout all campus areas. Could do with more clubs and societies.
Wifi is temperemental but the rest of this section, Winchester is amazing for
The uni does have SU events however, when you compare them to other uni events they're not great!
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.
Friendly university, has everything that is needed
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.
Pleasant small uni with plenty of opatunities.
Love studying here, it's small and comforting so you don't feel just like a number
Lovely uni, great atmosphere. Student union do some good events (BOP, s-club 7, beat-a-max). Queens is the best accomdation:))
great place to be - beautiful city and everything is at most 20 minute walk away
Absolutely amazing the university makes the campus as safe and homely as possible
Amazing university! You know practically everyone and you honestly do make friends for life ! X
The staff and the 24hr facilities on campus are really great - i love it here! the only thing is the SU shop is really expensive
very good university on the whole however, expect thing to take twice as long as they should
Friendly student union which has something for everyone and holds events every night. Only downside is the amount of hills, but you tend to get used to them within the first semester
Easy to navigate around campus, friendly SU members
great uni, great campus, the internet is quite slow but not too bad and there isn't much of a social life out side of the SU as there is only one club
Beautiful campus. Very friendly.
Wifi is really good and so are the student nights
All round great uni. The people are helpful and the campus its self is small and easy to navigate.
the wifi on campus is perfect( or close to anyway) as there is a connection wherever you are except some rooms in halls which can have REALLY bad wifi
Winchester is a wonderful and small uni where you always see people you know and everyone is lovely
Overall it's a lovely small campus and very friendly
good university with a lot of helpfull people
Beautiful campus, but to small, No place to sit and study, are some space at the library but the air in there is so bad that I get a headache every time I'm in there for more than 30 minutes
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.
The student union at Winchester is incredible, the events are always so fun and the safety bus is also s big part of a good night out as it safely takes you straight home for free.
Student union is awful compared with other universities, it is closed at the weekend and doesn't offer any sports viewing.
AMAZING!! The wildest student parties at the Vault!
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.
Good university with fantastic facilities. It's a nice size campus with easy access to the city centre and train station (10-15 minute walk).
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.
Very good WiFi. Fantastic food by the cater team.
I have had the most incredible experience at Winchester, mainly because of the people I have met. It's such a close knit uni and a lovely atmosphere.
The university of Winchester is one of the best place I have been. The place is amazing and I am so happy that I had university of Winchester as my first choose!
best uni, great internet excellent facilities lots of computers student union is good with lots of events
The university is fantastic! It is small but that's great because you really get to know people and can always see familiar faces on campus.
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.
Small campus but lots there - join a society!
Amazing uni, loved it from the minute I got there!
Fantastic facilities, opportunities and courses as well as a really friendly atmosphere all over campus all the time!!
Everything I could have hoped for from a uni.
Brilliant place to study, easy access to town, and good travel connections for getting home.
The best first year of university, I never ever ever thought it would be as amazing as it is. I love Winchester and wouldn't want to be anywhere else
The facilities were okay last year, hopefully they are a lot better now after spending all my tuition fees to doing the student union up. The clubs I have joined have been great, can't wait to join more this year.
I wouldn't change my university experience at Winchester, the SU provides something for everyone.
A small and friendly university
All round such a friendly place, feel much more a part of something than I think I would at a larger university. Great facilities and great people!
Such a good friendly university.
Felt so comfortable when I started at Winchester, the uni is small but thats what I liked about it. Everything is just there, where you need it.
Great location, campus university, great volunteer opportunities, especially love the range of combined honours choices
Beautiful town with a great university! Campus is well laid out and provides plenty of lecture space as well as computer rooms and chill-out spots.
Everyone that goes to your SU goes to your university and you meet loads of people off you course there.
A really warm university and everyone helped me settle in really fast. I love the nights out at the SU, where i work part time. My tutors are also really supportive and inspiring. I can't wait to start year two! :D
Small but really friendly university!
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!
Perfect location, gorgeous campus, great people
I am very happy to say that this is my University, This is where I become who I want to be and I work to achieve my dearest dreams.
I love Winchester university so much that I only applied for this university and my life has changed since attending for the better!
Amazing university. Perfect for me
Beautiful and friendly place with a wonderful atmosphere. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Campus is always clean and we'll presented, being only a short walk from town makes it perfect.
Excellent university which encourages student progress both academically and personally. Student union is great and offers great opportunities for students. Extremely happy I chose this university!
Totally love Winchester! Yea it can be a bit quite but as long as you know where to look! Plus its a beautiful place!
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.
Brilliant experience brilliant university
An amazing city and an amazing university! Small enough to know people big enough to have lots of different personalities.
Brilliant uni, everyone is friendly and willing to help, gorgeous campus and halls, generally a fantastic place to learn
The university has a lot to offer, the campus facilities are fantastic. So much to offer for a variety of people. I love being here. It's definitely home!
Winchester has such a family feel, you're always part of a community!
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
It's a good uni, the services are great and considering that the Internet cafe is open 24/7 helps with deadlines.
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.