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The University of Winchester

4.9 out of 5 (11 ratings / 7 reviews) Winchester, England, United Kingdom
The University of Winchester is a values-driven institution which offers excellent programmes of study sustained by teaching and research of the highest quality.

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The University of Winchester was founded in 1840.The college was renamed King Alfred's College in 1928.


Winchester offers innovative and forward-thinking teaching with scholars at the forefront of their disciplines:

  • Undergraduate courses
  • Postgraduate taught courses
  • Postgraduate research degees
  • Foundation degrees
  • Distance and Flexible Study


Eighty-two per cent of University of Winchester research submitted to the REF was considered to be of quality that is 'recognised internationally' or better in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The overall profile of seven out of eight units included research of 'world-leading' quality.

The REF assesses the quality and impact of research submitted by UK universities across all disciplines. The results provide benchmarks and public information about the research performance of universities, and will be used to allocate around £2 billion per year in research funding to universities.


We offer:

  • Impartial and up-to-date information, advice and guidance about occupations, graduate employment, further study/training, volunteering, and other opportunities
  • Individual guidance appointments with professionally qualified careers advisers
  • Email and telephone guidance for those unable to visit the Careers Service in person
  • Help and advice to students who wish to leave university prematurely
  • A JobShop which advertises part-time job vacancies both on campus and locally, vacation work, and national graduate job vacancies
  • A volunteering service promoting many local opportunities
  • The HEAR - a single record of your academic and other achievements during your time at University


Student services

The Student Advice and Finance team is available to offer information and advice on student loans, bursaries and scholarships and financial hardship. We can also provide a listening ear and support those experiencing personal issues which are affecting study, struggles with work load and University life, course concerns and a range of other issues.

The International Support and Advice Centre is available to help students with non academic issues and enquiries such as arrival enquiries, orientation, travelling to Europe, visa applications and extensions, opening bank accounts and will also direct students to the appropriate support elsewhere in Student Services or the university as appropriate.

Housing services

At the University of Winchester we realise that where you live is an important factor in deciding where to study.

Our aim is to help you through the process of securing good quality housing for the duration of your course, by offering University managed accommodation and providing information and advice on accommodation with us and in the Winchester Community.

The University guarantees on campus accommodation or off campus University Managed Housing, to all first year fulltime undergraduate students who hold Winchester as their firm first choice University (via UCAS) and apply for accommodation by published guarantee dates.

Library services

The Martial Rose Library welcomes members of the public, staff, students and researchers from other institutions and anyone wishing to use the Sybil Campbell and Thorold and Lyttelton Collections.

ICT services

Winchester hosts over 350 networked PCs located in the Library, the Kenneth Kettle open access building, the Learning Cafe situated in the University Centre, Medecroft and at the Winchester Business School at the West Downs campus. We also have a number of computer suites for teaching.

All campus accommodation has internet access (wired and wireless).

Medical services

Winchester Centre for Global Health reflects and extends the University’s contribution to the common good for those in need through strong and sustained commitment in low- and middle-income countries.

Student Life

Campus life

King Alfred Campus:

  • Student life is centred on our King Alfred Campus within walking distance of the historic cathedral city of Winchester. In recent years, the King Alfred campus has undergone much change to enhance its facilities.
West Downs:
  • West Downs is a short walk away from the centre of the King Alfred Campus. It is the home of our self-caterinccommodation, the West Downs Student Village,and the West Downs Centre, which is where the University's Winchester Business School is based.

Sports facilities

Sports Facilities at the University of Winchester (Main Campus) Wherever you are on main campus you won’t be far from our state of the art facilities.

  • The University Gym
  • Sports Hall
  • Fitness Studio
  • The Multi-Use Games Area

Student clubs

When you arrive at the University you will be given an ‘Entertainments Schedule’ outlining all the events taking place during your first two weeks at Winchester. 

Freshers’ Fortnight is your chance to get involved, socialise and find out what your Union will provide for you! The Freshers’ crew is on hand to guide you through two non-stop weeks of activities and events, supplied by your union and to answer any questions you may have.

Our Freshers’ Fayre usually takes place at the end of week one and is held on main campus, where you can sign up for sports and societies, as well as meeting lots of local organisations.

Winchester, England, United Kingdom