University of Winchester


Student life

The Winchester Students’ Union is dedicated to representing and supporting students, as well as providing a wide range of opportunities, activities and events across areas of education, welfare, activities and services.

The students’ union organises over 100 sports teams and societies, representational networks different activities or identities, and opportunities for involvement within the union itself. In addition to a full programme of events and entertainment, there is also a cinema, roof terrace bar and union shop. The Vault is a 1,000-capacity venue on campus which was awarded national runner-up at the NUS Best Bar None Scheme 2019.

What's it like to live in South East?
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South East England is made up of nine counties, with key student cities being Brighton & Hove, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, and Southampton.

The area sees more sunshine than anywhere else in the UK – perfect, given its coastal treasures. Brighton – ‘the LGBT capital of the UK’ – is a student favourite, with tons of quirky shops and cafes.

Moving east, Kent’s charming towns – like Whitstable, Broadstairs, and Margate – are bursting with literary history, plus iconic landmarks like Dover’s white cliffs and Canterbury Cathedral.

London is just a one – two hour train ride away for gigs, theatre trips etc., while the country’s two largest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – make travelling abroad simple.

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What's it like to live in Winchester?
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In the valley of the River Itchen, historical Winchester is praised as a happy little bubble of cultural festivals, foodie spots, and farmers’ markets.

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Campus and facilities

We have been praised for the high-quality of our facilities for learning, teaching and student life. We invest heavily in our campus to ensure it remains up-to-date and offers our students access to the most relevant teaching equipment and technologies.

Our stunning new West Downs Centre is a sustainable, state-of-the-art building complex which includes a contemporary 250-seat auditorium, art gallery and library. Our campus also has green spaces with excellent sports facilities and social learning areas, gym and fitness studio, performance spaces and course-specific facilities.

Course locations

West Downs

Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5HT

Main Site

Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR

Main Site

Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR

Distance Learning

Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR