University Centre Sparsholt


  • Location: Town, Rural

Student life

Whether living on campus in our outstanding accommodation halls of residence, or travelling in every day, University Centre Sparsholts 450 acre campus has all the amenities to make our students feel at home, and to support them in their studies. Alongside use of College facilities such as the Fitness Suite and one-hectare lake, our students have access to a wide range of high quality facilities dedicated to giving them the best student experience possible.

Only 3 miles down the road from Sparsholt is the historical city of Winchester. With vibrant nightlife, cafe culture, museums, cinemas and plenty of shopping you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy bustling city life alongside studying in the countryside. Degree students also have the option to live on site at University of Winchester to get the whole university experience as well as access to the student union to join in on all the entertainment, clubs and societies.

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

The area sees plenty of sunshine and Brighton – the LGBTQ+ capital of the UK – is a student favourite, with tons of quirky shops, cafes, arts, nightlife and watersports.

Moving east into Kent, you'll find the charming towns of Whitstable, Broadstairs, and Margate – all bursting with literary history – plus the iconic landmarks of Dover’s white cliffs and Canterbury Cathedral.

London is an hour or two away for gigs, theatre trips and capital city adventures, while the country’s two largest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – mean international journeys are easy to get started.

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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

Set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, our large and attractive campus has an array of specialist facilities designed to enhance your learning and provide you with industry-standard experience.

Our campus has diverse on-site habitats and industry-standard training areas such as the unique Aquatic Research and Conservation Centre which will both inspire and support your learning.

Our facilities are second to none, including our state-of-the-art Rider Performance Studio, with Racewood Eventing Simulator as well as the Animal Health and Welfare Research Centre, home to The National Zoo Academy.

Course locations

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Sparsholt, Winchester, SO21 2NF