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Student Life


University of Winchester

Located within close walking distance of the city centre, you’ll love the community vibe on our welcoming and compact campus. There are plenty of spaces to study with over 600 computers across campus and a campus-wide WiFi network. The Martial Rose Library is open 24 hours a day and has over 300,000 books, as well as a huge digital library of academic journals, e-books and databases.

Hang out, unwind and socialise in the newly renovated Cyber Italia and award-winning King Alfred Centre. This houses the Student Union, bookshop, Learning Cafe (with 24-hour PC access), Food Hall, Terrace Bar, Gourmet Burger Company, Union Shop and club space.

The University is also developing a new £50m learning and teaching building at the heart of the West Downs Quarter. This is due to be completed in early 2020 and will be home to the Digital Futures computer and digital-related degree programmes and business and management programmes.

Student Support

University of Winchester

We know that sometimes you might need just a bit of support to fully thrive at university. That’s why our dedicated student support team are here. They can help you with any questions you have or challenges you might face. This includes providing advice and support on health, wellbeing, disability and academic or English language skills.


University of Winchester

Recognised as The Best Place to Live 2016 by The Sunday Times and ranking first in the 2019 Royal Mail Happiness Index, Winchester has a laid-back atmosphere, plenty of amazing places to eat, a thriving music scene and The Hat Fair, a street performance festival that rivals Edinburgh’s. You will love exploring our beautiful city and wandering its ancient streets to discover your favourite pubs and spots to grab a coffee.

Get involved

University of Winchester

Follow your passion and embrace what it means to be you through engaging with over 180 opportunities outside of studying. The University and Winchester Student Union offer a wide variety of societies, sports clubs and other activities, allowing you to follow your passion. Here’s a selection of what’s available:

  • Tennis Team
  • Winchester Wolves Dance Squad
  • Silverbacks American Football Team
  • Student Academic Representatives
  • WARGS (Winchester Association of Role-players and Gamers)
  • Hampshire Dessert Society
  • Volunteering in the Community
  • Winchester Rays Swim Team
  • Busking Society
  • Student Helpers

Contact Information

Emma Cleaver 
Student Recruitment Events Manager 
University of Winchester
University of Winchester
SO22 4NR 
01962 827234 
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