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.
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' (4*) 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.
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.
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 (UMH), 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.
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.
Winchester hosts over 350 networked PCs located in the Library, the Kenneth Kettle open access building, the Learning Café 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).
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.
King Alfred Campus
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.
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 (and get lots of free goodies).
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.