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University of Winchester

Winchester | South East England

City Campus Rural

Ucas code: W76

The University of Winchester is small, stylish, specialist, desirable and values-driven, with an international reach. The campus offers a dynamic academic environment within a friendly, social and supportive community. Winchester is one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in the UK and has a strong café culture and a bustling atmosphere.
Source:University of Winchester website

What students say about this university

Dialog 679 comments (183 students)
    • Accommodation

      The first year accommodation is good, but i wish i had known more what would be in the room, and the space itself, as i never...

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      2012, 2nd year, Film Studies

      Accommodation

      The first year accommodation is good, but i wish i had known more what would be in the room, and the space itself, as i never knew what to bring with me!

      2012, 2nd year, Film Studies

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    • The downside

      Study abroad opportunities. My university advertised studying abroad in America as an amazing opportunity and then when I...

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      2016, 2nd year, Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified

      The downside

      Study abroad opportunities. My university advertised studying abroad in America as an amazing opportunity and then when I signed on for it, the administration took months, there was little communication and what was communicated was inaccurate. I ended up returning home after only two weeks abroad with even more debt and rather than be invited to the talk promoting study abroad to give accurate detailed information, I wasn't invited- possibly for fear I'd give a negative review.

      2016, 2nd year, Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Finances

      Not easy at all-- I'd recommend saving as much as you can before uni

      2016, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      The library has a large range of books for all subjects and they have an easy online system to help you locate books and also...

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      2012, 1st year, Psychology

      Facilities

      The library has a large range of books for all subjects and they have an easy online system to help you locate books and also to renew books without having to go back to the library. There are also things scattered around campus that help you locate where there are any free computers. The university of winchester has the learning cafe, which is a great place to do group work as you can talk and bring your laptop (or use on of the many computers) and there is also a cafe at the back if you need to work over lunch time. I do psychology, so I know the psychology labs and resource rooms are too a very high standard and have all the equipment you need.

      2012, 1st year, Psychology

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    • Student Union

      They do bop and flirt on campus but that's about it

      2014, 3rd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      I have 12 hours of teaching a week plus around the same amount at home studying in order to get relevant information for my...

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      2016, 1st year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      I have 12 hours of teaching a week plus around the same amount at home studying in order to get relevant information for my course. One half of my combined course is amazing, they give powerpoint, extra information, worksheets and book support as well as regular one to ones if you need support. The other hand seem to do the bare minimum and just read from powerpoint slides and their assessments seem to be lacking in any thought or detail and it actually feel demeaning to the course. We have presentations, posters, essays, guides, exams and reports to write for the courses and often they're group work. This can cause a bit of issue as I often like to get work done quickly as I have additional knowledge through work but other people in my group might not do the work to the same standard and we all end up losing marks, or they hand in work so late that we cannot check or proof read it and it ends up being atrocious.In one subject we get feedback during one to ones and can always ask for help but none of the tutors give real feedback on assignments, they just give brief examples of where it went wrong but at that point unless you need to redo an assignment, it's too late.

      2016, 1st year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

58%

LOW

Political

41%

LOW

Creative

63%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

29%

LOW

Varied union activities

67%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

7,540

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

81%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

19%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

68%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

7%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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