University of Winchester
Winchester | South East England
Ucas code: W76
What students say about this university679 comments (183 students)
The amount of teaching is quite vast, however the lectures are quite long. The course content is quite repetitive, though this...
The amount of teaching is quite vast, however the lectures are quite long. The course content is quite repetitive, though this may change as the courses have altered in length, however what you learn is very useful. The course includes practical work experience, which is invaluable for becoming a teacher, and the uni provide transport, or cover transport costs. The feedback is minimal, supporting you in becoming an independent learner, however the lecturers always welcome students to talk further to them about grades.×
The library has lots of different books for various courses but you do have to be quick to get them out for essays. There are...
The library has lots of different books for various courses but you do have to be quick to get them out for essays. There are lots of pcs but it can be find to hard find one during the middle of the day. The careers centre is very useful and has a wide range of resources and workshops to help you figure out what to do when you leave uni.×
The halls are good. They are maintained and managed well. They have a good atmosphereReport
easy to manage costs if you manage money wellReport
As with all students, it is very difficult to manage your costs, especially in your second and third years. The reason for this...
As with all students, it is very difficult to manage your costs, especially in your second and third years. The reason for this is that all student landlords assume the student loan is purely for them, and charge you as much as they can for rent, so that you actually have very little money to live on and buy your course books with. However, your student loan will mostly cover the costs, and you can always work part-time - you just have to work hard at managing your money. But this is a situation you will find wherever you choose to go to university.×
I lived in Queens Road Student Village in my first year, which is a lovely place to live, very new and modern, and you have...
I lived in Queens Road Student Village in my first year, which is a lovely place to live, very new and modern, and you have your own en-suite which is a very nice thing to have. Rooms are spacy and well-furnished, and security is very good. For my second year I lived with a landlord company called Super Uni Housing - I would NEVER advise anybody to live with them. They do not provide the services they offer, their attitude is very aggressive and uncaring, and we even had to bring Trading Standards in to aid us once. They do not care about their tenants, only the money they bring them. For my next year, however, I am living with Lithend Estates, who are lovely and very professional, and actually seem to want to make things as easy as they can for you, as they remember you have very little experience of living on your own.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction87%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students7,540
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate81%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time19%
of students are part-time
Male / Female68%
of students are female
Young / Mature11%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK7%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction83%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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