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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)
    • Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching is quite vast, however the lectures are quite long. The course content is quite repetitive, though this...

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      2013, 3rd year, Training Teachers Primary

      Academic Experience

      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.

      2013, 3rd year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Facilities

      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...

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      2012, 3rd year, History By Period

      Facilities

      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.

      2012, 3rd year, History By Period

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    • Accommodation

      The halls are good. They are maintained and managed well. They have a good atmosphere

      2013, 1st year

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    • Everyday expenses

      easy to manage costs if you manage money well

      2012, 3rd year, Film Studies

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    • Everyday expenses

      As with all students, it is very difficult to manage your costs, especially in your second and third years. The reason for this...

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      2012, 2nd year, English Literature

      Everyday expenses

      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.

      2012, 2nd year, English Literature

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    • Accommodation

      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...

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      2012, 2nd year, English Literature

      Accommodation

      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.

      2012, 2nd year, English Literature

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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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