The Winchester Students’ Union is dedicated to representing and supporting students, as well as providing a wide range of opportunities, activities and events across areas of education, welfare, activities and services.
The students’ union organises over 100 sports teams and societies, representational networks different activities or identities, and opportunities for involvement within the union itself. In addition to a full programme of events and entertainment, there is also a cinema, roof terrace bar and union shop. The Vault is a 1,000-capacity venue on campus which was awarded national runner-up at the NUS Best Bar None Scheme 2019.
The Winchester University Students’ Union has an impressive number of clubs and special interest societies for students to join, ranging from subject-specific organisations to language groups, food and drink societies, cinema and literature clubs, and technology groups – including the university's very own YouTube society for aspiring vloggers and content creators.
Sports team activities are a feature across the social calendar at Winchester, and the university offers students many top-level clubs to join at both a competitive and social level, including rugby, hockey, skiing, American football and cheerleading.
University of Winchester students on Whatuni say:
“Great atmosphere at the university and it’s a very friendly place to be in."
“There is a lot of societies and sports activities and people are very friendly.”
Winchester is the quintessential English city, with a rich culture and great student life. This friendly and highly walkable city has a laidback atmosphere, with dozens of welcoming cafés and restaurants, cosy pubs and unique bars. There’s also a lively music and arts scene which includes a packed calendar of festivals and special events, such as the famous Christmas market, Winchester cocktail week, the Hat Fair and the street arts festival.
Chapels, theatres and museums are popular attractions around the city, with the centrepiece being the magnificent Winchester Cathedral, deeply ingrained in the medieval history of the British Isles.
Fast and inexpensive transport links make it easy to travel to London in an hour, while beautiful countryside such as the New Forest and South Downs National Park are close by for a relaxing day out.
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