How to write your personal statement in three steps
Your opportunity to bring yourself to life for universities to showcase your talents and your potential to soar on their course. Read our top tips on perfecting yours before the UCAS deadline!
The Winchester student bucket list
There's so much to do in Winchester and we can't wait for you to discover it all. Take a look at our Winchester student bucket list - how many will you tick off?
10 questions students ask before coming to Winch
Do you have any questions about coming to the University of Winchester? Recent graduate, Chloe, answers some common queries about life on campus and moving to a new city.
Vlog: My Clearing Experience
Louise shares her experiences of joining the Winchester community through Clearing and how she hasn't looked back since.
The best trips from Winchester
One of the most exciting things about starting university is exploring not only your new city, but having the opportunity to discover new towns and places nearby. Find out where our students recommend as the best day trips to take from Winchester.
Clearing: Before getting in touch
Here's what you'll need to have before you get in touch with your clearing enquiry.
Living sustainably as a Winchester student
As we all know, the planet can really use a helping hand at the moment. Luckily, the University has been working on ways to make it as easy as possible for you to be more sustainable in your everyday life as a Winchester student. Below are a few tips on how you can make a difference.
Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming to Winchester
In a time when everything is so uncertain, I’ve shared some things I wish I knew before coming to Winchester, and I hope you’ll find them useful too.
Alex, BA (Hons) Forensic Studies
Alex studied BA (Hons) Forensic Studies, graduating in 2017. Alex shares how his experiences at Winchester have helped get to where he is today.
Alumni Profile - Summer, BA (Hons) Creative Writing and English Literature
Summer studied Creative Writing and English Literature at Winchester, graduating in 2020. Read how Summer used the extra-curricular activities available to boost her university experience and CV
Alumni profile - George, BEd (Hons) Primary Education
George studied Primary Education at Winchester, graduating in 2019. He shares his top tips for choosing the right university for you.
Alumni Profile - Bee, BSc (Hons) Geography and PGCE Primary
Bee studied Geography and PGCE Primary at Winchester, graduating in 2020. Read how Winchester prepared Bee for a career in teaching.
Making the most of a virtual open day
Whilst our Open Days have gone online for now, they’re still a great way to explore what’s on offer at Winchester. We’ve put together our top tips on making the most of a virtual open day.
My Geography field trip to Spain
Geography alumnus, Liisa, shares one of her highlights of studying Geography at Winchester - her exciting field trip to Spain.
10 top tips for surviving Clearing
With results day just around the corner, you might be anxiously waiting to find out if you've achieved the grades you need. But fear not if you don't quite get the grades you were expecting, we've put together some top tips to help you survive Clearing!
Making friends at uni: Andrea’s top tips
Student blogger, Andrea, shares her top tips on how to meet new people and make great friends during your first few weeks at Winchester.
Winchester: On screen and on page
We’re celebrating the role that our lovely city consistently plays a part in literature, TV and films whether Winchester is where they’ve been written, set or filmed. Check out some key locations...
Winchester: The secrets of our city
There are many hidden delights in the side streets of Winchester, whether you’ve never heard of these places or you’ve just never noticed them. From independent cafe's to clues capers - they’re all worth exploring.
Recent graduate, Chloe, tells us all about moving to the beautiful historic city of Winchester and shares her reasons why she loves living here!
Meeting the professionals
Second year sociology students met with disability professionals to discuss real-life issues and find out what careers in the disability sector are really like.
Winchester WatchFest: an April TV challenge
We don’t know how long we’re going to be locked down at home, but we do know it can be lonely, frustrating and boring. So we thought it might be a nice idea to offer some suggestions on some classic TV shows that we can watch each day of this month and share our thoughts about.
Getting to grips with student finance
Getting to grips with student finance can be tricky, yet it is an essential part of university preparation for most students, so we thought we'd put together an easy-peasy guide to help you with your application.
How to be a Savvy Student
Do you dream of new clothes and expensive food whilst you count your pennies just to buy a cup of tea? Follow our guide to become a savvy student and you’ll be sipping a posh drink, poolside in Cannes in no time (well maybe not but don’t stop dreaming).
Top tips for Parents
Sending your child to university can be a rollercoaster of emotions. Alison is mum to our psychology student, Katie and she shares her top tips to parents and guardians who are supporting their children in applying to university and in choosing their next new home.
Going to uni: Expectations vs. reality
Going to uni can be a pretty life-altering experience. Suddenly your life is turned upside down, with a new town, new accommodation and new people. Andrea, tells us her experience of joining uni.
10 motivational songs to get you through your UCAS application
With the UCAS application deadline fast approaching, we thought you could do with a little motivation to help you finish off your application.
Easy peasy pancake recipes
So, today is Pancake day and we're very excited to bake up a storm in the kitchen later on. Here's some of our favourite recipes to impress your housemates and give everybody serious food envy!
Best ‘affordable’ coffee in Winchester
Kendra shares her best independent coffee shops in Winchester to keep you energised whilst tackling university life.
My audition experience and top tips
I cannot believe that it has been almost three years since I auditioned in front of a panel of people who are now my friends and teachers. I have pulled together my top tips to help you prepare for an audition, and how to get the most out of the experience.
Making the most of an open day
Open days are a great opportunity to find out more about a university. With so much going on throughout the day, you definitely want to make the most out of it. Sophie has shared her top tips on making the most of an open day.
Studying Education Studies at Winchester
PhD student, Laura shares her experiences and knowledge of studying Education Studies at Winchester.
Top tips to defeat homesickness
University can be the best time of your life, helped in part by your new-found independence! But it’s natural to feel a bit homesick whilst at Uni, Luke has shared his top tips to combat homesickness.
Vlog: My Reflection on First Year
Kendra reflects on her first year at Winchester; discussing all-parts of student life from halls, social life, academic life and what she would do differently next year.
Studying Forensic Investigation at Winchester
Third-year student, Charlotte, shares her experience, advice and knowledge from her time studying Forensic Science at Winchester.
Vlog: Emma's 10 Top Tips for Clearing
Clearing may seem a bit confusing and feel a little overwhelming, so Emma has shared her top 10 tips in a vlog to help you through clearing.
Maia's education: Taking Liberal Arts into schools
Maia shares her experience bringing Liberal Arts into schools and the education she received in doing so.
Gracie’s guide to an alternative night out
Gracie shares her top things to do when you are a student at Winchester and you want to skip the shots and headaches.
My time with Inspiring Enterprise
Ever thought about starting your own business? We asked some of our students about their time as part of the Inspiring Enterprise project and what they learnt from in industry mentors.
Winchester's Secret Eats
There are so many places to eat in Winchester, it may take you three years to try them all! So why not experience some unique local restaurants to begin with?
Five reasons to study a Masters
If you’re coming to the end of your undergraduate degree, now might be the time to start thinking about postgraduate study. Take a look at our top five reasons to consider pursuing a Masters at Winchester.
Stay healthy while studying: 10 top tips
Taking breaks and regular exercise whilst studying has been shown to improve your mood, memory and thinking skills. Check out our top 10 tips to stay healthy whilst studying.
Cheap and healthy student meal ideas
Lydia and Jack run an Instagram channel dedicated to making cheap and healthy meals to maintain a balanced lifestyle whilst at uni. Here are their tips to inspire you to cook cheap yet amazing meals.
Creative Writing Students write, record, and release a podcast of ghostly stories inside 24 hoursAfter a ghostly semester studying Gothic Literature, the University of Winchester's second year Creative Writing students gathered together on a cold, winter's morning to create their own stories... Read more
TRAVELLING BEFORE UNI: JADE’S TRIP TO INDIA
Student blogger, Jade, tells us all about her trip to India before starting her first year at uni.
The five best things about studying creative writing
As her second year draws to a close Creative writing student, Andrea, ponders upon the five things she most enjoys about her course.
Rising Star: Stefan Kabarowski
Stefan has been making music from an astonishingly young age, he remembers fondly making rap songs with his younger brother on Garage band, a style that he is trying to replicate in some of his work now. Check out his latest release Mannequin here.
Why are new musical theatre works so important to develop?
Musical Theatre student Hannah tells us about studying the New Musical Theatre Performance project...
We’ve Done All of Our Growing Head to Toe; Becoming Just So
After three, intimate years of studying Musical Theatre at the University of Winchester, student Joe Best gives an introspective account on the development of Just So...
Five benefits to studying a Foundation Year
Just missed out on the grades or entry requirements to secure a place on your degree? Here's our five reasons why a Foundation Year might be a great option for you!
A Fresher’s Guide to the Student Union
Tali Atvars, Winchester Student Union President (2017-19), tells us all about the University of Winchester's Student Union and how to get involved.
The best of BOP: Our top anthems
Whether you’re a current student or alumni you’ll no doubt recognise these songs as the soundtrack to some of your best nights in Winchester. Has your favourite BOP song made it onto the list?
Travelling before uni: Jade’s trip to India
With just 10 weeks to go, the countdown until Arrivals Weekend is on and it's time to start making the most of your summer holidays! Student blogger, Jade, tells us all about her trip to India before starting her first year at uni.
Why commuting was the best decision for me
As a commuter, you get the best of both worlds - you get to enjoy a home life outside of the “University bubble" and you still get to maintain your “real” life. You also get all the perks of student life. Here's why recent graduate, Claire, thinks commuting was the best decision for her.
How to balance part-time work and your degree
Getting a job is part of the university experience for a lot of students. Whether you need some extra cash or you want to become more independent, here are some tips to help you balance work and study.
The trip of a lifetime: David's time in South Africa
My name’s David and I’m a second-year BA (Hons) Film Production student. I’ve just come back from a trip of a lifetime to South Africa where I was capturing footage of six primary education students who were teaching in a South African primary school.
Creative Writing Awards Evening
BA (Hons) Creative Writing and BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing third years came together to commemorate their time at university at a celebration evening with student readings and awards.
Four apps to help beat procrastination
Do you procrastinate a lot while writing your assignments or revising for exams? Then this blog is for you! Stay organised, become more focused and beat procrastination with these five apps perfect for the exam season.
Study habits for success
With the academic year coming to a close it’s definitely a busy time for everyone. We've asked some of our students to share their tips to help your have a successful study session.
Rising Stars: The Britons
BA (Hons) Media and Communications student, Rhian interviews a variety of up and coming singers and songwriters from here at the University of Winchester in our new feature, Rising Stars. This week she meets Rory and Rosie, also known as The Britons.
How to get ahead in your legal career
Did you know, if you want to be successful in the legal world, you need more than a high grade and an in-depth knowledge of law? I didn’t. Craig Sharpe, a marketing specialist from Darlington Solicitors LLP, attended the University of Winchester to talk to budding solicitors about the reasons why.
Why I chose to come to Winchester from the Channel Islands
We asked some of our students who have come to Winchester all the way from the Channel Islands why they chose to study here with us, how they found moving to a brand new city (and completely different landmass!) as well as what advice they'd give others thinking of starting a new chapter here in Hampshire.
Dot.to.Dot tour with D@win dance
Choreography and Dance student, Jess, tells us all about the courses student lead D@win Dance company and what the class of 2017/18 are getting up to in preparation for the Dot.to.Dot tour.
A week of workshops run by internationally-recognised dance companies
Choreography and Dance student, Orla, tells us all about returning to Winch after the Christmas holidays and how her course eased her back into uni life with a week packed full of motivational workshops.
Instant stories: From paper to podcast in 24 hours
After a ghostly semester studying Gothic Literature, our second year Creative Writing students gathered together on a cold, winter's morning to create their own stories, and to take part in a brand new University initiative.
Five reasons to join the University of Winchester Music Centre
Music is integral to life at the university through the University of Winchester Music Centre. Here are Laura's top five reasons why you should join the University of Winchester Music Centre.
Five essential apps for student life
Do you struggle to budget? Do you procrastinate a lot while writing your assignments? Then this blog is for you! Save money, stay organised, and become more focused with these five apps perfect for life at uni.
My year in five books
As semester two comes to a close, creative writing student, Andrea, shares the top 5 (non-academic!) books she's read so far this year.
Three things you realise about yourself as an international student
You know what is exhilarating? Buying a one-way plane ticket and arriving in a new place where you are going to live and study for the next few years. Read Savannah's experience of moving to Winchester from the USA.
How to travel the world while studying
There are so many opportunities to make your time as a student a worldwide adventure. So if you’re someone who struggles to stay put in one place, read on!
Wait, they went to Winchester?
As a graduate, you will forever be a member of the Winton Club, our alumni association with over 25,000 members across 91 countries. Here are some exciting names (such as Lauren Cohan!) that you'll be joining.
10 top tips to make your CV great
Whether you’re trying to secure a graduate job or applying for part-time work over the summer, check out our Head of Careers, Liz Manning’s, top tips for writing a CV that will get you noticed.
Postgraduate life: My experience
Thinking about postgraduate study? Find out what inspired student blogger, Evie, to pursue a Masters degree at the University of Winchester.
Maintaining long distance friendships at uni
University is a momentous change, especially if you move far away from home - but that doesn’t mean people have to be left behind! Read our tips on how to maintain your long distance friendships.
A week in the life of a history student
Want to know what it's like to study History at Winchester? Student blogger, Gabrille tells us all about her final week and handing in the dreaded dissertation.
The best coffee shops in Winchester
As you may know, Winchester has an incredible selection of independent coffee shops. Student blogger, Kate, reveals which ones you should try out next time you're in town!
Why volunteering is the best thing to do this semester
Volunteering is a great way to get involved with the people and the city around you. Kate tells us all about her experience on the volunteering module and what its meant to her career.
Society profile: Winchester spirits cheerleading
Thinking of taking up a new hobby, but don't quite know what to choose? Sam Hunt, Captain of the university Cheerleading Team tells us all about what it's like to be a Winchester Spirit.
Journalism alumni: Where are they now?
Thinking about a career in journalism? We've been in contact with some of our journalism alumni to find out what they've been up to since graduating at Winchester. Find out where their degree has taken them.
Make the most of your time here
Whether you want to embrace the social side of university or focus on building your career (or both!), there are hundreds of ways to get everything you need from your time at Winchester. Read on to find out how!