Get a taste of university life by attending a real lecture with us in your chosen subject.

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Taster Lectures

The University of Winchester is throwing open its doors to applicants who want a real taste of our university lectures!

Try before you buy and get a head start on your university life by attending a real lecture with us in your chosen subject. With a huge variety of subjects on board, have a look at the rich array of lecture titles and specialisms that we offer with our world-leading research and award-winning teaching.


Traveling to your taster lecture

Park and Ride

South Winchester Park and Ride is located off Junction 11 of the M3 (SO21 2FG). We suggest that you allow at least 30 minutes to park and travel to the University. The bus will drop you outside our West Downs Campus. The Park and Ride costs £3 for the whole day and this can be paid in cash, card or by mobile phone.

Bus and Coach

Main bus and coach routes stop at King Alfred’s Statue in central Winchester. The walk to King Alfred Campus takes approximately 20 minutes. On alighting proceed along Broadway and through the pedestrianised High Street. Turn left at Southgate Street. Cross St Clement Street and take the next right turn into St James’ Lane. Proceed up the hill and just after the railway bridge go through the gates of West Hill Cemetery and take the footpath through the middle of the cemetery. The University is situated opposite the far gate of the cemetery.

Train Travel

The University is less than one mile (approximately 15 minutes walk) from Winchester station. Leave the station by the main exit (platform 2), turn right onto Station Road leading onto Upper High Street. Turn right over the bridge and then left onto Clifton Terrace. Continue past the green until you reach the main road (Romsey Road). Cross the Romsey Road and proceed along St James’ Terrace. Cross the road and turn right and take the path through the cemetery. The King Alfred Campus is on the other side of the cemetery.

Public parking

For city centre parking please visit

There is no parking available at the University so we recommend that you use one of the following:

If you are a disabled badge holder please contact us:


These free events are for enquirers to the University of Winchester.

Although this event is intended for applicants, family are more than welcome to come along for a self-guided campus tour. However, the lectures are only available to applicants due to limited places being available.

Meet us at Main Reception on King Alfred Quarter to start your day!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact the University with any questions?

If you have any questions about the events you can get in touch with us by emailing

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

To make check-in as quick as possible we ask that you bring your ticket along with you. If you are unable to print your tickets please just show us them on your phone.

Can I bring guests with me?

Your family are welcome to join you for the self-guided campus tour, you do not have to book them a place, but unfortunately spaces are limited for our lectures so these spaces are just for prospective students.

How do I get to the University and where can I park?

You can find directions to the University on our Contact Us page. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide visitor parking at the University. The nearest car park is Tower Street Multi Storey which is a 10 minute walk from the University. Alternatively, Winchester is served by a Park and Ride service. Further information on parking can be found on the Winchester City Council Website.