History, Affiliations and Rankings
University of Winchester is a highly ranked public university in Winchester, Hampshire, England, that was founded in 1840 by the Church of England. The history of the University is as old as the city of Winchester itself, when it was established as the Diocesan Training School for training teachers and has since, mapped its journey from 10 students to 8,000 students. In 2004, the School became University College Winchester, and in 2005, the Privy Council bestowed it with the title of the University. Winchester has affiliations with Guild HE, Cathedrals Group, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and Universities UK. As per Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Winchester ranks #301-400 in the year 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
It has a sprawling campus divided into four lovely quarters: King Alfred Quarter, West Downs Quarter, Medecroft Quarter, and Bar-End Quarter. The King Alfred Quarter, which is close to Winchester, is where the majority of the student life takes place. It has a lovely library and modern, state-of-the-art on-campus housing for students. The Martial Rose Library, which is open 24 hours a day, is also located there. The University's business school and the Link Gallery are located in the West Downs Quarter, on the other hand. It has numerous social learning spaces with the most up-to-date technology. The campus of this university is laid out in such a way that it promotes long-term sustainability. With over 270 courses in 64 subject areas are available at the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral levels, all of which are taught by an experienced and devoted faculty.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Winchester has won a Silver Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework while the University's research was rated as "world-leading" in terms of its originality by the Research Excellence Framework 2021. Winchester University has an alumni network of 30,000+ in 90+ countries around the world. Further, the University of Winchester campus won the Green Impact Gold Award Winchester City Council Scheme 2018. The University of Winchester has a long list of successful and gifted alumni. To retain a strong link with these pioneers, the university has established the Winton Club, an alumni group. Some of the famous alumni of the university include Lauren Cohan (British-American Actress), Ryan Lavelle (Author), Mike Bushell (BBC Journalist), Angus Scott (Television Presenter), Nick Helm (Comedian) among others.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Winchester has an impressive size of 422 academic employees and 546 support workers in 2017-2018. The number of students enrolled increased to 6,373 from 6,250. 6.7% of students in this group were international students from various countries across the world. At this university, 86 % pursue a full-time education, and 67 % are female.