WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER - YOUR WELCOME PACK 2018

 
WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER - YOUR WELCOME PACK 2018
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WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER - YOUR WELCOME PACK 2018
WELCOME
I am delighted that you have chosen to study with us at the
University of Winchester.

Our passion is to provide you with a fantastic university experience that helps unleash
your talents so you can make a real difference in the world. We hope your time here will
be enjoyable, challenging and rewarding as you develop new perspectives, increase
your knowledge and skills and make friends for life. University is a transformative
experience, so make the most of your time here and shape your own future.

This welcome pack is designed to assist you before you arrive at Winchester, with
information about how you register and enrol and how to make your first few weeks
as easy as possible. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to our           Professor Joy Carter DL, CBE
                                                                                                            Vice-Chancellor
friendly team on the Arrivals Helpline (see page 3 for contact details). We’d also love
to hear from you as you get ready to start at Winchester – our social media details are
on the previous page.

I look forward to seeing you very soon.

We, at Winchester Student Union, are very pleased to be welcoming
you to the University of Winchester.

Your Student Union is here to support and represent you every step of the way.
Whether that be through academic and welfare support, advice or just someone
to talk to, our office door is always open. We will be out and about for the whole of
Freshers’ Week with your Executive Officers and Freshers’ Crew (in orange), ensuring
that you settle in just right.

Freshers’ Fayre will be one of your first opportunities to see all of the amazing sports
and societies, as well as extracurricular activities, we have on offer. There really is
something for everyone.                                                                                          Tali Atvars
                                                                                                  Winchester Student Union
If you are passionate, just like us, about making change and ensuring the best                           President 2017-19
possible experience for yourself and your peers, the opportunity to become one of the
most important change makers starts from the moment your university experience
begins. Head over to pages 20-21 to find out more about what your Student Union has
to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER - YOUR WELCOME PACK 2018
CONTENTS
    Arrivals helpline and Peer Partners      3   Your campus                           23

    Register online                          4   Learning and teaching                 24

    Arrivals Weekend                         5   Student academic support              24

    Enrolment                                7   Careers and Winchester Hub            25

    Checklist                                9   Your Winchester                       26

    Welcome Week Headstart schedule          9   From Winchester to the world          27

    Fees and finance                        14   Institute for Value Studies           28

    Food on campus                          15   Music Centre                          29

    Martial Rose Library                    16   Green campus                          30

    Canvas (Virtual Learning Environment)   17   Travel and transport                  31

    IT services                             17   Finding your way around campus
                                                  and the city                          32
    Student support, health and wellbeing   18
                                                  Summary of key Terms and Conditions   34
    Winchester Student Union                20
                                                  Faculty information                   36
    Get Involved at Winchester              22
                                                  Useful contacts                       37
    Your HEAR (Higher Education
    Achievement Report)                     22

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ARRIVALS
HELPLINE
If you have any queries relating to your arrival here at
Winchester, please get in touch with our Arrivals Helpline.
We are happy to help.

+44 (0) 1962 827321
Open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm from 16 August to
21 September

arrivalshelpline@winchester.ac.uk

PEER PARTNERS
WHAT IS A PEER PARTNER?                                       WHAT CAN MY PEER PARTNER HELP WITH?
The transition to university is an exciting time but one        • Finding out about services on campus
that might leave you full of questions. Our pre-arrival         • Information about Winchester as a city and
Peer Partner scheme is a quick and easy way for you               surrounding area
to get answers to questions you may have before                 • Questions about your course (and when they
arriving here at Winchester. Whether you are going to             are unable to do this, pointing you in the
be joining us as an undergraduate or a postgraduate               direction of the person who can help)
student, commuting from home or living in University            • What it’s like being a student here at
accommodation, from the UK or from overseas, this                 Winchester, the different societies we have,
scheme is here to put you in touch with a current                 what happens over Arrivals Weekend and
student who can help.                                             Welcome Week (your first week at University)
                                                                • Jargon busting
WHAT NEXT?
Once you have confirmed Winchester as your                    WHAT CAN’T MY PEER PARTNER HELP
first choice and you think you might find it helpful          WITH?
to have a Peer Partner, please email your name,               It is important to note that your Peer Partner is not
student number (if known) and the name of the                 able to provide information, advice and guidance on
course you are due to start to: peerpartnering@               any legal (including visa), financial or academic issues
winchester.ac.uk. You will be sent a very short               but they will point you in the direction of the right
questionnaire and, once this has been returned to             people to help you.
us, you will be contacted by your new Peer Partner.
All conversations you have with your Peer Partner
up until Welcome Week will be via email, so please
ensure that you let your Peer Partner know if you
change your email address at any time.

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STEP ONE:
                               REGISTER ONLINE
    All students need to register online between 3 and 10 September 2018 at:
    www.winchester.ac.uk/register
    Not registering online may delay enrolment onto your course.

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       Set aside 10-15 minutes to                       Upload a valid, high-quality colour passport-
       complete the registration                        style photo showing your head and shoulders;
                                                        no one else should appear in the frame. For
       process
                                                        guidance on how to upload a photo, please
                                                        visit: apps.winchester.ac.uk/photoupload

       2
       Make sure you have a few things
       to hand:                                         5
         • Your username and password                   Having issues?
           (sent in your offer and confirmation           • Please make sure you carefully read the
           correspondence). If you can’t find these         instructions in the online process before
           details, please contact IT Services by           you begin
           emailing: servicedesk@winchester.ac.uk         • Mandatory fields will be highlighted,
           (please state your seven-digit student           and you will not be able to continue the
           number)                                          process if any of these fields have been
         • Your new contact address during                  left blank
           semester, UNLESS you are moving in to          • As a security measure, you will be timed-
           University housing (we will already have         out of the process if there are prolonged
           this information)                                periods of inactivity. If this occurs, you
         • Your Unique Learner Number                       should log in again and you will be taken
           (www.ucas.com/advisers/guides-and-               to the relevant screen to continue
           resources/adviser-news/news/unique-            • If you queried your course details, you
           learner-number-uln)                              will see an information message. A
         • A suitable photo for upload                      member of Admissions or Registry will
                                                            contact you within a few working days,
                                                            using the contact details you provided,
                                                            with instructions on how to proceed

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       Visit:
       www.winchester.ac.uk/register

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STEP TWO:
                             ARRIVALS WEEKEND
Arrivals Weekend is Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 September.

STUDENTS MOVING INTO UNIVERSITY-                       September, or 10am-3.30pm Monday to Friday
MANAGED ACCOMMODATION (ON OR OFF                       during Welcome Week, to meet with a Disability
CAMPUS)                                                Adviser. Please bring a copy of your needs
                                                       assessment and evidence, so we can draw up your
If you have been allocated and accepted a room in
                                                       learning agreement and start to put appropriate
University accommodation, you will have booked
                                                       support in place.
into an arrival slot on either Saturday 15 or Sunday
16 September. You must arrive within this allocated
                                                       PARENTS/GUARDIANS/FAMILIES
timeframe only. If you are an international student
you don't need to book into an arrival slot. Further   We have set aside a quiet space in St Alphege
information about arrivals can be found at:            Building for those with parental responsibilities,
www.winchester.ac.uk/arrivals                          where we will also be holding Parent Talks at 1pm,
                                                       2pm and 3pm on Saturday 15 and at 11am, 12pm
If you are moving into catered accommodation, you      and 1pm on Sunday 16 September.
will be issued with a campus card when you collect
your keys – this doubles as a catering card. If you    STUDENT HELPERS
are not a catered resident but requested a catering    Our friendly Student Helpers will be all around the
package when making your housing application,          campus during Arrivals Weekend and Welcome
your campus card will already have the catering        Week, and are easy to spot in their brightly-
amount loaded on it. To check this, please visit any   coloured t-shirts. They are here to welcome you and
University catering outlet.                            answer any questions, so look out for them.

STUDENTS NOT MOVING                                    REGISTER WITH A DOCTOR
INTO UNIVERSITY-MANAGED                                Visit The Zone (Winton Building) to register with a
ACCOMMODATION                                          doctor (you’ll need the name and address of your
If you are not moving into University-managed          previous surgery). We will be open from 9am-5pm
accommodation, you are still welcome to attend any     Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September, and through
of the social or Welcome Week Headstart events         Welcome Week.
running over the weekend. While you aren't required
to arrive over this weekend, it is a good time to      SUPPORT SERVICES
arrive and settle in before the Welcome Week           If you would like to speak with someone from
activities kick off (see page 10-13).                  Student Services over Arrivals Weekend, there will
                                                       be representatives from our Student Advice team
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                                 in The Zone from 11am-4.30pm on Saturday 15, and
To benefit from the Orientation Programme, we          10am-4pm on Sunday 16 September. They will also
encourage you to arrive on Saturday 15 September       be able to signpost you to other support services
(or Sunday 16 September if you are unable to arrive    around campus, including Registry and Finance.
on Saturday). We offer a free airport pickup service
from Heathrow Airport to Winchester on Saturday        THE LIBRARY AND IT SUPPORT
15 September only. Details of this service will be     The Martial Rose Library is open 24/7, so will be
emailed to all international students. For more        open throughout Arrivals Weekend. IT Services is
information please email:                              located in the Library (top floor) and will also be
international@winchester.ac.uk                         open to assist you during Arrivals Weekend if you
                                                       need help or advice on getting connected.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Visit us in The Zone (Winton Building) between         REFRESHMENTS
10am-4pm on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16                  The catering facilities include; Cyber Italia in the

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Kenneth Kettle Building, Gourmet Burger Company,
    Ethical Earth and the Food Hall in the King Alfred       YOUR FACULTY
    Centre, and Café Life in the Winchester Business         Your confirmation letter accompanying this
    School (at West Downs Quarter). Please see page 15       pack will tell you the name of your Faculty.
    for our Arrivals Weekend opening hours.                  Please make a note of this, as your arrival
                                                             and activities during Welcome Week depend
    LARGE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS                                on which Faculty you are in. You will find
    Prior to your arrival, please email the Music Centre     contact details for your Faculty on page 36
    (music.centre@winchester.ac.uk) if you are bringing      and we encourage you to drop in to meet
    any large musical instruments to University which will   representatives from your Faculty in the St
    need to be stored on campus.                             Alphege Building foyer from 12pm-4pm on
                                                             Saturday 15 and from 10am-4pm on Sunday 16
                                                             September.

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STEP THREE:
ENROLMENT
You need to formally enrol with the University in order to become a student with us.
Enrolment takes place in The Stripe. Please attend the allocated timeslot stated below (your Faculty is detailed in the
correspondence confirming your place at the University).

ARTS   FACULTY OF ARTS
BLS    FACULTY OF BUSINESS, LAW AND SPORT
EHSC   FACULTY OF EDUCATION, HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
HSS    FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

∆ If your course is made up of two subjects (eg Creative Writing with English Language Studies; Criminology and
Sociology), you should attend the enrolment session of the subject listed first in your course title.

* Part-time students: please note that you are invited to attend the early evening session on Wednesday 19 September,
but if you are unable to make that day or time then please come to your general Faculty session instead.

MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2018
 9.30am    11.00am All non-teaching EHSC students
 11.00am 12.30pm EHSC: BEd/MEd (Primary Teaching students) surnames A to L
 12.30pm   2.00pm EHSC: BEd/MEd (Primary Teaching students) surnames M to Z
 2.00pm    3.00pm International Students (including EU) surnames A to N
 3.00pm    4.15pm    International Students (including EU) surnames O to Z
 4.15pm    5.00pm Exchange/Visiting Erasmus #
 4.30pm    5.30pm Degree Apprenticeship Programmes ALL FACULTIES #
# These sessions will run concurrently in the same location
TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2018
 8.30am    9.10am    BLS: Accounting (all ∆); Economics (all ∆); Mathematics (all ∆)

                     BLS: Computer Aided Design; Digital Media (all ∆); Computer Science; Computer Systems and
 9.10am    9.30am
                     Networks; Cyber Security (all ∆)

 9.30am    11.15am BLS: Business Management (all ∆); Event Management; Fashion, Marketing and Media; Marketing
 11.15am   12.00pm BLS: Law (all ∆)
12.00pm     1:15pm   ARTS: Film Production; Film Studies (all ∆)
 1:15pm    2.30pm ARTS: Music/Sound (all ∆); Journalism; Media & Communication (all ∆)
 2.30pm    3.45pm    ARTS: American Studies, English (Language; Linguistics; Literature) (all ∆)
 3.45pm    4.45pm ARTS: Creative Writing (all ∆)
 4.45pm    6.00pm ARTS: Choreography & Dance; Comedy; Drama (all ∆); Musical Theatre; Performing Arts; Theatre Production
WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2018
 8.30am    10.00am BLS: Sports (all ∆); Strength, Conditioning and Fitness; Physiotherapy
10.00am    11.15am HSS: Criminology; Forensic Studies; Geography
                     HSS: Ancient, Classical and Medieval Studies; Anthropology; Archaeology (all ∆); Archaeological Practice
 11.15am   12.30pm
                     (all ∆); History, Civilisations and Beliefs; Theology, Religion and Ethics; Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

 12.30pm   2.30pm HSS: History (all ∆); Classical Studies
                     HSS: Animal Welfare; Global History and Politics; Politics and Global Studies; Philosophy, Politics and
 2.30pm    3.10pm
                     Economics; Sociology

 3.10pm    4.30pm HSS: Psychology and Criminology; Psychology (all ∆)
 4.30pm    6.00pm PART-TIME students *

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                                                                upporting evidence for your disability or
                                                               learning difference:
                                                              • If you are dyslexic or have another learning
                                                                difference such as dyspraxia, please bring
                                                                a copy of your most recent educational
                                                                psychologist’s report and, if possible, your
                                                                Needs Assessment
                                                              • If you have any other disability, please bring the
                                                                appropriate documentation and evidence to
    THINGS TO BRING TO YOUR ENROLMENT:                          support this, to give to the disability team
    □ C
        orrespondence from the University confirming         • If you haven’t already, please meet with a
       your place on the course                                 Disability Adviser from the Student Services
                                                                team as soon as possible to ensure the relevant
    □□ Proof of identity:                                     support is in place
       • Any one of the following documents will be
                                                             □N
                                                                ame and address of your current GP surgery,
         acceptable: birth certificate, passport, driving
                                                               so you may register with a local GP surgery. GP
         licence, marriage certificate, adoption or deed
                                                               registration takes place in the Zone so please do
         poll certificate (documents must be original:
                                                               visit there over Arrivals Weekend, or if you are not
         photocopies cannot be accepted)
                                                               able to do this over the weekend then please visit
       • If you are an international student you must
                                                               during Welcome Week
         bring your passport and visa/entry clearance
         documentation, along with original proof of        When you have completed enrolment you will get
         your entry qualifications. All students with an    a copy of your Student Handbook, receive your
         immigration status will be required to have        campus card (if you have not already collected this
         their passport, visa or immigration permission     over Arrivals Weekend), and have full access to your
         scanned and recorded on to our University          University IT account. Enrolment is a mandatory
         system to comply with Home Office monitoring       step in the process, which must be fully completed
         requirements.                                      in order for you to be considered a student at this
                                                            institution.
     □ Proof of student finance (hand to the Finance
         team):                                             COURSE INDUCTIONS
     • If you have applied for support, please bring        You must also attend your Course Induction
       your financial notification letter which is sent     sessions during Welcome Week as these provide
       to you by Student Finance. If you have not           the opportunity for you to receive important course
       received your financial notification letter          information and meet students on your course, the
       before enrolment, you must bring the latest          Programme Leader, Programme Administrators
       correspondence you have received.                    and members of the teaching team. Your Faculty
     • If you are self-financing (paying your own fees)     Welcome Week schedule, detailing your course
       and have not yet paid your fees, please arrange      Induction sessions, will be available at the end of
       payment in accordance with the Regulations for       August via ‘MyRecord’ (www.winchester.ac.uk/
       Payment of University Fees:                          myrecord) when you register online, or visit your
       www.winchester.ac.uk/feeregulations                  Faculty in St Alphege Building during Arrivals
     • If a sponsor or government has agreed to pay         Weekend on Saturday 12pm-4pm or Sunday
       your fees, you must bring a confirmation letter      10am-4pm.
       or purchase order from them to confirm this
       (this must include the full billing address). The
       letter should show:                                    TIMETABLES
         »» Your name                                         You will receive your personal timetable at the
         »» The name, address and contact details             end of Welcome Week, once you have fully
             (including email) of the financial sponsor       registered and enrolled. Please be advised that
         »» The date of the letter                            standard undergraduate teaching takes place
         »» The amount of money the financial sponsor         between 9am-6pm Monday to Friday. If you have
             will pay towards your course fees or a           any specific queries, please contact your Faculty
             statement from the sponsor that all of the       using the details on page 36. During Welcome
             tuition fees will be covered                     Week (Monday – Wednesday) we will have a desk
    	Please note, sponsorship should only relate             in The Stripe staffed by a Student Helper who can
       to the coming academic year. A new letter is           help answer any questions you might have about
       required for each year of sponsorship at the           timetables.
       start of each academic year

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CHECKLIST
We know there is a lot to think about, so here’s a handy checklist for you.
International students should refer to the International Student Handbook enclosed for
additional information about what to do before you arrive.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:                                      □ Open a student bank account
□ A pply for student finance:                         □ U
                                                            K full-time students fill in an HC1 form (obtained
   • Students from England and the EU should visit:        from GP surgeries, dental practices, Post Offices
       www.gov.uk/student-finance                          and Benefit Agencies) for assessment for free or
   • Students from Wales, Scotland or Northern             reduced health costs (such as NHS prescriptions,
       Ireland should apply to the relevant Student        NHS dental treatment and sight tests). If you are
       Finance organisation:                               eligible for this support you will be sent an HC2
       Wales: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk;               exemption certificate
       Scotland: www.saas.gov.uk;
                                                        □ If you have not applied for student finance
       Northern Ireland: www.studentfinanceni.co.uk
                                                            and are paying for your own fees (either in full
   • International students should seek advice from
                                                            or in instalments), please arrange payment in
       your country of origin
                                                            accordance with the Regulations for Payment
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    egister online between 3 and 10 September (see         of University Fees (www.winchester.ac.uk/
   page 4)                                                  feeregulations) by 21 September 2018
□ If you are going to be living in University-        □ If a sponsor (employer, company, school or
    managed accommodation:                                  research council) has agreed to pay your fees,
   • Accept your room offer online by the deadline          please obtain written confirmation from them. You
       stipulated in your room offer                        will need to bring this with you to enrolment
   • Read our accommodation regulations
                                                        □ If you have disclosed a disability, please complete
   • Please arrange payment in accordance with
                                                            the additional requirements form that has been
       the Regulations for Payment of University Fees
                                                            emailed to you. If you have not received this form,
       (www.winchester.ac.uk/feeregulations) by 14
                                                            email: additional.requirements@winchester.ac.uk
       September 2018
   • Print off your arrival pass                        □ D
                                                            ownload information on your course induction
                                                           sessions from MyRecord or collect in person from
□ M
    ake sure that you have had the MMR and
                                                           your Faculty Office
   Meningitis ACWY vaccines

WELCOME WEEK
HEADSTART SCHEDULE
                                                        Over the next few pages you’ll find the schedule
                                                        for our programme of free Headstart sessions to
                                                        help you settle into life here at Winchester. Take
                                                        advantage of the opportunity to meet different teams
                                                        across the University, and find out more about what
                                                        each of their services can offer you during your time
                                                        here. The Headstart sessions are not mandatory, but
                                                        we encourage you attend where possible.

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MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER                                                                        EVERY DAY

      9.00-11.00

                                                                                              CANVAS WEBINAR FOR DISTANCE LEARNERS (online)
                                                                                       As a distance learner at the University of Winchester, learning is made
                                                                                          possible through the internet using Canvas, our Virtual Learning
                            STUDENT UNION/STUDENT SERVICES TALK                          Environment (VLE), to access everything you need to successfully
      11.00-11.30                   St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                       complete a course. Using the VLE you will be able to access course
                      Come and meet your Student Union and Student Services             materials and resources, engage in learning activities, communicate
                      teams to hear how we work together to support you during        with staff and students and obtain support for your studies. In this online
                        your time here. They will also guide you about expected       session we will talk you through everything you need to know and more.
                    levels of behaviour towards and from students, encouraging a                   Look out for an email link to access the webinar.
                          campus where we all respect and value each other.

                                    Book your free place at:
                              www.winchesterstudents.co.uk/events
      11.30-12.00
                                                                                                 TEN TOP TIPS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
                                                                                                            Winton Building (WB) 40
                                                                                        The Academic Skills team explore what is different about studying in
                                                                                       higher education, how you can plan and prepare for your assignments
                         MATURE/COMMUTING/PART-TIME STUDENTS                           and how we can support you as you progress your studies in your first
                                  St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                                                    semester.
      12.00-12.30      Come and chat to other mature/commuting/part-time
                        students. Get tips and pointers, and enjoy free light
                                           refreshments.

                        GETTING TO UNI – GREEN TRAVEL AND PARKING                                     SIGN UP TO THE SMART BUDDY SCHEME
                                  St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                                              Winton Building (WB) 40
      12.30-1.00      Meet our University travel experts who can advise you on          Meet some of our Academic Skills Student Mentors and discover how                  CAREERS
                      public transport, travel discounts, Park and Ride, and car       joining the scheme can help you reach your potential in your academic          Winton Building
                                          parking on campus.                                                         studies.                                               (WB) 6
                                                                                                                                                                        Find out about
                                                                                                                                                                    part-time jobs and
                                                                    GREEN CAMPUS – GET INVOLVED                                                                     volunteering in the
                                                                      St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                                                                  local area, access
       1.00-1.30
                                             Come and hear about environmental activities at Winchester and how you can help out.                                       careers advice
                                                From Campus Blackout and tree planting to winning ice cream for being green!                                          and help writing
                                                                                                                                                                      your CV, and see
                                                                                                                                                                       if you’re eligible
                                                                                      CANVAS                                                                        for the Winchester
                                                                           St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                                                            Employability Fund.
       1.30-2.00
                       Canvas is our Virtual Learning Environment where you can access all your course information, including lecture materials, handbooks,
                            reading lists and contact information for key staff. Come along and find out more about how to get the most out of Canvas.

      2.00-2.30             STUDENT UNION/STUDENT SERVICES TALK
                                    St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                      Come and meet your Student Union and Student Services
                      teams to hear how we work together to support you during
                        your time here. They will also guide you about expected
                    levels of behaviour towards and from students, encouraging a                                        CANVAS
                          campus where we all respect and value each other.                                 St Alphege Building (SAB) 303
                                                                                         Canvas is our Virtual Learning Environment where you can access all
      2.30-3.00                     Book your free place at:                          your course information, including lecture materials, handbooks, reading
                              www.winchesterstudents.co.uk/events                     lists and contact information for key staff. Come along and find out more
                                                                                                       about how to get the most out of Canvas.

                                                                     LOOKING AFTER YOUR WELLBEING
      3.00-3.30                                                         St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                    Come and hear our Mental Health Advisers’ tips and pointers to help you to stay mentally healthy during your time at University and beyond.

      3.30-4.00

      4.00-4.30                                                              The Stripe Auditorium
                                        A show not to be missed! If we said more it would spoil it. Remember once seen – keep the secret!
      4.30-5.00                                         Book your free place at: www.winchesterstudents.co.uk/events

      5.00-5.30

      5.30-6.00

      6.00-6.30                                                              The Stripe Auditorium
                                        A show not to be missed! If we said more it would spoil it. Remember once seen – keep the secret!
       6.30-7.00                                        Book your free place at: www.winchesterstudents.co.uk/events

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TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

                                                                                                                                                                          9.00-11.00

  LIBRARY WEBINAR FOR DISTANCE
          LEARNERS (Online)                                                          GREEN CAMPUS – GET INVOLVED
Find out how to engage with your library                                                St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                                                                                                                                                                          11.00-11.30
  materials including e-books, articles      Come and hear about environmental activities at Winchester and how you can help out. From Campus Blackout and tree
 and databases. Look out for the link to                                       planting to winning ice cream for being green!
      access this online webinar.

                                                   DEVELOPING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCIES
                                                              St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                                              Explore and develop your cross-cultural interactive skills. This     TEN TOP TIPS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY                11.30-12.00
                                               session is delivered by our English Language Teaching and                      Winton Building (WB) 40
                                                                     Support Tutors.                              The Academic Skills team explore what is different
                                                                                                                 about studying in higher education, how you can plan
                                                                                                                  and prepare for your assignments and how we can
                           MATURE/COMMUTING/PART-TIME STUDENTS                                                   support you as you progress your studies in your first
                                  St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                                                                        semester.                          12.00-12.30
 Come and chat to other mature/commuting/part-time students. Get tips and pointers, and enjoy free light
                                          refreshments.

                                                                                                                      SIGN UP TO THE SMART BUDDY SCHEME
                             GETTING TO UNI – GREEN TRAVEL AND PARKING
                                                                                                                             Winton Building (WB) 40
                                      St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                                                                                                                  Meet some of our Academic Skills Student Mentors        12.30-1.00
 Meet our University travel experts who can advise you on public transport, travel discounts, Park and Ride,
                                                                                                                  and discover how joining the scheme can help you
                                        and car parking on campus.
                                                                                                                    reach your potential in your academic studies.

                                                       STUDENT UNION/STUDENT SERVICES TALK                                                                                 1.00-1.30
                                                               St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
 Come and meet your Student Union and Student Services teams to hear how we work together to support you during your time here. They will also guide you about
                  expected levels of behaviour towards and from students, encouraging a campus where we all respect and value each other.

                                                                     Book your free place at:
                                                               www.winchesterstudents.co.uk/events                                                                         1.30-2.00

                                                                                 CANVAS
                                                                      St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                                                                                                                                                                          2.00-2.30
    Canvas is our Virtual Learning Environment where you can access all your course information, including lecture materials, handbooks, reading lists and contact
                                    information for key staff. Come along and find out more about how to get the most out of Canvas.

                                                   CANVAS
                                        St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                                              TEN TOP TIPS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
   Canvas is our Virtual Learning Environment where you can access all your course information, including                     Winton Building (WB) 40                     2.30-3.00
  lecture materials, handbooks, reading lists and contact information for key staff. Come along and find out      The Academic Skills team explore what is different
                                more about how to get the most out of Canvas.                                    about studying in higher education, how you can plan
                                                                                                                  and prepare for your assignments and how we can
                                                                                                                 support you as you progress your studies in your first
                                                                                                                                       semester.

                                                                                                                                                                          3.00-3.30

                                                                                                                                                                          3.30-4.00

                                                                                                                                                                          4.00-4.30

                                                                                                                                                                          4.30-5.00

                                                                                                                                                                          5.00-5.30

                                                                                                                                                                          5.30-6.00

                                                                                                                                                                          6.00-6.30

                                                                                                                                                                           6.30-7.00

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WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER                                                                         EVERY DAY

      9.00-10.30

                                                               SMART BUDDIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
                                                                           Winton Building (WB) 40
      10.30-11.00
                                              Meet some of our Academic Skills Student Mentors and discover how joining the scheme
                                                           can help you reach your potential in your academic studies.

                                                                      LOOKING AFTER YOUR WELLBEING
      11.00-11.30                                                        St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                     Come and hear our Mental Health Advisers’ tips and pointers to help you to stay mentally healthy during your time at University and beyond.

                                         MATURE/COMMUTING/PART-TIME STUDENTS
                                                 St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                                                 TEN TOP TIPS FOR HIGHER
      11.30-12.00
                      Come and chat to other mature/commuting/part-time students. Get tips and pointers, and                        EDUCATION STUDY
                                                  enjoy free light refreshments.                                                 Winton Building (WB) 40
                                                                                                                        The Academic Skills team explore what
                                                                                                                           is different about studying in higher
                                                                                                                       education, how you can plan and prepare
                                                                            SUPPORTING YOUR LEARNING WITH
                                                                                                                         for your assignments and how we can
                    GETTING TO UNI – GREEN TRAVEL AND PARKING                          MOBILE DEVICES
                                                                                                                      support you as you progress your studies in
                             St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                      St Alphege Building (SAB) 303
                                                                                                                                     your first semester.
      12.00-12.30    Meet our University travel experts who can advise      Get the most from your mobile device!
                    you on public transport, travel discounts, Park and       With tips on using the Canvas app,
                            Ride, and car parking on campus.                 Office 365, as well as referencing and
                                                                                          polling apps.

                                                                                                                            DEVELOPING INTERCULTURAL
                                                                                                                                     COMPETENCIES                             CAREERS
                                                                                                                             St Alphege Building (SAB) 303               Winton Building
      12.30-1.00                                                                                                        Explore and develop your cross-cultural                (WB) 6
                                           STUDENT UNION/STUDENT SERVICES TALK                                          interactive skills in this session delivered       Find out about
                                                  St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                                          by our English Language Teaching and          part-time jobs and
                        Come and meet your Student Union and Student Services teams to hear how we work                               Support Tutors.                  volunteering in the
                    together to support you during your time here. They will also guide you about expected levels                                                       local area, access
                      of behaviour towards and from students, encouraging a campus where we all respect and                                                                careers advice
                                                          value each other.                                                                                              and help writing
                                                                                                                                                                         your CV, and see
                                                     Book your free place at:                                                                                             if you’re eligible
                                               www.winchesterstudents.co.uk/events                                                                                     for the Winchester
       1.00-1.30                                                                                                                                                       Employability Fund.

                                                                                                                             MATURE STUDENTS' HAVEN
                                                                                                                               Winton Building (WB) 40
                                                                CANVAS                                                An opportunity for mature students to meet
                                                     St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                                     up over tea and biscuits, and learn useful
       1.30-2.00        Canvas is our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you can access all your course          tips on how to start your University study.
                     information, including lecture materials, handbooks, reading lists and contact information for
                          key staff. Come along and find out more about how to get the most out of Canvas.

                                              GREEN CAMPUS - GET INVOLVED
                                               St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
      2.00-2.30
                    Come and hear about environmental activities at Winchester and how you can help out. From
                            Campus Blackout and tree planting to winning ice cream for being green!

                                                                                                                      SIGN UP TO THE SMART BUDDY SCHEME
                                                                CANVAS
                                                                                                                             Winton Building (WB) 40
                                                     St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                                                                                                                      Meet some of our Academic Skills Student
      2.30-3.00         Canvas is our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you can access all your course
                                                                                                                         Mentors and discover how joining the
                     information, including lecture materials, handbooks, reading lists and contact information for
                                                                                                                      scheme can help you reach your potential
                          key staff. Come along and find out more about how to get the most out of Canvas.
                                                                                                                              in your academic studies.

      3.00-3.30

      3.30-4.00

      4.00-4.30

      4.30-5.00

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THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER                                                                   FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

                                                                                                                                                                       9.00-10.30

                                  CANVAS
                       St Alphege Building (SAB) 303                                  STUDENT UNION/STUDENT SERVICES TALK
 Canvas is our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you can access all                   St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                                                                                     Come and meet your Student Union and Student                                      10.30-11.00
your course information, including lecture materials, handbooks, reading lists
 and contact information for key staff. Come along and find out more about           Services teams to hear how we work together to
                     how to get the most out of Canvas.                          support you during your time here. They will also guide
                                                                                  you about expected levels of behaviour towards and
                                                                                   from students, encouraging a campus where we all
         SUPPORTING YOUR LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES                                         respect and value each other.
                     St Alphege Building (SAB) 303
                                                                                                                                                                       11.00-11.30
 Get the most from your mobile device! With tips on using the Canvas app,                     Book your free place at:
           Office 365, as well as referencing and polling apps.                         www.winchesterstudents.co.uk/events

                                                                                                          CANVAS
                                  CANVAS
                                                                                               St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                        St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                                                                                      Canvas is our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
 Canvas is our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you can access all
                                                                                     where you can access all your course information,                                 11.30-12.00
your course information, including lecture materials, handbooks, reading lists
                                                                                    including lecture materials, handbooks, reading lists
 and contact information for key staff. Come along and find out more about
                                                                                   and contact information for key staff. Come along and
                     how to get the most out of Canvas.
                                                                                 find out more about how to get the most out of Canvas.

                                                                                   MATURE/COMMUTING/PART-TIME STUDENT
      MATURE/COMMUTING/PART-TIME STUDENT WELCOME                                                      WELCOME
                     St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                                          St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                                                                                                                                                                       12.00-12.30
Come and chat to other mature/commuting/part-time students. Get tips and         Come and chat to other mature/commuting/part-time               MUSIC FAYRE
               pointers, and enjoy free light refreshments.                       students. Get tips and pointers, and enjoy free light           The Chapel
                                                                                                     refreshments.                            Come and find out
                                                                                                                                             about music making
                                                                                                                                              in Winchester, and
 SIGN UP TO THE SMART BUDDY               GREEN CAMPUS - GET INVOLVED
                                                                                                                                              get a flavour of the
             SCHEME                         St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                                                                                                                                            hugely diverse range of
     Winton Building (WB) 40                      Come and hear about
                                                                                                                                             musical opportunities
 Meet some of our Academic Skills              environmental activities at
                                                                                                                                            available in Winchester.   12.30-1.00
   Student Mentors and discover           Winchester and how you can help
                                                                                                                                             Stalls, performances,
 how joining the scheme can help            out. From Campus Blackout and
                                                                                                                                            drop-in workshops and
  you reach your potential in your        tree planting, to winning ice cream
                                                                                                                                                 refreshments!
        academic studies.                           for being green!

                                                                                                          CANVAS
                                                                                              St Alphege Building (SAB) 303
                                                                                      Canvas is our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
                                                                                     where you can access all your course information,                                  1.00-1.30
                                                                                    including lecture materials, handbooks, reading lists
                                                                                   and contact information for key staff. Come along and
                                                                                 find out more about how to get the most out of Canvas.

                                                                                    SUPPORTING YOUR LEARNING WITH MOBILE
           GETTING TO UNI - GREEN TRAVEL AND PARKING                                                   DEVICES
                       St Alphege Building (SAB) 301                                        St Alphege Building (SAB) 303
                                                                                                                                                                        1.30-2.00
 Meet our University travel experts who can advise you on public transport,         Get the most from your mobile device! With tips
       travel discounts, Park and Ride, and car parking on campus.                  on using the Canvas app, Office 365, as well as
                                                                                             referencing and polling apps.

                                                                                                                                                                       2.00-2.30

                 LOOKING AFTER YOUR WELLBEING
                    St Alphege Building (SAB) 301
                                                                                                                                                                       2.30-3.00
 Come and hear our Mental Health Advisers’ tips and pointers to help you to
    stay mentally healthy during your time at University and beyond.

                                                                                       Saturday 22 September is Freshers' Fayre!
                                                                                       Held in and around the King Alfred Centre
                                                                                       from 11am-3pm, come and find out about
                                                                                       opportunities with the Student Union, University
                                                                                       and community to get involved with as a student.

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FEES AND FINANCE
     Our Finance Office is on the first floor of the Winton Building, open 10am-3pm Monday to Friday.
     Any queries can be discussed on +44 (0) 1962 827536 or +44 (0) 1962 827275. To view our full
     Regulations for Payment of University Fees, please visit: www.winchester.ac.uk/feeregulations

     TUITION FEE LOAN                                            The second and third instalments of your loan will be
     Fees allow us to provide the resources, staff contact       paid directly into your bank account in January 2019
     and support to enable you to succeed. The fees              and May 2019 respectively.
     charged will depend on your mode of study – visit:
     www.winchester.ac.uk/studentsandmoney                       BURSARIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                 We have bursaries and scholarships available to full-
     If you are a full-time or part-time UK or EU                time UK and EU undergraduate students paying full
     undergraduate student, you should have already              tuition fees. For further information, visit:
     applied to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan. They     www.winchester.ac.uk/studentsandmoney
     will send you a Financial Notification letter to confirm
     your loan.                                                  ACCOMMODATION RESIDENCE FEES
     If you applied for a partial tuition fee loan, the letter   If you are living in University accommodation, you are
     will tell you how much you will need to pay. If you         required to pay residence fees; details will be sent to
     have not received your Financial Notification letter by     you with your room offer. Your residence fee may be
     enrolment, you will be regarded as a self-financing         paid in full or in three equal instalments by recurring
     student liable for the full tuition fee and required to     card payment only on 12 October 2018, 18 January
     make appropriate arrangements to pay at enrolment.          2019 and 10 May 2019. There is a discount if payment
     You will be reimbursed, where appropriate, as soon as       is received in full by 12 October 2018; in a single room
     you supply us with a copy of your Financial Notification    the discount is £100, in a twin room the discount is £50
     letter. If you experience delays with your funding          each. Payment details should be entered when you
     application, please contact: +44 (0) 1962 827008 or         accept your room offer online.
     email: studentsandmoney@winchester.ac.uk
                                                                 HOW DO I PAY?
     If your employer or other organisation (for example,        If you are unable to pay by the due date, please
     company) agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees,    contact us as soon as possible by emailing:
     we will invoice them for the appropriate amount. Please     credit.control@winchester.ac.uk or calling: +44 (0) 1962
     see page 8 for what you need to bring to enrolment.         827265. It is usually possible to arrange a payment
                                                                 plan to help avoid further action. It is important that
     If you do not have a tuition fee loan, you will be
                                                                 you pay your fees on time. If all, or a proportion, of
     required to pay your tuition fees in accordance
                                                                 your fees or charges remain unpaid after the relevant
     with our payment terms. For full details please visit:
                                                                 due date, charges and/or sanctions may be imposed
     winchester.ac.uk/feeregulations
                                                                 which could affect your studies. For details about
                                                                 payment options and full Regulations for Payment of
     MAINTENANCE LOAN
                                                                 University Fees, please visit:
     Full-time UK undergraduate students may be eligible
                                                                 www.winchester.ac.uk/feeregulations
     to apply for a government maintenance loan. The
     first instalment should reach your bank account on or
                                                                 WITHDRAWAL/INTERRUPTION OF STUDIES
     around 24 September 2018, provided you have:
                                                                 If you withdraw or interrupt studies, you should
       • Applied for and received an approved                    contact Registry. You may be liable to pay a
         application from Student Finance                        proportion of your tuition fees. If appropriate, you
       • Agreed to the Terms & Conditions of your loan           must also inform Student Finance. Please visit:
         through the online declaration to Student               www.winchester.ac.uk/feeregulations. If you have
         Finance                                                 any queries please contact us on: +44 (0) 1962
       • Fully registered and enrolled at the University         827008 or studentsandmoney@winchester.ac.uk

     Your funds won't arrive for Welcome Week, so you            It is helpful to speak to a student adviser to explore
     will need sufficient funds for your expenses during         the options and implications before making your
     this time and until your maintenance loan clears in         decision – please contact our Student Advisers on:
     your bank account.                                          +44 (0) 1962 827341 or email:
                                                                 student.advice@winchester.ac.uk

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FOOD ON CAMPUS
We lead the way in sustainable catering, providing        GOURMET BURGER COMPANY
a service that is Local, Independent, Fair and Ethical    Located in the King Alfred Centre, The Gourmet
(LIFE). There are a wide range of vegan and gluten-       Burger Company prides itself on using local and
free options across our catering outlets. We offer        organic ingredients. We also offer a selection of
Fairtrade products and cater for a range of allergies     salads, hot dogs, wraps and locally-produced Jude’s
and intolerances. If you suffer from food allergies,      ice cream. Open till 1am on the Student Union event
you can contact our team at: foodallergyaware@            night on Wednesdays!
winchester.ac.uk to find out how we can cater for you
during your time at Winchester.                           Arrivals Weekend: 2.30pm-7.30pm
                                                          Monday-Sunday: 12pm-7.30pm
Please note opening times stated are for during
semester only; opening hours vary during vacation.
                                                          CYBER ITALIA
FOOD HALL                                                 Cyber Italia is part of the social learning space
                                                          in the Kenneth Kettle Building, serving freshly-
The Food Hall, located in the King Alfred Centre,
                                                          made, hand-stretched pizzas every day, along with
is the main dining area for students in catered
                                                          paninis, sandwiches, crisps and snacks. In addition,
accommodation, but is also open to all students,
                                                          we provide a full barista service, as well as cold
staff and visitors. We serve cooked breakfasts, hot
                                                          beverages including fruit smoothies and milkshakes.
meals, freshly-made deli sandwiches, soups or quick
snacks, as well as providing a variety of international   Arrivals Weekend: 9am-11pm
cuisines.
                                                          Monday-Friday: 8.30am-11pm
Arrivals Weekend: 10am-2pm and 5pm-7pm                    Weekends: 10am-11pm
Monday-Friday: 8am-2.30pm and 5pm-7pm
                                                          CAFÉ LIFE
Weekends: closed
                                                          Café Life is our coffee bar at the Winchester Business
ETHICAL EARTH                                             School, providing a selection of ‘grab and go’ hot and
                                                          cold food and drinks. All coffee beans are Fairtrade,
Ethical Earth is located in The Learning Café. We
                                                          organic and Rain Forest Alliance Certified, and we
provide a selection of premium coffees using organic
                                                          also stock a variety of Fairtrade and organic cakes
milk and Fairtrade, organic and Rain Forest Alliance
                                                          and snacks.
Certified coffee beans. We also offer a selection
of sandwiches and paninis, a variety of smoothies,        Arrivals Weekend: 8am-5pm
milkshakes and iced teas, as well as a range of
                                                          Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm
Fairtrade and gluten-free snacks.
                                                          Friday: 8am-3pm
Arrivals Weekend: 7.30am-5pm                              Weekends: closed
Monday-Friday: 7.30am-6pm
Weekends: closed

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MARTIAL ROSE LIBRARY
     The Library is home to more than 330,000 books, including all your key course texts, and a
     huge range of online resources, including journals, e-books and databases. We offer a range
     of quiet and silent study areas, including individual study booths and bookable group study
     spaces.

     There are bookable PCs throughout the Library, as        SUBJECT LIBRARIANS
     well as individual study spaces where you can use        We have Subject Librarians who can help you find
     your own laptop. Cold food and snacks are allowed        and access subject specific resources, and training
     in quiet study areas, and we have a hot drinks           can be arranged for individuals or small groups.
     machine on the ground floor.                             Have a look at your subject homepages on the
                                                              Library Intranet page to find out more details, or ask
     The Library is open 24/7* so we’re always here for
                                                              at the Library desk.
     your research and study needs. We have self-service
     kiosks on all three floors and an automatic returns
     machine on the top floor, so you can issue and return
                                                              SCHOOL RESOURCES COLLECTION (SRC)
     books at any time of day or night. You will need to      The School Resources Collection (SRC), located on
     have your campus card in order to borrow books, so       the middle floor of the Library, is home to wide range
     make sure you carry it with you.                         of materials to help you prepare and deliver lessons
                                                              for children when out on school placements. Each
     Please come and visit the Library during Arrivals        subject has its own area and is colour coded to make
     Weekend, Welcome Week or at Freshers’ Fayre.             it easier to find items.
     Your course will organise a formal Library induction
     tailored to your subject, so look out for details of     The SRC is filled with hands-on resources to engage
     when this is.                                            children in all subject areas; from posters, artefacts,
                                                              and interactive pop-up books, to games, puppets,
     If you have any questions in Welcome Week, or at         story sacks and more. In addition you’ll also find
     any point throughout your time at University, our        government documents, essential teachers’ guides
     friendly Library staff on the desk are always happy to   and schemes, as well as classroom-based journals.
     help. You can find more information and access our       We also have a large selection of children’s fiction
     resources, (such as the Library catalogue and our        and poetry and plenty of space for group work.
     e-resources) via the Library Intranet page.
                                                                     *The Library is closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

                                                              STAY CONNECTED
                                                              Be sure to follow ‘uniwinlibrary’ on social media
                                                              to keep updated with all things Library. We also
                                                              regularly update our Library blog with a wide range
                                                              of subjects. Check it out: uniwinlibrary.wordpress.com

                                                              Want to find out more about the Library before you
                                                              arrive? Visit our ‘How do I...?’ blog page where you’ll
                                                              find how-to videos and more:
                                                              uniwinlibrary.wordpress.com/How-Do-I

                                                              If you have any questions please email:
                                                              libenquiries@winchester.ac.uk

                                                                                uniwinlibrary

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You may have already made use of Canvas, our Virtual Learning Environment,
                                        to access 'Your Winchester' (see page 26). You can access all your course
                                        information here, including lecture materials, handbooks, reading lists and
                                        contact information for key staff. You can personalise your virtual learning
                                        space to add different contact methods and decide how frequently you receive
                                        different types of notifications. Canvas can be accessed directly through the link
                                        on the Intranet or through the Canvas app (iOS and Android).

                                        Canvas has free 24/7 support for students – call +44 (0) 800
                                        098 8878 or live chat from the Canvas help button.

IT SERVICES
Please come and visit the ITS Helpdesk on the                       LAPTOP LOAN SCHEME
top floor of the Library; we are here to help you                   You can borrow a laptop for free. These self-service
throughout your time at Winchester. You can                         units are found in the Library, St Alphege Building
continue to use your University IT account with the                 Mezzanine, and at West Downs Quarter. Laptops can
same username and password that you have been                       be taken off campus to use for up to 24 hours – all
using as an applicant.                                              you need is your campus card.

CAMPUS CARDS                                                        PRINTING ON CAMPUS
You will be issued with a campus card, which you                    You can use your campus card to activate any of the
should always carry with you on campus. As well as                  networked printers. These can be used for printing,
being your Student ID, this card allows you to borrow               photocopying and scanning.
resources, use the printers, access facilities, register
your attendance and pay for catering.                               CONNECTING YOUR OWN DEVICES
You may receive your campus card before                             Full details on connecting your devices to our
completing enrolment so you can access your                         wireless network are available when you arrive.
accommodation. However, you are still required to                   Please note wireless printers cannot be used with the
formally enrol (see page 7 for further details).                    University network, so if you are bringing your own
                                                                    printer please ensure that it can be connected via a
If you are a distance or flexible learner, your campus              USB cable. Many common games consoles can be
card will be posted to you once you have completed                  used with the University residence network.
enrolment. Please bring it with you whenever you
visit the University campus. You may also need it if                In University accommodation, you will need to have
visiting other universities.                                        successfully completed a security scan before
                                                                    you can connect your computer to the University
UOW MOBILE APP                                                      network. You can scan your computer from home;
                                                                    please visit: scan.winchester.ac.uk If you are bringing
You can download our free UoW mobile app to easily
                                                                    your own IT equipment, IT Services are unable to
access a range of information; search for it on your
                                                                    offer a repair or consultancy service (except to assist
app store. You can also access Canvas from the app.
                                                                    with the installation of SPSS if required). You may
CAMPUS COMPUTERS                                                    want to bring warranty proof and perhaps consider a
                                                                    maintenance plan.
Across campus there are hundreds of computers
(Windows PCs and Apple Macs) available for you to
                                                                    IT SKILLS
use, some of which can be booked in advance. You
                                                                    We provide support with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
can access the computers in the Library, Learning
                                                                    Powerpoint etc), and a range of other applications.
Café and Cyber Italia 24/7 during semester. They
                                                                    If you need assistance, please email: servicedesk@
have all the standard Microsoft programmes and
                                                                    winchester.ac.uk for more information and support.
some have additional applications (like ArcGIS and
assistive technology software).
                                                                    REPROGRAPHICS
                                                                    We run a photocopying service, including colour
                                                                    poster printing and dissertation binding.

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STUDENT SUPPORT,
     HEALTH AND WELLBEING

     STUDENT SERVICES                                           REGISTER WITH A DOCTOR
     The dedicated Student Services team provides               All students living in University accommodation or in
     information, advice, support and guidance on many          the local Winchester area are strongly recommended
     aspects of student life. They are available in The         to register with a GP. Visit The Zone (in Winton
     Zone (Winton Building) during Arrivals Weekend and         Building) during Arrivals Weekend or Welcome
     each weekday from then on. Please do not hesitate          Week for more information. You will continue to
     to get in touch before or throughout your time at          be able to see your family GP at home during the
     Winchester.                                                holidays as a temporary resident. There are three
                                                                local practices for you to consider. All three practices
     HEALTH AND WELLBEING                                       have information specifically for students on their
     The Wellbeing Staff are available in the St Alphege        websites. You can choose to register at any of these
     Building foyer from 9am-4.30pm Monday to                   GP practices. Their websites are:
     Thursday and 9am-12.30pm on Friday during
                                                                  • Friarsgate Practice (holds surgeries in Weeke,
     Welcome Week. We can offer tips about managing
                                                                    Badger Farm and Kings Worthy):
     stress, looking after your own wellbeing and what
                                                                    www.friarsgatepractice.co.uk
     to do if you are feeling worried about your friends.
                                                                  • St Clement's Surgery (holds surgeries on
     Please pop in to the top of St Alphege to say hello or
                                                                    campus and in Tanner Street):
     chat to us, or if you just need a bit of space to think,
                                                                    www.stclementspractice.co.uk
     you are welcome to come and sit quietly here.
                                                                  • St Paul's Surgery (holds surgeries in Alison
                                                                    Way): www.stpaulssurgery-winchester.nhs.uk
     COUNSELLING AND MENTAL HEALTH
     ADVICE                                                     VACCINATIONS
     There may be times when it is helpful to seek
                                                                MMR vaccinations
     out advice about your mental wellbeing, or to
                                                                You will be aware that the last few years have seen
     talk something through with someone trained to
                                                                a significant increase in measles and mumps in the
     help. Our team of professional and approachable
                                                                UK. In August 2008, the Department of Health sent
     counsellors and Mental Health Advisers can provide
                                                                a directive to all GPs requesting that they organise
     you with a confidential space to be listened to and
                                                                a national MMR catch-up programme for those
     to explore issues with you. Both male and female
                                                                children and young adults who may only have been
     staff are available and we offer a range of services
                                                                given one combined MMR vaccine. For life-long
     including drop-ins, one-to-one appointments,
                                                                protection, two MMR vaccinations are necessary.
     group workshops, and where appropriate, online
                                                                Your medical records, held by your GP, will confirm
     counselling via email and Skype.
                                                                your vaccination status – please check with your
     DISABILITY DECLARATION AND SUPPORT                         local surgery. If you have only had one MMR
                                                                vaccination, please ensure you have the second
     The Disabilities and Learning Diversity team within
                                                                before coming to University.
     Student Services supports students with disabilities
     and learning differences. If you have disclosed a          Meningitis ACWY vaccine
     disability and/or learning difference on your UCAS         Meningitis is a serious and potentially life-threatening
     form, or by other means, do come along to Student          disease and all new students coming to the
     Services during your first couple of weeks and set         University should have received the meningitis
     up support with one of our Disability Advisers. During     ACWY vaccine. However, there may be a few
     Arrivals Weekend and Welcome Week no appointment           students who have not received it. Please check with
     is necessary, just pop in between 10am and 3.30pm.         your family GP and make arrangements to receive
     Disability support advice can also be provided via         this vaccine before coming to the University.
     Skype and email. It may also be possible to provide
     some specialist support sessions via Skype or email.

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DENTISTS                                                 QUIET SPACE
Please ensure you continue to see your family dentist    For students who may prefer a quieter space on
every six to twelve months and have a check-up           campus during Welcome Week, but who do not
before you come to University. This can easily be        want to specifically access support or guidance from
arranged within the holidays. However, should an         staff, you are welcome to go to St Edburga Building
emergency appointment be needed between times,           (SEB)201. Students are welcome to access this
please contact the NHS Dental Helpline on 111.           room between 9am and 5pm throughout Welcome
                                                         Week. This room will contain a number of activities
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                                   and resources that you can access, including
The International Student Adviser is available to help   board games, sensory equipment and mindfulness
with any non-academic issues you may face whilst         colouring, or you can simply use the room as an area
at University, including welfare and visa-related        to be away from the hubbub of Welcome Week.
enquiries. To contact the International Student
Adviser, please email:                                   CHILDCARE
student.advice@winchester.ac.uk                          There are various nurseries around Winchester. The
                                                         privately-owned West Downs Nursery is located
CARE LEAVERS                                             behind Winchester Business School. It is managed
A designated Student Adviser is able to offer support    by qualified staff and is registered with Ofsted as a
to you if you are coming from care. This support         day nursery to take children between the ages of six
includes providing details of an annual bursary, and     weeks and five years. For more information email:
support in relation to University accommodation          west.downs@childbase.com
and study-related concerns. If you have indicated
to us that you are a care leaver (or if you have not     SECURITY
previously disclosed this information to us and          To ensure your security and welfare, we have a
would like to find out about the available personal      team of Site Stewards who are on hand 24 hours a
and financial support), please make an appointment       day, 365 days a year. The team offer a positive and
as soon as possible after your arrival by emailing:      reassuring presence on campus and are responsible
student.advice@winchester.ac.uk.                         for delivering a safe and secure yet open and relaxed
                                                         environment for you to live, study, work and socialise.
PERSONAL TUTORING                                        They patrol University sites regularly, as well as
We offer personal tutoring to ensure that every          acting as an emergency response to any issues
student can obtain guidance, support and advice.         that arise on campus. If you wish to contact the Site
This is particularly important for new students who      Stewards, please call: +44 (0) 1962 827666 or
may need information on general matters and              +44 (0) 1962 827667.
someone to approach if experiencing an academic
                                                         Full contact details for all these services are on page 37.
or personal problem. Once you are here, you will
receive more information about personal tutoring
from your Faculty.

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WINCHESTER
     STUDENT UNION
     Winchester Student Union is an organisation run for students, by students.
     Student Unions are a unique chance for students to elect representatives from their peers,
     to run their services and extra-curricular activities. Elected officers support and represent
     students during their educational experience at Winchester.

     All students are automatically members of                 t-shirts) to help guide you through a non-stop week
     Winchester Student Union from enrolment, but if for       of activities and events. They can help with any
     any reason you do not wish to be a member, please         information on the Union or University you might
     email: su_pres@winchester.ac.uk                           need. Remember: do as much or as little as you want,
                                                               and make sure you take time to relax in-between.
     FRESHERS’ WEEK
     Nothing will introduce you to life at Winchester better   FRESHERS’ FAYRE
     than the Student Union’s programme of welcome             Held in and around the King Alfred Centre on
     activities. A full programme outlining these events       Saturday 22 September from 11am-3pm, the
     can be found on our website:                              Freshers’ Fayre has stalls and exhibits you can visit
     www.winchesterstudents.co.uk/events. This                 to see what the Union and University has to offer.
     schedule of events is also known as Freshers’ Week        Sign up for a sports team (ranging from rugby to
     and is your chance to meet new people, get involved       rounders) or join a society (from busking to gaming),
     and find out what your Union can do for you.              and bag yourself lots of freebies. Local businesses
                                                               and organisations will be there with great offers for
     Our Student Union Freshers' Crew are a team of            students and to show you what Winchester has to
     student volunteers who will be on hand (in orange         offer. It is an event not to be missed.

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