Page ContentWe offer you: Innovative and forward-thinking learning and teaching with scholars at the forefront of their disciplines A great location in Hampshire in the ancient cathedral city of Winchester, which is one hour away from London An attractive campus situated within walking distance of the city centre First year full-time undergraduates are guaranteed high quality campus accommodation (subject to conditions) Great sports facilities, including the Winchester Sports Stadium and new University GymA new Student Union inside the award-winning University Centre Research activity at national and international levels of excellence A safe and supportive community with an informal culture A dedicated centre for research and knowledge exchange offering support for postgraduate research students University of Winchester achievements:EFQM 2013 Recognised for Excellence - five starThe University of Winchester is the only university in the UK to be awarded five-star accreditation rating for overall organisational excellence by the British Quality Foundation, under its ‘Recognised for Excellence’ scheme, which uses the EFQM Excellence Model. The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2014Identified as making the second biggest leap up the league table, the University of Winchester rose 18 places from last year’s ranking. Winchester is ranked as the 10th best university in the South East and equal seventh for the award of best modern university.National Student Survey (NSS) 2013The University of Winchester is ranked among the top five universities in the South East of England and top 25 u niversities in England by full-time students for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2013. Find out more.Read more about the University of Winchester league table successPostgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2013The PTES 2013, conducted by the Higher Education Academy in conjunction with 89 higher education institutions in the UK, revealed that the University of Winchester was over 10 percentage points higher than the sector average in terms of Teaching and Learning and Career and Professional Development.RAE 2008 - Research Assessment ExerciseIn the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 75 per cent of the University’s research submitted was considered internationally recognised, with some research achieving the highest grade possible (4*) and a rating of “quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour”REF 2014 - Research Excellence FrameworkResearch has been submitted in two-thirds of all possible subject areas in the REF 2014. Approximately half of academic staff are involved in either submitting research outputs or Impact Case-Studies for the REF.Ofsted Outstanding 2010/2011In the latest inspection in 2010, the University of Winchester was recognised by Ofsted as the provider of outstanding Initial Teacher Training in England.Purple Flag AwardWinchester holds this national award, which recognises cities that are safe and enjoyable places for a night out.Halifax Quality of Life 2013 surveyThe city of Winchester has been ranked ninthInternational Spirit at Work AwardWinchester received the 2011 International Faith and Spirit at Work Award for showing a strong commitment to nurturing the faith and spirituality of its students and staff. The award is given each year to a hand-picked group of companies throughout the world, chosen by a Selection Committee, who decide which organisations should be honoured for best practice.BUTTLE UKThe University has held the Buttle UK Quality Mark for care leavers in higher education since 2006. The University provides excellent tailored support to full-time undergraduate students from a background in care including a King Alfred Scholarship, a designated Welfare Advisor and University accommodation for the duration of the study. Find out more information about financial support packages for care leavers.