Research and postgraduate research degrees
We provide help with and administer research funding applications and we administer the candidature of postgraduate research students. All viva voce examinations take place at the RKE Centre and we offer hot-desking facilities to part-time postgraduate students. Our Skills Development team administers and provides training for research supervisors and research students.
Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement
We actively engage with the world outside Higher Education in a variety of ways and we are always open to new ideas of working with the wider community. We warmly welcome enquiries; please see the list of Key Contacts on the right hand side, or visit our Staff page.
We run a varied public engagement programme throughout the year, including a host of free and fascinating public lectures and seminars, art exhibitions and Research and Engagement Week, the annual showcase of our research. Find out more.
The University subscribes to the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement's Manifesto for Public Engagement. Find out more about the Manifesto
The Master's Lodge
The RKE Centre is situated in the Master's Lodge (photo) on the University's West Downs Campus. Built in 1905 and designed by the renowned architect John Simpson, this beautiful Grade II-listed building is a fine example of Arts and Crafts architecture and has been sensitively renovated. It was once the home of the Master of the adjacent West Downs prep school, which now houses the Winchester Business School and the Link Gallery.
Also housed in the Master's Lodge are: