The Winton Society Newsletter: January 2022

20 Jan 22

January 2022

PLEASE NOTE: We now distribute the newsletter by email only unless a paper copy is specifically requested. To make a request for a paper copy please contact us via phone 01962 827600 or email

ACT NOW: Alumni 'email for life' / Unimail accounts will be closed on 25 February. For more information on the email account closure please follow this link.


New Year, new brand, same wonderful community... Welcome to the Winton Society

Welcome all to the Winton Society, a brilliant evolution of the Winton Club! The Winton Society's aims are to strengthen alumni participation with the wider University of Winchester community and to offer initiatives that inspire current students and recent graduates. Welcome to the Winton Society. 

Stay connected... on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

The Winton Society is an in-person, virtual, local, international and multi-generational community. We provide our members with multiple channels through which you can interact and communicate with us - from our newsletter and soon-to-be-launched website to our social media channels. 'Like' our Winton Society Facebook page and follow us on Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with Winton Society news, events and projects. 

New Year, new VC...

The Winton Society would like to welcome Professor Sarah Greer as the University of Winchester’s new Vice-Chancellor. Find out more here.

2021 Alumni Recognition Award Winner 

We are delighted to be awarding our 2021 Alumni Recognition Award to Gareth Young who graduated in 1995. Sadly, the award is being presented posthumously as Gareth passed away in 2020 at the age of 46. Gareth’s achievements are seen through his legacy of influence to boost, lobby and educate people on the rights, support and pride in teaching. Education International’s general secretary, David Edwards commented "Gareth’s contribution to the future of the international trade union movement and to the cause of teachers will be missed". 

Alumni who graduated in 2020 and 2021: Get up to £1,000 to start your own business!

The University of Winchester Enterprise Futures service is proud to launch the second year of the Delve Further: Enterprise Support Fund. With this fund, you can apply for up to £1,000 to start your own business. If you want more information about the process, you can book onto the upcoming Hybrid Briefing event Tuesday 25 January 11:30 -12:30 here. This fund is available to recent graduates of up to two years.

For more information and an opportunity to chat to our entrepreneurship team, email

Access CareerConnect, your career platform

Remember to update your CareerConnect account with a personal email address to ensure you can continue to access Careers Advice for Life – click here to learn how. 

Or create a new CareerConnect account here.

Please be aware that due to the 'email for life' closure, CareerConnect accounts linked to a Unimail email address will no longer work following 25 February 2022.

Recruiting graduate or entry-level positions at your workplace?

Consider hiring fellow Winchester alumni!

You can advertise vacancies to talented students and graduates for free here.

Or enquire about having a stand at our November 2022 Placement and Career Fair, by emailing

From the Alumni Team

Winton Society Awards 2022 - Nominations open!

Nominations for the 2022 Winton Society Awards are open! You have until 25 April to submit your nominations.

This year we are launching five different awards:

  1. Force for Good
  2. Services to the University
  3. Emerging talent
  4. Outstanding contribution award
  5. Lifetime achievement award

To find out more about each award and to submit a nomination follow this link. If you are unable to submit a nomination using the online form, please email, with the subject title ‘Nomination’ and we will provide you with an alternative method of submitting your nomination. 

Take a walk with us down memory lane

As we launch our new brand, we wanted to take an opportunity to look back at how the University of Winchester has evolved over the years. If you have images of the University of Winchester’s campus, maps, lecture halls, student union or general branding please send them to by 31 January. Images will then be selected and used in our Then and Now photography series which we will exhibit via Instagram and Facebook.

Share your academic and creative work with the Winton Society Journal

If you have a piece of published or unpublished academic or creative work that you would like to share with the Winton Society via our new website please get in touch with the Alumni Team via and we will review your work and consider it for sharing via our Journal webpage.

Volunteer your time and receive a sneak peak of our new website

The Winton Society is a community developed by and for alumni and the Alumni team would love your input on the testing of our new website. If you would be interested in volunteering your time to test our website, please email with the subject ‘Website testing’.

From Society members

Winton Reunion Weekend 8-10 July 2022

Work is underway planning the next Winton Reunion Weekend after a 2-year COVID break. It will be 50/40 years-on for those who left KAC in 1972 and 1982. So why not get a group of your friends together to celebrate in the place where those friendships began? 

Highlights include:

The Old Wintonians have now taken over financial and organisational responsibilities for the Winton Reunion Weekend. This will lead to some changes but we are confident that we will be able to deliver a brilliant Reunion.

We are looking forward to seeing you in July.

Old Wintonians Working Group

Updating your contact details and communication preferences

As a graduate and/or former member of staff, we hope that you will always want to remain a member of the Winton Society and it's up to you how you'd like to keep in touch.

Please email alumni@winchest​ to notify us of changes to your contact details, your communication preferences or if you do not wish to receive further communication from us. 

The University of Winchester treats the sensitive personal data we process on behalf of alumni very seriously. You can view our Alumni Data Privacy Notice here.

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