August 2021 at the University of Winchester

3 Sep 2021

The past month at the University of Winchester saw the launch of a new University physiotherapy treatment clinic and an executive-level development programme to support regional business in the post-pandemic world. While we celebrated the success of students on A-level results day, we also watched with concern as tragic events unfolded in Afghanistan.

Read our round-up of key events over the past month here.

New physiotherapy treatment service launches for local community

Physiotherapist supporting patient's leg as she lies on a treatment couch

The Winchester Health Clinic - which has been set up by the University of Winchester to provide high-quality physiotherapy assessment and treatment to the local community - is set to become a leading provider of physiotherapy services in the city.

Based in the recently opened Winchester Sport and Leisure Park at Bar End, the Clinic will see undergraduate students on the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree programme working alongside Health and Care Professions Council-accredited (HCPC) Physiotherapy practitioners during placements as part of their studies. Find out more about the launch of the Clinic.

Standing in solidarity with all affected by the crisis in Afghanistan

As the tragic events in Afghanistan unfolded, together with Winchester Student Union, the University expressed deep concern about the impact of the crisis on members of our community, particularly those with family and friends still in the country.

We are in contact with students where our records show they may be affected by this ongoing situation and we are supporting our Afghan students in whatever way we can to get them to the UK. Read our statement.

University expertise to support SMEs bounce back from the pandemic

The University of Winchester is one of the first business schools in the UK to deliver the Government's Help to Grow: Management programme.

The new 12-week executive development programme, which is accredited by the Small Business Charter, aims to support senior managers of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to scale up as the country recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic and to hone existing and develop new skills to thrive in the post-pandemic world. Courses should cost £7,500 each, but the 90 per cent UK Government subsidy means employers will pay just £750. Find out more.

Student donations support city Basics Bank

Three people standing by a van in front of the Winchester Basics Bank

£1,000 of unopened food and 171 bags of clothes, household items and kitchen equipment, weighing roughly 1.2 tonnes, have been donated by students living in University on-site accommodation to help people in need in the city. Two van loads were dropped off to Winchester Basics Bank by University Portering staff. Read more about the Bag it Up 2021 initiative.

Celebrating A-level results day

In the middle of the month, we congratulated thousands of students who received their A-level results and confirmed places for those who have chosen to study with us.

We look forward to welcoming our new and returning students to campus in September!

New encyclopedia of tourism and marketing features contributions from Winchester researchers

Research by experts in tourism and marketing at the University is featured in a new encyclopedia, which sheds light on tourism research and practice around the globe.

Professor Denise Hewlett and Dr Hugues Seraphin join a team of 1,500 international authors from 80 countries who share a wealth of expertise and provide insight into this interdisciplinary field in the Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing (Edward Elgar).
Find out more.

Winchester in The Conversation

Two highlights from University of Winchester experts featured in The Conversation this month.

Piglet chewing hay

As the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill awaits report stage in the House of Lords, Dr Steven McCulloch, Senior Lecturer in Human Animal Studies in the Centre for Animal Welfare, explains why this legislation is fundamentally necessary if the UK is to be a global leader in animal welfare, and to promote the protection of sentient species generally.

Animal sentince bill is necessary for the UK to be a true world leader in animal welfare

Some footballers joining the Premier League from abroad fail to adjust to the challenges they face both on and off the pitch. Matthew Smith, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Winchester, and colleague Keith Parry of the University of Bournemouth, outline the reasons why.

'Harder than I expected': top players on why joining Premier League from abroad is so tough 

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