We understand that university life isn’t just about getting a great education. Academic progression is really important, but so is being an active member of the University community.
The University of Winchester and Winchester Student Union offer over 160 opportunities for you to get involved – ranging from sports clubs and societies, to employability prospects and volunteering. All provide a great way to enhance your CV and make new friends.
Please take a look at the opportunities listed below.
Men's Rugby Team
Dance Squad (Winchester Wolves)
Swimming Team (Winchester Rays)
Women’s Tennis Team (Winchester Unicorns)
Men’s Tennis Team
Cheerleading Team (Winchester Spirits)
Men’s Dodgeball Team (Winchester Bullets)
Women’s Dodgeball Team (Winchester Bulletes)
American Football Team (Winchester Silverbacks)
Futsal (Indoor Football Team)
Dance Team (Winchester Pom Dance Team)
Volleyball Club (Winchester Royals)
Men’s Hockey Team
Womens Hockey Team
Rounder’s Team (Winchester Bats)
Women’s Football Team (Winchester Gecko’s)
Men's Football Team
Women’s Basketball Team (Winchester Angels)
Men’s Basketball Team (Winchester Knights)
Women’s Netball Team
Badminton Team (Winchester Eagles)
Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu
Ultimate Frisbee Team (Winchester Fly Hard)
Six-a-side Football Team (Winchester Sixes)
Societies and interest groups
Alternative Music Society: A society for those who identify with anything different musically (i.e. outside of mainstream pop).
Busking Society: A group of students who come together to create music in a laidback and comfortable environment, and play in streets of Winchester.
Ballroom and Latin Dance Society: Embrace both ballroom and latin dance with likeminded students.
Climbing Society: A diverse group of students of different abilities who come together to enjoy climbing.
Combined Humanities Society: A society for people across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to bring together combined students.
Comic Book Society: A society which aims to educate students about comic book related media whilst also having fun in an informal setting.
Commuters Society: An opportunity for commuters to meet and get to know each other, thereby ensuring that their university experience does not feel isolated.
Conservative Society: A group open to everyone regardless of their political views, yet are brought together by shared conservative values.
Creative Writing Society: A society focussed on developing creative writing skills which welcomes students from all disciplines.
Criminology Society: A society open to all interested in various aspects of crime and criminology.
Cycling Society: A road and mountain biking society.
Debating Society: A collection of students who come together to discuss, debate and explore a variety of topics.
E-Sports Society: A social and online gaming hub society.
Feminism Society: A group of students who focus on exploring feminism and its intersections.
Film Society: A weekly film viewing and discussion society.
First Aid Society: A society which exists to train and have students engaged with the delivery of first aid skills.
Gaming Society: A society which offers opportunities for students to socialise with others around the central theme of gaming.
History Society: A society for those interested in all things History.
International Students Society: A social society open to every student, providing support to the University’s international students.
Introvert Society: A society dedicated to promoting inwardness, with an ethos centring on ‘individuals mattering’.
Labour Society: A society aiming to provide/promote students and young people with being more politically engaged.
Law Society: A society for those interested in Law.
Let’s Act: A society engaging with Winchester’s Performing Arts Students.
Let’s Dance: A society engaging with Winchester’s Performing Arts Students.
Let’s Glee: A society engaging with Winchester’s Performing Arts Students.
Let’s Tech: A society engaging with Winchester’s Performing Arts Students.
Marrow Society: The University group of Anthony Nolan (the blood cancer charity), helping to recruit individuals join the stem cell register.
Manga and Anime Society: A society for students to indulge in Japanese culture such as comics, film series and games.
Mature Students Society: A platform for mature students to support each other and get support from the Student Union.
Medieval Living History Society: A group of students dedicated to re-enacting 12th century Norman England life.
Mooting Society: A society specialising in developing their mooting skills, providing help to Law students and students interested in a legal career.
Negotiation and Mediation Society: A society geared towards negotiation and mediation skills for Law students, but open to all.
Performing Arts Winchester (PAW): A society engaging with Winchester’s Performing Arts Students.
Philosophy Society: A society for those interested in philosophical and ethical discussions.
Psychology Society: A society for those interested in improving in various aspects of Psychology.
Pudding-Dings: A Hampshire dessert dining society.
Rambling Society: A walking society, which involves going for rambles through the local countryside.
Sound Radio/Media/TV: A student radio society.
Spectrum Society: A supportive and welcoming society for people within the LGBTQPIA+ community.
Student Christian Movement: A social group that discusses/participates in activities relating to spirituality and social justice issues.
Teaching Society: A community of aspiring teachers working to better their teaching skills.
University of Winchester Mooting Society: An opportunity to argue a legal point from differing perspectives in an informal setting – open to all students.
UoW Busking Society: A group of street performers who busk for charity.
UoW Creative Writing Society: A society geared towards all aspects of creative writing.
UoW Gaming Society: A computer gaming society.
UoW History Society: A society for those interested in History.
Veggie and Vegan Society: A society for those interested in all things veggie and vegan.
WARGS: A table-top gaming society.
Winchester Animal Rights: An animal care movement group.
Winchester First Aid Soceity: A first aid and lifesaving skills teaching society.
Winchester Marrow: The university group of Anthony Nolan (the blood cancer charity), helping to recruit individuals join the stem cell register.
Winchester University Christian Union: A student society interested in discussing and spreading the word of God and Jesus.
Extra-curricular (academic/university engagement)
African Drumming (WMC): An instrumental ensemble centred on African drumming.
Alfred: The University of Winchester’s student journal, showcasing students’ academic contributions.
Centre for Gender Studies Annual Symposium: An event in which staff and students are invited to present their original research which looks at interdisciplinary perspectives on Gender.
Chapel Choir (WMC): The Choir supporting University Chapel services.
Clarinet Ensemble (WMC): An instrumental ensemble for Clarinet players.
Community Engagement: An opportunity to engage with local community groups in relation to music.
Concert Band (WMC): A big band including strings, brass, wind and percussion.
Contemporary Themes and Issues in Global Politics: An open online module looking at themes surrounding politics in general but also within a global context.
Excellence Awards (WMC): A bursary of £500 for students to access each year, in order to assist with musical development and progression.
Flute Choir (WMC): An instrumental ensemble for Flute players.
Folk Choir (WMC): A vocal choir that perform traditional, world and folk songs.
Future Leader Experiences: An opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a leader.
Football Activators: An opportunity to oversee Winchester Sixes, Futsal and anything to do with football participation that isn’t a part of the BUCs league.
Frontrunner: An opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a leader.
Green Impact Student Auditor: An opportunity for students to become ‘environmental auditors’ for external businesses.
High Frequency (WMC): A higher voices choir, primarily made up of two soprano and two alto voices.
Institute for Value Studies: The promotion of liberal and moral education through various modules.
Introduction to Climate Change: An introductory course looking at the causes and impact of Climate Change, but also how individuals can mitigate these effects.
KASBAH Swing Band (WMC): A swing band run by external community members, performing and playing classic and contemporary jazz.
King Alfred Consort (WMC): An extension of the King Alfred Singers, the Consort perform choral and classical pieces at a more advanced level.
King Alfred Singers (WMC): An SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) choir who perform very traditional (sometimes sacred) and classical pieces.
Languages Online: An opportunity to learn a new language through Rosetta Stone, open and accessible to all students.
Making Sense of Religion: Faith and Spirituality in Today’s World An open module that sees students through a number of sections that explores the presence of religion in everyday life.
Musical Routes (WMC): An initiative for students to have access to funding in order for them to undertake their own skills programme which helps them to improve some sort of musical ability.
Netball Higher Education Officer: An officer responsible for overseeing the participation and social side of Netball, helping to develop current provisions in place and managing Netball’s social members.
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL): A paid opportunity for 2nd and 3rd year students to lead weekly sessions on course material for 1st year students in order to help them better understand their course material.
Performances (WMC): Refers to the various musical events that are held by the Winchester Music Centre, the university and the Student Union which students can take part in.
Recorder Consort (WMC): A small group of musicians that play the recorder together and perform at various events.
Resonance (WMC): A vocal choir specifically for lower voices.
Respect Trainer: Students who deliver ‘Respect’ talks during Welcome Week.
Showstoppers (WMC): A self-directed musical theatre troupe that intertwine singing, dancing and acting.
SMART Buddies: A paid opportunity for students to become an academic skills mentor to any student.
SONG (WMC): The University’s Rock, Pop and Soul Choir.
Splendid Fred Records: A spin off company/record label from the university, primarily focussed on students and their spoken word projects (e.g. podcasts, magazine shows, poetry etc.).
Steel Pans (WMC): A steel drum playing group.
String Gems (WMC): A string orchestra group.
Student Academic Council: An opportunity to represent the student body at a strategic level with the university leaders.
Student Academic Representative (StARs): An opportunity to become the course representative for your Programme.
Student Fellows Scheme: An opportunity for students to work in partnership with a member of staff on an educationally developmental or student experience enhancing project.
Student Panel Member: A paid opportunity for students to be a part of a validation or revalidation panel scrutinising programmes.
Student Senate: The highest student committee of the Student Union.
Student Trustees: An opportunity for students to become a part of the Trustee Board, where students will champion and scrutinise the strategic direction of Winchester Student Union.
Study Abroad: An opportunity for students to study abroad and complete a semester exchange to a partnering university around the world.
TEL Champions: A scheme to help students (and staff) across the University to develop a digital mind-set and learn more about 'digital capabilities'.
The Jazz Collective (WMC): A jazz band, performing both traditional and modern jazz.
The Uke Group (WMC): A group coming together for a ukulele jam.
Tuition (WMC): A signposting service for students to be matched with a musical teacher.
University of Winchester Music Centre (WMC): Facilitators of those musically active at Winchester.
University of Winchester Student Blog: Contribute to the university’s blog, written by students for students.
Winchester Research Apprenticeship Programme (WRAP): An opportunity to be paid to work with a staff member on a research project.
Winchester Scholars Scheme: A scheme designed to provide intellectual stimulation for students with an outstanding academic record.
Arrivals Helpline Team Member: An opportunity for students to provide information (over the phone and email) for students and parents who are arriving at Winchester as new students.
(Catering) Customer Service Assistant: An opportunity to work for the Catering team via a number different job roles.
Graduate Internship Scheme: Provides those in their final year of study an opportunity to work for the university on a fixed contract, after they graduate.
Housing Helpers: Students work during Arrivals weekend to help with the moving in process of new students starting university.
Non-Medical Helper: Providing support for a disabled student who may need academic, social and/or practical assistance.
Referees: A course for those wanting to be a small-sided referee.
Residential Assistants: A part time position in which an RA acts as the first level of contact for students in accommodation.
Room Show-ers: Students open up their on campus bedroom for open day visitors to have a look around the room.
S.U. Shop Casual Assistant: Students have the opportunity to join and work for the Student Union in one of their commercial services.
Student Ambassadors: Student Ambassadors represent the University at external and internal recruitment events.
Student Helper (Arrivals Weekend): Students will meet and greet new students and their families/guardians during Arrivals Weekend.
Student Helper (Welcome Week): Students work to ensure all students feel welcome during Welcome Week.
Student Helpers (International): Students are to meet with international students and offer practical help during Arrivals and Welcome Week.
SU Bar Assistant: Students work with the Student Union to deliver standard bar work.
SU Executive Officer: An opportunity for students to become an elected representative of a specialist portfolio.
SU Front of House Assistant: An opportunity for students to work for the Student Union to manage various front-of-house roles.
SU Shop - Supervisor: An opportunity for students to supervise a Student Union shop based around campus.
Subject Helpers: Students provide subject specific information pertaining to their course to help prospective students (and their parents) gain better knowledge of programmes to study at Winchester.
Tour Guides: Students provide tours of the campus and accommodation at Undergraduate Open Days.
Accredited and Community Volunteering: Volunteering coordinated through our lovely Careers team.
Blackout Volunteers: Students take part in a university wide awareness raising event focussing on saving energy and reducing carbon footprint.
Charity Challenge: A one-day event where students get to pitch ideas/solutions to real problems faced by various charities.
Fresher’s Crew: Students will aim to make students feel safe and welcome, whilst also promoting the Student Union.
Give It A Go: A one-off volunteering opportunity (micro-volunteering) organised by Winchester Hub.
LinkAges: Students can volunteer to tackle elderly isolation in Winchester – organised through Winchester Hub.
Hampshire Pride Volunteer: Students take part to help with the running of Hampshire Pride, supporting and celebrating the wider LGBT community.
SU Executive Team Member: The opportunity to become a democratically elected member of the Student Union.
Schools Plus: A tutoring placement in primary and secondary schools, specifically catering for children from disadvantaged backgrounds – organised through Winchester Hub.
Social Impact Internship Scheme: An opportunity to intern for a chosen charity over the summer, organised through Winchester Hub.
Student Listeners A peer support scheme run by students for students.
Student Switch Off Ambassadors: An opportunity for students to help promote ‘Student Switch Off’ – an energy and recycling competition.
Tennis Ambassador: Represent and promote recreational Tennis-related activities on campus.
Tour Leader: Assist with the annual Sports Tour that sees the Student Union’s sports teams on an international social trip.
Try it Awards: An awards scheme which provides training, mentoring and the opportunity to receive £500 for students to set up their own social enterprise – organised through Winchester Hub.
Volunteering: An opportunity for students to take part in one-off, longer term, or an Accredited Volunteering module – organised through the Careers department.
Winton Crew: An opportunity to volunteer your time to assist with Winton Weekend – an event for alumni to attend and enjoy sporting fixtures, reunions and fun times
Winchester Hub Committee Member: Become an integral part of the Winchester Hub through eight different roles.
Woolly Matters: A knitting group which fundraises for homelessness charities or meets socially – organised through Winchester Hub.
Youth Theatre: An opportunity to provide free access to the Arts to disadvantaged children – organised through Winchester Hub.