The transition from school/college to University is an exciting time but one that might leave you full of questions. Our pre-arrival Peer Partner scheme is a quick and easy way for you to get answers to questions you may have before arriving here at Winchester. Whether you are going to be joining us as an undergraduate or a postgraduate student, commuting from home or living in University accommodation, from the UK or from overseas, this scheme is here to put you in touch with a current student who can help.
So, what next:
Once you have confirmed Winchester as your first choice and you think you might find it helpful to have a Peer Partner, please email Peerpartnering@winchester.ac.uk with your name, student number (if known) and the name of the course you are due to start. To help us link you up with the most appropriate Partner, the Peer Partner team will send you a very short questionnaire. Once this has been returned to us, you will be contacted by your new Peer Partner via their University email account.
All conversations you have with your Peer Partner up until Welcome Week will be via email so you must ensure that if you change your email address at any time, you let your Peer Partner know.
What can my Peer Partner help with?
- Finding out about services on campus
- Information about Winchester as a City and surrounding area
- Questions about your course (and when they are unable to do this pointing you in the direction of the person who can help)
- What it’s like being a student here at Winchester (including the different societies we have) What happens over Arrivals Weekend and Welcome Week (our first week at University)
- Jargon busting
What can’t my Peer Partner help with?
It is important to note that your Peer Partner is not able to provide information, advice and guidance on any legal (including Visa issues), financial or academic issues but they can and will point you in the direction of the right people to help you.
How long will this partnership last?
This partnership will last right up until the end of Welcome Week, during which there will be a time to meet your Peer Partners over food and refreshments. At this time, if you feel you would still like to have a Peer Partner then we will chat with you about how this can happen.
For all the information you need about registering for your course, and for step-by-step instructions, you can download our Welcome Pack.
Arrivals to Accommodation
Information for those moving into university managed accommodation on and off campus. Please note, those moving in to Riverside Way & Cathedral Point will be sent further information relating to their arrival.
Before you arrive
Make sure you have completed the following:
- Read and accepted your room offer as per the instructions in your offer email
- Read through the relevant guide to your accommodation:
Student Resident Guide off campus and regulations 2018
Student Resident Guide on campus and regulations 2018
- Completed your online registration and uploaded a photo – this photo will be used on your Campus Card and is very important!
- Registered your card details in order to set up payments for Residence Fees
- Printed off your arrivals pass – log back in to your housing offer to do this
When to arrive
Arrivals will take place over the 15th and 16th of September 2018. If you plan to arrive from the 17th September onwards, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
During the offer acceptance process you selected an arrival slot, please ensure you stick to that time slot to ensure the day can run smoothly for everyone.
Unfortunately, are unable to accommodate any early arrivals (before 15th September) to accommodation.
You are able to arrive on Saturday 15th September. If you have not been able to select this date during the acceptance process, please don’t worry, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
For any further international arrival queries, including information about airport transfers, please email email@example.com
Cathedral Point & Riverside Way
You should have received information with your offer regarding when to arrive.
Students arriving to Riverside Way have been asked to arrive on Sunday 16th September – no arrivals will be permitted on Saturday 15th unless previously agreed with the Riverside Way management team.
Where to collect your key
Saturday & Sunday (15th & 16th September)
Key collection over arrivals weekend will take place in the St Alphege Building on the King Alfred Campus, SO22 4NJ.
If you are arriving from Monday 17th September onwards, you will be able to collect your key from Main Reception in the University Centre.
Cathedral Point & Riverside Way
Those moving in to Cathedral Point & Riverside Way do not collect keys from the University but will need to collect their keys from the relevant building’s Reception desk as per the Arrivals information you have been sent.
We do ask that students arriving by car only bring one vehicle due to the limited number of spaces available.
Those who bring multiple vehicles, may be asked to find alternative off campus parking for any additional vehicles.
Parking for key collection is in the Dytche car park. There will be signage from nearby main roads and staff on hand to direct you in and out of the car park.
We would advise you use SO22 4NJ if you are using SatNav.
A number of the roads leading up to the University are narrow and so we ask that you drive carefully and be mindful of others including our non-student neighbours.
Moving in to Halls
Once you have collected your key, you will be directed to your Hall or off campus property. For students moving in to Halls, you will be given a parking permit hanger, which must be displayed in your car once you have parked.
You will have 45 minutes to unload belongings from your car – don’t worry, we have plenty of staff on hand to help you with this!
If you would like to stay longer, or believe you may return later in the day, we ask that you park in nearby alternative car parks, such as the Royal Hampshire County Hospital Multi-storey which is situated on Burma Road.
If you are moving in to a property off campus, please be mindful that there may be parking restrictions in some areas. We do also ask that you consider other residents when parking and do not block any access areas.
For information about public car parks in Winchester, please visit the city council website.
Access to the key collection room is via a number of steps. Students who have let us know that they have a mobility requirement will receive an email from us with alternative key collection arrangements should they need them.
Please do be aware that we can only make alternative arrangements for the student collecting a key. We do understand that students may be arriving with family or friends who also have mobility problems; there is limited parking available for blue badge holders around the University and so you may wish to park in one of those spaces rather than the main key collection car park.
There are lifts available in the following buildings which you may access over that weekend (there are more lift facilities available on site):
- University Centre
- St Alphege Building
If you have any queries relating to your arrival here at Winchester, please get in touch. We are happy to help.
The arrivals helpline is now shut.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
New student registration - University of Winchester
Register here from 3 September 2018.
Follow these simple steps to register:
- Use your username and password, which were sent in your offer and confirmation correspondence. If you can’t find these, please contact our IT services team by emailing email@example.com (please state your seven-digit student number).
- Your term-time email address (either your new University housing address or, if this has not been allocated to you yet, your current home address)
- A suitable high-quality colour passport style photo showing your head and shoulders. No one else should appear in the frame.
If you have any questions, please do get in touch with your Faculty
ARTS Contact Information