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University of Winchester commuting students – your place to stay local and commute

For students wanting to study closer to home, Winchester has excellent transport links and sustainable travel initiatives and discounts. If you choose to commute, you’ll still be able to enjoy the full University of Winchester experience, as all the social events, sports teams, societies and representational networks are open to you along with access to our support services, and study and social spaces. 🎓

Here are just a few of the reasons commuting to Winchester could work for you:

- We’re just a 10-15 minute walk away from the city centre so it’s easy to get to your lectures without paying for transport 🚶

- As well as plenty of cycle racks and bike lockers on campus we also offer discounts at local bike stores 🚴

- Winchester benefits from an excellent Park and Ride scheme and we have secured some great deals with the local bus companies to ensure you have discounted travel 🚌

- The University currently helps students save an average of around 30% on South Western Railway season tickets 🚆

- By train, we’re under an hour away from London Waterloo and just 15 minutes from Southampton 🚄

- We have short term guest rooms available and delicious breakfast options on campus to make commuting from a distance as easy and comfortable as possible 🏠

Commuting Students Network

Students who join the Commuting Students Network have the chance to connect with other students who share similar circumstances. There are monthly get-together events held on different days and times to try and make them accessible to as many people as possible. Whether students are commuting from within Hampshire or further afield, our Commuting Students Network brings people together and makes them a part of the Winchester community.

Commuter Network Lounge

Created and hosted by our Student Union, the Commuter Network Lounge has been created with homely facilities designed to give commuting students a 'home from home' for just a small fee. Complete with comfy sofas, a microwave and fridge, a shower, lockers, and a suite of network PCs and printer, our commuting students have the chance to meet face to face and build up friendships all across the university.

If you have any questions about commuting, let us know! 👋👋

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