2nd year Winchester Uni student here open to any questions! I'm currently studying psychology so anything to do with that course i can help you with specifically, but I can help you with any general questions you have about the Uni and the life here. I'll go with what some other people have done and do some pros and cons.
- small uni so real sense of community, West Downs and Queens Road halls of residence are proper student villages and lots of fun. everyone kind of knows each other even if you're not doing the same course, smallish classes (depending on what subject you take) easy to get to know the lecturers, you're not just one in a million undergrads.
- the area is gorgeous. countryside, river, good standard of living. lovely town, lots of good pubs and cafes, shops are pretty good and we just got a primark! southampton's only £3.50 return with a railcard if you want a proper haul though. also getting to london is a doddle from here, it's about 45 minutes to Waterloo.
- The SU. the SU here is still pretty new and really popular. won some architectural awards when it was built. consists of about four floors which contain: a book shop, 24 hour learning cafe (Computers, sofas and a coffee bar), canteen (really good food), games room with snacks, pool tables and things. nightclub with two bars, which is really cheap. and a general shop selling newsagent type stuff. The big nights here are BOP on a wednesday and Flirt on a friday, i prefer flirt but both are really good, cheap nights. Flirt are usually costume themed and BOP is big with the sports societies who tend to go every week. There are two clubs here, Porthouse and Bar 31, which are alright too. Porthouse foam parties are a must.
-standard of teaching. I can only speak for my course here, but on the whole, really good.
- If you want massive clubs and are into big-scale nightlife, probably not for you. Southampton is really close and there you have Oceana etc., but the main nights out here are either at Porthouse or the Student Union. The bars and pubs are really good though so if you like a mix of pubs and clubs you could fit in ok here. Aside from the student union Winchester as a town can also be pretty expensive if you don't go out on student nights.
That's all I can think of for now but i'll add to it if I can think of anymore!