University of Winchester (UK)

University of WinchesterThe University of Winchester is located close to the city center of Winchester and is one hour away from London by train. It is a small university of just over 5,600 students studying a range of programs, such as performing arts, social sciences, humanities, teaching, business, law and health and social care. Winchester was also established with a strong commitment to public service and the public good which still persists today. University of Winchester’s website>>

Theatre and Media for Development

Winchester Theatre & DevelopmentThis program has been running for twelve years, attracting students from all parts of the world to train as facilitators of community self-development using the processes of theatre and video. Students spend the second semester engaged in a fieldwork project that can take place anywhere in the world; from a Cree reserve in Alberta to an orphanage in Soweto; with child soldiers in Sierra Leone or Dalits in Tamil Nadu. Graduates from the program are equipped to make connections between global patterns of structural inequality and the barriers to development which face the communities with whom they work. Read more>>

Helping Children in Care

Winchester Children in CareThe University of Winchester partners with Hampshire Children’s Services Department to provide opportunities for children in care to engage in aspiration-raising activities, and secondly to support applications from Hampshire children in care so that they are given special consideration at entry to the University. This experience gives the young people an in-depth insight into the value of continuing with their education, with the University’s undergraduate Student Buddies acting as role models. The University’s work has been recognized by the award of a Quality Mark from the Frank Buttle Trust.  The charity makes this award to ‘institutions who go that extra mile to support students who have been in public care’.  Read more>>