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20 Things All University of Winchester Students Know To Be True

If you studied at the University of Winchester, you’ll know these things to be true.

1. You loved that the university is surrounded by hills.

2. Until you had to make the excruciating walk up the West Downs hill, of course.

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3. The walk to campus from Stanmore or Winnall wasn’t much easier, either.

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4. But you didn’t mind because at least it was pretty.

My commute > your commute #universitylife

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5. The weirdness of having to explain to visitors that, yes, there are sheep on the roof of the Stripe. And no, they aren’t real.

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6. The West Downs cat, on the other hand, is 100% real.

Meet the west downs cat that always comes into our flat

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7. You don’t think you ever experienced a time when there wasn’t any building work going on at the university.

Half the view from my window. #building #buildingsite #window #view #winchester #winchesteruniversity #burmaroad

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8. Which often meant that you were still discovering new parts of campus in your final year.

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9. You became immune to the fact that the university is next to a hospital, a police station, another hospital, a prison and a graveyard.

It was only weird to everyone else.

Such a lovely crisp winter walk back to uni 😌.

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10. Getting lost in the Herbert Jarman Building genuinely had you wondering if you would ever see daylight again.

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11. And you never knew where SEB ended and SAB started. In fact, you were pretty convinced they’re the same building.

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12. You experienced regular frustration in discovering that the cash machines at the SU weren’t working. Again.

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13. And disappointment after looking forward to student nights out until you realised that Winchester doesn’t have many bars to offer.

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14. So you always just ended up at Vodka.

And if you didn’t regret it while you were there, you definitely regretted it in the morning.

15. It sometimes felt like you queued for a whole lifetime to get a BOP ticket.

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16. And you always dreaded someone would have the same costume as you.

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17. Whenever you needed to print an assignment every single computer in the LC, KKB, SAB, and the library seemed to be taken.

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18. The drunken joy you felt after realising that the Lounge would still be open and you could get cheesy chips was incomparable.

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19. You looked forward to graduating in Winchester’s beautiful cathedral more than anything.

So I'm on this side of England for a change… #feelingposh #winchester

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20. And, even though you didn’t always care for the steep hills and strange buildings, you missed the campus a hell of a lot once you left.

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