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Issue 24 Summer 2011

Mervyn King opens Business School Outstanding Ofsted Green Impact MBE for Professor Joyce Goodman

venta For alumni and friends of the University of Winchester

The Hampshire Diamond Jubilee Gambia Project 1


Alumni Scholarships Enrol on a Masters or Research programme at the University of Winchester and receive a £250 loyalty discount. Apply before 30 June 2011 and the loyalty discount increases to £375.

Why not attend our Masters Open Evening 7 September 2011? Postgraduate courses available for September 2011 enrolment

Who is eligible for the scheme? All of our former students who have completed an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree or research degree at the University of Winchester. To check your eligibility please contact the Alumni Office.

What other conditions apply? For the reduced tuition fee you will need to be accepted on your intended programme of study and be able to satisfy all the normal academic admissions criteria, as well as the University of Winchester’s enrolment and registration conditions. This scheme cannot be used in conjunction with any other sponsorship awarded by the University of Winchester. Students supported by their employer for professional development programmes, students intending to pursue a PGCE and students applying for a top-up course are also exempt.

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• Accounting and FInance (MSc)

• Journalism (MA)

• Archaeology (MRes)

• M  anaging Contemporary Global Issues (MA)

• M  aster of Business Administration (MBA) • Business Management (MSc) • Creative and Critical Writing (MA) • Cultural and Arts Management (MA) • C  ultural and Heritage Resource Management (MA) • Cultural Studies (MA) • Dance: Practice and Production (MA) • Death, Religion & Culture (MA) • Devised Performance (MA) • Digital Media Practice (MA) • Drama: Making Theatre (MA) • E ducation – Early Years, School, College, Workplace & Educators pathway (MA) • E ducation – Medical Educators pathway (MA) • Film Studies (MA) • Global Radio Production (MA) • Historical Studies (MA)

• M  anaging Contemporary Global Issues with Environment and Development (MSc) • Marketing (MSc) • Orthodox Studies (MTh) • Popular Performances (MA) • Psychologyical Research Methods (MSc) • R  egional and Local History and Archaeology (MA) • Regional and Local Archaeology (MA) • Regional and Local History (MA) • Religion, Ethics and Society (MTh) • Social Research in Education (MRes) • Sustainable Business (MSc) • T heatre and Media as Development (MA) • Writing for Children (MA) • Doctor of Education (EdD) • Graduate Diploma in Law

• Human Resource Management (MSc) • Graduate Diploma in Psychology

If you have any further queries please contact the Alumni Office: Telephone: 01962 827532 Email: alumni@winchester.ac.uk


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Welcome Greetings to all alumni and other friends of the University. The campus is bathed in sunshine as I write this and from my office I can see the wild flowers and grasses on The Stripe’s ‘green roof’ bending gracefully in the warm summer breeze. The University is thriving, growing in size and quietly confident about the future. But we exist in a rapidly changing and very uncertain higher education landscape. Last November saw the publication of the Schools White Paper adumbrating a more school-centered future for teacher education. Universities are all working through the implications of the White Paper, but amidst the uncertainties, it is excellent that Winchester was recognised by Ofsted as a provider of outstanding Initial Teacher Training. Another White Paper – The Higher Education White Paper – will be published this summer and we await it with interest. One thing we do know is that there will be a focus on social mobility which we very much welcome since this is dear to the heart of our institution. You will be able to read about our continuing work in community engagement in this issue,

both at home and abroad. We all enjoyed our work with Age Concern in Winchester earlier in the year and it is also an absolute delight to me that staff and students (past and present) are responding so wholeheartedly to our Hampshire-wide Gambia fundraising appeal. Academic developments include the recent launch of the Winchester Business School with the Governor of the Bank of England in attendance. Other new academic initiatives include two optional offerings which can be studied alongside any degree, one in World Religions and another in Politics. I have three items of news for you which are so current, they do not even appear in the magazine. Firstly, we have taken the decision to begin work on a major new Teaching and Learning Building which would sit alongside The Stripe on the site of the current Arts Centre and Exam Hall. This project will greatly upgrade our teaching space and it will be an excellent addition to the campus. The second piece of news is that we have been awarded a ‘first class’ place in the People & Planet Green League for our work on sustainable development. I am particularly pleased about this, since last year

our Student Union was voted the greenest in England and because the link to our Winchester values is so evident. My last piece of news was given to me just today. The University has been assessed according to the European Excellence Model and has gained the top level award – five stars. We believe that we are the only university in the whole country to hold this award this for the entire institution, and the only university to gain this grading at the first attempt. What wonderful news! Finally, I am so delighted that Professor Joyce Goodman has been honoured with an MBE. Joyce’s work in the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care, in the University at large and in the international research community, is outstanding. Thank you all once more for your continued interest and support and wishing you all a very happy and blessed summer season.

Contents Outstanding Ofsted......................... page 2 New Year Honours........................... page 3 Enterprise Lecture............................ page 4 Employability Week......................... page 5 Business School opens..................... page 6 Student bravery award.................... page 7 Gambia Project................................. page 8, 9 Reunion Bop...................................... page 10 Graduate profiles.............................. page 11 Winton Weekend.............................. page 12 Alumnae honoured.......................... page 13 Volunteering placement.................. page 14 What’s in a name?............................ page 15 Winton Reunion 2011...................... page 16 Front cover: Soma schoolchildren Back cover: Cycling for Age Concern

Venta is published by the Student Recruitment and Marketing department of the University of Winchester. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without prior permission of the publisher. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of editorial content, no responsibility can be taken for any errors and/or omissions. The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the University of Winchester. All rights reserved. © University of Winchester 2011

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Winchester’s Got Talent Winchester Student Union held their fourth annual Winchester’s Got Talent in March, which saw students battling it out to be crowned the overall winner and win the coveted prize of performing at this year’s Summer Ball in May. The show, inspired by the national TV programme Britain’s Got Talent, was awash with students trying their luck and showing off their skills to the judging panel of Student Union President Seb Miell, Entertainments Officer Kate Gardner, and last year’s winner, break dancer Habib Biva.

& Services, and event host, Jez Davis said: “This year’s Winchester’s Got Talent was sensational. The final was the closest contest I’ve seen, with everyone guessing who would win right up until the end.” Last year’s winner, Habib Biva, recently auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent and appeared on the televised show in April.

The University of Winchester has been recognised by Ofsted as a provider of outstanding Initial Teacher Training in England.

Throughout the year, rounds had been held every second Thursday with the best acts being selected to go through to the final. Magician Sam Howard, music acts The Kleenex Effect, Grenades, Scott Freeman and Les Girls, and comedy duo Bill and Jennie all made it through but there could only be one winner and Les Girls were crowned Winchester’s Got Talent Champions 2011 after an impressive show and much deliberation from the judges.

Back row L to R: Participation & Volunteering Officer John Brason, Entertainments Officer Kate Gardner, President Seb Miell, last year’s winner Habib Biva, Vice President Activities & Services Jez Davis, Front row: This year’s winners Les Girls

The finals were held in The Vault, Winchester Student Union’s main entertainment venue. Student Union Vice President of Activities

Carbon emissions The University is committed to reducing its carbon emissions and joined the Higher Education Carbon Management Programme in 2007/8. A carbon baseline of 2006/7 was collated covering the following sources: • • • • •

The baseline in 2006/7 was 4,206 tonnes of CO2. By the end of 2009/10 these emissions have decreased by 15.83% per member of staff and student and 8.23% per square meter of the estate. A copy of the Carbon Management Plan is available on the University website.

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“This is a fantastic result for the University as it confirms our position as one of the best providers of teacher education in the country,” commented Kriss Turner, Head of Initial Teacher Education at the University of Winchester. “This report is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff, students and partnership schools.” The Ofsted Inspectors stated that as a result of highly effective training, students display great enthusiasm for teaching, reflect incisively on their own practice and demonstrate extremely positive attitudes. Amongst other things, they also noted the flexibility of Winchester’s training programmes and commended education in equalities and diversity, mentioning that students showed impressive levels of confidence and understanding about how to be effective teachers in a diverse society. “We’re delighted that Ofsted has recognised the excellence of both primary and secondary initial teacher education at Winchester,” said Professor Joyce Goodman, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care at the University of Winchester. “This inspection report highlights just how well the University prepares teachers, of whom we are rightly proud.” The report covers the five teacher education routes run by the University: Primary PGCE fulltime and part-time, PGCE Secondary Religious Education and BA Primary Education (3 year and 4 year routes).

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The University is a major provider of trained primary teachers in Hampshire. The University works in partnership with seven local authorities and around 500 primary schools, 18 secondary schools and 23 special schools to provide excellent work-based placements for its trainee teachers.


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Winchester Professor awarded MBE in 2011 New Year Honours The Professor of History of Education and Dean of the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care at the University of Winchester received an MBE in the 2011 New Year Honours List for her outstanding services to higher education. Professor Joyce Goodman has worked in education all her life and is a distinguished academic in the field of the history of education, specialising in the history of women’s education. “I am delighted to receive the MBE,” said Professor Goodman. “The award also recognises the work and dedication of my colleagues in the Faculty, the Centre for the History of Women’s Education, and the University. I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the development of the University of Winchester as it gained University title and research degree awarding powers.” Professor Goodman started teaching music in schools in 1965, working in both Great Britain and the Netherlands. After her Doctorate on

Women’s Role in the Management of Working Class Girls’ Education in the Nineteenth Century she has gone on to become the President of the History of Education Society, the Secretary of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education and a member of both the Australian and New Zealand and Canadian History of Education Societies. She has published a number of books on the history of education most recently Women and Education: Major Themes (2010), Girls Secondary Education in the Western World (2010), Social Change in the History of Education: The British Experience (2008) and Women and Education 1800-1980: Educational Reform and Personal Identities (2004). She has also contributed around 40 journal articles and presented papers at over 75 international conferences in the last few years. Professor Goodman played a key role in the move of the Sybil Campbell Library to Winchester in 2007 where she was Director of the Centre for the History of Women’s

University lecturer wins award for charity event that provided 100 Christmas meals for the elderly A lecturer from the University of Winchester won a Social Entrepreneurship Award for an innovative community scheme which began by providing 100 Christmas meals for elderly guests in partnership with Age Concern.

The 100 meals were served by staff and student volunteers from the University and were followed by a carol service led by the University Chaplain. Alongside financing from the HEFCE Award, local businesses were encouraged to sponsor the tables.

The Catalyst Award was presented to Sports Studies Lecturer, Richard Cheetham, by UnLtd, a charity that aims to support social entrepreneurs through the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

“I was overwhelmed with the level of interest for this scheme,” said Richard, who helped to raise more than £5,000 for MENCAP last year by running across the Atacama Desert in Chile as part of the 4Deserts race series.“I’m hoping we can continue the ‘100 for 100’ next year with a variety of physical challenges to help charities, involving people both at the University and in the city.” In 2011 most students at the University of Winchester will have the option to do a volunteering module as part of their studies.

Richards’s idea, titled ‘100 for 100’ involved staff and students from the University taking part in a 100 mile circular tandem ride around Hampshire on 11 December. The tandems set off from the University with volunteers, including the Vice Chancellor, Professor Joy Carter, changing every 10 miles. On 12 December, a special Christmas dinner was held in the University Centre for 100 elderly guests invited by Age Concern, Winchester. “I wanted to change the way people approach charity events,” explained Richard. “The ‘100 for 100’ didn’t involve making a financial pledge but encouraged physical adventure matched with voluntary action. I wanted people to see the end result of their efforts and not just send a cheque in the post.”

Christmas lunch in the University Centre

Professor Joyce Goodman MBE

Education based at the University of Winchester. This collection of material contains some 8,000 items built up over 70 years by the British Federation of Women Graduates. “Professor Goodman has been rightly honoured for her hard work and dedication to the University and for her international reputation as historian of women’s education,” said Professor Elizabeth Stuart, Senior Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Winchester. “She has led her Faculty to great achievements in terms of OFSTED and the Research Assessment Exercise. She is much valued as a mentor to younger staff.”

Student Union Winchester Student Union is the greenest Student Union in England. They were awarded the Gold Award at the Sound Impact Awards, run by the NUS, for the 2009/2010 academic year, beaten to the top spot only by Edinburgh University Students’ Association. The Student Union has been working hard to create initiatives that help students throughout the University do their bit for the environment, beating much larger universities like Loughborough Students’ Union with their overall points score to come second out of 88 unions that entered the awards. Initiatives like the Big Tidy Up, which takes students out into the local community to collect rubbish and recycling, the Student Switch Off, a national campaign that encourages students to turn off electrical items and lights in halls of residence, ‘Snap it Off’, an NUS run campaign for students to take pictures of lights left on overnight and send them in, and the development of the Ethical and Environmental Executive Officer post, have all helped to ensure that Winchester Student Union is conscious and sensitive to the environmental issues around it. 3


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Presenter of BBC’s popular Edwardian Farm gives University Enterprise Lecture managed to keep up with his PhD studies on early medieval England at the University of Winchester.

Alex Langlands, presenter of BBC’s Edwardian Farm and Victorian Farm, presented his Enterprise Lecture in March at the University of Winchester.

“The most difficult thing about filming the series is the hours involved,” he said. “What a lot of people don’t realise is that I do actually run the farm. I take tenancy of the buildings and livestock and manage the crops. We filmed on alternate weeks and this can involve working up to 12 hours a day. So I’d be doing my farm rounds before 8am on these days.”

The lecture titled Farming the Past: Tales from BBC 2’s Victorian and Edwardian Farms offered a rare insight into what it is like to bring history to life for a television audience. The lecture explained the highs and lows of Alex’s years spent farming historically and explored issues surrounding the commercial and entrepreneurial role of farmers of the past. “At the heart of my passion for farming, the countryside and our rich rural heritage is, ultimately, a desire to preserve the world around us for future generations,” explained Alex whose love of farming found him involved in the TV series, Tales from the Green Valley back in 2005.

As well as a hectic filming schedule, Alex has written books for both series and still

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Winchester, Professor Joy Carter, was chosen to represent the International Federation of University Women at the United Nation’s 55th Commission on the Status of Women (22 February-4 March).

Photo courtesy of Lion TV

“I don’t believe in some romantic view of the past and certainly don’t prescribe a reversion to the hardships of rural England of the nineteenth century. But I do believe we can learn an enormous amount from our ancestors about how better to care for the world around us in the future.”

Women from all over the world gathered in New York City for the event which attracted more than 3,000 delegates and was opened by the newly-appointed Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet. Alex Langlands on set

Energy efficiency The University spends around £1,000,000 a year on utilities and significant investment in energy efficiency has been made since April 2009. Funding from the Carbon Trust was applied for and grants of £189,000 from the Salix Revolving Green Fund and £550,000 from the Salix Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme were awarded. The University has also invested £225,000 in energy efficiency monitoring. Every building on campus has now been sub-metered for gas, water and electricity and a full Energy Monitoring package has been put in place, along with a campus wide roll-out of Building Management Systems. This allows monitoring of energy use in real-time and allows the Estates Department to identify areas for energy conservation and to control building energy use in a more efficient manner. 4

Vice Chancellor represents University Women at UN Commission in New York

The funding has been invested in;

Professor Carter participated in high-level round table discussions on ‘Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work’. She emphasised the importance of role models in encouraging girls to do well in school and stressed a need for research into the reasons why women drop out of the scientific, mathematics and engineering fields.

• E nergy efficient lighting – LED, induction and fluorescent upgrades • Lighting controls • Boiler upgrades – replacing old inefficient and oil fired boilers and lagging pipes and valves within boiler rooms • Building thermal improvements such as draught proofing and loft and cavity insulation • PC Power Management settings – shutting down computers at the end of the day • Voltage optimisation • Air conditioning controls

“The use of role models can be very important to raise aspirations at all levels from nursery or primary through to secondary education,” explained Professor Carter, who is also International President of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health. “It is not just a question of better science teaching at primary age. It is important to develop the interest of girls from a very early age.”

All electricity on campus comes from renewable sources and on-site renewable energy sources are being investigated such as photovoltaic’s and air-source heat pumps.

Professor Carter also spoke about the need to address cultures and attitudes that create barriers to jobs in these fields together with a demand for quality child care for families.


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Chinese New Year celebrations As the Chinese New Year was greeted across the world in February, Chinese students at the University of Winchester celebrated alongside fellow students and staff at a special New Year party held at the West Downs Centre. The students entertained around 150 guests with singing, fortune telling, displays of Chinese calligraphy and a variety of traditional Chinese food for guests to enjoy. An extensive Chinese buffet was also provided by the local restaurant Mr Wonderful. Vice Chancellor Professor Joy Carter welcomed everyone present by issuing “token” red envelopes (lucky money) and wished them a Happy New Year in Cantonese, before students and lecturer Lim Teoh took to the stage to provide an insight into the significance of the Chinese New Year and its current Year of the Rabbit.

“The New Year party was a great success,” said David Street, Head of International Recruitment and event organiser. “The food so carefully prepared by the Chinese students was really appreciated and for students from China, Taiwan, Korea and others the lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year.” David got into the spirit of the festivities by dressing up as Cai Shen, the God of Wealth and Prosperity symbolic with Chinese New Year celebrations. He also gave guests the lucky New Year sweet which is traditionally given out to bring luck in the forthcoming year. The West Downs Centre was traditionally decorated in red and gold and reflected the mood of celebration amongst the students and staff. It is hoped that the celebration will become an annual event with all who took part looking forward to next year.

David Street as Cai Shen

University’s Employability Week helps Winchester students to stand out from the graduate crowd The University of Winchester launched Employability Week in February, designed to enhance opportunities for Winchester students in the competitive graduate job market. Events on offer included workshops on social networking, CV writing, job hunting, volunteering, interview techniques, business start-ups and writing skills. There was also a National Student Employment Week stand and Employability Fair where students met with different employers and organisations to find out more about the range of careers available.

Drop-in sessions took place on the Winchester Passport, an optional certificate developed by the University of Winchester for undergraduate students. It aims to recognise and reward students for carrying out a variety of activities and experiences alongside their studies that helps their graduate employability skills.

Head of Academic and Career Development at the University of Winchester.

“As greater numbers of graduates compete for jobs, it becomes increasingly important for students to acquire a portfolio of skills and experiences that will give them an edge in their chosen careers,” explained Liz Bregazzi,

“Employability Week not only helped with job hunting but demonstrated that a combination of academic study, work experience and leisure interests can help to develop the broad range of competencies that today’s employers seek.”

Green Impact Universities The University is taking part in a new staff engagement scheme run by the National Union of Students and delivered by the Student Union and Estates team. The scheme is an environmental and ethical accreditation for departments which will help staff ‘green’ their workplaces and embed environmental issues across the university. Teams will complete a workbook filled with green criteria, ticking off each action as it is implemented, at the end of the workbook stage each team will be audited by the Student Union and a final score compiled. Each team will then be given either a Bronze, Silver or Gold award depending on their performance. Each team will endeavour to beat

their previous score year on year. Departments and teams have: • Bronze (20 actions to complete) • Create an Environmental Impacts Register, an environmental induction for new staff, energy efficiency posters on walls, an environmental notice board, all light switches labelled, a switch it off plan for the end of the day. • Silver (15 actions to complete) • Reduces environmental impacts which have been identified, all printers set to print double-sided, promote recycling scheme to

staff, undertake a basic energy audit of their work area, ban portable electrical heating, place restrictions on air travel. • Bonus criteria (93 actions – these give the overall gold award after bronze and silver have been achieved) Calculate total photocopying in last 12 months, reduce papers printed for meetings, engage with suppliers to reduce packaging, switch off PC’s every night, remove excess printers, ‘A’ rated fridges, Green Driver training, pot plants within department, community engagement initiatives, support charities and fundraising.

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In Conversation with Alan Titchmarsh

(L to R) Professor Mervyn King FBA, Professor Neil Marriott, Roger Witcomb, Professor Joy Carter, Dame Mary Fagan DCVO JP

Governor of the Bank of England opens Winchester Business School Leading members of Hampshire’s business community gathered at the University of Winchester in April for the official opening of Winchester Business School by Professor Mervyn King FBA, Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee. The Winchester Business School, which is based in the West Downs Centre on Romsey Road, has recently been refurbished to offer a range of new teaching spaces including the Trevor Baylis Intellectual Property Room and the Trading Room, which is equipped with a stock exchange simulator. The reception will also celebrate the launch of the University’s new Hoare Centre for Responsible Management. “It was a great honour for the Governor of the Bank of England to take the time to officially open the Winchester Business School,” said Professor Neil Marriott, Director of Winchester Business School. “The Governor’s role in the health and wellbeing of the UK’s economy is critical, especially in such challenging economic times and Professor Mervyn King has never shied away from making difficult decisions. I hope our students will learn from his example, making choices 6

as modern business leaders that are both responsible and ethical.” Winchester Business School is a member of the United Nation’s Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and Richard Hoare OBE was among the guests at the reception. The Bulldog Trust, established by Richard Hoare in 1983, has been actively involved in the creation and development of Winchester Business School since 2007. The University is very grateful to the Hoare family, owners of the private bank, C Hoare & Co, for their generosity in supporting the establishment of the Hoare Centre for Responsible Management. “The new Hoare Centre for Responsible Management is facilitated by a team of academics and leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors,” explained Professor Marriott. “One of its aims is to attract a community of managers interested in implementing best practice in leadership and responsible management in organisations throughout the South East.” The Hoare Centre is currently running a series of talks and workshops to explore new ways of supporting and encouraging leadership in difficult and challenging times.

The University welcomed broadcaster and gardening expert, Alan Titchmarsh MBE for an Enterprise Lecture in May, which took the format of an informal interview with Lecturer and TV Journalist, Angus Scott. He was welcomed by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Joy Carter who made reference to his ‘ varied and distinguished career.’ Over 300 people attended to hear Alan reveal more about his early life, family, career and his subsequent success. He opened up to the audience revealing that, having failed his 11+, he and some of those around him did not expect that he would ‘amount to much.’ He said this had always spurred him on to ‘have a go’ at things that came his way, and attributed much of his success to this. He gave some encouraging words for students in the audience and advised them to show passion and enthusiasm for everything they do. Alan, who was given an honorary degree by the University in 2007, regaled the audience with interesting anecdotes. He gave an insightful account of a visit he made to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 28 years. The Ground Force Team were in South Africa filming a special millennium episode where they had designed a new garden for Nelson Mandela. Alan was given a chance to interview the inspirational leader afterwards, gaining insight into the strong symbolism plants had for him. During his imprisonment on Robben Island, Mandela had tended to two tomato plants on the prison courtyard and told Alan that they were the only things he felt he had charge of in his life there. During the conversation with Angus, Alan also revealed that he worked closely with Prince Charles and has recently interviewed the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip for a BBC special in the lead up to his 90th birthday. Born and raised in Yorkshire, Alan talked about the love he has for his roots but said how much he has enjoyed living in Hampshire for the past 30 years.


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Matthew Maidment with his testimonial

Winchester student awarded for bravery Second year Business Management student, Matthew Maidment received a bravery award from the Royal Humane Society after his actions in saving a distressed and suicidal man threatening to jump off a bridge. Whilst returning home in the evening, Matthew came across the man and climbed over railings on the bridge to restrain him while a friend called the police. When the police arrived, Matthew continued to hold on to the man until he agreed to climb back over to safety. Matthew remained with him until he knew he was safe. For his actions on that day, Matthew was presented with the Royal Humane Society Honorary Testimonial on Parchment, awarded to people putting themselves in danger to save, or attempt to save, someone else. Matthew was presented with his award by the University Chancellor, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagain DVCO JP. The Royal Humane Society is a charity that awards for acts of bravery in the saving of human life and, also, for the restoration of life by resuscitation.

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University awarded major funding by European Culture Programme to develop graduate careers in the Arts The University of Winchester has been awarded a grant of nearly €200,000 (approximately £176,000) from the European Union’s Culture Programme for an innovative project that aims to support graduates who want to develop an international career in the arts. The project titled NE©XT – New European Creative Talent – brings together a consortium of European institutions and organisations led by Professor Anthony Dean, Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Winchester. “It is often difficult for emerging artists to bring their work to the attention of the wider professional communities within the creative industries, let alone to international audiences or markets,” explained Professor Dean. “Although, historically, both arts schools and universities have close and long-established links with theatre companies, galleries, cultural enterprises and commercial creative industries these often tend to be at regional or national level. The NE©XT project aims at broadening these at an international level.”

to producers, curators and public audiences. Amongst other things, the EU funding will enable the consortium to support and develop the Festival. The first NEU/NOW Festival took place in Vilnius (Lithuania) in 2009, and then in Nantes (France) in 2010. This year it will be held in Tallinn (Estonia) as part of the European Capital of Culture Programme with Amsterdam as a possible venue for 2012. “Innovative collaboration between higher arts education institutions and creative businesses and other economic, social and cultural domains has become essential in higher arts education,” added Professor Dean who is also Artistic Director of NEU/NOW Festival. “We’re delighted the European League of Institutes of the Arts chose the University of Winchester to be the lead partner in this consortium, recognising our considerable strengths in this area.” Further information can be found on www.neunow.eu

Consortium partners include the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), Bergen National Academy of the Arts (Norway), Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Tallinn), Porto Politecnico School of Music and Performing Arts (Portugal) and the International Theatre School Festival Amsterdam (Netherlands). At the heart of the NE©XT project is the successful NEU/NOW Festival. NEU/NOW is both an online ‘virtual’ festival open to graduating arts students across Europe and a ‘live’ festival where selected works are shown

Recycling/waste The University is part of a waste consortium with Bournemouth, Solent, Southampton and Portsmouth universities. Since the start of the new contract, Winchester has made huge improvements in recycling rates on campus. In January 2009 the recycling rate was about 14%; in January 2011 this had increased to 60% of all waste being recycled.

A mixed recycling service is now in place where staff and students can easily recycle paper, cardboard, plastics, cans, tetra-pak and glass all in one recycling bin. The university also recycles bulky plastics and wood, green waste from the estate, plasterboard, electrical waste, batteries, paint and metal. New for 2010/11 is a food waste recycling

scheme, currently only in the catering department, which is removing around two tonnes of food waste a month from landfill. The food waste is taken off site and composted but later this year it is hoped that this food will go to an energy recovery facility where compost is still produced but bio-gas is also collected as the food is processed. 7


Feature

The Hampshire Diamond Jubilee Gambia Project

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The University of Winchester has been leading a project to raise £20,000 to renovate two classrooms at Soma School and to enhance facilities for girls studying at Tahir School in The Gambia. Hampshire schools have been encouraged to take part in the appeal and University staff, students and alumni have all been donating money and taking part in fundraising events throughout the year to help us achieve our target. The aim is to complete the new facilities in 2012, the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Take a look at some of the events that have taken place and for more information or to donate please visit www.winchester.ac.uk/gambia

All Saints Junior School in Fleet All Saints have been a leading school in the campaign for The Gambia. They have raised over £4,000 so far towards the total through a number of different fundraising activities and lots of cake sales. Project Coordinator at All Saints is Carmella Reece (Education Studies (Early Childhood) 2002 to 2005, PGCE 2005 to 2006) who has visited The Gambia on a number of occasions and has enthused her students with her passion for the country and the children of Soma.

Winchester students return from teaching practice in The Gambia Six trainee teachers from the University of Winchester travelled to The Gambia to teach pupils at the Soma School for two weeks. The students were enthusiastically welcomed by Gambian teachers who planned and taught alongside them in the first teaching initiative of this kind to be undertaken by the University. “There was a great deal of willingness on both sides to make the placements work,” said Jonathan Rooke, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Winchester who accompanied the students as part of his own research project on traditional tales. “The students and teachers developed a mutual trust and understanding between each other which led to a rich exchange of professional knowledge and techniques as well as friendships.”

and brighten the school library and took part in a sports day and a drama festival. “This teaching practice has given me a whole new perspective on teaching,” explained student Emily Dunford, from Wilton near Salisbury. “I want to return to The Gambia after I graduate; there is so much I can learn from their way of life. They value education so highly and the children and teachers alike appreciate everything you do. They are keen to learn and are taught so much respect for each other. It has definitely been a life-changing experience which I will never forget and has given me the inspiration to do more with my teaching degree than settle down in a local school.”

Primary Education will be compulsory from 2015 in The Gambia and the Soma School will be an e-learning centre for the ongoing training of teachers for children. Team working with the Gambian teachers was one of the most important aspects of the school placements in The Gambia.

Carmella Reece in class at Soma School

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During their visit, the Winchester students planned, resourced and carried out a number of curriculum-based activities across a diverse range of subjects. They also helped to reorganise

One of the trainee teachers at Soma School


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Certificates were awarded to dogs to recognise their achievements:

People and Dogs Walking in Aid of Gambia (PADWAG)

Dog which made the most valiant effort Shelley (owned by Hazel Green) Most energetic dog Bella (owned by Lorette Keys) Best behaved dog Daisy (owned by Debe Keys) Most charming dog Baxter (brought by Helen Wright) Friendliest dog Tai (owned by Michelle Davidson) Dog raising the most donations Arthur (owned by Liz Stuart)

A group of 17 staff and friends, together with 10 dogs, made the most of a beautiful spring day in March to walk a circular route from Winchester to Shawford along the Itchen and back over Compton Down. The walk raised £138 for the Gambia Project.

Recorders for Soma Alumna Jane Brownnutt (Teaching, 1968 to 1971) donated recorders and music books to the children of Soma in 2010. Following the success of the donation, this year alumni are being asked to donate money towards more musical instruments for Soma so that the children can continue to enjoy making music.

Collections Collections at Graduation 2010, Open Days at the University, wristband sales at various locations across the campus, and a collection at Winton Weekend have so far raised a total of just over £4,000 towards the project.

Student Services Cake Sale

Children in Soma playing the recorders

Student Services held a cake sale in March, with all proceeds being donated to the project. They raised a total of £159.62 and saw many happy customers leaving with handfuls of sweet treats.

Jigsaw challenge Winchester Business School have set themselves the enormous challenge of completing a 24,000 piece jigsaw puzzle in aid of the Gambia Project. Donors are asked to sponsor sections of the puzzle for £10, and staff and students from across the University will attempt to put the puzzle together.

Gloria Carter and some of the secondhand books

Book Sale The book sale held in aid of the Hampshire Diamond Jubilee Project raised £738.09. It was organised by Gloria Carter – with a number of friends, family and colleagues helping on the day. Staff from Estates helped to move all of the books and a number of staff from the University donated books, everyone played their part in helping raise the money. Some of the books that are left are now in trays for sale in the Library over the next few weeks which will help to add to the total. The rest will be sent to charity outlets so no books will be wasted.

How to donate Donate online through our Virgin Money Giving pages at www.virginmoneygiving. com/HampshireDiamondJubileeProject

University staff will run, walk, cycle or swim as far as they can to contribute to the equivalent distance from Winchester to The Gambia: 2,738 miles

Alternatively, please send a cheque payable to ‘University of Winchester’ to Corinne Mackenzie, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR. 9


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Sam cycles the green trail Sam Martin (Drama, 2005 to 2008) is planning a trip across Europe by bike to highlight the impact of tourism on climate change. Sam is undertaking the Clean Europe Expedition this July with his sister Faith, after becoming passionate about reducing carbon emissions whilst at University in Winchester. The aim of the trip is to find a balance to Sam and Faith’s love of travelling but to discover how this can be done without impacting on the environment.

a way to cross the channel and the most likely way to do this would be to sail so we’re trying to find a boat that wouldn’t mind taking us.” The pair are working with Hampshire-based company Bicycle Recycling who refurbish old bikes or use the parts to repair others, with minimal impact on the environment. The company are helping them to locate and buy refurbished bikes and have offered Sam and Faith free spare parts and free basic repair

lessons to help them while they are on the road. Sam and Faith still have a long way to go with the planning of their trip and are in need of as much help as possible. If you might be able to help or know someone who can, then please contact the Alumni Office who will put you in touch with Sam. Alternatively you can visit their website and blog www.cleaneurope. wordpress.com

The pair plan to spend most of their nights sleeping in a tent, to further reduce their impact on the environment, and spend their days travelling by bike across France, Belgium, Norway, Lapland and other European countries visiting the Norwegian glaciers, areas of deforestation in Lapland and many other sites that are under threat from climate change. The planning of the trip has provided Sam with some real challenges, not least their biggest issue of how to cross the English Channel. “We’ve done a lot of research so far,” explains Sam. “This began by looking at the least damaging way to get into Belgium, and we looked at buses, trains and ferries and discovered the best way would be the Eurostar which has a low carbon emission rate of 0.01 Kg CO2 /km. I got some great advice and support from the Royal Geographic Society who suggested trying to cycle through the channel tunnel. Since then we have been trying to find

Sam Martin on his bike

Reunion Bop hits the right note Over 200 graduates returned to King Alfred Campus in April to dance the night away at our first annual Reunion Bop. The great weather was matched by some great dancing as alumni all got into the spirit of the night and enjoyed the traditional Bop soundtrack of cheesy hits and memorable music.

A huge thank you to all those who attended, we will do it all again next year but bigger and better. Keep your eyes peeled on the Facebook page and Venta for updates on the date and times. If you want to send us some pictures of your night then email them to alumni@winchester.ac.uk

Transport The University collects its recycling on campus using a new electric vehicle powered by green electricity. The new University car is a hybrid and all fleet vehicles will be replaced with more efficient low carbon vehicles as their leases expire. The University sends all of its waste cooking oil to a disabled charity who converts it into biodiesel, investigations are underway to identify which vehicles on campus can be run on biodiesel and later this year we will be buying this processed fuel back from the charity for use in some of the fleet.

Alumni dance the night away at Reunion Bop

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From Fresher to Future – Graduate profiles “I’ve been lucky enough to meet some really famous people who I’ve either worked with directly or people I’ve met at functions and dinners you occassionally get invited to. These people include Jamie Redknapp, Wayne Rooney, Arsene Wenger and also the late George Best which was a highlight for me.

We’ve been working hard in the Alumni Office to provide our alumni and current students with some inspirational role models. Our new initiative Fresher to Future, asks all our current students to think about their careers before they leave University to give them a head start in the job market. In conjunction with the Careers Office we are compiling a selection of graduate profiles which will provide insight and encouragement to all our students and alumni in their careers.

“While I was working as Assistant Producer for the greyhound racing coverage, my Producer agreed to let me conduct some of the interviews on some of the shoots. From there, I now also do some of the live reporting on the programme which is great, but is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Listening to five people in the production truck, at the same time as you are concentrating on which camera to look at, what you are asking, what the interviewee is saying and when you have to shut up isn’t easy!

Take a look at our first profile, Julie, below to discover where her career has taken her and how she went about getting there. Julie, Sky Sports Presenter “I started at King Alfred’s College (now the University of Winchester) in September 1999 studying Media and Film Studies with Business Management. “The course at Winchester provided me with good practical experience of working within television; one of my modules within Media and Film Studies covered practical production where we used the same edit facilities that I now use at Sky. “While studying for my degree I also did work experience placements at Channel 4 News and the BBC, working on EastEnders Revealed, which cemented my ambition to work in television. It is all about who you know in media so you have to network and make as many contacts as possible. “After graduating I found out the name of a lady who worked at Sky Sports and wrote to her asking for a job. I was lucky to get an interview and had to do a quiz on my knowledge of sport, but then I basically

Julie during filming with Sky Sports

pestered her until she gave me a runner’s shift. I spent three years as a runner which was tough but it is the best way to learn a lot quickly. “A position became available as an Assistant Producer on Sky’s greyhound racing coverage which was one of the programmes I had been working as a runner for. I asked the Producer if he’d consider letting me try and do the job and he said yes. I was put on a two month trial so had to learn a lot very quickly as it was a big jump in position but I managed to survive the two months and carried on from there. A few months later another AP called in sick to Soccer Saturday and they asked for my help. Luckily for me that also then turned into a permanent freelance position so I worked for them for about six years until the greyhound show got too busy for me to be able to do both.

“I now go to one or two shoots a week interviewing the dog trainers, owners and celebrities who own dogs as well as 35 live OB’s a year. What I love most about my job is that no two days are ever the same and I’m rarely stuck at my desk for a whole day, let alone a week. I just don’t think I could ever do that now, my life is too exciting – I get to travel all over the country and meet new people. “If you’re passionate about a career in television it is all about contacts and making friends in the right places. Once you’re in you pretty much have to be prepared to do anything and work all hours. It’s all worth it in the end.” To view all our current profiles please visit www. winchester.ac.uk/alumni/freshertofuture If you are interested in becoming a graduate profile then please email alumni@winchester.ac.uk and provide us with a few details of your career history and what you are doing now.

Exciting changes at Winchester Student Union & you can be part of them From July 2011, Winchester Student union will have a different Executive structure that will change the face of Student Union governance, making it more transparent and effective.

suitable graduate and is inviting all interested alumni to apply. This position, whilst unpaid/ expense only, will offer a fantastic development opportunity, and would be ideally suited to successful former students of the University.

The Union will have two full-time student executive trustee positions (one President and one Vice-President), three student Trustees and two external Trustees. This is where you come in.

Our ideal candidate will:

Winchester Student Union is looking to fill one of these external Trustee positions with a

• A  n enthusiasm to help develop a democratic, representative and engaging Student Union. For more details or to download an expression of interest form, please go to our website: www.winchesterstudents.co.uk

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All square for Team Winchester and Team Alfies Winton Weekend has always honoured the memory of rugby graduate Steve Tomlinson, who passed away shortly after leaving Winchester. This year the Steve Tomlinson rugby trophy was awarded to Adam Atkins (Team Winchester) for his outstanding performance on the pitch. The McKinley Lukes basketball trophy was awarded to Daniel Wakefield (Team Winchester) for his performance and helping his team to win over Team Alfies who had previously enjoyed a run of wins during the last few years. For the full results please visit www.winchester. ac.uk/alumni/reunionsandevents We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

In February, hundreds of alumni descended on Winchester to play the current sports teams for another Winton Weekend. With more sports matches than ever before, 20 in total, the weekend proved a fun-filled and tense affair with the weather playing havoc with the match schedule. Water-logged pitches hampered the football teams and proved a challenge for all involved in the day but as the final results came in on the Sunday, it was clear that neither side was prepared to give up without a fight, whatever the weather. It finished Team Winchester 10 Team Alfies 10 with both sides putting in performances to be proud of. Winners of this year’s Team of Winton were Netball (Team Winchester) who recorded a

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win over the graduates for the first time in five years. Player of Winton went to Eddie Jones of Men’s Football (Team Alfies) for playing in all three men’s football matches, producing the sporting spirit that Winchester has become renowned for. “Winton Weekend this year has been unforgettable. From outstanding sporting performances to incredible dance moves at the Winton Party, the weekend was a massive success especially with both teams sharing the title this year,” said Vice President of Activities and Services and event organiser, Jez Davis. “A huge thank you must go to Rhea West, Sports and Societies Administrator, for all her hard work and to my Winton Crew who worked tirelessly throughout the weekend through bad weather and extreme tiredness.”


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Honorary Fellowships for alumnae Dr Cheryl Butler (History with Drama 1977 to 1980 and PhD 2004) and Elizabeth Broughton (Teaching, 1974 to 1977) were both awarded Honorary Fellowships at Graduation in October. In the early 1980s, Cheryl began working for Southampton City Council as an Arts & Entertainment Assistant and went on to become a Tourism Officer where she developed a number of award-winning destination marketing initiatives. At the end of the 1980’s, she moved to become the Marketing and Publicity Officer for the Portsmouth Naval Heritage Trust – with responsibility for the marketing and promotion of HMS Victory and the Mary Rose.

the maritime history of Southampton) and is a lead on the Tudor Project, a history and heritage programme in Southampton. Elizabeth Broughton trained as a teacher at King Alfred’s College (now the University of Winchester) in the mid 1970s specialising in early years teaching. She became a student representative on the Winton Club Committee (the Alumni Association’s committee) and has been a member ever since, helping to organise several annual Winton Club reunions.

Liz was also a member of the University of Winchester Board of Governors, as the Former Student Governor, from 2000 to 2009. Her career has been in teaching where she became Head Teacher of Bush Hill Pre-School in 1993 and then Harpenden Pre-School in 1995 where she stayed until her retirement in 2005. During her years of involvement with the University she has given much back and has remained as passionate about the institution as she did when she first arrived in 1974.

In 1990, Cheryl was appointed Tourism and Arts Manager for Eastleigh Borough Council, where she was asked to set up the Council’s tourism and marketing division from scratch. This saw her pioneer the development of The Point, in Eastleigh, a performance venue that has seen many Winchester University graduates flourish over the years and played host to countless internationally renowned performers. Dr Cheryl Butler is now the Head of Culture for Eastleigh Borough Council and has recently published the Book of Fines which examines the local history of Southampton. She is also chair of the Diaper Heritage Association (which studies the heritage of the Diaper family from Itchen Ferry whose history is closely linked with

Dr Cheryl Butler

Elizabeth Broughton

Working with community WINACC The University supports Winchester Action on Climate Change through supply of office space and funding. WinACC is a local charity who is aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of Winchester. Winchester has the highest Carbon Footprint per person than any other city in the country. More info can be found at www.winacc.org.uk

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Amy donates herself to charity Alumni launch mobile app Forest School activities

Amy Dowling (Combined Studies, 2006 to 2010) has donated herself to the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust for two months after being selected from 11,000 applicants to take part in the Vodafone World of Difference programme. Amy has been working for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust since March, choosing the charity after having previously been a volunteer with them, as an Education Officer. Amy liaised with the charity before she was selected as a winner, outlining her proposal to help them deliver structured activities for the Education Team (with detailed planning and evaluation), develop new resources and programmes, and design an outdoor classroom for Forest Schools. Many of her days are spent working with families on the Forest School sessions which promote social, physical and emotional development and team work through activities like pencil making, fire lighting, shelter building and outdoor cooking. Providing families with the opportunity to spend quality time together outside with an educational twist the opportunity has allowed Amy to both

give to the charity and gain a great amount of experience. “The experience has given me a real insight into working as an employee for an environmental charity, confirming my ambitions,” said Amy. “I love how there is so much variety within the job from planning, designing resources and environments to teaching schools and informal groups with a selection of topics.” The World of Difference programme, run by mobile phone company Vodafone, gives people the opportunity to work for a charity of their choice in the UK for two months and get paid for their time. Only 500 people were selected from the 11,000 applicants, allowing their chosen charity to receive the full benefit of their help without any expenses on the part of the charity. Vodafone pay the salary and limited expenses for the candidates, who are considered to be employees of the charity for the two month period. Amy has been completing a blog as part of her charity placement which can be viewed at http://worldofdifference.vodafone.co.uk/blogs/ amy-dowling/

A new app with a double connection to the university has been launched for the iPhone. Passing By Reminder™ which is available at the Apple App Store, is a reminder that alerts you at the RIGHT time and at the RIGHT place – when you are passing near a location. Never forget the milk, the bank, to take back that book or drop into see that friend again. Daniel Phelps who did a PGCE at the University in the 1990s has recently teamed up with Rick Tetstall of Colossus Software Ltd, a software engineer who formerly worked at the University. “I hated passing places where I needed to buy something, or take something back and then realising later and then have to make a special trip back, or wait until I was in that area again,” said Daniel. “With Passing By Reminder™ you won’t forget. You just tap in what you need to remember and the place you need to remember it – the Post Office perhaps – and then when you are next near that place, you will get an alert. It gives you less to remember and will stop you wasting time and money.” The app is available from the Apple App Store or for further info go to www.passingbyreminder.com

Courses with environmental modules The University’s BA in Event Management offers students the chance to study modules related to the environment and sustainability. Events and the Environment aims to equip students with knowledge of how to assess the impact of events on the environment, what they can do to offset such impact and to give them a sound understanding of the attitudes that exist amongst society about the environment. 14

Sustainability in Business examines the nature of corporate responsibility for the environment, analyses and interprets environmental legislation and management systems, and teaches the students how to become ethical managers and how these environmental issues should be dealt with responsibly and effectively. Green Events allows students to scrutinise the impact of events in protected environments

such as National Parks and coastal areas, identify strategies to deliver and manage sustainable events and put all of these issues into working practise through fieldwork. BA Theology and Religious Studies contains a module called Nature and Religion where students examine the relationships between many religions and the environment and explore how the two have become intrinsically linked within some religions.


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What’s in a name? We are quickly coming to the end of our named buildings on campus, but with a few left it is the turn of St Edburga to fall under the spotlight. St Edburga was previously home to the Student Union before the new University Centre was opened in 2007, which now houses the Student Union, its offices and venues. St Edburga was alive from 920-960 AD and was the granddaughter of King Alfred the Great and Queen Ealhswith. St. Edburga lived in Winchester at St Mary’s Abbey (known as the Nunnaminster) from the age of three, until

her death in 960. It is said that at the age of three she was offered a small chalice and paten, or gold and jewellery – St Edburga took the chalice and paten and convinced her father, King Edward the Elder, of her true vocation. She was a much-loved figure among her contemporaries and known for her humility and kindness – there are stories that she used to wash the socks of her fellows at night. The St Edburga building is now home to the Faculty Offices and Foundation Music as well as a meeting venue.

Register an email address with us and win a University scarf This edition of Venta has marked a milestone for the Alumni Association and Venta has been distributed electronically to all those who we have an email address for on the database. We are working hard to reduce our environmental impact where possible, and e-Venta is just one of many improvements the University has been working on. We are keen to capture as many email addresses as possible to further reduce our carbon footprint. If you would like to receive Venta via email in the future then register/update your email address with us today and we will enter you into the prize draw to win one of our University scarves. Closing date for entries into the competition is Monday 1 August 2011. After that point any emails received will not be entered into the competition but email address updates will be processed via the Alumni Office all year round. Please tell us: your name, years attended and email address alumni@winchester.ac.uk 01962 827403

St Edburga Building

Bio diversity The University is committed to the biodiversity of the campus. Two new biodiversity gardens are due for completion in the summer. One of these areas will be behind St Grimbalds Court in the derelict pond area and the second will be created behind the Kenneth Kettle Building as part of the provision for a new primary science teaching room in Herbert Jarman later this year.

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The Stripe Building roof has been given a new lease of life after the University grounds team installed a new wildflower roof. The original sedum roof had failed after installation when the building was refurbished in 2005. The new roof will be a haven for local fauna due to the native wild flowers which will grow on it. The Student Union are also keen to put a beehive on the roof to collect pollen and make honey.

A new green wall was also planted by the gardeners last year on the new Performing Arts Building located on the old tennis courts. Bird and bat boxes have also been installed across the campus by the Student Union to further increase biodiversity.

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Reunion 2011 This year’s annual Winton Club Reunion will take place from 8-10 July. On the Friday night we welcome back graduates from 1969/73 for a special buffet to commemorate their 40 Years On celebrations. The Saturday sees the traditional church service, followed by the luncheon. This year our guest speaker is Professor Tom James, former archaeology and history lecturer at the University, who is writing a book to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the institution in 2012.

On the Saturday evening, there is a special performance from the band Te Deum in the Vault at the Student Union. Graduates of the University, Te Deum will be playing to celebrate with the 40 Years On leavers but all are welcome for some live music, drinks and dancing. Tickets are £5 per person. Invitations to Reunion 2011 were sent out in April, if you did not receive one and would like to then please contact the Alumni Office. alumni@winchester.ac.uk Tel: 01962 827403

Desperately seeking Keith Logan (Teaching, 1972) is hoping to find Gary Gamblin and Victoria Morris (her maiden name) of the same year. Peter Shaw is looking to find a N.O. Hicks who is believed to have attended King Alfred’s College around 1945. He worked at the Pakistani High Commission in 1953. If you have any information on any of the above then please contact the Alumni Office. alumni@winchester.ac.uk 01962 827403

What’s on Winton Club Reunion 8, 9, 10 July 2011 Te Deum live @ The Vault 9 July 2011 Postgraduate Open Evening 7 September 2011, 5-7pm Winchester Writers’ Conference 27 June - 1 July 2011 Foundation Lecture, Christopher Landau 13 October 2011

Students running along The Terrace

Sustainable food The University of Winchester is committed to providing a healthy, sustainable lifestyle through its catering. It is committed to catering for LIFE.

Local – we promote the use of local suppliers

and aim to use locally reared animals for use in our catering.

Independent – we are an independent caterer which allows us to choose suppliers that best meet our and our customers’ needs.

Fair – we are fair and just, offering Fairtrade

products and ensuring that our food is honestly priced and good value for money.

Ethical – we believe in strong ethical

standards. We actively encourage and promote efficient waste management, reduction in food miles and recycling.

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• M  eals and menus are created using fresh, seasonal and ethical produce, with ingredients sourced from local and regional suppliers • Food miles are monitored and the number of catering deliveries made per week to campus has been minimised • Winchester is a Fairtrade University • The University is committed to animal welfare and uses free range eggs, chicken and pork in all of its dishes • Compassion In World Farming Good Egg Award winner in 2009 • Compassion In World Farming Good Chicken Award winner in 2010 • The Soil Association awarded a Silver Food for Life Catering Mark in 2010 for the University’s Conference, Wedding and Dinner Menus • Over 50kg of coffee grouts are collected each week by the gardeners and used within their compost on campus

• A  t least 80% of food waste is removed from site for composting • 150 litres of waste cooking oil is collected weekly and converted to Bio-diesel to be used in the University’s vans • 56% of waste is recycled to reduce waste to landfill • Working with suppliers to provide biodegradable packaging and take-away boxes • Mug for Life scheme at the Learning Café gives customers the opportunity to buy a reusable mug and drink for £4. When reusing the mug customers are given a 25p discount off the price of a large drink, and the same discount is offered to those using their own mug. It is hoped that this scheme will significantly reduce the number of paper cups used and sent to recycling.


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Keri Morgan (1962-2010) Keri Morgan studied History and Archaeology at King Alfred’s College from 1981 to 1983, lodging in West Hayes in his first year. A Welsh speaker from Burry Port, Keri proved himself to be a popular student who thrived in every aspect of student life.

Did you study Drama, Dance or Performing Arts? Charlotte Purkis, lecturer in Drama at the University of Winchester, is interested to hear from any former students of the ‘Performance and The Construction of Sexuality’ module which has been running in Drama, Dance and Performing Arts programmes since 1996. Please contact her if you are willing to share any of your reminiscences about this work and your experiences of it. Charlotte.Purkis@winchester.ac.uk

We are so grateful for the many memories of a friend who was filled with so much hwyl (fun). Diolch yn fawr Keri am yr amserau hapus, (Thank you Keri for the happy times).

Keri was a huge film buff and so it was of no surprise that he became a stalwart of the KAC Film society. He more or less ran it, regularly projecting the weekly films himself. He was also a very capable actor. Sensitive and naturalistic, he kept the performance real. He will mostly be remembered for his performance as Giles Corey, the strong, reliable and loyal friend of the central character in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. This character epitomised all those wonderful qualities Keri possessed. Professionally Keri became a secondary school teacher and found time to appear in the odd episode of Pobol Y Cwm, the Welsh BBC soap opera. He leaves his wife Helen, eleven year old Lewis, eight year old Sian and his mum Rona.

Awards and accolades received

In memory of… Mr H W Bisson.........................1938 to 1940

Mr C Fowkes..............................1961 to 1983

The University was shortlisted for the Outstanding Commitment to Sustainable Development by the THE – Times Higher Education awards this year and also:

Mr A D Shaw ............................1945 to 1947

Mrs P Wells (nee Clarke) ...... 1963 to 1966

Mr H Keeping .......................... 1947 to 1949

Mrs M Hamer........................... 1970 to 1990

Mr P G Cuss.............................. 1952 to 1954

Ms D Flynn................................. 1974 to 1978

Mr G J Young............................ 1952 to 1954

Mr K Morgan.............................1981 to 1983

Mr J E Fletcher..........................1953 to 1955

Mr A Pearson............................2001 to 2005

Mr D A Graham........................1953 to 1955

Miss S Saba..............................2005 to 2009

Mr D A Johnston....................... 1959 to 1961

Also ATS members Miss D Inglis and Ms J Kingdon.

• F inalists in the Hampshire Sustainable Business Category for Large Business in 2010 • 2 9 out of 130 institutions in the People and The Planet Green League 2010 which ranks universities on their environmental credentials • Good Egg Award for use of free range eggs • Good Chicken Award for use of free range chicken • S oil Association Silver award for sustainable catering • S tudent Union won gold coming second overall in the UK for Green Impact Student Unions • B  ronze Award for Universities That Count – an Environmental and Social Responsibility index run by Business in the Community

We have recently been notified of the death of the following alumni and former staff. We send our condolences to their families.

Mr B R Conod........................... 1960 to 1962

Tribute to Dougie Bowers Winton Club members will be pleased to learn that the University is developing and renaming part of the former Human Movement Centre as the Bowers Building as a lasting tribute to Douglas (Dougie) Bowers who passed away in February of last year. Dougie joined the Physical Education department at King Alfred’s College in 1956, becoming Head of Department in 1974. Devoted to his students, he was an excellent role model and actively supported the Winton Club, regularly attending Reunion. His wife Sheila has been invited to Reunion Lunch and to unveil the sign on Saturday 9 July. 17


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The University of Winchester a Fairtrade University www.fairtrade.org.uk Please choose products with FAIRTRADE Mark.

Venta is printed on Greencoat silk 50 per cent recycled. PLEASE RECYCLE


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