The Commuter Society was started because we wanted to find a way to link commuters with other students who may share similar circumstances, and who don't always find it easy to immerse themselves in university life because of their outside commitments. We host Commuter Society get-together events monthly, holding them on different days and at different times to try and make them accessible to as many people as possible. The idea of these events is to give commuters a chance to meet face to face and build up friendships all across the university. We also have our very own Commuter Society Lounge, with homely facilities designed to give commuting students a 'home from home'. The Lounge is situated near next to Alwyn Car Park, about two minutes from the Kenneth Kettle Building. We have comfy sofas, dining table, microwave and fridge, shower, lockers, network pcs and printer. We have a strong and growing membership who support each other in person and through our members-only Facebook page.Our society charges a £3 per year membership fee - less than the price of one large cup of coffee at Starbucks! This is to help towards the cost of tea, coffee, milk and sugar which are available at the commuter lounge.
To become an official member of the Commuter Society, you should follow this link http://www.winchesterstudents.co.uk/groups/student-activity-number to purchase a Student Activities number from the Student Union. This number grants you access to join as many groups as you wish, provides insurance for participation and allows you to confirm that you are fit and able to participate. The number is valid for five years.In addition, you should purchase a membership through this page.
Once you have received your SA number and purchased your membership, you should email Claire Alison, Society Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Your full name
Your student number
Your term-time postcode (which must be more than five miles from the campus)