Click above to see all of the extra & co-curricular activities on offer by the Union, University and the city have to offer - join live chats with these activities between 11am & 2pm, Saturday 19th September!


All change for Winchester’s Freshers Fayre!


Winchester Student Union hosts an annual Freshers Fayre event to showcase everything Winchester has to offer to both new and returning students. Typically attracting over 2,500 students, the usually in-person event will be reformatted for 2020 based on Covid-19 guidance surrounding large scale events. We are adapting the event to be a virtual fayre, hosted via our website and Microsoft Teams, and supported with scheduled promotion via our website and other communication channels over the whole of the fresher’s period - We are excited about these changes and the opportunities they afford all participants.


What will the virtual event look like?

  • Exhibitor online listing via the Freshers Fayre section of our website from arrivals on the 12th September until the 1st October.
  • Direct URL links via exhibitor listings to their own website or social media channels.
  • Exhibitor videoes up to 3 minutes in length within the listing directory.
  • An open interactive session with students via Microsoft Teams on Saturday 19th September.

Winchester Student Union will be utilising its website,, to create Fayre ‘stalls’, listings that will have all the information students might need, to find out about an opportunity or join an activity group.


We've also tried to keep elements of the fayre as true to the real-life experience (minus the crowds) as is possible. The virtual fayre, will include a greeting for student attendees recorded by our sabbatical officer team, along with an interactive list featuring the different categories of fayre stalls; Union activity groups (sports, societies, networks), University, Charity and Community. This is in addition to live Q&A chats hosted via Microsoft Teams where stall holders can interact with students during the hours that the physical fayre would have taken place; 11am to 2pm, Saturday 19th September.