Online Open Evening
Welcome to our Online Open Evening
If you haven't been able to attend one of our Open Evenings, we hope that this page gives you a taste of life at Winstanley. Explore our campus using our amazing Virtual Tour, find out more about our huge programme of Enrichment activities and the support on offer, and take a look at our long list of Subjects to see what sparks your interest.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.
The Winstanley College Oxbridge Programme is designed to give our students the best possible chance of gaining a place at Oxford or Cambridge University. The year-long programme is run by Matt Fisher who was awarded the ‘University of Oxford Inspirational Teachers Award 2021’.
Our full Oxbridge programme includes:
- Academic Challenge Tutorial Programme
- Specialist Oxbridge admissions tutors with a track record of success
- Mock Oxbridge interviews
- Opportunity to complete an Extended Project Qualification
- Aptitude & Admissions Tests Preparation Tutorials
- Winstanley Oxbridge alumni mentoring scheme
- Oxbridge Personal Statement writing groups
- Oxford & Cambridge universities residential trips
- Cambridge HE+ Consortium Hub Lead
Medics, Dentists and Vets
Our Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science programme is an outstanding feature of the College. There are now more than 200 ex-Winstanley students studying an MDV course somewhere in the UK this year alone and we are incredibly proud of all our students who apply for these prestigious career paths.
The following is an outline of the MDV programme:
- Discussions with Personal Tutor
- Work placement and volunteering opportunities
- Personal statement writing workshop
- UKCAT and BMAT tests
- Applications update
- Effective communication
- External speaker – NHS structure, funding and organisation
- Topical issues
- Interview technique workshop and individual mock interviews
Getting to Winstanley College couldn’t be easier, and to help you understand the process we have produced our transport page to provide you with all the information you need to arrive via bus, train, car, and bicycle.
If you are travelling to Winstanley College via public or private bus the 'Easy Transport Guide' gives you all the information you need for a pleasant journey.
Winstanley Extra is the name we give our huge enrichment programme, that is all the clubs, societies, sports teams and extra qualifications you can get involved in outside of your lessons!
With competition for university courses, apprenticeships and jobs increasing, being able to show a wide range of skills and interests can separate you from the crowd. More importantly, taking part in enrichment is a release from your studies and is excellent for your physical and mental wellbeing. It is also a chance to make new friends and create some lasting memories of your time at college.
From awareness raising in BAME and LQBTQ+ societies to debating, bee keeping and performing arts, you are sure to find something that takes your interest. A range of sports are available whether you want to train casually or join a college team. Our sports teams compete in both regional and national competitions and we have a history of great success.
We offer all our students a FREE gym membership. You can use the gym during free periods and at lunchtimes. The gym has treadmills, step and rowing machines, free weights and assisted weight machines so can cater for all student needs. To use the college gym, you simply need to sign up for a gym membership at the Freshers’ Fair and then attend a short 10-minute gym induction that covers the rules and safety procedures.
Winstanley Extra is always looking to improve its enrichment programme and we welcome ideas from students. If there is an activity we do not offer and that you would like to organise, our Enrichment Officer is always open to ideas!
Frequently Asked Questions
Did you know that we have 42 courses to choose from, which make up over 1000 possible course combinations? Take a look at our vast array of subjects below. Which subjects will you choose?