University of Winchester at Risk?

Below is University of Winchester's Senior Management's response to the Universities at Risk Report which was published yesterday. The report, titled Universities at Risk, published on 8 December by the University and College Union (UCU) is deeply flawed. The report assesses likely financial difficulty or closure by crudely highlighting the level and proportion of public funding and the numbers of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, while crucially ignoring fundamental factors such as profitability, liquidity, student demand…

Supporting British Farmers

British Farmers Need Our Support (October 2008) What is the best way to support British Farmers? (April 2008) Campaign for British Farmers to get a Fair Deal (October 2007) Check out how British Farmers are working with the environment, and opening their farms to you (annually, June) The supermarkets are now stocking more and more Organic, Fair Trade and Local items. Fair trade items include coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas, geobars. Keep your eyes peeled for…

The Real Jam & Chutney Co.

"Do you like real food that tastes of what it says on the label? So do we. In fact, that’s why The Real Jam and Chutney Co was formed in 2004. Hazel Southam, one of the company’s founders, had never tasted Raspberry Jam that lived up to that made by her grandmother, Constance Hall. Realising that if she couldn’t find jam of the quality that she’d known as a child, then probably other people couldn’t…

Winchester: Space for Peace, 27th January

A CHORAL event at Winchester Cathedral to promote peace is being held next Wednesday (January 27). Organised by the city's university, it aims to bring together several choirs and a host of musical styles from across the globe. Professor June Boyce-Tillman will lead the interfaith event, and it follows on from a similar concert at the cathedral in early 2009. The performers will tackle a range of motets, hymns, religious songs, chants and music from…