Our charitable status

Learn more about our charitable status.


The University of Winchester is an exempt charity. As such, it is required to have charitable purposes and apply them for the public benefit. The University must comply with the general law of charity. Members of the Board of Governors are charitable trustees.

Under the Charities Act 2011, the Office for Students (OfS) acts as the principal regulator for universities that are exempt charities. The OfS has a legal duty to do all that it reasonably can to promote compliance by charity trustees with their legal obligations in exercising control and management of the administration of their charity. Please see the Guidance on higher education providers that are exempt charities for more information.

Legal name and correspondence address

University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
Hampshire SO22 4NR

Register of Interests

The University register of interests is available upon request from clerk@winchester.co.uk.

Memorandum and Articles of Association 

The legal framework within which the University operates is contained in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the University Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors and its committees meet on a regular basis throughout the year. Governors are responsible for setting the educational character of the University, determining its Mission and Vision, and for the oversight of its activities.

Financial Statements

The full audited consolidated financial statements are available for download.