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Hi,

So, basically, I've just had a really bad experience at uni this year and have ended up dropping out and taking a year out.

I'm looking into where to go next year and I'm trying to stick fairly local (somewhat difficult because the closest universities to me are at least an hours drive away). One place I've been looking at is Chichester for Creative Writing and History.

I'd like to ask anyone who is at/has been to Chichester:

What are the wellbeing/mental health services there like?

How supportive are lecturers? How much work is wholly independent or based on self-research?

Is there support for people who struggle with self-research?

What is the uni life there like? I'm a quiet/anxious and sober person so I'm trying to avoid somewhere that's overly party-like.

If there's anything else of note that people feel would be useful to me as well as answers to these questions, I'd appreciate that. Thank you.
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Hi,

So, basically, I've just had a really bad experience at uni this year and have ended up dropping out and taking a year out.

I'm looking into where to go next year and I'm trying to stick fairly local (somewhat difficult because the closest universities to me are at least an hours drive away). One place I've been looking at is Chichester for Creative Writing and History.

I'd like to ask anyone who is at/has been to Chichester:

What are the wellbeing/mental health services there like?

How supportive are lecturers? How much work is wholly independent or based on self-research?

Is there support for people who struggle with self-research?

What is the uni life there like? I'm a quiet/anxious and sober person so I'm trying to avoid somewhere that's overly party-like.

If there's anything else of note that people feel would be useful to me as well as answers to these questions, I'd appreciate that. Thank you.
Hi there,

Sorry to hear you've had a bad experience at university, I hope you have a better experience at whatever uni you decide to join!

As a university, we take student mental health and wellbeing very seriously. Our students' wellbeing is always our number one priority. We appreciate that although university life can be one of the most amazing experiences, it can also come with its own challenges. We have lots of specialist teams such as Student Support, Finance and Careers that will help you every step of the way.

You will be assigned an academic advisor when you start. Your academic advisor will be there to support you throughout you degree and offer advice when needed, you can book in 1:1s with them at any time. So absolutely, if you are struggling with research skills, academic writing, essay planning etc, they will be there to help you as well as your lecturer.

For Creative Writing and History, you will mainly be assessed through coursework so this will require you to do some research on topics. Rest assured, your lecturers and academic advisors will support you with this and help you develop research skills so please don't worry about this. We also have super subject librarians that will help you find and locate any materials for essays and projects while offering advice and assistance.

Chichester city has lots of pubs, bars and restaurants as well as lots of quieter, rural places such as Priory Park and the Sussex Downs. Not to mention, we are very close to West and East Wittering beaches which are perfect places to relax! Our SU works hard to provide events and activities catered to all students, especially during freshers week as we recognise how important it is for students to socialise and make friends. In the past (pre-Covid) the SU has put on events from silent discos to karaoke nights and films on the field to coffee mornings! We can assure you will not feel left out or out of your comfort zone as we recognise that not every student loves to drink and party!

In terms of any other information, here are some links that you may find helpful:

- We are so proud of our inclusive community and how our students feel comfortable to open up about their mental health. There is a blog 'Let's Talk Mental Health' that features some of our students talking openly to help raise awareness (I definitely recommend looking at Liv Hugh's video, she is a fellow Humanities student) - https://www.chi.ac.uk/blogs/lets-talk-mental-health

- This link provides some further information on the Student Health and Wellbeing services we provide - https://www.chi.ac.uk/search/course-...-and-wellbeing

- Our student life pages will give you a bit more of an insight to what university life is like - https://www.chi.ac.uk/search/course-search/student-life

- We are running some webinars for prospective students that cover a range of topics including what life is like at Chichester, how previous first years have found teaching etc. You can view all of our webinars by visiting - https://www.chi.ac.uk/webinars

I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions or if you perhaps would like to be put in touch with lecturers and/or students

Thanks, Sian
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