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Hi! This is the team from the University of Chichester. We're here to help answer any questions you might have about studying at Chichester. Feel free to ask us about anything, from courses and accommodation options to the city and things to do. :)

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National Rankings

The Guardian University Guide 2021 ranked us:

  • A Top-30 UK university (out of 121 institutions)
  • Art, Education, and Psychology courses also rated in UK’s top 10
  • A top-25 UK university for business, management, and marketing

In the 2020 National Student Survey, we ranked:

  • Chichester ranked in the top-3rd of UK higher education institutions
  • 100% satisfaction for Early Years, PE and Sports Coaching, PE (Primary Years), Sport and Exercise Science (Sport Performance), and Sports Therapy degrees
  • Psychology given 100% satisfaction rate and named number 1 for academic support as well as for learning community
  • 100% satisfaction for Early Childhood Studies
  • 100% satisfaction for Musical Theatre Performance
  • 6th for overall satisfaction in Social Work

In the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience survey 2021 we ranked:

  • 46th-best UK university
  • 6th-best university in South East region
  • 14th for teaching quality
  • 16th for student experience 
  • Chichester students’ completion rate is also high at 90.5% 
  • Our student-to-staff ratio is among the lowest in the UK at 4:1

Complete University Guide (2020) ranked us:

  • In the top two-thirds of all UK universities
  • 15th for Student Satisfaction
  • 32nd for student-to-staff ratio
  • 33rd for facilities spend
  • 34th for degree completion

WhatUni student choice awards (2020) rated us:

  • A top-20 university in the UK
  • Top 5 for courses and lecturers

Open Days

We know that choosing the right university is a difficult decision - that's why we host Open Days for you to see our beautiful campuses, meet our staff and students and really picture yourself at Chichester.

This gives you the chance to get more information on your chosen course, meet our lecturers one-to-one and get real life student experience from our wonderful Student Ambassadors.

There are also campus and accommodation tours running all day which you'll easily be able to fit around your schedule for the day!

Come and see what we have to offer - book onto your Open Day

Student Life in Chichester








There are so many things to do in Chichester, Bognor Regis and the surrounding area, whether it’s seeing live bands, going to the races, sitting back to enjoy the latest blockbuster or playing and watching sport. Everything you need is directly accessible, thanks to the campuses being close to the centre of town and the great transport links in the area.

You can eat and dance the night away, as well as soaking up some culture at art galleries, museums and the Chichester Festival Theatre. Want some adventure? Get down to the beach for jet skiing, windsurfing and paddle boarding!

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Travel Information

Our Bishop Otter Campus in the heart of Chichester and lives next door to the beautiful West Wittering sandy beach along the South Coast. Our location makes Chichester officially the sunniest place in the UK!

Both campuses have great transport links to Gatwick airport, Southampton ferry terminals and a 90 minute train to London Victoria. 

The University has an inter-campus bus service, free for University of Chichester students, between the Chichester and Bognor Regis campuses. Both campuses are within walking distance of their respective town centres and nearest train stations.