The University of Chichester has a close-knit friendly community with an inclusive environment for students be completely themselves. We are a community-focused high-quality university where you are known by name and are highly supported by our staff to help you achieve your aspirations. We strongly believe having all of our teachers research and all of our researchers teach creates an exceptional learning environment for all students to achieve excellence.
You are not just a number to us, we make it our personal mission to know all students by name to allow for an outstanding student experience throughout your time at Chichester. We were recently named as one of the UK's Top 25 universities by The Guardian University Guide 2022. Our quality of teaching has been proven when we were ranked the 7th best higher education institution for Teaching Quality by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. We were also voted the 14th best university for Student Satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2022.
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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. :)
The Guardian University Guide 2022 ranked us:
- A Top-25 UK university (21st out of 121 institutions)
- 7th for students' satisfaction with teaching
- Education named 5th best in the UK
In the 2022 National Student Survey, we ranked:
- Chichester ranked as the 25th best university in the UK
- Psychology, Teacher Training, and Early Childhood Studies rated among the top 5 for overall satisfaction
- 100% overall satisfaction for Early Childhood Studies
- 100% overall satisfaction for Musical Theatre Performance
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 (2022) ranked us:
- In the top two-thirds of all UK universities
- 14th 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
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!
See what we have to offer: chi.ac.uk/studentlife
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.
Learn more about both our campuses and how to find us.
Aerial Circus is an amazing art form that has been round for years and years but has recently become extremely popular!
We hope to showcase acting, directing, writing and film making talent from as many students as possible.
A society which aims to join together people who love Harry Potter through a range of activities, events and socials.
Slam Poetry is a form of spoken word performance poetry that uses sharp imagery and metaphor to impact the audience.
From rehearsing/recording ensemble pieces to running workshop/masterclasses with professional trumpeters/accompanists as well as hosting resident/visiting soloist/group recitals, this is the trumpet society.