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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

    In 2019, we were ranked at the WhatUni? Student Choice awards for:

    • 4th for Course and Lecturers
    • 5th for Student Support
    • 8th for Students' Union

    Equally the Guardian University League Table 2019, ranked us:

    • 15th for Satisfaction with Teaching

    In the recent National Student Survey, we ranked:

    • 52nd out of 156 higher education institutions (up 39 places from last year)
    • 1st for Education out of 80 other institutions
    • 1st for Counselling
    • 3rd in the UK for Art
    • 6th for the quality of teacher-training in the country

    In the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience survey 2018 we ranked in the top ten of all UK universities for Student Experience. We also ranked:

    • 2nd for good personal relationships with teaching staff
    • 3rd for security
    • 3rd for student welfare
    • 4th for good environment on campus
    • 5th for tuition in small groups
    • 5th for academic experience

    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!

    See what we have to offer:

    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.