UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER
The University of Chichester is a modern, forward-looking university in one of the most beautiful parts of England: the West Sussex coastal plain roughly 70 miles south of London. It has two campuses: one in the historic city of Chichester; one in the popular seaside resort of Bognor Regis. It hosts around 5,500 students and international students from around the world.
The university’s vision revolves around the concept of “opportunity for all”: the idea that higher education should be accessible to anybody, irrespective of age, ethnicity, handicap, or family background. As its motto – “Be Inspired. Be Original. Be You” – suggests, the University aims to empower students, regardless of their background, to become independent and confident, and to express their ideas freely.
The University of Chichester is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive community, in which every student is an individual, and every student is appreciated and supported. Offering an empowering environment where everyone feels heard is the University’s driving ethos.
The University offers a broad spectrum of majors across a range of disciplines, which currently include business, accounting, finance, computer science, psychology, law, music, sport, dance, film, theatre, creative digital technologies, arts and humanities.
In terms of student satisfaction, several courses offered by the University, such as Business Management, Dance, Humanistic Counselling, Sports and Exercise Science, Sports Therapy, and Early Years Foundation Degree, were able to achieve 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey, 2022, and courses like Creative Writing, Animation, and Childhood and Youth Studies were ranked among the top 5 courses for overall satisfaction. The Guardian University Guide (2022) also recognized the University of Chichester as among the top 25 institutes in the UK, ranking the university at number 7 in overall student satisfaction with teaching facilities.
In the area of career preparation (an important consideration for international students), the University of Chichester incorporates elements of preparation for the real world of work into the curriculums of many of its courses, so that students have extensive practical, career-oriented preparation, in addition to theoretical training. Several of the University’s courses in the area of accounting, human resource management, marketing and sport enjoy accreditation by professional training organisations such as ACCA, CIPD, CIM and CIMSPA. The Careers and Employability Service puts students in touch with employers and prepares them for interviews, as well as providing guidance in the preparation of students’ CVs.
The International Advice Service offers an array of services exclusively for international students, which include pre-arrival, as well as post-arrival, orientation, and information about visas, managing finances, health, accommodation, and more.
Chichester is a big sports university, competing in BACS and offering a range of sports societies for students to choose from. Its sports facilities are second to none.
The University of Chichester offers students health and wellbeing facilities. Students will find support with and answers for concerns they might have related to physical or mental health.
Chichester is a close, friendly community into which international students are enthusiastically welcomed!