The University of Chichester is based across two campuses in Chichester and Bognor Regis and has a history which dates back to 1839, before finally being given university status in 2005. Just over 5,000 students study at Chichester, giving it a intimate and friendly atmosphere.
The Bishop Otter campus in Chichester concentrates on all sports based courses, English, history, music, theology and business and management, while Bognor Regis focuses on teaching, fine art, engineering, film and media degrees.
The University of Chichester has one of the best student satisfaction ratings in the country, as well as impressive graduate employment rates. The Mathematics centre at the university currently works with over 30 countries and has an international reputation for excellence. Gatwick Airport is one hour away by train, while Heathrow can be accessed by travelling into London for a connecting service. Southampton airport is the closest to the University of Chichester and is 45 minutes via car.
- 21st in the Guardian University Guide 2022
- Top 25 For Student Satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2019)
- Awarded Silver Rating by the Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF) in 2017
The University won the Sunday Times Best University for Student Retention in 2013, meaning few students dropped out from its courses in Chichester and Bognor Regis. The University also performs well in the teaching of social studies, cultural studies, performing arts and sport. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 89.7% of the University’s entire research submission was classed as internationally renowned, with 15% of the research being classified as ‘world leading’.