Chichester's mission is to be a university community that inspires and enables individuals to exceed their expectations.
Their vision is that, by 2020, the University of Chichester will be internationally recognised as a beacon of good practice for high quality, student-centred higher education within a supportive community of learning.
They believe their university is enriched by having students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds. Higher education should be open to everyone who has the ability and potential to benefit from it, regardless of age, ethnicity, disability or family background. University knows from the experience that a diverse student group creates a lively and successful community.
Choose Chichester and you’ll put yourself ahead of the competition when the time comes to begin your career. With an award-winning careers service and courses built with your employability in mind. The research and teaching quality is recognised across the globe, but their support for international students is just as important to them. They’ll help you at all stages, from before you apply to when you arrive – and you’ll be supported at all times while you’re here. They’ll give you an experience that will prepare you for a lifetime of achievement.
University of Chichester has an unique learning environment - they are one of the smallest universities in the country which means there is a personal, friendly feel where everybody is somebody - not just a number. Most of the courses are taught in small groups of between 10 to 25 students. This means you have more time to ask questions and discuss your work with tutors and students.
The University of Chichester comprises two campuses based in Bognor Regis and Chichester, located in the county of West Sussex, situated close to the coast and countryside. There are plenty of local attractions to visit and beautiful places to explore .
Both locations are easily accessible from the major UK international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick and are about 90 minutes by train from London. The area is renowned for having the highest number of hours of sunshine in the UK!
- Chichester (Bishop Otter) Campus
The city of Chichester has a long history going back to Roman times and there are still many historic sites of interest such as the cathedral and the ancient city walls.
There is a vibrant arts and cultural scene with the famous Festival Theatre, cinemas, galleries, museums and the annual cultural festival held every July.
There is also a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and bars to suit every taste and budget. The city centre has great shopping with a mix of famous High Street stores and high quality independent clothes and shoe shops.
Chichester lies between two areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the South Downs and Chichester Harbour - as well as other nature reserves, stunning beaches and dramatic coastline to the south.
The Bishop Otter campus is set in beautiful surrounding, with plenty of green space to relax in. With a combination of attractive, historic buildings and excellent, modern facilities.
- Bognor Regis Campus
Bognor Regis started life as a fishing village which has grown to become one of the UK’s most famous seaside resorts and home to the Butlins Bognor Regis Resort the largest holiday centre in the South of England.
It has a mild climate and has been named the UK’s sunniest town. The main attraction of this popular seaside town is its long stretch of coastline, with a mixture of sandy and pebble beaches. Here you can take long walks or enjoy sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing and many other water sport activities.
The town centre is just a short, easy walk from the campus. Here you can find a range of shopping facilities, numerous traditional pubs, bars and restaurants as well as nightclubs
The Bognor Regis campus is just five minutes from the sea and boasts beautiful Georgian architecture including three grand mansion houses - St Michael's, the Dome and Mordington House.
The campus underwent an extensive £8m redevelopment during 2010/2011.
The following is a very generalised breakdown of how your living expenses might be allocated on a monthly basis. This figure is for guidance only; you may find that - depending on your lifestyle - you require more or less.
- Rent on campus*: £430
- Mobile phone: £40
- Food, laundry and household goods: £230
- Local travel: £45
- Insurance (personal): £5
- Books, equipment, photocopying, stationery: £40
- Clothing: £45
- Socializing/Leisure: £110
- Miscellaneous (healthcare, etc): £55
- Total: £1000
*Accommodation: This table is based on a single, en-suite self-catered room in a University managed flat or house with a shared kitchen (no more than 6 students) The fee of all utility bills, internet access and contents insurance. Catered rooms are also available.
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