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University of Chichester

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The University of Chichester has origins going back to 1836 when a college for training schoolmasters was established as a memorial to Bishop William Otter who prior to moving to Chichester had been the first principal of Kings College London. In 1999 the Institute gained degree awarding powers in its own right and the name was changed to University College Chichester. The title 'University of Chichester' was approved by the Privy Council on 12 October 2005.

Today the University welcomes students from all over the world for a wide range of both undergraduate and post-graduate courses. Full details of the university and its programme can be found here.


In addition the University cultivates a creative environment that encourages creativity, so there's always a lot going on. On and off-campus public events reflect the diversity of our programmes, providing a variety of enriching experiences to cater to all tastes.

From music, dance, performing arts and fine art, to guest lectures and business events – we provide something for everyone, so please explore our upcoming events and find out more.

Sign up to receive copies of ShowCase our Arts magazine which outlines everything coming up at the University and includes exclusive interviews and photos of the performances.

Bed and Breakfast

The Chichester and Bognor Campuses have a variety of ensuite and shared facility single study bedrooms available during the months of June and September.