University of Chichester


  • Location: Seaside, City, Rural

Student life

Going to university is about more than earning your degree. During your studies you'll meet new people, try new experiences and make memories that stay with you for life.

What's it like to live in South East?
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South East England is made up of nine counties, with key student cities being Brighton & Hove, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, and Southampton.

The area sees more sunshine than anywhere else in the UK – perfect, given its coastal treasures. Brighton – ‘the LGBT capital of the UK’ – is a student favourite, with tons of quirky shops and cafes.

Moving east, Kent’s charming towns – like Whitstable, Broadstairs, and Margate – are bursting with literary history, plus iconic landmarks like Dover’s white cliffs and Canterbury Cathedral.

London is just a one – two hour train ride away for gigs, theatre trips etc., while the country’s two largest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – make travelling abroad simple.

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What's it like to live in Chichester?
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Described as ‘sunshine in bricks and mortar’, compact Chichester is sandwiched between West Wittering’s golden beaches and the South Downs’ chalky hills.

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Campus and facilities

Campuses are based in the city of Chichester and the nearby coastal resort of Bognor Regis which, since 2013, has had nearly £50million invested in its estates and facilities. Bognor Regis is home to the Tech Park, housing all STEM courses. A University film shows how the Tech Park was opened by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2018.

The entertainment complex Chichester Gate is situated right next to our Stockbridge Halls of Residence and a mile from our Fishbourne Halls of Residence, and is the perfect place for socialising after a busy day at University. It has everything you need – a cinema, bowling alley, trampoline park, fast food and sit-down restaurants. There are also plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants in the centre of the city, many of which offer student discount, so don’t forget your student card! If you're looking for a cheap cinema then the Picturedrome in Bognor Regis is the place to go. With the latest films being shown for £3.50, you can't go wrong!

Course locations

Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester

Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, PO19 6PE

Platform One

Dodnor Lane, Newport (Isle of Wight), PO30 5XD

Main Site

Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, PO19 6PE

Bognor Regis Campus

Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1HR

Bishop Otter Campus

Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester, PO19 6PE

Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy

204 Latimer Road, London, W10 6QY