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1.1 Legal Framework

The University is a private company limited by guarantee, registered in England, company number 4740553. The registered address is College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE. 



The University is an exempt charity and its charitable activities are monitored by the Higher Education Funding Council for England as the principal regulator for the Higher Education (HE) sector.

The Charity gateway page sets out how the University delivers public benefit.



The University’s governance arrangements are set out in the Articles of Association. These were last updated in 2010 to reflect the changes arising from the Companies Act 2006 and the Charities Act 2006.

The University has a wholly owned trading company, Chichester Enterprises Limited - see also section 1.4.1