Charity Gateway

The University of Chichester is a higher education institution, a private company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is the principal charity regulator for the higher education sector. In accordance with the Financial Memorandum between the University of Chichester and HEFCE, this webpage explains how the University demonstrates its charitable status.

Legal name:  The University of Chichester
Correspondence address:  Bishop Otter Campus,
College Lane,
West Sussex,
PO19 6PE
Preferred name:  The University of Chichester does not use a short form of its name and does not refer to itself by any set of initials.
Legal Status  The University of Chichester is a private company limited by guarantee. Its registered company number is 4740553. The registered address is as above. The University is established under the Articles of Association approved by the Privy Council on 17 October 2010.
Governors  In accordance with the Articles, membership of the Board of Governors can be between a minimum of 19 and a maximum of 25 Governors. Half the membership must be Independent Governors and, of these, the number of Church Independent Governors and Other Independent Governors must be equal to comply with the University’s designation as a Church of England denominational institution. [Section 66 (4) (a) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992]. A list of the Governors and their directorships and trusteeships is available in the download section on this page.

The Financial statements for the last five years are available via our download section on this page.

Public Benefit Statement  The University of Chichester is committed to demonstrating how it provides a benefit to the public in return for its charitable status. It also recognises that this is a requirement of the Financial Memorandum with HEFCE, under which the University is required to include a report on how the institution has delivered its charitable purposes for the public benefit. The Public Benefit statement is included in the Annual Report and Financial Statements from 2009-10. The Public Benefit Statement  for the year ended 31 July 2015 is in our download section on this page.


Changes since 31 January 2016

Mr Ian Garrad joined on 1 September 2016

Register of Interests  Each September, members of the Board update their Register of Interests; changes which occur during the year are notified to the University Secretary. The Register of Interests for 2016-17 is included in the downloads section on this page.
Related Party Disclosure  The Annual Report and Financial Statement each year includes a section on the Related Party disclosure of members of the Board. The disclosure statement for the year ended 31 July 2016 is included in Annual Report and Financial Statement available in the downloads section on this page.
Serious incidents  No incidents that were required to be reported to HEFCE under the terms of Annex E of the Financial Memorandum of Assurance and Accountability occurred during the 2015-16 financial year or since the year end.

Further information about the University of Chichester can be obtained from:

Sophie Egleton
University Secretary
The University of Chichester
College Lane
PO19 6PE

Tel: (0)1243 816051

Board of Governors: Members as at 1st February 2017

Chair of Governors
Vice Chair of Governors & Chair of Governors Strategy and Resource Committee
Chair of the Governors’ Audit Committee
Staff Governor
Staff Governor
Professor Clive Behagg
Mrs Helen Bray
Co-opted Governor
Canon Dr Anthony Cane
Chancellor and Canon Librarian of Chichester Cathedral