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22nd June 2017
The University of Chichester has been awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The Silver award recognises that we consistently deliver high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and consistently exceed rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher...
30th May 2017
A TRIO of students from the University of Chichester have spoken of their delight after topping a five-star charity fundraiser in the West End. The aspiring performers, of the Music and Musical Theatre joint honours degree, joined the cast of Tony award-winning show The Color Purple at London’s...
Dr Jonathan David Little
10th February 2017
AN ACADEMIC from the University of Chichester has received a prestigious award for his large-scale orchestral showpiece. Dr Jonathan Little, of the Department of Music, was awarded the 2017 Rudolf Nissim Prize for best original score for his Terpsichore work, recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic...
Dr Stephen Baysted
31st January 2017
AN ACADEMIC of the University of Chichester who has composed the soundtracks to award-winning films and videogames has spoken of his latest work on French Impressionist Claude Monet - to be released into cinemas this month. Dr Stephen Baysted, Reader in Film Composition in the Department of...
Dr Adam Swayne
12th September 2016
A CENTURY-OLD grand piano in need of urgent restoration has been saved from disrepair following a marathon concert by a senior lecturer of the University of Chichester. Dr Adam Swayne of the Department of Music was accompanied by 35 professional and amateur players – including ten students and...
Graduate showcase Debut
6th September 2016
MUSICAL theatre’s foremost directors, critics, and agents have unearthed a new generation of performers at a one-off showpiece created by the University of Chichester. The Debut graduate showcase is the first of its kind to be hosted by the institution and was held at the Electric Theatre in...
Running Wild - photos courtesy of Chichester Festival Theatre
1st March 2016
A SENIOR lecturer of the University of Chichester has been commissioned to compose and direct the music for the opening production of this year’s summer festival at the Regent’s Park open air theatre in London. Dr Rod Paton of the Department of Music will work on popular show Running Wild, in a co-...
The Producers - by Musical Theatre students at the University of Chichester
25th February 2016
THE art of becoming an international theatre critic is the subject of a new undergraduate programme at the University of Chichester. Musical Theatre Critique and Arts Journalism, launched at the institution this year, is the first of its kind in the UK to feature guest lectures from the industry’s...
Dr Adam Swayne - photography by Anthony Hunt
3rd February 2016
A MUSICAL masterpiece performed among the artwork of the illustrious Tate Modern gallery by a senior lecturer at the University of Chichester has received national recognition. The classical composition was presented by Dr Adam Swayne, Head of Chamber Music of the institution’s Department of Music...
Sir Nicholas Winton with a child he rescued in 1939 (National Archives)
11th January 2016
THE heroic actions of a British humanitarian who rescued Jewish children from Nazi rule are to be remembered at a Holocaust memorial service led by famed conductor Carl Davis CBE and the University of Chichester. The tributes to Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the safe passage of 669 young...

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