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Information for Prospective Partners

The University of Chichester and Academic Partnerships

The University’s approach to academic partnerships is one which centres on working with partners which have shared values and ideals. At the core of this is ensuring a high-quality student experience and identifying additional benefits to both organisations which are enabled through working together.








Key contacts for Proposing a Partnership

Please direct all Academic Partnership enquires to the Director of Quality and Standards and the Head of  Academic Partnerships.

Director of Quality and Standards: Katie Akerman  (

Head of Academic Partnerships : Chris Dancer  (

What we provide through our Academic Partnerships 

We understand the importance to our academic partners of having in place an efficient and effective operational management interface as well as offering a high-quality service for students.  Features of our academic partner provision include :

Admissions – a named contact within our Admissions Team to support you with timely and efficient processing of your students’ applications.

Library Resources – Electronic library resources for your students and staff accessed direct through our ‘Partner Portal’. 

ChiView – Our online portal that links our student record management system and enables students to access their grades or amend aspects of their personal records.

FastPass/Self-Service Portal – A facility that enables students to log requests for password changes and problems with their account at any time, and to monitor the progress of their request.

Registry Support – A comprehensive range of support that enables efficient registration of students, facilities to enable direct tutor feedback to students and the provision of student grades,.

Link Tutor – Each partner has a nominated Link Tutor.  This is a key role in maintaining a supportive partnership as well as helping to ensure that the University is able to maintain oversight of academic standards .

External Examining – Appointment of an external examiner to review student work.  As a part of their role, external examiners will normally have the opportunity to visit the partner and meet their students at least once during their tenure.  This is part of the process whereby the University seeks to encourage a close, mutually valuable, working relationship between academic partners and external examiners.

Staff Development - Partner staff teaching on our programmes have access to our professional development programme free of charge.  Where a partner has an interest in doing so, we also seek to enable opportunities for partner staff to engage in our AdvanceHE accredited PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, conferring FHEA. 

Straightforward Pricing - The payment structure for Academic Partnerships is straightforward and transparent. We will make clear the costings to you from the outset.