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Charity Gateway

The University of Chichester is a higher education institution, a private company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. The Office for Students (OfS) is the principal charity regulator for the higher education sector. In accordance with the funding agreement between the University of Chichester and OfS, 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 30 June 2017. The previous version was approved on 11 October 2010 and can be accessed here.
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].

The Financial statements for the last five years are available:






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 terms and conditions of the funding agreement with the OfS, 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 2017 is available here.


Changes since 31 January 2019

Mr Ian Garrard and Canon Dr Anthony Cane left the Board in February 2019. Mrs Yvonne Chester was appointed to the Board in February 2019.

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. 
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 2018 is included in Annual Report and Financial Statement available here.

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


Vice Chair of Governors & Chair of Governors Strategy and Resource Committee
Interim Chair of Governors
Church Governor
Staff Governor
Staff Governor
Student Governor
Independent Governor
Independent Governor
Staff Governor
Independent Governor
Mrs Nicola Nageon de Lestang
Chair of the Honorary Awards Committee
Interim Chair of Audit Committee and Church Governor
Independent Governor