It all starts with an Open Day

Our next undergraduate Open Day is in:
Open Day dates 2024

Saturday 22 June

Saturday 12 October

Friday 1 November

Saturday 23 November

It all starts with
an Open Day

Our next Open Day is in:

Day
Hour
Minute
Second

7th

in the UK for our teaching quality

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

37th

out of 121 UK universities

Guardian University Guide 2023

10th

in the UK for student satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2023

37th

out of 121 UK universities

Complete University Guide 2023

7th

in the UK for teaching quality

Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

10th

in the UK for student satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2023

Open Day experience

What our undergraduate Open Days are all about

Open Days video thumbnail
A guide to our Open Days
Find out what to expect from a University of Chichester Open Day

Learn more about our courses

Our courses

Speak to our expert and friendly teaching staff

At the University of Chichester, you are more than just another student. Our staff really get to know you and how best to help you develop.

You can speak directly with our expert teaching staff 1-to-1 to learn more about what you will be studying, as well as ask any questions you might have.

Visitor view - Speaking to staff

"The outstanding elements were how friendly and welcoming the university, staff and students were.

It seems a very nurturing environment and it didn’t seem as intimidating as I thought university life could be.“

Open Day visitors speaking to a member of staff

Take a taster session

Taster sessions and course talks

Get involved in our exciting sessions

Throughout the day you'll find a wide range of exciting sessions that give you a taste of what life is like as a student at the University of Chichester.

From Dance technique classes and Fine Art creative sessions, to gaming tasters and robot battles in our engineering labs, you can get stuck-in to something memorable whatever your subject of interest.

Visitor view - Tasters and talks

"We loved how pleasant and friendly the staff were, as well as the ability to participate in a brilliant practical workshop, which gave good access to the facilities as a prospective student.”​​

Explore our campuses

Our campuses

Learn more about where you will study

You will have the opportunity to explore both our Bishop Otter (Chichester) and Bognor Regis campuses during the day.

Our student ambassadors will be on hand to take you on a campus tour, or you can take a self-guided tour to explore at your own pace.

Visitor view - Our campuses

"The staff were all friendly, the organisation of it all was effective because there were signs saying where everything was and the student ambassadors had a lot of information to tell us and gave us a good insight to the University.”

Student ambassador taking visitors on a tour through Cloisters lawn

See our accommodation

Accommodation

See our accommodation options

Moving away from home for the first time is an adventure.

Our accommodation options enable you to make the right choice to feel at home while studying here.

On the day, you can explore both our on-campus and off-campus accommodation rooms to give you a better sense of what it's like to live at the University of Chichester.

Visitor view - Accommodation

"Being able to look at the open rooms and get a feel of what it’ll be like to stay there in the accommodation was really beneficial for me and my parents because it’s important they know I’ll be somewhere safe."

Student in their accommodation room

Hear from our students

Students and staff

Speak to our students and staff

From queries about your course to questions on societies and nightlife, our student ambassadors are best placed to give you the right insight into being a Chichester student.

We also have our 'Why Choose Chichester' talk delivered by members of our Vice-Chancellors Group and Students' Union to help you an overview of student life.

Visitor view - Students and staff

"It was great to see how approachable and helpful everyone was.

We spent a fair amount of time talking to the students about their experiences and they were all so kind and knowledgeable, even, with subjects they didn't take.”

Open Day Ambassadors

Speak to student support

Student Advice Zone

Advice and support available throughout the day

Our Student Advice Zone offers you the chance to speak to our friendly staff from across a range of areas to help answer any questions you have.

You will find staff from across:

  • Admissions
  • Finance
  • Careers
  • Student Support and Wellbeing

In addition, our personal statement workshop gives you the chance to get support and advice to help you maximise your University applications.

Visitor view - Student Advice Zone

"I found speaking to the student support team very helpful and the friendliness of all the staff added to the whole university's welcoming feel."

Students getting advice in the Careers Zone

Learn about our courses

Our courses

Speak to our expert and friendly teaching staff

At the University of Chichester, you are more than just another student. Our staff really get to know you and how best to help you develop.

You can speak directly with our expert teaching staff 1-to-1 to learn more about what you will be studying, as well as ask any questions you might have.

Visitor view - Speaking to staff

"The outstanding elements were how friendly and welcoming the university, staff and students were.

It seems a very nurturing environment and it didn’t seem as intimidating as I thought university life could be.“

Open Day visitors speaking to a member of staff

Take a taster session

Taster sessions and course talks

Get involved in our exciting sessions

Throughout the day you'll find a wide range of exciting sessions that give you a taste of what life is like as a student at the University of Chichester.

From Dance technique classes and Fine Art creative sessions, to gaming tasters and robot battles in our engineering labs, you can get stuck-in to something memorable whatever your subject of interest.

Visitor view - Tasters and talks

"We loved how pleasant and friendly the staff were, as well as the ability to participate in a brilliant practical workshop, which gave good access to the facilities as a prospective student.”​​

Explore our campuses

Our campuses

Learn more about where you will study

You will have the opportunity to explore both our Bishop Otter (Chichester) and Bognor Regis campuses during the day.

Our student ambassadors will be on hand to take you on a campus tour, or you can take a self-guided tour to explore at your own pace.

Visitor view - Our campuses

"The staff were all friendly, the organisation of it all was effective because there were signs saying where everything was and the student ambassadors had a lot of information to tell us and gave us a good insight to the University.”

Student ambassador taking visitors on a tour through Cloisters lawn

See our accommodation

Accommodation

See our accommodation options

Moving away from home for the first time is an adventure.

Our accommodation options enable you to make the right choice to feel at home while studying here.

On the day, you can explore both our on-campus and off-campus accommodation rooms to give you a better sense of what it's like to live at the University of Chichester.

Visitor view - Accommodation

"Being able to look at the open rooms and get a feel of what it’ll be like to stay there in the accommodation was really beneficial for me and my parents because it’s important they know I’ll be somewhere safe."

Student in their accommodation room

Hear from our students

Students and staff

Speak to our students and staff

From queries about your course to questions on societies and nightlife, our student ambassadors are best placed to give you the right insight into being a Chichester student.

We also have our 'Why Choose Chichester' talk delivered by members of our Vice-Chancellors Group and Students' Union to help you an overview of student life.

Visitor view - Students and staff

"It was great to see how approachable and helpful everyone was.

We spent a fair amount of time talking to the students about their experiences and they were all so kind and knowledgeable, even, with subjects they didn't take.”

Open Day Ambassadors

Speak to student support

Student Advice Zone

Advice and support available throughout the day

Our Student Advice Zone offers you the chance to speak to our friendly staff from across a range of areas to help answer any questions you have.

You will find staff from across:

  • Admissions
  • Finance
  • Careers
  • Student Support and Wellbeing

In addition, our personal statement workshop gives you the chance to get support and advice to help you maximise your University applications.

Visitor view - Student Advice Zone

"I found speaking to the student support team very helpful and the friendliness of all the staff added to the whole university's welcoming feel."

Students getting advice in the Careers Zone

What we offer

Discover our range of exciting subjects

Open Days stories

Hear from our staff and students

Click the profiles to watch our Open Day 'stories' and learn some helpful tips about how you can get the most out of your day.

Dr Tommy Lynch on feeling comfortable at an Open Day

Student advice on what to ask at an Open Day

Get a sense of what happens at our Open Days

Learn more about our courses
Explore our campuses
Speak to students and staff
Chat to your lecturers
View our accommodation
Visit our Student Advice Zone

Our campuses

Learn more about our Chichester and Bognor Regis campuses

Our campuses

Learn more about our Chichester and Bognor Regis campuses

Bishop Otter campus

Our historic campus set in the heart of the city of Chichester

Our Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester is set in beautiful surroundings with plenty of relaxing green space and a combination of attractive, historic buildings and excellent modern facilities.

Founded by Bishop of Chichester William Otter in 1839, the University still retains a strong sense of history as original parts still remain.

youtube-video-thumbnail
Chichester campus tour
Learn more about our historic Bishop Otter Campus

Learning Resource Centre

Conservatoire

Sport and fitness facilities

The ShowRoom Theatre

Students walking through high street

The City of Chichester

A historic city with a wealth of history and culture

Great train links to London

1.5 miles from South Downs National Park

Historic Chichester Cathedral from the 11th century

Plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants in the city centre

Thriving cultural scene with theatres, galleries and museums

Easily explore the local coastline of award-winning beaches

Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton all under an hour away

Bognor Regis campus

State-of-the-art facilities nestled on the south coast

Situated just five minutes from the sea, our Bognor Regis Campus boasts the flagship £35m Tech Park, which is home to our Engineering and Creative Industries departments.

In addition, we have beautiful Georgian architecture including three grand mansion houses amongst our other modern teaching facilities.

youtube-video-thumbnail
Bognor Regis campus tour
Take a virtual tour of our stunning Bognor Regis Campus

Learning Resource Centre

Performance spaces

Engineering and Mechanics labs

Digital technology and gaming suites

students running to bognor sealine

Coastal learning

Learn by the stunning southern coastline

Flagship £35m Tech Park building

915 steps to the beach (we counted!)

Historic 100-year-old Picturedrome Cinema

Thriving local water sports and diving scene

Array of emerging independent shops and boutiques

Plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants in the town centre

Vibrant cultural scene with theatre, exhibitions and live music

Campus choice

Which campus do I need to attend?

Select a subject you’re interested in

Book your Open Day

Complete the form below to book your Open Day

Our address

For visits

I’m looking for