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UK University

Complete University Guide 2024

Gold

rated university in the Teaching Excellence Framework

TEF 2023

7th

best university in the South East

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

What is Clearing?

Another way into university

Clearing happens every year and helps thousands of students find the university that's right for them for the upcoming September.

You might find it's the right fit for you if:

  • You're applying after 5 July 2024.
  • You didn't receive any offers, or you didn't accept any you did receive.
  • You are unsure you will meet the condition of your offer(s).
  • You did not get the grades you hoped for on Results Day and/or have not been accepted by your Firm or Insurance choices.
  • You've decided you would like to apply for a different course or university since you made your UCAS choices.
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Clearing
Learn more about what Clearing is and what it means for you.

Choose the option that best describes you

I'll find out my grades on results day
I have my grades already

When can I apply?

Apply through Clearing on results day

When you receive your grades on Results Day (15 August), you can apply for the course you're interested in studying.

You will be able to call our team on our Clearing hotline, who will be able to check your qualifications and take you through the application process.

Our Clearing line is open on Thursday 15 August from 8am - 6pm.

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What can I do in the meantime?

Join our mailing list to receive support through the process

We understand Clearing can sometimes be a confusing and stressful period, so we want to make it as simple as possible.

Our Admissions team will be there to help you through the next steps as soon as you receive your grades.

By filling in our short form, we'll keep you updated with the latest Clearing information.

How can I prepare for results day?

Your Clearing checklist

Whether you're unsure you'll achieve the grades you are hoping for or you'd simply like to change where and what you're studying in September, here's how you can prepare:

  • Research the course you want to apply for
  • Explore our accommodation
  • Know your UCAS ID number
  • Be ready to calculate your UCAS tariff points
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mature students sat inside Cloisters

What do I need to do?

Apply from 5 July

If you have completed your qualifications and already have your grades, you can apply as soon as Clearing opens on 5 July. Our Admissions team are here to help you through the next steps.

You can either:

Support through Clearing

Join our mailing list to receive support through the process

As a student with their grades, you can begin to apply through Clearing when it opens on 5 July 2024.

Before that point, you can join our mailing list by filling in our short form.

By filling in our short form, we will send you more information to help you through the process and let you know the availability of our courses.

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Accommodation availability

Guaranteed accommodation for September

We guarantee university accommodation to students coming to the University of Chichester through UCAS Clearing.

Students must have applied for accommodation with the university before Thursday 22 August 2024 to be eligible.

Contact our Accommodation Team

You can contact our Accommodation Team to learn more about your options.

Call us on 01243 812120 or email allocations@chi.ac.uk.

Clearing form

Complete our online form to get Clearing updates

Subject areas

See our list of subjects and find the perfect course for you

Advice for parents and supporters

Understand what Clearing means

If you think there is any more information that would be useful, please email studyhere@chi.ac.uk.

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Preparing for September

Ensure you have everything ready for when you start

Fees and finance

Clearing and student finance

What you need to know about student finance and Clearing

International applicants

If you are applying from outside the UK, you can find everything you need to know about fees and funding on our International Fees and Finance pages.

Quick links

See our fees and finance pages for more information

Blogs

Our students give their insight into budgeting and money management

student sitting in cafe using phone

6 ways to improve your budgeting

One of our students take you through a list of six ways you can improve your budgeting process.

Student reading a book on a bench

How to manage your money

See our list of tips on how to make the most of your money while studying.

Useful to know

Helpful insights at a glance

Student life

Life at university
Experience an exciting student life beyond your studies

We understand that you aren't just here for a degree, and that life outside of study is just as important.

It’s easy to immerse yourself in exciting opportunities and experiences at university, across Chichester, Bognor Regis, and along the South Coast.

Clubs and societies

There are over 50 student-led groups that offer you a fantastic way of making new friends with people with similar interests and passions.

Clubs and societies include:

  • Inclusive sport teams
  • LGBTQ+ society
  • Esports society
  • Environmental society
  • and many more!
Students having fun at Students' Union
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Summer Ball
Our incredible Students' Union host a festival-style Summer Ball each year.
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Silent Disco Ft DJ Chris Stark
BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Stark returns to the University for another silent disco.
Welcome Week
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Welcome Week
We captured as much as we could of Welcome Week, and spoke to our lovely students to learn more about what it's like.
Students standing together

Our annual Welcome Week introduces you to student life with a schedule of exciting and friendly events during your first week at university.

  • Take part in inductions
  • Meet your lecturers
  • Settle into your accommodation
  • Meet new people
  • Explore the Freshers Fair
Sport and fitness

Whether you want to improve your health and wellbeing, enjoy social activity with friends, or represent your University, we have everything you need to enjoy your sport experience.

Facilities include:

  • Multi-court AstroTurf pitch
  • Outdoor and indoor pitches
  • Climbing walls
  • Fitness suite
  • Sports laboratories
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Sports facilities
Professor Mike Lauder guides you through our excellent range os sport and fitness facilities on our historic Bishop Otter campus.
Music, Art and Culture
Student performance at professional venue

You can take advantage of local and University events and opportunities throughout your studies.

  • Close to Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Explore the historic Chichester Cathedral
  • Plenty of local galleries and museums
  • See amazing shows from our Dance and Conservatoire students
  • Hear from expert guest speakers
Moving away from home
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The Be You Podcast - Being away from home
Hear our students talk through their experiences of moving away from home, how they dealt with homesickness, and give advice on how to get yourself fully immersed into university life.

Living here

Our location
Get to know the local area

We know that choosing a university is a big decision, and you need to love where you live and study.

So below is our quick guide to the local area; the beautiful city, rolling countryside and stunning beaches.

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Living Here
Learn more about the beautiful areas that surround our campses in both Chichester and Bognore Regis, as well as what there is to do to relax and enjoy your time away from your studies.
Students walking through high street
Top things to do in Chichester

Chichester is a thriving city full of everything you would expect from city life.

It has everything you need – a cinema, bowling alley, park, shopping, theatre, bars and restaurants.

We are also lucky to be close to areas of outstanding natural beauty, including the South Downs National Park and our blue flag beach at West Wittering.

Top things to do in Bognor Regis

This famous seaside destination has a high street just a short walk from the beach front, with shops, pubs and restaurants.

Fancy a day at the beach? Bognor Regis has a sand and shingle beach which is 915 steps from the campus.

Other attractions include crazy golf, Picturedrome cinema, sailing, scuba diving, the BASE skatepark, local theatres and a nightclub on the pier.

students sitting at bognor beach

Commuting to university

Being a commuter
Understand your options as a commuting student

You may prefer to or need to commute to university rather than stay in student accommodation.

With excellent public transport links, student parking rates, and on-campus bike storage, we welcome those commuting through a variety of means.

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The Be You Podcast - Commuting to University
Hear from Matt as he reveals his experiences about commuting to university.
Cycling to university
  • Approximately 160 covered cycle spaces at the Bishop Otter campus in Chichester and 90 covered spaces at Bognor Regis.
  • No charge for cycles parked in these spaces.
  • Secure storage compounds at both campuses.
  • Free access to secure storage compounds on both campuses with your campus card.
Free bus travel for students
  • Bus stops at both campuses.
  • Free travel on U7 and U8 buses (these also take you between each campus).
  • Subsidised travel on Stagecoach 50 bus.
  • Travelling by bus helps reduce local congestion and air pollution.
Parking your car on campus

Students who live outside the exclusion zone (1.5 miles radius from their main campus) will be eligible to park on campus.

Parking currently costs £1.35 per day for students, with income going towards the implementation of the University's Sustainable travel plan.

Learn more about commuting to our campuses

You can find out more about travelling to either of our campuses on our How to Find Us page.

Support, health and wellbeing

Supporting our students
Listening, advising and offering a range of professional services

The University of Chichester has an outstanding reputation for student satisfaction and retention, and one of the key underlying factors is the excellence of our support services.

As a student, you could benefit from specific types of support, such as:

  • Helping to sort out your finances
  • Understand your future career options
  • Managing a disability
  • Looking after your health
  • Getting through a tough period
  • Planning your future
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Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
Hear more about how our student support team can help you
Students getting advice in the Careers Zone

Careers and Employability Support

Our friendly and professional team of career experts are here to help you plan your future.

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Health and Wellbeing

Explore our advice and see the professional services you can access throughout your studies.

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Disability, Learning Difficulties and Medical Conditions

Hear how those with particular needs can access support throughout your time with us.

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International Student Support

The International Student Advisory Service are here to support our international students throughout their studies.

Student reading a book in the library

Care Leavers

Find out about our Care Leavers Package and download our Care Leavers Guide.

Chapel Bishop Otter Campus

Chaplaincy

Learn more about the Chaplaincy, available to students of all faiths and none.

Visit us

See for yourself
Come for a campus tour

You still have time to come and learn more about us for yourself by signing up for a campus tour.

Campus tours

Our campus tours are led by our fantastic student ambassadors and allow you to see our beautiful campuses at your own pace.

Cloisters, Bishop Otter Campus

You can:

  • Explore our campuses
  • Speak to our students
  • Learn more about our facilities
  • Book a time that suits you
  • Get a feel for the University
Video tours
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Chichester campus tour
Learn more about our historic Bishop Otter Campus
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Bognor Regis campus tour
Take a virtual tour of our stunning Bognor Regis Campus

Fees and finance

Clearing and student finance

What you need to know about student finance and Clearing

International applicants

If you are applying from outside the UK, you can find everything you need to know about fees and funding on our International Fees and Finance pages.

Quick links

See our fees and finance pages for more information

Blogs

Our students give their insight into budgeting and money management

student sitting in cafe using phone

6 ways to improve your budgeting

One of our students take you through a list of six ways you can improve your budgeting process.

Student reading a book on a bench

How to manage your money

See our list of tips on how to make the most of your money while studying.

Useful to know

Helpful insights at a glance

Student life

Life at university
Experience an exciting student life beyond your studies

We understand that you aren't just here for a degree, and that life outside of study is just as important.

It’s easy to immerse yourself in exciting opportunities and experiences at university, across Chichester, Bognor Regis, and along the South Coast.

Clubs and societies

There are over 50 student-led groups that offer you a fantastic way of making new friends with people with similar interests and passions.

Clubs and societies include:

  • Inclusive sport teams
  • LGBTQ+ society
  • Esports society
  • Environmental society
  • and many more!
Students having fun at Students' Union
youtube-video-thumbnail
Summer Ball
Our incredible Students' Union host a festival-style Summer Ball each year.
youtube-video-thumbnail
Silent Disco Ft DJ Chris Stark
BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Stark returns to the University for another silent disco.
Welcome Week
youtube-video-thumbnail
Welcome Week
We captured as much as we could of Welcome Week, and spoke to our lovely students to learn more about what it's like.
Students standing together

Our annual Welcome Week introduces you to student life with a schedule of exciting and friendly events during your first week at university.

  • Take part in inductions
  • Meet your lecturers
  • Settle into your accommodation
  • Meet new people
  • Explore the Freshers Fair
Sport and fitness

Whether you want to improve your health and wellbeing, enjoy social activity with friends, or represent your University, we have everything you need to enjoy your sport experience.

Facilities include:

  • Multi-court AstroTurf pitch
  • Outdoor and indoor pitches
  • Climbing walls
  • Fitness suite
  • Sports laboratories
youtube-video-thumbnail
Sports facilities
Professor Mike Lauder guides you through our excellent range os sport and fitness facilities on our historic Bishop Otter campus.
Music, Art and Culture
Student performance at professional venue

You can take advantage of local and University events and opportunities throughout your studies.

  • Close to Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Explore the historic Chichester Cathedral
  • Plenty of local galleries and museums
  • See amazing shows from our Dance and Conservatoire students
  • Hear from expert guest speakers
Moving away from home
youtube-video-thumbnail
The Be You Podcast - Being away from home
Hear our students talk through their experiences of moving away from home, how they dealt with homesickness, and give advice on how to get yourself fully immersed into university life.

Living here

Our location
Get to know the local area

We know that choosing a university is a big decision, and you need to love where you live and study.

So below is our quick guide to the local area; the beautiful city, rolling countryside and stunning beaches.

youtube-video-thumbnail
Living Here
Learn more about the beautiful areas that surround our campses in both Chichester and Bognore Regis, as well as what there is to do to relax and enjoy your time away from your studies.
Students walking through high street
Top things to do in Chichester

Chichester is a thriving city full of everything you would expect from city life.

It has everything you need – a cinema, bowling alley, park, shopping, theatre, bars and restaurants.

We are also lucky to be close to areas of outstanding natural beauty, including the South Downs National Park and our blue flag beach at West Wittering.

Top things to do in Bognor Regis

This famous seaside destination has a high street just a short walk from the beach front, with shops, pubs and restaurants.

Fancy a day at the beach? Bognor Regis has a sand and shingle beach which is 915 steps from the campus.

Other attractions include crazy golf, Picturedrome cinema, sailing, scuba diving, the BASE skatepark, local theatres and a nightclub on the pier.

students sitting at bognor beach

Commuting to university

Being a commuter
Understand your options as a commuting student

You may prefer to or need to commute to university rather than stay in student accommodation.

With excellent public transport links, student parking rates, and on-campus bike storage, we welcome those commuting through a variety of means.

youtube-video-thumbnail
The Be You Podcast - Commuting to University
Hear from Matt as he reveals his experiences about commuting to university.
Cycling to university
  • Approximately 160 covered cycle spaces at the Bishop Otter campus in Chichester and 90 covered spaces at Bognor Regis.
  • No charge for cycles parked in these spaces.
  • Secure storage compounds at both campuses.
  • Free access to secure storage compounds on both campuses with your campus card.
Free bus travel for students
  • Bus stops at both campuses.
  • Free travel on U7 and U8 buses (these also take you between each campus).
  • Subsidised travel on Stagecoach 50 bus.
  • Travelling by bus helps reduce local congestion and air pollution.
Parking your car on campus

Students who live outside the exclusion zone (1.5 miles radius from their main campus) will be eligible to park on campus.

Parking currently costs £1.35 per day for students, with income going towards the implementation of the University's Sustainable travel plan.

Learn more about commuting to our campuses

You can find out more about travelling to either of our campuses on our How to Find Us page.

Support services

Supporting our students
Listening, advising and offering a range of professional services

The University of Chichester has an outstanding reputation for student satisfaction and retention, and one of the key underlying factors is the excellence of our support services.

As a student, you could benefit from specific types of support, such as:

  • Helping to sort out your finances
  • Understand your future career options
  • Managing a disability
  • Looking after your health
  • Getting through a tough period
  • Planning your future
youtube-video-thumbnail
Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
Hear more about how our student support team can help you
Students getting advice in the Careers Zone

Careers and Employability Support

Our friendly and professional team of career experts are here to help you plan your future.

21 Student Chichester Cathedral 1920 X 1080 42

Health and Wellbeing

Explore our advice and see the professional services you can access throughout your studies.

21 Student 1920 X 1080 19

Disability, Learning Difficulties and Medical Conditions

Hear how those with particular needs can access support throughout your time with us.

21 Student 1920 X 1080 5

International Student Support

The International Student Advisory Service are here to support our international students throughout their studies.

Student reading a book in the library

Care Leavers

Find out about our Care Leavers Package and download our Care Leavers Guide.

Chapel Bishop Otter Campus

Chaplaincy

Learn more about the Chaplaincy, available to students of all faiths and none.

Visit us

See for yourself
Come for a campus tour

You still have time to come and learn more about us for yourself by signing up for a campus tour.

Campus tours

Our campus tours are led by our fantastic student ambassadors and allow you to see our beautiful campuses at your own pace.

Cloisters, Bishop Otter Campus

You can:

  • Explore our campuses
  • Speak to our students
  • Learn more about our facilities
  • Book a time that suits you
  • Get a feel for the University
Video tours
youtube-video-thumbnail
Chichester campus tour
Learn more about our historic Bishop Otter Campus
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Bognor Regis campus tour
Take a virtual tour of our stunning Bognor Regis Campus

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.

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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.

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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

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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

The Be You Podcast

The Be You Podcast

From making friends to commuting from home - we have an episode that covers a range of aspects of student life, so you can get a unique insight into life at university.

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