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Chichester among south east’s top ten universities

Chichester named among the top ten universities in the south east by the Times and Sunday Times

  • University of Chichester named one of top ten in SE by Times and Sunday Times
  • Teaching quality rated as 18th best in country
  • Student experience also highlighted in top 35 by national rankings


THE University of Chichester has been named as one of the top institutions in the south east after rising up the national league tables.

Rankings in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide placed Chichester in tenth position out of 19 higher education establishments across the region. The ratings cap a successful year for the University, which was recently named in the upper-third tier of all UK institutions at the National Students Survey (NSS), and as a top 15 performer at the Whatuni awards.

Welcoming the results for Chichester in this year’s Sunday Times table, Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Longmore said: “I congratulate staff from across the University for continuing to deliver high-quality teaching and an excellent student experience against a challenging backdrop for UK higher education.”

There was success for the University on a national scale, rising 23 places to 71st place, out of 131 institution, on last year. Its teaching quality was also recognised by the Times and Sunday Times, which named it as the 18th best in the UK.

Rankings in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide placed Chichester in tenth

In the year where it has marked its 180-year anniversary, Chichester was singled out for its efforts to make higher education an inclusive environment, and was rated in the top 50 for social inclusion. Guide editors noted that it has nearly trebled the number of its degree apprenticeships, building on its ten current programmes with new routes for social workers and digital technologists.

Moyin Ekundayo, president of the University students' union, said: "When I ask students what makes Chichester special they tell me about the sense of belonging they experience. They say that being here is like being part of a community where everyone knows everyone else, and everyone is included.”

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