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Chichester welcomes Universities UK chief executive Alistair Jarvis

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THE chief executive of Universities UK has praised the University of Chichester on his first visit to the institution.

Alistair Jarvis, who has led the advocacy organisation since August 2017, met with Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Longmore for a tour of the Chichester and Bognor Regis campuses, which included the recently-opened Tech Park. Mr Jarvis has previously held positions as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Communications and External Relations at Universities UK, and also held a voluntary role as Deputy Chair of the board of Wonkhe: a higher education policy media company.

Commenting on the University’s Tech Park, Mr Jarvis said he was impressed by the new £35million development and the opportunities it will provide for future generations. Chichester’s 180-year history of teaching and research was also a key theme of the visit, and Mr Jarvis was introduced to the University’s Bishop Otter campus, which first opened in 1839 as a memorial to William Otter.

The institution will be celebrating its 180-year heritage in 2019 by marking its role in supporting women’s education and female teacher-training since the 1800s as well as its involvement in the 1942 D-Day landings, alongside other events involving students and renowned alumni.

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