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WSCC leader Louise Goldsmith talks graduate employability at University

WSCC leader Louise Goldsmith visits University webpage

GRADUATE employability and regional economic opportunities was the theme of a recent visit to the University of Chichester by the leader of West Sussex County Council.

Louise Goldsmith, who is a councillor for Chichester West division, met with Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Longmore to talk about the shared goals of the two organisations. The conversation included the University’s new Engineering and Digital Technology Park and its plans to drive the regeneration of the south coast, which have been backed by the County Council.

Ms Goldsmith toured Bishop Otter campus with Professor Longmore and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Seamus Higson, before speaking with Christopher Smethurst, Head of Childhood, Social Work, and Social Care. She also met with Professor Mike Lauder, Director of the Chichester Institute of Sport, to view the University’s specialist facilities, including its Tudor Hale Centre for Sport which provides injury rehabilitation and sports therapy for Chichester residents.

In addition to the Tech Park, the University is collaborating with the County Council on the development of a new creative and digital hub in Bognor Regis. The hub, located at the train station, will support the growth of the creative sectors in the town by providing a shared workspace for small businesses offering employment opportunities for students and graduates.

To find out more about the Tech Park go to Alternatively for more about West Sussex County Councils’ creative and digital hub in Bognor Regis visit

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From left to right: Christopher Smethurst, Head of Childhood, Social Work, and Social Care, Professor Mike Lauder, Director of the Chichester Institute of Sport, Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Longmore, West Sussex County Council leader Louise Goldsmith, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Seamus Higson.