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Applicant Open Days 2019

  • Wednesday 20 February
  • Saturday 9 March

Now that you’re a few short steps away from starting university, we know you’ve got some big decisions to make. Our Applicant Open Days are a great way to help you make the right decision when choosing where to study in September.

On the day, you’ll be able to meet staff and current students in your department, get a taste of your course and explore the campus with other potential classmates. It’s an excellent way to picture yourself at Chichester and decide if it’s the right university for you.

Our Applicant Open Days are only run by our non-interviewing subject areas:

  • Business School
  • Creative and Digital Technologies
  • Engineering and Product Design
  • English and Creative Writing
  • History and Politics
  • Education (non-teaching courses)
  • Institute of Sport
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies

If you have any questions or specific requirements about your Applicant Open Day, email us at and we will be happy to help.

If your subject area is not listed on this page, you might need to attend an interview instead. Take a look at our Interview page to find out more.

How do I book onto an Applicant Open Day?

We will send you an invitation shortly after you have received an offer from us. Your invite will include information and instructions of how to book online and the dates available.

If you haven't yet applied to us but would like to attend an Applicant Open Day, please email to book your place.

After you’ve booked your place, we will send you more information on what time you should arrive, which campus you will be based and what you can expect to do with your department on the day

How long is the Applicant Open Day?

The campus will be open to visitors 9.30am-3.00pm, although timetables for different subjects will vary.

How do I find the University of Chichester?

Whether you are coming by car, train or flying, directions to our campuses can be found on our How to Find Us page.

Which campus do I need to go to?

Take a look at the list of our subject areas below to see where your Open Day will be based:

Bognor Regis campus Bishop Otter campus
Business School English and Creative Writing 
Creative and Digital Technologies History and Politics
Education (non teaching courses) Sport
Mathematics Psychology and Counselling
  Theology, Philosophy and Religion

Am I allowed to bring my parents or a friend with me?

Absolutely!  In some sessions you will be split from parents or friends as some courses run separate talks to ensure everyone receives the relevant information.

What do I need to bring?

You don’t need to bring any special equipment with you.

What will happen on the day?

Your day will be planned and ran by your department. You’ll receive more information when you’ve received your invitation and booked your place. If you haven’t received an invite but you’ve been offered a place from one of the departments listed, please email

Can I park on campus?

There are pay and display car parks available at both campuses and parking is free at the weekends. If the car park is full on either campus, here are the closest local car parks for each campus, both are pay and display.

Chichester: Northgate Car Park, PO19 6AA
Bognor Regis: London Road, PO21 1BA

Is there anywhere to buy some lunch?

We have restaurants on both campuses, Costa Coffee and the Student Union Shop that will be open serving beverages, hot and cold meals and snacks.

What do I need to wear?

You won’t need any special clothing for your Applicant Open Day, just wear something casual and comfy.  If you are looking at a sport based subject, it would be a good idea to wear an outfit you can move easily in.

A lecture or a seminar sounds scary - what do they mean?

A lecture is a group session where the lecturer will talk through a presentation and you can take notes and ask any questions.  A seminar is less formal, where you might be given an activity to complete in a group or set a task to do with a partner. Neither are scary, we promise.

Will this Applicant Open Day affect my application?

No, the Applicant Open Days are a chance for you to meet the lecturers and try out being a student at Chichester for a day.  If you can’t attend a session, this will not affect your application either.

What happens if I can’t attend?

If you can’t make it to your Applicant Open Day, don’t panic. Contact us at giving your name, what course you were interested in and if you would be interested in attending another date, campus tour or open day.