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Why Chichester?

We are internationally recognised as a beacon of good practice for high-quality student-centred education.

We don't do gimmicks but we do provide our students with life enhancing experiences. That's why we've been named as the University of the Year for Student Retention in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2014 and 2017.

It's also why that for over a decade, through the National Student Survey, our student community has consistently rated us between 3 and 6 percentage points ahead of the sector. 

As Professor Jane Longmore our Vice-Chancellor commentated: "We are justifiably proud to have a reputation for excellent teaching that is intellectually stimulating and which takes place in a community of learning. For this reason we are delighted that the results of the 2017 NSS see us ranked in the top 10 per cent of the sector for 'the teaching on my course' and 'learning community'."

This year (2017) our overall satisfaction is 87 per cent, three per cent above the national average, and as a result we are ranked inside the top 40 of all higher education providers in the country by the Times Higher Education Supplement.