University of Chichester

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Student Accommodation

  • First year students are guaranteed a room in halls of residence providing they apply through UCAS on time and make Chichester their first choice
  • There are over 1100 bedrooms across two campuses in Chichester and Bognor. There are also two exciting student developments within the city of Chichester: Stockbridge Student Village and Fishbourne Road East Halls. Stockbridge halls are only 20 minutes' walk from the Bishop Otter campus; they are also next to the main entertainment complex for the city. The Fishbourne Road East Halls are 40 minutes' walk from the Bishop Otter Campus or a 15-minute cycle – there is also a university bus service that encompasses this development on its route.
  • An active Residence Life programme runs a number of large and smaller events throughout the year, as well as during the first few weeks in halls. With plenty of help and support on offer 24 hours a day, seven days a week, halls of residence offer the best way to experience university life for students in their first year at Chichester.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £154 to £169 per week
Self-Catered from £117 to £142 per week

Student Life

  • City Population: 114,521
  • Student Population: 5,550
  • Chichester is a picturesque city with beautiful surrounding rural and coastal areas situated in West Sussex in the south east of England. With its 12th-century cathedral and Georgian shopping centre, it offers a unique cultural and artistic experience.
  • It lies between two areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the South Downs and Chichester Harbour – as well as other nature reserves, beaches and a dramatic coastline to the south.
  • The campus in Bognor Regis is five minutes away from the seafront with easy access to Butlins, a multi-purpose arts centre and the Picturedrome Cinema, situated within a Grade II listed building.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Chichester offers a wide variety of local pubs, bars and restaurants and the Students' Union bar has been awarded a Best Bar None award.
  • A range of cultural and arts sites include the Chichester Festival Theatre, Pallent House Art Gallery, The Novium museum, the Oxmarket Centre of the Arts, the site of a Roman amphitheatre and the Regis Centre in Bognor Regis. Cinemas include the arthouse Chichester Cinema at New Park, which shows a selection of mainstream, small-budget and older films.
  • Spectator sports include Chichester City FC and Chichester RFC, the main football and rugby clubs, both based at Oaklands Park. Chichester cricket club and hockey club share a clubhouse at Priory Park. The city is also home to Chichester Sharks Flag American football club and Chichester Falcons softball club.
  • Chichester has a leisure centre complete with swimming pool, sports hall and fitness room; while the Chichester Watersports Centre provides the opportunity to windsurf, kitesurf and kite buggy. At Goodwood you can play golf, watch horse-racing, attend motor racing events and music festivals.
  • The Bognor Regis campus is set within its own green campus, a stones throw from the beach, and has a stunning collection of teaching and study spaces in Grade I listed Georgian manor houses juxtaposed with state-of-the-art creative and digital technology and engineering facilities in the new £35 Tech Park.
  • Bognor Regis is home to Butlin's Resort, located opposite the University campus. It includes a spa, entertainment and music weekends. Also nearby is Hotham Park, the Picturedrome, a low cost indie cinema, the seaside, a multipurpose arts centre, plus lots of events through the year including the famous Birdman contest. The campus and town is surrounded by areas of natural beauty, Pagham and Littlehampton Harbours, and is a great base for exploring the rural delights of West Sussex, luxury hotspots, vineyard trails, coastal cycling, sailing, jet skiing and kite surfing.


  • Both campuses are a few minutes' walk from the town centres.
  • Chichester and Bognor Regis are easily accessible by car via the M27 and A27 which links Hampshire, Sussex and Kent.
  • Chichester and Bognor Regis railway stations have regular services to Brighton, London Victoria via Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth and Southampton, ideal for day trips or weekends away.
  • Chichester bus station is adjacent to the train station and is the hub for local bus services. Regular coach services operate between Chichester and London Victoria Coach Station.
  • The nearest continental ferry terminal is Portsmouth, 18 miles away.