Chichester College

 

History: Started life as Chichester College of Art and Technology, and changed its name again before settling on Chichester College. Merged with Brinsbury College in 2002, so it now has two separate campuses.

Address: Chichester is the location for the main campus, while the Brinsbury campus is in the heart of the idyllic South Downs.

Ambience: Both campuses are lovely in their own right. The main Chichester campus is a 27-acre green field site. It has a view of the cathedral and is five minutes' walk from the Chichester Cross that marks the centre of town. The Brinsbury campus lies in 250 hectares of beautiful West Sussex countryside that includes a farm.

Who's the boss? Shelagh Legrave is the principal.

Bursaries: None offered by the college.

Prospectus: 01243 786 321 / request a prospectus here.

what you need to know

Easy to get into? Not too difficult. The HNDs and HNCs usually need at least one A-level pass or equivalent. To study the foundation degree in business and management you need to be working in a managerial role.

Foundation Degrees: Community sports coaching and event and hospitality management are validated by the University of Chichester. Foundation degrees in creative digital media and engineering systems are validated by the university of Bath.

Vital statistics: The college is mainly geared towards further education, so out of 16,000 students, only a couple of hundred are on HE courses. There is a fully operational dairy, pig and arable farm at Brinsbury, as well as an equine centre. Students come from more than 100 countries and the college has won British Council Beacon Award for excellence in support for international students and international marketing, as well as a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2005 for its work with international students.

Added value: College facilities include quality restaurants, hair and beauty salons, a crèche for students' children, recording studios, workshops, study centres and great sports facilities (climbing wall, gym and all-weather sports pitch). The College has six Centre of Vocational Excellence awards including Tourism and Horticulture. Also has good links with employers and local industry.

Teaching: The 2008 Ofsted inspection rated Chichester College as a good college with outstanding areas. Recent Ofsted inspection of care standards rated the college as outstanding in the care given to residential students.

Any accommodation? There are halls of residence on both campuses, with self-catering at £100 per week. Home-stays are also available.

Cheap to live there? Fairly. Rents range between £60 and £70 per week.

Transport links: The Chichester campus is five minutes' walk from the train and bus station. The college runs its own bus service to connect the Brinsbury campus to nearby Pulborough and Billingshurst.

Fees: HE fees for courses starting in 2012 are £5,000 per year.

the fun stuff

Glittering alumni: Nick Fyffe, bassist with Jamiroquai; Paul Chequer, from T4's As If.

Nightlife: Quaint.

PROMOTED VIDEO
Life and Style
Upright, everything’s all right (to a point): remaining on one’s feet has its health benefits – though in moderation
HealthIf sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
News
Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders were pictured embracing in 2012
people
Sport
Mario Balotelli posed for this selfie during AC Milan's 5-1 defeat to Manchester City
sport
Sport
Laura Trott with her gold
Commonwealth Games
Arts and Entertainment
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
film

Day In a Page

A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried