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Bishop Otter Campus


Our Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester is set in beautiful surroundings with plenty of relaxing green space and a combination of attractive, historic buildings and excellent modern facilities.

Back in 1839, the campus was founded by William Otter, Bishop of Chichester. 180 years later, the University still retains a strong sense of history as original parts still remain.

Chichester is a beautiful city which offers a wealth of history and culture. It has many historical places to discover such as Chichester Cathedral, Market Cross and Chichester City Walls. Alongside its history, Chichester is surrounded by breath-taking sandy beaches with East and West Wittering beaches only 20 minutes away from campus. The South Downs National Park begins just 1.5 miles from our Chichester campus. From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Park's landscapes cover 1,600km2 of breath-taking views and hidden gems. With Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton?all under an hour away, the University of Chichester is perfectly placed for exploring the south coast.



Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

The LRC provides a variety of resources available for students to take advantage of:

  • Support and Information Zone (SIZ)
  • Books, journals and DVDs
  • Mac and PC suites
  • Printing and scanning facilities
  • PrintShop Services
  • Costa café and general meeting areas
  • Group and individual study spaces
  • Equipment Loans

Our friendly and supportive staff are available within SIZ as your first point of contact and can help you with many aspects of university life. They can direct you to other professional services that are here to support you throughout your study. Come and say hello face to face, by telephone or email. Please visit our SIZ page for more details.


The ShowRoom

The ShowRoom is a 250 seat theatre that includes technologically-advanced sound and light equipment used principally by Dance and Theatre Departments. The ShowRoom has built a reputation for presenting some of the most exciting companies touring on the UK circuit. All shows performed by our students or external companies are open to all.


Sports Facilities

Here at The University of Chichester, our sports facilities are second to none. Students have access to our world class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport, providing them for all their sporting needs; academically, competitively or recreationally. Our top of the range facilities include:

  • Sports Dome
  • Sports Hall
  • Fitness Suites
  • Indoor and outdoor climbing walls
  • Grass football and rugby pitches
  • Floodlit sand-dressed astro turf
  • Strength and conditioning room
  • Two multi purpose gymnasiums
  • Biomechanics, Physiology and Psychology laboratories
  • Sports Injury Clinic
  • Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Uni (SPRU)


Music Block

The Chichester campus is home to a three-storey state-of-the-art Music Block, guaranteeing our students a high quality learning and rehearsal environment.?The ground floor features performance space and is large enough to fit a full orchestra inside.?The glass folding doors can be fully opened revealing the outside, which can cater for an amphitheatre. The Music Block also has a?hard rock practice space, which is heavily acoustically treated. Further floors feature rehearsal and teaching space.


Dining and cafés

The Otter’s restaurant offers and range of food and drinks, with different options each week, Wi-Fi work station booths and a Starbucks. ?In addition. Our Learning Resource Centre has a Costa Coffee outlet, which provides a more informal café-style environment for students and staff.


Student shop

The on-campus shop run by the Student’s Union stocks stationery and other daily essentials. The shop is open seven days a week during term time with extended hours during key periods such as exams.


Students’ Union bar

During the day, the Zee bar is a great place to hang out and it is open seven days a week in term time. Zee Bar?hosts the majority of our events including the very popular Summer and Graduation Balls. It is our most versatile venue showing Sky, Sky Sports and BT Sports throughout the day.


Subject areas?based on our Chichester Campus:

  • Business
  • Childhood, Social Work and Social Care
  • Dance
  • Nursing
  • Humanities?(English and Creative Writing, History and Politics, Theology, Philosophy and Religion and Law)?
  • Psychology and?Counselling
  • Music
  • Sport
  • Theatre

Want to see our?campus for yourself? Please visit our Campus Tour page for information on how to book a tour.

If you are travelling to our campuses,?take a look at our?How to Find Us page.