The SU works closely with the university to build one of the best student communities in the UK. This relationship ensures students are placed at the heart of everything the university does. The union’s main objective is for their committee members to represent all students and their views to the university, as well as on local, national and international levels.
The Students’ Union runs a wide range of social events throughout the year, such as the Summer Ball hosting over 2,500 students with a silent disco, karaoke, live music, comedy, quizzes, games nights and RAG Race, a charity fundraiser.
There are a wealth of sports and societies to join, from football, rugby and adventure sports clubs, to film, LGBT+, arts and creative writing, or even Harry Potter societies. With over forty to choose from, there is something for everyone and a chance to meet like-minded people.
There are more than 27 sports clubs and 40 different societies to get involved with at Chichester. All clubs and societies are run by students, and all members have the opportunity to gain a role on the committee of their respective clubs and societies.
All societies receive a star rating based on their levels of activity, from gold (excellent) to bronze (dormant) and encompass a wide-ranging selection from fine art, aerial circus, Korean society and the Afro Caribbean society.
Students are able to enjoy a range of societies and regular events or activities. Sporting societies at Chichester are particularly strong, with a variety of teams offering recreational and competitive teams for all students to join.
At the end of each academic year, there are the SU Awards and Sports Awards that allow clubs and societies to nominate their peers for a variety of different awards to get recognition.
Both campuses are based in their respective city/town centres, each with a vibrant and close-knit community offering a variety of restaurants, high street and independent shops and bars. Chichester is a historic cathedral city, while Bognor Regis is a lively seaside resort. Both areas are able to boast having the most hours of sunshine in the UK.
95 percent of full-time students have some form of part-time work in the area. For those who enjoy getting outdoors, both campuses are on the doorstep of the South Downs National Park which offers breath-taking views and natural beauty.
Each location is a hub of creative arts and inspiration, both with prominent theatres, especially the Chichester Festival Theatre which houses many performances that go on to become West End hits.
Modern art also features highly with extensive collections of art and sculpture on display, including Pallant House, described as one of the best in the country.
The university runs a bus service between the campuses and a safety bus is available during the evenings from the student bars, which students applauded in their reviews.
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