Friday Friday, October 31, 2014
Are you going to take a gap year?
Chichester, or ‘Chi’ (pronounced to rhyme with ‘eye’) as the locals call it, upgraded from University College to fully-fledged University in 2005. Despite the name, only one of its main sites is based in the pretty historic city, the other is six miles away in seaside town Bognor Regis ... more detail There’s a cosy, laid-back feel to the place but it’s not party central, nor even party outskirts ... more on entertainment Teaching is based on workshops and small group learning. A high proportion of students come here to study the high-flying teaching or sports-related courses - apparently 20-25% of all PE teachers in the country were chi-taught ... more on academic The healthy contingent of sports students and decent facilities keep athletic success high on the agenda ... more on sports The halls are a drunken stumble from the union, and are low-rise cutsey cottage affairs instead of archetypal high-rise hall of residence towers. However, most students live out in the town, including half the first year ... more on housing Despite the campus being fairly flat, disability access isn’t always comprehensive ... more on welfare
Woohoo: Great community feel
Boohoo: Bit claustrophobic for those used to bustling cities
Tel: (01243) 816 000
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