The University of Chichester aims to be a university community that inspires and enables individuals to exceed their expectations. We believe the university is enriched by having students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds. Higher education should be open to everyone who has the ability and potential to benefit from it, regardless of age, ethnicity, disability, or family background. We know from experience that a diverse student group creates a lively and successful community. The University of Chichester can trace its origin back to 1839. The university is a member of GuildHE of the United Kingdom and Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion, and is recognized by the British Council for the teaching of English as a Second Language.