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Universities, colleges and centres of excellence

Businesses in Coastal West Sussex have access to a range of high quality universities, colleges and centres of excellence, with an extensive track record of working with the private sector.


  • The University of Chichester provides access to facilities, university knowledge and expertise to support business planning and new business incubation. The School of Enterprise, Management and Leadership provides bespoke work-based programmes and consultancy for businesses; encourages new start-ups through business incubation support; and provides a graduate placement, mentoring and coaching programme. 


  • Chichester College provides a wide range of further and higher education courses for businesses across all sectors of the economy.  It has two campuses: one in Chichester and another at Brinsbury, which provides specialist food and drink courses for the land-based industries.  It is recognised as a market leader in international education, welcoming more than 2,500 overseas students from 80 different countries every year.


  • Northbrook College has campuses in Worthing and at Shoreham Airport. It provides work-related further education in and around Worthing. It also provides higher education in a range of work areas, including the creative and cultural industries. It also provides apprenticeship training and short courses in many industries.


  • The University of Brighton works closely with business on product research and development, staff training and development, innovation, and developing small and medium enterprises. It also has a business school offering undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programmes, as well as students for work placements.


  • The University of Sussex works closely with the business community, government and third sector organisations to develop business solutions and to create opportunities for mutually beneficial knowledge transfer partnerships. Its Department of Business and Management offers undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programmes.


  • The University of Portsmouth's Purple Door is the single point of contact for businesses that want to access the university’s services. It offers workforce training, recruitment, consultancy services, and access to facilities. It also has a Business School, offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programmes, recognised as a centre of excellence by the Institute of Personnel and Development


A little further away are the University of Surrey, Central Sussex College, and Roffey Park.


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Neville Jackson, Group Technology Director - Ricardo plc and Visiting Professor at the University of Brighton Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories

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