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UCAS visits Chichester amid changing landscape of HE qualifications

Photo caption (left to right): Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Longmore, UCAS CEO Clare Marchant, and UCAS Relationship Manager (South East and East) Andy Frampton.

THE head of UCAS discussed the changing landscape of higher education qualifications on a recent visit to the University of Chichester.

Clare Marchant, Chief Executive Officer of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, met with Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Longmore and other senior staff. The visit, in January, focused on how the University collaborates with nearby businesses to offer apprenticeships and its intentions to deliver vocational and STEM-focused degrees through its Engineering and Digital Technology Park.

Ms Marchant, on her first visit to the University, said she was impressed with the community culture shared between students and staff on a tour of the Chichester campus with Professor Longmore. The CEO also spoke to Students’ Union President Lauren Ellis about how the mental health and wellbeing of students is supported through projects led by its various societies and sports teams.

On speaking with the University’s Department of Admissions, Ms Marchant was interested to hear how Chichester has worked to retain applicants to its teacher-training courses, in spite of a nationwide drop. She was accompanied on the visit by Andy Frampton, UCAS Relationship Manager (South East and East), who himself is a former University staff member.

Photo caption (left to right): Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Longmore, UCAS CEO Clare Marchant, and UCAS Relationship Manager (South East and East) Andy Frampton.