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Chi SU

Student Union

ChiSU, the student union at Chichester College, is recognised as one of the best student unions in the country.

Chichester College values its student voice and this is reflected through the work of ChiSU, the students union run for students, by students. It is recognised as being one of the most active and engaging student unions in further education in the country. 

Through ChiXtra, the ChiSU offers a broad range of extra-curricular activities for all abilities, including guitar for beginners, yoga, pitch invasion football, as well as rugby, politics & debate – not to mention running a whole host of local and international trips to suit every budget. 

How it works

At the beginning of each year, every course across the college elects one of its students to become a Student Representative. ChiSU invites each of them to meet with all the other ‘Reps’ and the Senior Management Team at Student Conferences, held three times a year.

At the first conference, held in September, we ask for volunteers to become members of the student leadership team - the Student Executive. These dedicated young people meet once a week throughout the year to discuss everything that affects our students, from fundraising to food prices as well as the everyday running of the SU.

The ‘Exec’ represent the entire student body and vote on day-to-day issues, as well as assisting with ChiSU organised events as well as volunteering at college events, including open days.

One of these ‘Execs’ could go on to be elected Student President, taking on the sabbatical post for the next academic year and representing students at the highest levels locally, nationally and globally. 

Being at college isn’t just about learning and academic studies, it’s about testing yourself, experimenting and gaining new experiences.

Join us in some amazing adventures as we introduce you to the wider world through trips to Italy for Whale and Dolphin Conservation, or volunteering in Kenya, or test yourself with coasteering, climbing and surfing in Wales. If there is something you want to do that we aren’t offering, then get involved and make it happen. #GetSomeXtra

Key Changes Influenced by ChiSU:

  • Subway franchise introduced 
  • SUB Union room set up at Brinsbury 
  • Student participation in Lesson Observations and feedback to Lecturers
  • Timetable changes to accommodate travel time 
  • Chichester College policy on Environmental Sustainability (2019)

You can follow our activities on:

Instagram: @ChixtraOfficial
Facebook: @chichesterSU
Twitter: @ChiSUOfficial1