Great. Would recommend. Thinking of living here when I finish uni
By Jemima Morey On 1st July 20
Study in Chester
Chester is located in the North West of England right on the border of England and Wales. The University of Chester occupies five campus sites in and around the city.
University of Chester
The University of Chester is located in North West England, Cheshire. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 14,570 students are enrolled at the University of Chester.
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Chester Student Life
Chester is a small city packed with charm thanks to its long history which has been preserved. It’s perfect for students who want something a bit more low-key as it's more of a big town than a big city.
Cost of Living
Generally pricey unless it’s a student night
Not meany cheap options…
Not meany cheap options food wise.
Nice but expensive…
Chester is a nice but expensive place.
great public transport and everything is in walking distance!
By member646380 On 4th March 20
Chester has all the shopping that you will need with all the high street favourites. You can find independent gems, vintage shops and galleries when you stroll around the hidden cobbled streets of the city. Even if you hate shopping, you still need to visit The Rows which is a unique 13th Century building that has shops, cafes and restaurants. If you are after some great discounts take a 15-minute drive outside the city to Cheshire Oaks which is the UK’s largest outlet shopping destination.
Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s largest zoos, there’s over 35,000 animals over 128 acres of zoological gardens and just a 10-minute drive from Chester city. Look out for ‘Chester Zoo Lates’ where you can enjoy cocktails whilst seeing the animals at night.
The River Dee flows through the city and has a pretty promenade with cafes, restaurants and pubs. It is home to the oldest rowing regatta and you’ll often see sailers, rowers and canoeists going up and down. A must do activity is getting on the water yourself by hiring a pedalo!
From Chester you can be at the Peak District National Park in just over an hour’s drive. So don your hiking boots, grab a backpack and breathe in that fresh mountain air!
If you are after some time in a bigger city you can get to Liverpool in 45 minutes by train. Liverpool is a buzzing city with plenty to do, whether you are looking for culture, restaurants, shopping or a night out, it's well worth a visit.
Just across the Welsh border there is lots to explore for a day trip or even longer. There is a stunning coastline, stunning mountains and historical sites. Easily accessible by train, head to popular spots such as Llandudno, Snowdonia and Anglesey.
Top 10 Chester Accommodation
35 Parkgate Road
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Lovely accommodation, friendly staff...
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Chester is the perfect...
Chester is the perfect city, with or without a vehicle. Its small enough to walk everywhere in town but also big enough it does not feel small and everyone is ontop of eachother! read more
public transport is highly...
public transport is highly rated as it can get me out of Chester quicker than the speed of light. eating out: there are a few good places to eat out but some of them (opera grill) are way too overpriced for microwaved food. Shopping: only in first year did I use the town centre for shopping but now that the town centre is practically dead, Cheshire oaks and the Trafford centre in Manchester are the nearest decent shopping areas. read more
Small city but with Liverpool...
Small city but with Liverpool nearby this is never a problem. Safe feeling environment. Plenty of restaurants and bars with dance floors despite there only being 2 nightclubs read more
Chester is a beautiful...
Chester is a beautiful city and I feel proud to live there! The uni is right near the city centre, the shops are great and the bars/restaurants are wonderful and there is so much to choose from. Nightlife isn't the most exciting but it's a quaint place with a really friendly feel - there's always something to do. read more