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The University of Chester is based on three campuses located in Chester and an additional in Warrington. It has over 12,000 students across the campuses, big enough to give students space and small enough to create community. Its halls of residences are either on campus or a short distance away.
The Student Advice Centre is based in the Students' Union and can offer advice on accommodation, budgeting, health, jobs and course management. CH1 is the club venue and bar within the Students' Union and is very active in creating a great place to hang out and socialise with regular acts visiting CH1 as well as quiz nights, karaoke and comedy in the evenings and provides large screen sports, food and drink during the day.
There are two shops on campus where you can get university clothing, food and toiletries plus a Starbucks Coffee franchise and catering outlets, but for a wider range the City of Chester is close by. With its beginnings as a Roman fortress there's plenty of architectural features among the shops, cafés, street entertainment, pubs, clubs and restaurants. The city is also home to the famous Chester Zoo and Chester Races and very close to Snowdonia National Park. It is claimed as 'a must see European destination' and the nightlife has links with The University of Chester Students' Union meaning the prices are matched between the two.
There's plenty of clubs and societies for students to further explore their interests. For example, football, mountaineering, cricket, music, debating, TV, literature and drama to name a few of the seventy available. Aside from studies, students can also make use of the chapel, laundrette, bookshop and on-campus facilities such as the swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, grass and astroturf pitches and sports hall.
The University of Chester has been praised for its Faculty of Education and Children's Services and in maintaining and enhancing standards and the quality of opportunities. In the North West of England the university is ranked as 7th.
Jim Bowen, presenter of Bullseye, Singer Duffy, Comedy Dave Vitty radio presenter on Radio 1 and international footballer Jo Fletcher are all alumni of the University of Chester.
The University of Chester is led by Christian values that have come from its heritage and aims to provide an open and inclusive learning environment that ensures teaching excellence and a positive impact on staff and students whilst perusing innovation, excellence and a distinctive student experience.
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the Campus is great, the wifi can be a bit dodgy sometimes, and wireless printers don’t really work, and game consoles can’t connect to the wifi, and with my fire tv stick you have to log in to the wifi every single time it goes off.
Chester Uni is a great place to study, people are really friendly, plenty of good quality private sector student houses which are much cheaper than halls, my group of friends have found a great property with Chester Student Rentals for the next academic year 2018/2019, all inclusive for under £100 per week.
Started a Postgraduate course (MRes). Very little help offered by both the department and the University for many things, such as the library, and even little things like parking. The department has no clear guidelines for the MRes program, blurring documentation from PhD and MA courses in a confusing and disorderly mess. Can't wait to submit my dissertation and finish, definitely regret choosing the University of Chester, they either need to scrap programs that have little support and very little guidance, or implement new resources that offer clear guidelines and support.
University of Chester is a great place to study, the campuses are all very close to each other so no need to bring your car, I have found a great private sector landlord called Chester Student Rentals.co.uk. They really look after you and their properties, check out their reviews on their website or Facebook page if you are looking for fantastic accommodation.
SU Fridays at the students union are the best, there's no need to go into town. SU has cheap drinks and good music. There are so many sports and societies on offer, attend as many free sessions as you can before commiting, also the nights out with any social are very messy
The university has a number of different facilities and services available to their student, however there can be a long waiting list. The improvements to main campus library are fab and on Queens Park Campus this provides all the relevant content in one place and it is easy to find.
Awful uni, especially for nursing. Inconsistent marking, blatant discrimination and bullying tactics used against those with extra needs. Very poorly put together course that often results in very little being gained from placement. In addition to this the expectations from work are not clear and communicated. Following the handbook is pointless as the lecturers ignore it. Overall a terrible uni
The university is great like the courses that people do are amazing, so are the societies the best parts about them are the social nights where everyone dresses up its brilliant. The wifi on the other hand not so great, on campus it's amazing like connectes brilliantly and works and everything but if your in accommodation especially not on campus then it can be a pain, like going off at 7pm for some unknown reason and then not coming back until your asleep at night.
The student union is the best, SU Fridays are the best night. The SU also has different nights on different days of the week which I really enjoy. The uni is also really small which means you see the same people everyday which makes it so much easier to make friends. The wifi can be a butt slow at times though but overall the campus and facilities are really good.
I'm not on the main campus I'm on queens park campus (the new business campus) and its really nice. Just been done up and opened so all pretty new just a bit of a trek away from the main campus and where most of the accommodation is. There is a free shuttle bus but it sets off at quarter past to get there on the hour and you can walk quicker than that, especially for me as I'm staying at sumner house so therefore I would have to set off at like 5 past to walk down to campus whereas if I walk straight to queens park I don't have to set off until twenty to.
I have had a great experience at the university. The facilities on campus are great (who doesn't love grabbing a quick Starbucks before walking to a lecture at 8.30am!) and the staff and members are all very nice and welcoming!
Chester is a really lovely University with both a homely and City feel. It is the right balance between the countryside & city life. This thing that appealed most to me is the amazing careers facility and how they constantly support you with enhancing your CV.
such a good community and atmosphere! The campus is quite small compared to other universities I've visited but i prefer this as it was quick to feel at home and settle in. chester is such a friendly city with great parks, shops and nightlife there are lots of students
I was nervous about starting University but Chester was so welcoming and made me feel like a person not just a number which was really appreciated. The city is great and I have enjoyed every moment of first year with no regrets, Bring on second year!
Great area with a brilliant town centre and good night life. The university uses god teaching and there is plenty of support avaliable should you need it. Many sports clubs and other societies are based at the university and are suitable for all abilities