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University of Chester


The University of Chester is a public university based in the city of Chester, England. Established in 1839 by a distinguished group of  Church of England individuals including the 14th Earl of Derby and William Ewart Gladstone, the Chester Diocesan Training College formally became an associate college of the University of Liverpool in the year 1921. However, in the year 1963, the government renamed all the teacher training colleges to colleges of education, therefore renaming the Chester Diocesan Training College into Chester College of Education.

Later on, in the year 1974, the college expanded its courses beyond teacher education which included Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees; and to indicate its wider remit, the college was again renamed as Chester College of Higher Education. Thereafter in 2003, the college was granted its own degree-awarding powers and in the year 2005, the Chester college was awarded full university status and was officially named as the University of Chester.

With over 15,000 students enrolled, the University of Chester offers- undertaking academic research as well as a range of postgraduate, undergraduate and foundation courses. Apart from this, the university is also a member of the North West Universities Association (NWUA), the Cathedrals Group, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Universities in the UK.

Student accommodation University of Chester

Chester University tends to attract a large number of student population every year, thanks to its world-renowned courses and academics. So, if you are a student studying at Chester University and are looking out for the University of Chester Accommodation or private student accommodation in Chester, shouldn’t worry too much. The city houses a wide range of student accommodation to cater to the housing needs of the students, which includes university halls of residence, hostels, and affordable private accommodation options. 

The University of Chester accommodation are residential blocks built by the university to provide on-campus accommodation to university students. Chester university halls are not only safe but also convenient for students as they are located close to the campus. 

Apart from the Chester Uni accommodation, students can always pick from the wide range of student rooms in Chester, which includes premium en-suites, self-contained studios,  non-en-suites, and shared flats. Not only are they quite affordable, but also the rent of these private student accommodation are inclusive of all the utility bills. Some of the excellent private accommodation near Chester University includes The Towpath, Tramways and many more.


The University of Chester has four campuses in Chester and a campus in Warrington along with a Thornton Science Park, two additional health and nursing education facilities: Leighton Hospital in Crewe and Marriss House in Birkenhead, University Centre Reaseheath and a University Centre Shrewsbury.  The University’s Chester campus includes a Parkgate Road campus, Queen’s Park campus, Riverside campus and Kingsway campus. Spread across 32-acre, the university’s main campus- Parkgate Road Campus is home to a mixture of Victorian buildings namely Old College, and modern buildings like the Students’ Union. The Parkgate Road campus also houses a  fitness centre, science and language laboratories,  sports hall,  bookshop, bank and bar. Also, the campus is just a 10 minutes drive from Chester city centre via Northgate Street and a 20-minute walk from Chester Railway Station.Former Lloyds Bank corporate headquarters, the Queen’s Park campus caters around 2,700 students and is home to the Chester Business School and the Faculty of Business and Management. Also, Chester Railway Station is just a 20-minute walk from the Queen’s Park campus.

Home to the Faculty of Health and Social Care and the Faculty of Education and Children’s Services, the Riverside campus is a 10-minute walk from the city centre via Lower Bridge Street and Bridge Street.The  University of Chester’s Kingsway campus is a three-storey teaching block with a  learning resource centre, changing rooms and a ground floor exhibition space and art gallery. Apart from this, the campus also features a number of green innovations, including ground source heating aka Geothermal heating.

Located in the Padgate area of Warrington, the university’s Warrington campus harbours the Warrington School of Management, Social Sciences, Health and Social Care. Apart from this, the Warrington Campus is also a training ground for the rugby league team- The Warrington Wolves.

Student life

Located close to the Chester city centre, the student life at the University of Chester is filled with lots of fun and entertainment options, including a plethora of bars, quirky cafe and restaurants, vibrant clubs, pubs, music scene and much more, where students can explore and enjoy the best of the city life.

Students studying at the Chester University have open access to the university’s state of the art facilities which include a well-stocked and up-to-date library, numerous societies and clubs along with a studying area which houses both individuals as well as group studies space.  Apart from this, students can also enjoy the fine dining experience at the multi-award-winning restaurant- The Chef’s Table or head to the Escapism Chester to play a game of “Can you escape with your friends”. 

Interested in the history of the city? Well, book yourself with Roman Tours and enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the Roman Chester. Apart from this, the city of Chester also offers a lot of shopping spots, so whether you are interested in trendy boutiques or cheap shopping markets, the city has it all. Also, students can also visit the Roman amphitheatre- a well-known historical attraction of the city. 

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