University of Chester

Chester | North West England

City Campus

Ucas code: C55

The University of Chester has an amazing community spirit. This is due to smaller lecture groups and excellent support services, so you are always a name not a number. All of this is set on beautiful campuses, with the main site just a 10 minute stroll from the historic city of Chester. Our graduates are among the north-west's most employable.
Source:Chester Students' Union

What students say about this university

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    • Political scene

      I know there are societies for different political parties as well as a debating society

      2014, 3rd year, Human & Social Geography Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      If you live fully catered you pay a lump sum at the beginning of each term which then covers food for the whole term, making it...

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      2012, 2nd year, Spanish Studies

      Everyday expenses

      If you live fully catered you pay a lump sum at the beginning of each term which then covers food for the whole term, making it easy to budget.

      2012, 2nd year, Spanish Studies

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    • The upside

      Lecturers because they are approachable and friendly

      2012, 1st year, Others In Social Studies

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    • Everyday expenses

      The su shop isnot as cheap as it could have been but apart from that costs of other items were reasonable

      2012, 3rd year, Computer Science

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    • Accommodation

      1st year house with 15 occupants, not very modern and old wooden windows a 15 minute walk from the university. Other students...

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      2012, 3rd year, Biology

      Accommodation

      1st year house with 15 occupants, not very modern and old wooden windows a 15 minute walk from the university. Other students were loud and often burst into the room drunk in the middle of the night. Common room was dark with a sticky floor due to the amount of alcohol spilt on it. Also, heating was constantly on so way too hot in spring - we had to buy fans as window only opened a little. On the positive side the area was quiet and close to shops.

      2012, 3rd year, Biology

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    • Facilities

      The student union is a good cheep night out and it usually has fun themed nights on and good acts. There is a starbucks on...

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      2012, 1st year, Behavioural Biology

      Facilities

      The student union is a good cheep night out and it usually has fun themed nights on and good acts. There is a starbucks on campus which means that a great cup of coffee is available during most of the day. The food on campus both in the bistro and in the main cafe is great and resonably priced they haved themed days from around the world everyday in the main cafe and this helps to change up the food that is available during the week. there is also a good few common areas not just in the halls but also in some of the main buldings and there are a few picnic areas located outside of the builduings where you can meet up with friends and just chill out without having to buy any food or anything.

      2012, 1st year, Behavioural Biology

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

66%

MED

Political

41%

MED

Creative

57%

LOW

Varied union activities

70%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

54%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

14,740

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

73%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

31%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

65%

of students are female

Young / Mature

24%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

8%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

78%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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