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.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 509 comments (143 students)
    • Student Union

      The union is active without being over the top.

      2014, 2nd year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      student union is a lot smaller compared to other unions, but loved by all. New 3g pitch ids great to play on.

      2012, 2nd year, Physical Geographical Sciences

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    • The downside

      Accommodation needs updating and changing. Standard of teaching could be improved slightly.

      2013, 1st year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Geography department lecturers are really more than helpful, I have used them many times and greatly improved my work through...

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      2012, 2nd year, Human & Social Geography

      The upside

      Geography department lecturers are really more than helpful, I have used them many times and greatly improved my work through them. The uni also has really good support services. I have used the volunteering and essay support services and have been great fun and all staff seem really involved.

      2012, 2nd year, Human & Social Geography

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    • Facilities

      The SU bar (called CH1) is a really nice space. It's not huge, but it does house two rooms, each with its own bar. It can get...

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      2012, 1st year, Others In Biological Sciences

      Facilities

      The SU bar (called CH1) is a really nice space. It's not huge, but it does house two rooms, each with its own bar. It can get very busy however, particularly on SU Fridays - I took to avoiding these occasions and heading to a quieter pub where you could at least reach the bar! This is to be expected though, and I have to say, some of the prices are very good - 50p for most shots, for example, caught my immediate attention! The gym is great. Again, this can get quite busy, but if you're a morning person like me, you'll find that it's very calm and quiet at 7 am. The prices aren't bad - my student loan covered gym membership and my accommodation and living costs very comfortably, with much to spare, though I suppose I do economise quite well and do get the full loan and grants. Still, there is a decent discount if you pay for the full academic year in advance - and this may help you to keep it up as well. A nice place to sit with a drink and some friends on a sunny day is the grassy area near the SU bar, next to the football field and across from Seaborne Library.

      2012, 1st year, Others In Biological Sciences

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    • Facilities

      The facilities are absolutely top drawer. You will have an easy-to-understand induction for the library where you'll be given...

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      2013, 1st year

      Facilities

      The facilities are absolutely top drawer. You will have an easy-to-understand induction for the library where you'll be given your student email and instructions on how to access both it and also Moodle - the software system the Uni uses to let you check everything to do with YOU and the UoC (timetables, assignments: both submission AND results etc etc). Last year, the computer system was properly ropey although that should be sorted by the time the new academic year starts. Don't stress too much - once you get into the swing of things and find out what is where, it's easier than riding a bike!

      2013, 1st year

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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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