University of Chester
Chester | North West England
Ucas code: C55
What students say about this university509 comments (143 students)
The union is active without being over the top.Report
student union is a lot smaller compared to other unions, but loved by all. New 3g pitch ids great to play on.Report
Accommodation needs updating and changing. Standard of teaching could be improved slightly.Report
Geography department lecturers are really more than helpful, I have used them many times and greatly improved my work through...
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.×
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...
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.×
The facilities are absolutely top drawer. You will have an easy-to-understand induction for the library where you'll be given...
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!×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction88%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students14,740
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate73%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time31%
of students are part-time
Male / Female65%
of students are female
Young / Mature24%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK8%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction78%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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