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International                        Top 10 in the UK for
    200+ Quality Courses                              and Merit-Based                         Job Prospects
                                                       Scholarships                             (WhatUni? 2020)

                                                    Over 180
                                                     Years of
                                                                                                                        In July 2020, the University
         Guaranteed                                 Teaching                                  15,000 Students
                                                                                                                      was voted second-best in the
     Accommodation for                                                                      from 130 Countries
    International Students                         Excellence                                   Worldwide
                                                                                                                       UK for international students
                                                                                                                          at the WhatUni? Student
                                                                                                                       Choice Awards. This national
                                                                                                                         recognition, based on the
                                                                                                                         reviews of our students, is
    Second Most Student-                         Safest City-Based University
    Friendly City in the UK                        in North West England                  Top Ten City in the UK     testament to our commitment
                                                                                              (The Telegraph 2018)
              (The Sun 2019)                       (Complete University Guide 2018)
                                                                                                                      to providing students with an
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Contents                                                                                                                                                 Contents

                                                     Look out for...                                                                                                                                              Contents
                                                                                                                                                    Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor . . .6                                                   ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Animal and Wildlife Sciences . . . . . . .86
                                                                                                                                                    The University of Chester. . . . . . . . . . . . . .8                                     ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Art and Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
                                                                                                                                                    10 Reasons to Join Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10                                 ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Biological Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
                                                                                                                                                    In Their Own Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Business and Management. . . . . . . . .98

                                                                                                                                                    Why Chester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Computer Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
                                                                                                                                                    Our Campuses and Sites. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
                                                                                                                                                    Student Life in Chester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
                                                                                                                                                           Parkgate Road Campus, Chester . . . .26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food and Nutritional Sciences. . . . 120
                                                                                                                                                           Queen’s Park Campus, Chester. . . . . .30
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Geography and International
                                                                                                                                                           Riverside Campus, Chester. . . . . . . . . .32                                         Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
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                                                                                                                                                           Creative Campus, Kingsway . . . . . . . .34                                        ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Health Care and Social Work . . . . . .128
                                                                                                                                                    In and Around Chester. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36                                     ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  History and Archaeology . . . . . . . . . 132
    10 Reasons to Join Us                                                    How to Apply
                                                                                                                                                    Student Life in Warrington . . . . . . . . . . 40                                         ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
    Thinking about starting a new chapter in Chester? Allow us               We know that applying to University is one of the most
    to do some convincing! From our beautiful city to our high               important journeys you’ll ever take. In this section, we will             ●
                                                                                                                                                           Warrington Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42                                ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
    academic standards, we’ll give you an insight in to what you             explain every aspect of the application process as simply as
    can look forward to.                                                     possible.                                                              University Centre Shrewsbury . . . . . 48                                                 ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
                                                                                                                                                    Careers and Employability . . . . . . . . . . 52
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Medical and Life Sciences. . . . . . . . .148

                                                                                                                                                    Work Based Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Modern Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Natural Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
                                                                                                                                                    Alumni Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Performing Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
                                                                                                                                                    Arrivals and Support Service . . . . . . . . 58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Social Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
                                                                                                                                                    Accommodation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
                                                                                                                                                    Students’ Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Theology and Religious Studies. . .172
                                                                                                                                                    Sports and Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Work Based Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
                                                                                                                                                    The Next Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70                          ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Research. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
                                                                                                                                                    Types of Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Course Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
                                                                                                                                                    How to Apply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76                       Notes for Applicants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
                                                                                                                                                    Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78          How to Find/Contact Us . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
                                                            From page                                                                  From page

                                                            78                                                                          80          Our Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
                                                                                                                                                           English Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Top Tips for Studying in Chester . . . 186
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           #OneWorldOneChester. . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
    Fees and Scholarships                                                    Our Courses                                                               ●
                                                                                                                                                           Foundation Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84                            Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
    Money matters, right? Here, you will find details of our                  To help make your course search easier, we have grouped
    international tuition fees as well as the scholarships which you         our courses by subject area. From Accounting and Finance to
    may be eligible for.                                                     Zoology, we’re confident you’ll find the course for you.

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                                                                               Welcome from the
                                                                                Welcome to the University of Chester, from wherever in
                                                                                the world you are reading this from. I am delighted that
                                                                                you are considering making an application for one of our
                                                                                Choosing a University is never an easy choice, especially as an international student
                                                                                – in fact, it’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. I have spoken to many
                                                                                international students here at Chester during my first year as Vice-Chancellor and can
                                                                                tell you that they all believe they have made the right decision. I have been impressed
                                                                                and inspired by their stories of academic success and extra-curricular engagement
                                                                                and how they’ve quickly found their feet and embraced student life in their new

                                                                                At the University of Chester, we are proud of our diverse and inclusive nature. We are
                                                                                currently home to students from more than 130 countries worldwide and provide
                                                                                every single student with a platform to help make their academic and career goals
                                                                                a reality. We have a strong focus on social justice and are working hard to ensure
                                                                                equality of treatment and opportunity for all. For example, we have active projects
                                                                                on gender equality through the Athena Swan standard and on race equality, through
                                                                                our staff & student Race Equality Challenge Group.

                                                                                Don’t just take my word for it, however!

                                                                                In July 2020, we were voted second-best University in the UK for international
                                                                                students at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards. This outstanding recognition was
                                                                                thanks to the reviews of our current international students and our dedication to
                                                                                providing them with a life-changing learning and cultural experience here in the UK.

                                                                                In the following pages, you will find lots of information which I hope you will find
                                                                                useful as you embark on a new and exciting chapter in your life. The University’s
                                                                                International Centre do a fantastic job in supporting and advising prospective
                                                                                students and I strongly recommend you get in touch should you have any questions-
                                          Professor Eunice Simmons              their contact details can be found throughout this prospectus.
                                      Vice-Chancellor, University of Chester
                                                                                I hope that one day I will have the pleasure of meeting you when you arrive and the
                                                                                honour of seeing you graduate from this inspiring and very special University.

                                                                                Professor Eunice Simmons
                                                                                Vice-Chancellor, University of Chester

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The University of Chester

                                        The University
                                          of Chester
                                      We are one of the oldest higher education providers
                                      in the UK having recently celebrated our 180th year
                                      of teaching. With 15,000 students from 130 countries
                                      worldwide, Chester provides a diverse, vibrant and safe
                                      location for international students.

                                      Our Campuses and Sites                      Your Course and Campus
                                      Originally based on one campus in           References to which campuses our
                                      Chester, we now offer an extensive           courses are based at can be found
                                      range of Single and Combined Honours        within our course pages, so make sure
                                      courses to our students across a            you do your research, not only on what
                                      number of specialist sites. This includes   that course is about, but also on its
                                      five sites in Chester, our campus in         location. Our sites have been designed
                                      Warrington, and our University Centre       with your needs in mind and offer
                                      in Shrewsbury. Although each campus         modern facilities for teaching, learning
                                      shares the same core University values,     and student life.
                                      the diverse range of specialist learning
                                      sites available across the region all       As you read through this prospectus,
                                      play a significant role in shaping your      you can find out more about what
                                      University experience.                      makes each of our campuses unique,
                                                                                  and how these dedicated learning
                                      Get to know your campus: page 22            environments will enhance your
                                                                                  University experience.
                                                                                  Get to know your course: page 80

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The University of Chester                                                                                                               The University of Chester

                                               In Their Own Words
                                                     Saikal Shamkeeva                                                                                                                             Ziyang Wang
                                                     MSc Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine                                                                                                     BA Popular Music
                                                     “Studying at the University of Chester has                                                                                                   “Choosing the University of Chester
                                                     provided me with a platform to achieve my                                                                                                    is the best decision I have ever made.
                                                     academic goals and help benefit society                                                                                                       Experiencing the city’s diverse culture and
                                                     in general. I have witnessed first-hand how                                                                                                   benefitting from the support around me
                                                     the University can prepare international                                                                                                     has made me fall in love with the city and
                                                     students like myself for a professional                                                                                                      institution. I would highly recommend the
                                                     career in the world of science.”                                                                                                             University to other international students,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  you’ll feel at home straight away!”

     Sabrina Norwood                                                                                Anas Usman                                      Jedidah Tetteh                                                                                  Magdalena Ljungberg
     MRes Psychology                                                                                MSc Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation    MSc Public Health Nutrition                                                                     Qvarnstrom
     “I chose to study in the UK to broaden                                                         “I’ve loved my time here at the University      “Chester is a lovely place with warm and                                                        MSc Family and Child Psychology
     my knowledge and cultural experiences.                                                         of Chester, it has been an incredible           welcoming people. The weather is so                                                             “When I first came to Chester, I was feeling
     Chester has been perfect for that. I have had                                                  experience. The support I get from my           amazing for me as an international student.                                                     slightly nervous but soon after I arrived, I
     the opportunity to learn from very talented                                                    department is admirable and they always         The tutors and the International Centre                                                         met lots of new friends and I felt at home
     researchers and lecturers at the University                                                    encourage me to expand my knowledge.            are always willing and ready to help you                                                        almost instantly. For anyone thinking about
     and have been lucky enough to attend                                                           With their immense support I am able to         achieve the best in your studies. I am very                                                     studying in Chester, I would say go for it. It’s
     conferences and meet influential people                                                         complete my assessments successfully.           glad I chose University of Chester as an                                                        been an amazing experience.”
     in my field. Studying in such a welcoming                                                       I have also visited many places here in         international student.”
     place like Chester has helped me to grow                                                       the UK, the country is so beautiful and it
     not only as a student, but also as a person.”                                                  has countless tourist places. I couldn’t be
                                                                                                    prouder to be here.”

                                                     Kanayo Onyeka                                                                                                                                Nur Syahiirah
                                                     MSc Biomedical Science                                                                                                                       BA Business Management

                                                     “Studying in the UK was a dream I nurtured.                                                                                                  “One thing I really like about Chester, is that
                                                     Studying and living in Chester is living                                                                                                     the classes are smaller and thus it has been
                                                     that dream. If I had to describe the city of                                                                                                 very easy interacting with the lecturers
                                                     Chester in two words, I’d say it’s a ‘giant                                                                                                  and fellow students. We are acquiring
                                                     museum’. The tutors and members of staff                                                                                                      the skills that are necessary for our future
                                                     are very supportive. I particularly benefited                                                                                                 employment, such as training to improve
                                                     from the feedback I received from every                                                                                                      team work and presentation skills.”
                                                     piece of coursework submitted. This
                                                     experience brought a whole new meaning
                                                     to the word learning.”

     Natalie Marchuk                                                                                Masoud Azam                                     Ahmet Umit Genc                                                                                 Hai Quynh Doan
     BA Fine Art                                                                                    BEng Chemical Engineering                       MSc Management with Marketing                                                                   MSc Management with International Business
     “One of the best things about the University                                                   “Chester is a fantastic city to live in. Its    “Chester is a small city with cultural and                                                      “Choosing to take my MSc degree at the
     is the supportive nature of staff. They                                                         beautiful surroundings, peaceful nature         historical heritage. The people are so nice                                                     University of Chester has been one of
     understand my individual needs and have                                                        and welcoming people make it an ideal           and my lecturers have been very helpful.                                                        the wisest decisions I have ever made.
     inspired me to make the most of my time                                                        location for international students. I have     It is located close to the big cities like                                                      The school is an enjoyable place to study
     as a student. I have developed as a person                                                     made friends with people from across            Liverpool and Manchester, and you will                                                          with excellent facilities, the teachers are
     by taking part in activities outside my                                                        the world and have developed a strong           notice that there are many students like                                                        supportive and I have classmates from
     studies including; joining the Drama Society,                                                  professional relationship with my lecturers.”   you in the city. As far as I’m concerned, I                                                     many different backgrounds. I also take part
     volunteering at the International Centre and                                                                                                   believe you’ll love every second of your                                                        in a number of extra-curricular activities
     attending sign language programmes.”                                                                                                           life here.”                                                                                     which have developed my professional and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    personal skills.”

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Why Chester?                                            Why Chester?
      Laud Kassim                                             Erin Chong
      Master of Public Health                                 BA Combined Criminology and Law

      “I have stayed in many European cities but have         “Chester is a lovely little city, filled with cobblestone
      found the city of Chester particularly interesting.     paths and beautiful, historical buildings. The
      There are lots of historical places to visit here and   University is a close-knit community and the
      I love the peaceful nature of the city. The large       lecturers are always there to help. I have developed
      international community makes overseas students         friendships with people from around the world,
      feel welcome and this really helps with progressing     and although I am miles away from home, I have
      academically. The course has given me so much and       nurtured a newfound appreciation of my own
      I am now ready to make a difference in the world of      culture.”
      health. Thank you Chester!”

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Why Chester?                                          Why Chester?
      Muhammad Yasir Malik                                  Roberta Mancini
      MSc Management                                        BSc Criminology

      “One thing I like about studying here is the          “When I first visited Chester and the University,
      supportive nature of lecturers and staff in general.   I knew this was the right place for me to study.
      My tutors are always available to help me with my     During my first week as a student, I made so
      assignments and help me make the most of my           many new friends from across the world and I
      studies. The modules on my course are diverse and     settled in almost instantly. Coming to the UK as an
      engaging which has really enhanced my skills in the   international student can be daunting but I have
      field of management and boosted my future career       found the support network here to be first-class.
      prospects.”                                           Chester feels like one big family and I would
                                                            recommend the University to all students.”

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Why Chester?                                         Why Chester?
      Mirza Tasnia Tamanna                                 Faith Ukachukwu
      MSc Oncology                                         Master of Public Health

      “I was quite nervous arriving in Chester as an       “Having come from a busy and hyperactive city,
      international student but found the city and its     Chester provided me with a safe, calm and peaceful
      people to be very welcoming straight away. Within    home. Studying at the University of Chester has
      a couple of weeks, I felt right at home in Chester   provided me with memorable academic and extra-
      and embraced the British culture. The University     curricular experiences which I will never forget.
      experience has been a truly unique one and I feel    Lectures and modules are always stimulating and I
      privileged to be here as a Postgraduate student.     have learnt so much from my tutors. The international
      I would encourage all prospective international      experience also provided me with an opportunity to
      students to expand their outlook and study at the    explore the rich culture of the ancient city of Chester
      University of Chester.”                              as well as integrate with diverse cultures of other
                                                           students on campus.”

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Why Chester?                                            Why Chester?
      Syuzanna Shahnazaryan                                   Aase Refsnes
      Erasmus Exchange                                        BSc Biotechnology (Shrewsbury)

      “The atmosphere of the city, with its unique            “I chose to study in Shrewsbury because it’s a
      architecture, elegant buildings and narrow streets is   beautiful, historic town where you have everything
      simply divine. One important issue for any overseas     you need in one place. It is also well connected by
      student is the attitude of local people. Everyone       road and train which gives me the opportunity to see
      I have met in Chester has been very friendly and        the rest of the UK. There are also beautiful mountains
      willing to help. It was a great pleasure to live and    and valleys to hike which are easily accessible from
      study in this wonderful city.”                          Shrewsbury - it’s the perfect way to spend a day away
                                                              from your studies.”

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Our Campuses and Sites: Chester

                                                                                          Parkgate Road Campus
                                                                                      The historic Parkgate Road Campus is where our
                                                                                    story began and is home to a number of academic                  Warrington Campus
                                                                                     departments plus many of the University’s central     The Warrington Campus is a welcoming, supportive
                                                                                          support services and accommodation.             and modern self-contained campus that specialises in
                                                                                                   Read more on page 26                  delivering vocational courses with an applied approach
                                                                                                                                         to learning. Specialist areas include business, education,
                                                                                                                                                     health, media, policing and sport.
                                                                                                                                                         Read more on page 40

                                     Riverside Campus
                        The headquarters for some of our professional courses
                         such as teacher training, childhood studies, nursing
                           and midwifery, the Riverside Campus provides
                          specialist facilities for these distinct subject areas.
                                        Read more on page 32

                                                                                            Queen’s Park Campus                                                                                           Shrewsbury
                                                                                      Home to the University’s business school, the
                                                                                     prestigious Queen’s Park Campus is a short walk                                                                  University Centre Shrewsbury
                                                                                                from the lively city centre.
                                                                                                 Read more on page 30                                                                                  Located overlooking the River Severn and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       just a short walk from the bustling streets
                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Shrewsbury, Guildhall is a modern self-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      contained campus building that provides a
                                                                                                                                                                                                          personal approach to your learning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Read more on page 48

                             Creative Campus, Kingsway
                         Creative Campus, KIngsway is our specialist creative
                          arts campus, hosting an array of outstanding art,
                              design and performance-based facilities.
                                      Read more on page 34

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                      Parkgate Road Campus     26

                        Queen’s Park Campus    30

                            Riverside Campus   32

                  Creative Campus, Kingsway

                       In and Around Chester

                                                            Student Life
                                                             in Chester
                                                    Our international students love living in Chester and it’s
                                                    not hard to see why. Chester is consistently ranked as one
                                                    of the best places to live in the UK and has been voted
                                                    the 5th prettiest city in Europe! In this section, you can
                                                    learn more about each of our Chester campuses and
                                                    what you can get up to in the city.

                                                    Subject-Specific Campuses                   A Safe Place to Study
                                                    Each of our campuses act as the base       In 2018, The Complete University Guide
                                                    for specific academic departments.          named Chester as the safest University
                                                    Wherever your studies may take you, be     city in the North West of England.
                                                    that Parkgate Road, Kingsway, Riverside    Chester is a friendly place to live as a
                                                    or Queen’s Park, you will always have      student and you’ll be impressed by
                                                    access to our fantastic subject-specific    its diversity. The city is compact and
                                                    resources and support.. Check the          easily manageable by foot or bicycle
                                                    course pages in this prospectus to find     and offers so much to do outside of
                                                    out where your course is based. You may    your studies. Many aspects of Chester’s
                                                    notice references to the distance to our   Roman heritage are still on display
                                                    Parkgate Road Campus throughout this       and students are always impressed
                                                    prospectus. This is because Parkgate       by the historic and cultural aspects of
                                                    Road is home to many of our ‘central       the city. With great food on offer and
                                                    services’ and much of our student          a vibrant entertainment scene, we are
                                                    accommodation, in addition to the main     confident Chester would make a perfect
                                                    University library, the Students’ Union,   new home for incoming international
                                                    several student support services and       students. Keep reading this section to
                                                    leisure and sports facilities.             find out why.
                                                    Get to know your campus:                   Get to know Chester: pages 36-39
                                                    pages 26-35

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                                Parkgate Road Campus                                      Departments Based at Parkgate Road
                                                                                          •   Biological Sciences               • Geography and International                  •   Psychology
                                                                                          •   Chester Medical School              Development                                  •   Social and Political Science
             The heart of the University, Parkgate Road Campus is where many of our key   •   Clinical Sciences and Nutrition   • History and Archaeology                      •   Sport and Exercise Sciences
                         services are located for our Chester-based students.             •   Computer Science                  • Law                                          •   Theology and Religious Studies
                                                                                          •   Engineering                       • Mathematics
                                                                                          •   English                           • Modern Languages

     Why Parkgate Road?
     • The location. When you’re not
       studying or socialising, its green
       spaces and beautifully kept
       gardens provide you with an
       exciting environment in which to
       live and study.

     • The convenience. We have
       everything you need at Parkgate
       Road, including a bookshop,
       print unit, launderette, gym and
       faith spaces.

     • The food. Parkgate Road Campus
       has a number of catering outlets
       serving a variety of food prepared
       by award-winning chefs. Each
       outlet caters for special dietary

     • The services. Our student support                                                                                        Getting to Know Parkgate Road
       and careers services at Parkgate
       Road are committed to helping                                                                                            Our historic Parkgate Road Campus has          Seaborne Library at Parkgate Road and
       you gain the skills and experience                                                                                       offered a wide range of courses since           improved our collection of books, e-books
       you need to stand out to future                                                                                          it opened its doors in 1839. If you were       and e-journals.
                                                                                                                                to visit the campus today, you would
       employers.                                                                                                               find a variety of academic departments,         As a student at Chester, you can access
                                                                                                                                teaching and learning areas, and subject-      our bookable multimedia rooms,
     • The social life. Home to Chester                                                                                         specific facilities.                            video conferencing space, 24-hour
       Students’ Union (CSU), Parkgate                                                                                                                                         access computer labs, and The Hub;
       Road is the perfect place to                                                                                             It’s also where you can find many of the        a comfortable two-floor study zone,
       make lifelong friends and amazing                                                                                        University’s central services, including our   suitable for independent and group study.
                                                                                                                                award-winning support team, the careers
                                                                                                                                team, disability support, the University       If you’re ever struggling with a project,
                                                                                                                                Chapel, the Seaborne Library and the           our subject-specific librarians are always                                                                                            Chester Students’ Union (CSU).                 happy to help.

                                                                                                                                We appreciate that everyone learns
                                                                                                                                in different ways, and our dedicated
                                                                                                                                resources and IT services across all of our    Cont’d...
                                                                                                                                campuses reflect that. To accommodate
                                                                                                                                our students’ needs we extended our

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                                                   The Hub of Student Life
                                                   There’s lots to keep you entertained at Parkgate Road. Just a
                                                   ten-minute walk from the bustling city centre, you can explore
                                                   Chester’s iconic walls, shops and eateries in your free time. For a
                                                   snapshot of city life, see page 36.

                                                   Parkgate Road Campus is also located in the Garden Quarter of
                                                   Chester – a popular student area that is home to friendly pubs,
                                                   cafés and shops.

                                                   Chester Students’ Union
                                                   Chester Students’ Union (CSU) also offer a great selection of
                                                   on-campus entertainment and activities for you to get involved
                                                   in. CSU operates to enhance the student experience through a
                                                   variety of social, sporting and non-sporting activities; and through
                                                   representation of all its members.

                                                   The overall aim of CSU is to exceed your expectations of University
                                                   life and try to ensure that you enjoy your time in Chester as best
                                                   you can. Visit page 64 to find out more about CSU.

                                                                                                                          Excellent Fitness Facilities               Home from Home                                        Safety and Support
                                                                                                                          Parkgate Road Campus boasts an             Most of our student accommodation                     Our on-campus support and security
                                                                                                                          impressive choice of indoor and            is located on or near Parkgate Road                   teams have received high praise for
                                                                                                                          outdoor sports and leisure facilities,     Campus (see page 60), and for your                    their dedication to student care and
                                                                                                                          which are used for both competitive        convenience, we provide a range                       wellbeing. As you may have read
                                                                                                                          and recreational sports. Our facilities    of amenities within easy reach. The                   already, the city is also recognised
                                                                                                                          include a swimming pool, gym, squash       campus has its own bookshop – John                    as one of the safest in the north of
                                                                                                                          and tennis courts, and two floodlit         Smith’s bookshop – as well as a bank,                 England.
                                                                                                                          pitches. Learn more about our sports       print unit, launderette and faith spaces.
                                                                                                                          facilities on page 68.

                                                                                                                                                                      Excellent         10-minute walk    Greenway Gate         Campus         On-site    On-site
                                                                                                                                                                    sports facilities    to city centre    direct access       est. 1839      Starbucks    Wifi

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                                                                                                                          “At Chester Business School, we prepare creative and critical thinkers,
                               Queen’s Park Campus                                                                       who are responsible and professional, enabling them to be successful in
                                                                                                                                        their immediate roles and future careers”.
                        Explore the rich and significant history of Queen’s Park                                                                   Professor Kurt Allman, Dean, Chester Business School
                                     and get a feel for campus life.

                                                                    Why Queen’s Park?
                                                                    • A professional setting. Queen’s
                                                                      Park’s prestigious corporate
                                                                      environment can open the door to
                                                                      a number of networking
                                                                      opportunities with our
                                                                      many business partners.

                                                                    • Course quality. Our industry-
                                                                      specific training, placements,
                                                                      interactive sessions and one-to-
                                                                      one tutorials are designed to help
                                                                      you enhance your employability.

                                                                    • Excellent facilities. During your
                                                                      time at Queen’s Park, you can
                                                                      benefit from our dedicated
                                                                      business library, high-quality
                                                                      student learning zones and much

                                                                    • The location. Nestled alongside       Getting to Know                             Links with Industry                                    An International Setting
                                                                      the banks of the River Dee, Queen’s   Queen’s Park                                We have excellent links with respected                 Chester Business School has welcomed
                                                                      Park is only a stone’s throw away                                                 industry leaders who often visit the                   students from more than 100 countries
                                                                      from Chester’s lively city centre.    Queen’s Park Campus is the University’s
                                                                                                            newest addition and home to Chester         University to share professional insights              worldwide in recent years as the
                                                                                                            Business School.                            and stories of their own business                      school’s international community
                                                                    • A place to socialise. Enjoy great                                                 experiences. As a student here, this                   continues to grow. Leading academics
                                                                      food and drink with superb views      Over £4 million has been invested in        creates the opportunity for you to                     from around the world are recruited
                                                                      of the River Dee at the Brasserie     the learning facilities at Queen’s Park     network with like-minded people and                    to share their expertise with students,
                                                                                                            Campus. On-site facilities include:         potential future employers.                            giving Queen’s Park Campus even more
                                                                      de Gaulle, located on the top floor
                                                                                                            modern computer suites, a dedicated                                                                global representation.
                                                                      of the Churchill Building.                                                        We also have links to global employers,
                                                                                                            business library with group study
                                                                                                            spaces and learning pods for quiet          which in recent years have provided
                                                                     study.                                      placement opportunities with FIFA,
                                                                                                                                                        Bentley, Hewlett Packard and the NHS.

                                                                                                                                                       5-minute walk     20-minute walk     10-minute cycle      £4 million invested    On-site    On-site
                                                                                                                                                        to city centre   to Parkgate Road   to Parkgate Road         in facilities     Starbucks    Wifi

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                                       Riverside Campus                                                                               “The Riverside Campus provides excellent resources for students
                                                                                                                                    undertaking professional programmes including health, social care
                                                                                                                                                             and education”.
           Riverside Campus overlooks the River Dee and offers specialist vocational
                                                                                                                                                              Angela Simpson, Executive Dean of Health and Social Care
                        courses in health, social care and education.

                                                                     Why Riverside?
                                                                     • The location. Riverside is within
                                                                       easy reach of both the lively city
                                                                       centre and a number of our other
                                                                       Chester sites, including Parkgate

                                                                     • High-quality facilities. In addition
                                                                       to our subject-specific facilities,
                                                                       our on-campus library houses an
                                                                       extensive collection of books and
                                                                       journals as well as computer suites
                                                                       and multimedia rooms.

                                                                     • A proactive approach to
                                                                       learning. Our experienced team
                                                                       of staff work hard to help you
                                                                       realise your potential through
                                                                       a variety of teaching methods,
                                                                       including practice placements.

                                                                     • A scenic place to study. Set amidst    Getting to Know Riverside                                 Education                                            Health and Social Care
                                                                       Chester’s iconic city walls and
                                                                                                              The Riverside Campus is home to most                      Riverside features a range of subject-               Whether you’re treating computerised
                                                                       overlooking the River Dee, you’re      courses within the Faculty of Education                   specific facilities designed to bring                 mannequins in the hospital ward, or
                                                                       surrounded by stunning views           and Children’s Services, and the Faculty                  learning to life. Students in the Faculty            gaining practical experience in our
                                                                       of this historic city at Riverside     of Health and Social Care*.                               of Education and Children’s Services                 clinical skills and science laboratories,
                                                                       Campus.                                                                                          have access to a wealth of teaching                  our on-campus facilities provide a safe
                                                                                                              The campus is also home to the                            aids and can practise teaching in a                  and professional environment in which
                                                                     • The common room. Our newly             Riverside Library which holds book and                    classroom or early years setting. Our                you can develop your skill set before
                                                                                                              journal collections for the Faculty of                    reputation for providing teaching                    entering the working world. We are also
                                                                       renovated student common room
                                                                                                              Education and Children’s Services and                     excellence was acknowledged by                       well positioned within the North West
                                                                       is a popular place for students to     the Faculty of Health and Social Care.                    Ofsted, who awarded our Faculty with                 to network and collaborate with key
                                                                       meet up with friends and socialise                                                               ‘Outstanding’ status for secondary                   influencers, including local NHS Trusts
                                                                                                              *Please note that some Faculty of Education and
                                                                       in between studies.                    Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care courses
                                                                                                                                                                        programmes and all 3-7 and 5-11                      and Local Authorities.
                                                                                                              are based at the Parkgate Road Campus, the Warrington     primary/primary-early years’ courses
                                                                         Campus, Old Market House (Wirral) or Leighton Hospital.   (Ofsted Report 2016).
                                                                                                              Please check the course web pages for individual course

                                                                                                                                                                                       20-minute walk     10-minute cycle        Located in the   Dining@Dee   On-site
                                                                                                                                                                                       to Parkgate Road   to Parkgate Road        city centre         café      Wifi

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                                                                                                                       ‘The Creative Campus, Kingsway, is a wonderful place to play,
                       Creative Campus, Kingsway                                                                      explore and invent. With our fantastic facilities, incredible staff,
                                                                                                                     and talented Art and Design and Performing Arts students on one
                  Unleash your creative potential and develop your signature style                                   campus, you can work with and be inspired by those around you.’
                                   at our specialist arts campus.                                                                 Professor Paul Johnson, Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

                                                                  Why Creative
                                                                  Campus, Kingsway?
                                                                  • High-quality courses. Many of
                                                                    our arts courses achieved
                                                                    over 90% for overall student
                                                                    satisfaction in the 2017 National
                                                                    Student Survey, including Dance
                                                                    which achieved a perfect 100%

                                                                  • Professional links. Kingsway
                                                                    boasts excellent links
                                                                    with influential figures and
                                                                    organisations within the arts
                                                                    industry, including Chester’s
                                                                    new Storyhouse Theatre.

                                                                  • Placement opportunities. Many
                                                                    of our students have enjoyed
                                                                    exciting placement
                                                                    opportunities as part of their      An Innovative and Creative                Performing Arts                                     Art and Design
                                                                    studies, and have gained
                                                                    valuable industry-level work        Campus                                    This Department boasts impressive                   As a student in the Department of Art
                                                                    experience as a result.                                                       facilities, including fully equipped                and Design, you will work in a specialist
                                                                                                        Students at the Creative Campus,
                                                                                                                                                  rehearsal and performance studios, an               studio space that reflects professional
                                                                                                        Kingsway, can enjoy a popular social
                                                                                                                                                  outdoor amphitheatre and a smaller                  expectations. Highly skilled technical
                                                                  • Supportive, research-active         hub and catering outlet, IT labs, a
                                                                                                                                                  rehearsal room for more intimate                    staff are on hand to support the use of
                                                                    staff. There’s an excellent         well-stocked reference library, and
                                                                                                                                                  performances. With professional                     traditional and contemporary facilities
                                                                    student-to-staff ratio at            designated seminar spaces, as well as
                                                                                                                                                  standard music rehearsal and recording              including art and photography studios,
                                                                                                        an array of outstanding art, design and
                                                                    Kingsway, meaning you never         performance based facilities.
                                                                                                                                                  facilities and an extensive range of                a metal casting foundry, sound and
                                                                    have to wait long to speak to a                                               high-quality open access sound                      video editing suites, dark rooms, a
                                                                    member of the department.                                                     and lighting equipment, you have                    reprographics room, lighting studio
                                                                                                                                                  everything you need to flourish as a                 and much more.
                                                                  • Close-knit community. As
                                                                    Chester’s arts campus, you can
                                                                    look forward to joining our
                                                                    vibrant and welcoming, creative
                                                                    student community.

                                                                                                                                                                20-minute walk     10-minute cycle       Specialist arts    On-site    On-site
                                                                                                                                                                to Parkgate Road   to Parkgate Road         facilities     Starbucks    Wifi

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                             In and Around Chester
             Chester is a city like no other and an amazing place to live as a student.
              While it is undoubtedly beautiful and packed with history, Chester is
             also a bustling 21st-century city balancing big-name shopping, eating
                           and living with a thriving independent scene.

                                                    A Historic City
                                                    Follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and explore the
                                                    UK’s most complete circuit of city walls, where a selection of
                                                    Chester’s most popular independent cafés, bars and shops lie.
                                                    As you walk, you may catch sight of the iconic Eastgate Clock
                                                    and the Roman Amphitheatre.

                                                    The River Dee
                                                    On the bank of the River Dee is the ‘Groves’ – a pretty, paved
                                                    promenade that hosts a superb selection of cafés, restaurants
                                                    and pubs, as a well as its very own bandstand. By taking a
                                                    stroll along the riverbank, you will find our Riverside Campus
                                                    and Queen’s Park Campus.

                                                    Chester Cathedral                                                The Rows                                Shopping                                       Green Spaces
                                                    An archaeological treasure that combines medieval and            The Rows are unique to Chester and      High street favourites sit alongside           Away from campus, there are several
                                                    modern history in one, if you visit Chester, take the time to    contribute a great deal to the city’s   designer boutiques and independent             scenic spots dotted throughout the
                                                    explore this magnificent building – you may be graduating         charm and beauty. Offering additional    gems. Or if you would prefer to indulge        city where you can relax or study in
                                                    here one day. Learn more about graduation on page 190.           shops on a second row to those at       in a little luxury, head to the UK’s largest   peace. You could pack a picnic for
                                                                                                                     street level, there’s lots to explore   outlet shopping destination, Cheshire          Grosvenor Park, find a quiet space on
                                                                                                                     among the city’s famous black and       Oaks – it’s only a 15-minute drive from        The Meadows or watch the world go
                                                                                                                     white half-timbered buildings.          Chester.                                       by beside the River Dee.


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                                                                                                                                                                                              Chester is home to a number of vibrant
                                                                                                                                                                                              pubs, bars and clubs and students are
                                                                                                                                                                                              made to feel very welcome with nights
                                                                                                                                                                                              out to suit all styles and ages. The city’s
                                                                                                                                                                                              music scene is enjoyed by thousands
                                                                                                                                                                                              with big names regularly entertaining
                                                                                                                                                                                              the local crowds.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Students can also enjoy annual events
                                                                                                                                                                                              such as Chester Music Festival, Chester
                                                                                                                                                                                              Live, Chester Literature Festival and
                                                                                                                                                                                              Chester International Film Festival.

                                                                                                                                                                                              At the heart of the city, you will find
                                                                                                                                                                                              Chester’s new £37 million cultural centre,
                                                                                                                                                                                              Storyhouse which was officially opened
                                                                                                                                                                                              by Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal
                                                                                                                                                                                              Highness the Duchess of Sussex in 2018.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Here, you’ll find two state-of-the-art
                                                                                                                                                                                              theatres, a cinema, library, restaurant and
                                                                                                                                                                                              two bars.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Chester Zoo
                                                                                                                                       Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Wind in the Willows
                                                                                                                                                 Photo Mark McNulty for Chester Performs.     Voted sixth best zoo in the world
                                                                                                                                                                                              (TripAdvisor 2019), Chester Zoo is home
                                                                                                                                                                                              to more than 35,000 animals across its
                                                                                                                                                                                              125 acres of award-winning zoological
             Royal Approval - Chester was the chosen location for Queen                                                                                                                       gardens.

           Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle’s first royal
          engagement together. In June 2018, they visited the city to officially                                                                                                                Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                              Chester is ideally placed for watching
                           open Chester’s Storyhouse theatre.                                                                                                                                 sport with several Premier League
                                                                                                                                                                                              football clubs easily accessible in the
                                                                                                                                                                                              region. The city is also home to Chester
                                                                                                                                                                                              Racecourse which is recognised as one
                                                                                                                                                                                              of the UK’s most prestigious courses.

     An International City                        City Links                                   Across the Border
     Chester is a beautiful and multicultural     Chester is located just 30 minutes from      Just across the border lies beautiful                                                          Food and Drink
     city which is visited by millions of         Liverpool and Manchester and a two-          North Wales with its stunning beaches
                                                                                                                                                                                              No matter what your taste, Chester has
     tourists from across the world every year.   hour direct train journey from London.       and picturesque mountains. If you
                                                                                                                                                                                              something to suit everyone. The city’s
                                                  With a student railcard, you’ll be able to   love the great outdoors, day trips to
                                                                                                                                                                                              cobbled streets are lined with cuisines
                                                  explore the UK at a low cost.                Anglesey, Snowdonia or Llandudno are
                                                                                                                                                                                              from across the globe and are a big hit
                                                                                               a must.
                                                                                                                                                                                              with our international students.

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                         Warrington Campus      42

                         Outside Your Studies   44

                   In and Around Warrington     46

                                                           Student Life
                                                          in Warrington
                                                     The Warrington Campus specialises in delivering innovative
                                                     and employment-focused courses in a professional learning
                                                     environment. Combining long-established University traditions
                                                     with modern developments, it offers a unique environment in
                                                     which to live and learn.

                                                     A Campus for Professionals                   Outside Your Studies
                                                     Warrington Campus has been                   Making friends and socialising is a big
                                                     delivering innovative and employment-        part of University life. Our Students’
                                                     focused courses since it opened its          Union (SU) is committed to helping
                                                     doors back in 2002. Course areas             you make the most of your time at
                                                     available to study at the Warrington         University. From day one, you can get
                                                     Campus include business, education           involved in SU activity, join one of our
                                                     and children’s services, health and          many popular societies and enjoy a
                                                     social care, media, policing and sport.      variety of events held at the campus
                                                     Throughout your studies, you can             bar, Club Twenty10. Alternatively, there’s
                                                     receive industry-specific training from       plenty to see and do in the town itself.
                                                     our team of academics, have access to        Only a 15-minute bus journey away,
                                                     specialist facilities, and undertake high-   Warrington is a busy and bustling town
                                                     quality work placements relevant to the      that’s steeped in history, home to great
                                                     career you are interested in.                sport and loved for its vibrant student
                                                     Get to know Warrington Campus:
                                                     page 42                                      Get to know Warrington: page 46

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                                       Warrington Campus                                                                                              “The Warrington Campus has a strong sense of community; students
                                                                                                                                                     who study here will benefit from professional, student-centred staff and
                                                                                                                                                     smaller class sizes. You are an individual at Warrington, not a number”.
         Warrington’s got the courses, contacts and facilities you need to kick-start your career in
                                                                                                                                                                      Kirstie Simpson, Associate Dean, Faculty of Business and Management
        business, education and children’s services, health and social care, media, policing, or sport.

     Broomhead Library                          North West Media Centre                           Business Centre
     Broomhead Library houses an                Department of Media students have                 Warrington has earned its reputation as
     extensive range of books, e-books and      24-hour access to a wealth of high-               a ‘Campus for Professionals’ because it
     e-journals in a welcoming learning         quality equipment at our prestigious              caters to the demands of the industry.
     environment. Specialist subject teams      North West Media Centre, including                At our £3 million Business Centre, we
     are also on hand to help source online     a multi-camera TV studio, radio                   provide the tools graduates need to
     resources and literature suited to your    production suite, a digital dark room             thrive in the Northern Powerhouse.
     subject of interest.                       and a new multimedia suite with sound
                                                booth and screening/exhibition space.

                                               Warrington Wolves   15-minute drive     £3 million      24/7 computer    On-site    On-site
                                                 training base      to town centre   Business Centre     study area    Starbucks    Wifi

                                                                                                                                             Warrington Wolves Training Base                                 Links with Industry Leaders
                                                                                                                                             Sporting professionals use our training equipment day in, day   We are well positioned within the Warrington area to
                                                                                                                                             out – including the Warrington Wolves, whose training base      network and collaborate with key influencers. Notable
                                                                                                                                             is at our Warrington Campus. In 2013, the campus hosted the     national and international businesses surround the outskirts
                                                                                                                                             Samoan Rugby League team for the Rugby League World             of the campus, making it a great place to network and get a
                                                                                                                                             Cup.                                                            foot in the door through work-based learning.

                                                                                                                                             Personalised Learning                                           Award-Winning Support
                                                                                                                                             Our campus size lends itself to a highly personalised and       You will have access to an abundance of support thanks to
                                                                                                                                             supportive educational experience. You’ll never need to         our award-winning student support and other University
                                                                                                                                             worry about going it alone; our team of academics and           services. From disability support and welfare advice, to
                                                                                                                                             partner organisations are behind you every step of the way.     counselling and financial hardship guidance, you’ll find the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             support you need right on your doorstep.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Close-Knit Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                             As both an academic and residential site, there is a strong
                                                                                                                                                                                                             community feel on campus which makes it easy to meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                             new people from day one onwards. If you have any concerns,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             our support team are on hand to help you settle into your
                                                                                                                                                                                                             new home.

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                                   Outside Your Studies
     To help make your campus experience one you’ll never forget, we have invested £12 million
         into the development of the site. Here’s what you can get up to outside your studies.

                                                       Food and Drink
                                                       The Garden Dining Rooms is the main dining area for
                                                       students, staff and visitors of the Warrington Campus. Here
                                                       you can kick back, relax and grab some food between
                                                       We also offer a range of meal schemes to suit your needs on
                                                       a five-day-a-week basis, be that a lunch and dinner package,
                                                       or lunch only.
                                                       Alternatively, our campus bar, Bar Twenty10 is a great place
                                                       for a study break. Here you can catch up with friends, play a
                                                       little pool or enjoy a bite to eat.

                                                       Nightlife on Campus
                                                       Bar Twenty10 hosts a number of themed parties throughout
                                                       the year.. When your legs are tired from dancing, we also have
                                                       comedy nights, karaoke, and pool and pub quiz leagues,
                                                       which are held throughout the week.

                                                       We love live music at Bar Twenty10 and regularly welcome
                                                       up-and-coming bands and popular DJs to perform. Artists
                                                       who have taken to the stage in the past include MistaJam,
                                                       Rudimental, Pendulum and Ms Dynamite.

                                                       The Students’ Union                                              Societies                                   Sport                                        Campus Radio
                                                       There is a dedicated Students’ Union (SU) presence at            We have a superb selection of societies     Sport means a lot to us at Warrington,       In 2018, the station won best Student
                                                       Warrington who are responsible for organising great on-          for you to get involved in, head to page    and our excellent on-campus facilities       Radio Chart Show at the Student Radio
                                                       campus socials and activities. Our SU officers are also there      65 to learn more. You can also get fit and   prove that. You can use our all-weather      Awards. If you’re interested in radio,
                                                       to voice any issues you may have and provide impartial/          have fun by joining one of our sports       floodlit pitch, indoor multi-purpose          you have the opportunity to learn and
                                                       confidential advice when you need it most.                        teams who will welcome you with open        sports hall, rugby and football pitches, a   develop your radio production skills,
                                                                                                                        arms, whatever your sporting ability!       two-lane running track (350 metres) and      often live on air.
                                                       Learn more about the SU on page 64.                                                                          the gym.

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Student Life in Warrington                                                                                              Student Life in Warrington

                         In and Around Warrington
     Warrington is a vibrant town rich in arts and culture. Located in the heart of the North
                 West, it has lots to keep you entertained both day and night.

                                                                     A Great Place to Live
                                                                     Thanks to its thriving economy and
                                                                     drive for social growth, Warrington was
                                                                     named as the second best place to
                                                                     live in the country by Channel 4’s UK’s
                                                                     Best Place to Live (2017). Warrington
                                                                     was complemented on its investment
                                                                     in culture, dedication to promoting
                                                                     community wellbeing and much more.

                                                                     Warrington is also conveniently placed
                                                                     within the North West and boasts
                                                                     excellent transport links. Manchester,
                                                                     Liverpool and Preston are just a stone’s                                                                     Sport
                                                                     throw away – taking under 30-minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                  Home to one of the best teams in rugby league,
                                                                     to reach by train.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Warrington Wolves R.L.F.C, guarantees a great night of
                                                                                                                                                                                  sport at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Outside of rugby
                                                                                                                                                                                  league, there’s also football, cricket, handball, cycling and
                                                                                                                                                                                  much more to keep you entertained.

                                                                     Arts and Culture                           Music
                                                                     At the heart of Warrington’s Cultural      Warrington hosts the award-winning dance event,
                                                                     Quarter live two of the North West’s       Creamfields Festival, which in the past, has seen
                                                                     leading arts and entertainment venues,     performances from Avicii, Chase & Status, Tiësto and others.
                                                                     Parr Hall and the Pyramid Arts Centre.     The Warrington Music Festival (WAM) is a great event if you’re
                                                                     In the past, acts including The Stone      interested in discovering new music from up-and-coming
                                                                     Roses, The Arctic Monkeys and The          artists in the area.
                                                                     Courteeners have taken to the stage.

                                                                     Warrington has always been a culturally
                                                                     innovative place. Throughout the year,
                                                                                                                Food and Drink
                                                                     the town hosts a number of colourful       During the daytime, you can pop to Warrington’s popular
                                                                     cultural festivals for the community,      Golden Square Shopping Centre for some tasty food and a
                                                                     from the Warrington Festival and the       little retail therapy. By night, you can take to the dance floor
                                                                     Woolston Show to Walking Day.              and have fun with friends – the student nights at Reflex and
                                                                                                                Babylon are legendary.

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University Centre Shrewsbury

        About University Centre Shrewsbury   50

                  In and Around Shrewsbury   51

                                                  University Centre
                                                  In this section, you can find everything you need to know
                                                  about University Centre Shrewsbury; its background, sites
                                                  and facilities, and the additional opportunities that are on
                                                  offer at this new institution.

                                                  What to Expect                             A Student Town
                                                  Nestled on the banks of the River          Since welcoming our first cohort in
                                                  Severn and only a short walk from          2015, we have strived to offer students
                                                  Shrewsbury town centre is the              a well-rounded and supportive
                                                  distinct quadrant-shape of Guildhall       University experience within the
                                                  – University Centre Shrewsbury’s           beautiful medieval town of Shrewsbury.
                                                  main teaching and learning space.          Set within the loop of the River
                                                  Guildhall offers fresh, open spaces         Severn, you can’t help but fall in love
                                                  for students to enjoy, equipped with       with Shrewsbury’s winding streets
                                                  brand new computer suites, open plan       and timber-framed black and white
                                                  laboratories, a spacious library as well   buildings. As a student here, you’ll
                                                  as a student common room, lounge           have plenty to keep you entertained
                                                  and fitness suite. From the moment you      outside your studies, from its fantastic
                                                  arrive here, it’s clear how friendly and   arts scene and festivals to its vibrant
                                                  welcoming the centre is, thanks to its     nightlife. With a thriving café culture,
                                                  close-knit team of academics, support      indie scene and nightlife, Shrewsbury is
                                                  staff and current students.                 packed with places to socialise.

                                                  Get to know University Centre              Get to know Shrewsbury: page 51
                                                  Shrewsbury: page 50

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University Centre Shrewsbury                                                                                                     University Centre Shrewsbury

               About University Centre Shrewsbury                                                                                                              In and Around Shrewsbury
        At University Centre Shrewsbury, we are dedicated to supporting and enhancing your                                            Shrewsbury is famous for its criss-crossing cobbled passages, timber-framed black-and-
                 student experience, both academically and outside of your studies.                                                   white buildings and curiously named streets – all set within the loop of the River Severn.

     Academic Expertise                       Support Networks                            Students’ Union                            Festivals                                    Food and Drink                                 A Cycling Town
     Many of our tutors are research-active   Shrewsbury students have access to          Shrewsbury                                 Shrewsbury enjoys a vibrant cultural         As a haven for food and drink lovers,          As chosen by Cycling England,
     and well-respected in their field. They   an extensive support network, thanks                                                   scene and hosts several music festivals      there are plenty of delicious finds             Shrewsbury is a Cycling Town and
                                                                                          Students’ Union Shrewsbury is at the
     work hard to provide students with       to our close links with the University of                                              throughout the year, including the           within the town’s diverse selection of         provides excellent access for cyclists. For
                                                                                          centre of our students’ University
     the knowledge and skills they need       Chester. The support we offer covers                                                    celebrated Shrewsbury Folk Festival and      restaurants, cafés and delis. Alternatively,   those who like to race, the Shrewsbury
                                                                                          experience and is the first port-of-
     to fulfil their academic potential,       a range of areas, including careers,                                                   The Big Busk, as well as the International   you can catch up with friends at one of        Grand Prix is a key date in the cycling
                                                                                          call for representation, advice, sports,
     and graduate from University Centre      student support, study abroad and                                                      Cartoon Festival, Shrewsbury Food            Shrewsbury’s many bars, pubs and clubs.        social calendar.
                                                                                          societies and events. There are plenty
     Shrewsbury as employable, innovative     work-based learning, all of which are                                                  Festival and the Winter Festival.
                                                                                          of exciting opportunities available
     and enterprising individuals.            readily available and here to help.
                                                                                          for Shrewsbury students to make a
                                                                                          positive and lasting difference.                                                         Sport                                          Explore Shropshire
     Excellent Learning Spaces                Preparing for Your Future                                                              Art                                          There are rowing and kayaking clubs            Shrewsbury is on the doorstep of the
                                                                                                                                     Shrewsbury is also appreciated for its       based on the River Severn (right next          Shropshire Hills; an Area of Outstanding
     An impressive choice of facilities are   We have a range of extra provision          Accommodation                              fantastic arts scene which spans both        to the University Centre) and public           Natural Beauty. It is also only a stone’s
     available at our two principal sites;    designed to enhance career
                                                                                          Mardol House is just a ten-minute          formal venues such as Theatre Severn and     swimming facilities located in the heart       throw away from Wroxeter Roman
     Guildhall and Rowley’s House. Their      possibilities and equip students with
                                                                                          walk from Guildhall and benefits from       the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,       of the town. You can become a member           City and Attingham Park – a UNESCO
     convenient location (just a short walk   the transferable skills and knowledge
                                                                                          a fantastic town centre location as        but also has a relaxed ‘Sunday afternoon’    of Shrewsbury Sports Village, which            historical site and National Trust treasure.
     from the town centre) allows you         that employers are looking for.
                                                                                          well as stylish en-suite rooms. The        culture of live music and comedy in bars     provides access to a 1K floodlit cycle          From serene ambles up Haughmond
     to explore the picturesque streets       Workshops, online tutorials, and face-
                                                                                          accommodation also offers a 24-hour         and pubs across the town.                    track, a 3G pitch and gym.                     Hill to challenging treks around
     of Shrewsbury while enjoying your        to-face appointments with expert
                                                                                          concierge service for all maintenance                                                                                                  Hawkstone Park Follies, the county offers
     studies.                                 advisors are all available to help you
                                                                                          needs as well as an onsite Assistant                                                                                                   a host of hiking, cycling and climbing
                                              reach your potential.
                                                                                          Residential Advisor to support students                                                                                                opportunities.
                                                                                          with any welfare issues.

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Careers and Employability                                                                                                           Careers and Employability

                                Preparing for Your Future                                                                                                         Chester Difference Award
       Our Careers and Employability Team attach the utmost importance to securing excellent                                             Set yourself apart from competitors with the Chester Difference Award which recognises
                         employment prospects for international students.                                                                                          your extra-curricular achievements.

     Get to Know our Experts                    Meet our Career                            Links with National                         The CDA has been created to provide recognition for the non-      International students are keen participants in the award due
                                                                                                                                       academic practices that you may be engaged in during your         to the wealth of benefits associated with involvement. These
     Our dedicated careers team within          Consultants                                Employers                                   time at the University of Chester. It has also been designed to   include:
     Student Futures provide information,                                                                                              encourage students to undertake more activities in order to
                                                Our Career Consultants provide free,       We have established links with local
     advice and guidance services which                                                                                                enhance their future employability.                               • Getting involved in a wide range of activities across and
                                                expert, impartial and confidential          and national employers, as well as
     have been nationally commended.                                                                                                                                                                       outside of the University
                                                guidance tailored to your individual       professional bodies, that allow you         Students can qualify for an award by picking up points for
     The team is the holder of a national                                                                                                                                                                • Gaining and developing a wide range of skills useful to
                                                needs for up to three years after you      to network with employers at on-            engaging in activities outside of their regular academic
     AGCAS runner-up award for                                                                                                                                                                             employers
                                                graduate. There are daily drop-in          campus events and in the workplace.         practice. This includes part-time work, volunteering,
     employer engagement. Its Venture
                                                sessions available for feedback on         Customised career seminars and              employability training, additional short courses or being a       • Enhancing their CV
     entrepreneurship programme has been
                                                your CV and application materials,         workshops related to your course            captain or committee member of a Chester Students’ Union
     nominated twice and was shortlisted for                                                                                                                                                             • Meeting new people
                                                and we work closely with academic          enable you to gain an insight into          club or society.
     an entrepreneurship award in 2016.
                                                departments to provide tailored training   specific professions and gain a greater                                                                        • Gaining recognition for the positive impact they make.
                                                sessions that connect your degree to       understanding of what employers are         As well as giving students recognition for their involvement,
     The Venture Programme                      your future plans.                         looking for.                                the Chester Difference Award encourages students to make
                                                                                                                                       the most of their time here in order to enhance their future
     If you’re interested in starting up your                                                                                          employability prospects.
     own business, being self-employed or       Free Training Sessions                     Part-Time Work
     innovating within an organisation, our                                                Opportunities
                                                Take advantage of our free Enhance Your
     Venture Programme will help equip you
                                                Employability (E.Y.E) training sessions.
     with the necessary skills and knowledge                                               If you are enrolled on a full-time course
     to become a successful entrepreneur.
                                                These workshops focus on the key
                                                                                           that lasts for at least six months, you
                                                                                                                                                Hassan Zubair
                                                skills that graduate employers want.                                                            Chester Difference Award Winner
     Our events will challenge your thinking,                                              are permitted to work up to twenty
                                                Students select sessions to attend to
     expose you to the business world and                                                  hours during term time, and full time                “When I first came to the University, I wanted
                                                build up a strong, tailored portfolio of
     give you the opportunity to make                                                      during holidays. We advertise a range                to really engage in the practical aspect of
                                                skills and knowledge. These include
     something happen.                                                                     of vacancies with local and national                 life in Chester as well as the academic. The
                                                CVs, interviews, assessment centres,
                                                                                           employers through our central online                 Chester Difference Award gave me the perfect
                                                professional communication, managing
                                                                                           CareersHub access point. You can also                opportunity to boost my career prospects
                                                change, leadership and project
                                                                                           take part in the Chester Internship                  and make the most of my time here. I am an
                                                                                           Programme which enables you to                       International Student Ambassador and this
                                                                                           undertake a five, ten, or 20-week paid                involves welcoming new students, helping
                                                                                           internship programme within an SME                   them settle in and contributing to the positive
                                                                                           during the summer holidays.                          experience they have at university which is really

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