About the university
At the University of Chester, we prioritize your future success. Our integrated placement programs offer invaluable opportunities to build your network, gain practical experience, and secure your first work reference. Furthermore, our study abroad options provide you with a chance to expand your professional connections beyond borders. You will graduate with an edge, linked to a valuable network, thanks to our high-quality courses, which are taught by dedicated academics who go above and beyond for their students. Your Personal Academic Tutor will offer guidance and motivation to support your aspirations, while our expert careers team offers access to workshops, links with employers, part-time work, and paid work experience programs. As our student, you can enjoy numerous extra-curricular activities, including free language classes, sports teams, bands, theatre groups, societies, volunteer opportunities, and peer mentoring programs.
We collaborate closely with students, teachers, and advisors to offer guidance, advice, and information. Our objective is to increase awareness of the advantages of higher education by organising various events and activities.
We provide impartial information to potential students via workshops and presentations on any topic related to higher education. Additionally, the team creates customized workshops for students in schools and colleges, as well as higher education information for post-16 tutors and advisors.
Subject taster events
We offer a great range of taster days and workshops for your class or indiviudal students to book onto. These give pupils a great opportunity to see what it woudl be like as a student at the University of Chester. Take a look our event listings for our up-to-date sessions, or email us at [email protected]
if you have any specific questions.
Widening Participation (WP)
Our WP program is focused on students from schools and colleges with low higher education enrolment rates and under-represented groups. We arrange a variety of activities aimed at raising awareness of higher education and broadening aspirations. Moreover, we conduct workshops and presentations to support the transition between key stages.
The Pathfinder Project
is aimed at year 10 students and will last for two years. The project
is designed to offer students an understanding of their future and how to get there by making the link between aspirations and attainment.
Taste of University
is residential summer school is designed specifically for year 12 students or those studying the first year of a level 3 qualification at college. This event gives students the experience of what being at university is like.
Taste of University will run at the Exton Park Campus in Chester from 4 – 7 July 2023.
All meals, accommodation and activities are free, however applying for a place is essential. The summer school is open to all year 12 students, however if oversubscribed, priority will be given to underrepresented groups. Follow this link
to find out more.
is onlie mentoring
in partnership with Brightside – this scheme matches offer holders from widening participation backgrounds to a current student mentor who supports their transition to university, during the summer, before starting their studies in September.
These events give you an excellent chance to gain a genuine sense of our courses and student life at Chester before you apply. You’ll have the chance to attend informative subject talks, interact with lecturers and current students, tour the campus, investigate accommodation options, and receive guidance from our knowledgeable staff on topics like the application process and student finance.
We have lots of open days coming up in 2023. Check out our event listings and website
for more information and to book.
We want to make sure you’re able to make the most out of your visit. If you’re interested in multiple courses, please make sure that you make a separate booking for each. This way, if any of your chosen courses are based on different campuses, you’ll still receive all the information you need and can pick the right dates for your visit.
Can’t wait to get a taste of University of Chester student life? Why not take a virtual tour of the campus
. Explore our academic, recreational and accommodation facilities at our Chester, Warrington and Shrewsbury sites with the help of academic staff and students. The virtual tours give you the perfect opportunity to see for yourself where you could be studying and living as a student with us.