Chester

Chester is renowned for its historic city walls, picturesque cathedral and traditional shopping and tearooms. It’s therefore no surprise the University of Chester is a popular choice for students. The cities two-storey shopping ‘Rows’ home excellent restaurants, tea rooms and boutique shops; only a minutes walk from Chronicle House! For those days you want to explore further afield, Chester also offers great transport links to Manchester, Liverpool and North Wales.

Student Living in Chester

  • How easy is it to get around Chester?

    Chester is a small characteristic city meaning all the cities features are easy to get to, whether you’re on foot, cycling, or using the cities great transport links such as train or bus.

    For students, Stagecoach offer student bus tickets which vary in price from around £80.

    The University of Chester’s Greenway Gate – Parkgate Road Campus, allows access to the University directly from Greenway, which is an easier and safer route for cyclists and walkers.

    Chester is also a short distance away from Manchester and Liverpool, with train routes running in just under an hour.

    The closest airports to Chester are Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport, both of which are only 40 minutes away.

  • Which Universities and Colleges are based in Chester?

    The University of Chester has four campuses in and around the City and offer a range of different courses and levels of education.

    The University of Chester run a variety of activities for their students to get involved with, such as:

    CSU Societies

    Joining a society is a great way to meet new people, socialise and develop new skills outside of your studies.
    CSU Societies come under six categories; Culture, General Interest, Academic, Faith, Political and Campaigning and Performing Arts and Music.

    To see all CSU Societies: https://www.chestersu.com/activities/societies/

    CSU Sports

    Sport is a great way to stay active, socialise and relieve the stress of studying.
    CSU have a variety of sports that you can become involved with, such as cheerleading, men’s and women’s football, lacrosse, equestrian and many more.

    To see all CSU Societies: https://www.chestersu.com/activities/societies/

  • What is the student nightlife like in Chester?

    Chester is home to two mains clubs; Cruise and Rosie’s, both of which offer various events throughout the week. However, if the club scene isn’t for you, Chester has a wide range of bars, pubs and restaurants to keep you entertained.

  • What are the job opportunities for students in Chester?

    Chester has a lot to offer for students when it comes to jobs. Employment within the retail and leisure sector makes it easier for students to work flexible hours to suit their studies.

    Places for employment could include: Topshop, Primark, Millie’s Cookies, Nando’s and more.

  • What else is their to do in Chester?

    Chester is best known for its unique medieval buildings, Chester Rows. As well as Chester’s picturesque Cathedral, which is a must see for history lovers! The City of Chester is surrounded by Roman walls, built during the rise of the empire. For a great day out, you can walk all the way around the city walls and take in the great views.

    Another popular attraction to Chester is the Chester Races. Also known as Roodee, which is apparently the oldest racecourse still in use in England. For comic lovers, Chester Comic Con is held on Sunday 23rd September, also located at the Chester Racecourse.

    Just outside of the city is Chester Zoo; on of the most visited zoo’s in the UK (it contains over 12,000 animals!).

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