University of Chester


  • Location: Town, City

Student life

Chester Students’ Union (CSU) helps students to shape their experience, meet new friends and create lots of amazing memories. CSU hosts a range of events and projects to celebrate liberation, equality, diversity and inclusion. There are over 100 different sports clubs and societies for students to get involved in, with friendly representatives who welcome new members; there’s truly something for everyone. We offer a wide range of accommodation options for all budgets, and offer adapted rooms for students with specific physical needs. We also have close links with a number of private sector residences. Chester, Warrington and Shrewsbury offer vibrant locations for our students. Chester is a bustling 21st-century city balancing big-name shopping, eating and living with a thriving independent scene. Warrington is a lively town with great restaurants and bars, shopping and plenty of events. Shrewsbury is packed with cultural hotspots, a thriving café culture and an active sports scene.

What's it like to live in North West?
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The North West is made up of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside. Its two biggest cities, Liverpool and Manchester, are global landmarks in music and football history.

The region was the heart of the industrial revolution – at one time, Lancashire produced half the world’s cotton. Many architectural reminders of this era remain, like Liverpool’s Royal Albert Docks and Chester's Victorian centre.

The stunning Lake District – home to England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike – needs no filters, while Blackpool is a seaside adventure.

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What's it like to live in Chester?
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A former Roman fortress, and one of the best preserved walled cities in the UK, studying in Chester is like stepping back through time.

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Campus and facilities

Our learning locations are packed full of subject-specific facilities, have their own libraries, computer suites and study areas, along with plenty of spaces to take a break.

Exton Park in Chester is where our story began and is home to a number of our academic departments. You’ll also find many of the University’s central support services here, as well as student accommodation. Across Chester, we also have our specialist creative arts site, Creative Campus, Kingsway, which hosts an array of excellent art, design and performance-based facilities; the prestigious Queen’s Park, which is home to Chester Business School; and our hub for professional courses, Wheeler.

University Centre Warrington offers a hands-on education for subject areas such as Nursing, Social Work and Policing, and University Centre Shrewsbury provides a personal approach to learning. In addition to Chester, Warrington and Shrewsbury, our Adult Nursing course is also delivered at University Centre Birkenhead.

Course locations

Main Site

Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ

University Centre Shrewsbury

Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ

University Centre Birkenhead

Marriss House, Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 5AL

The Hammond

Hoole Bank, Mannings Lane, Chester, CH2 4ES


Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ

Exton Park

Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ

Queen's Park

Queens Park Road, Chester, CH4 7AD

University Centre Warrington

Sarah Parker Redmond House, Barbauld Street, Warrington, WA1 1WA

Creative Campus, Kingsway

Creative Campus, Kingsway, Chester, CH2 2LB

University Centre Reaseheath

Reaseheath College, Worleston, Nantwich, CW5 6DF


Wheeler Building, Castle Drive, Chester, CH1 1SF