The University of Chester has been making history since 1839, when it was founded by such pioneers as the great 19th-century prime ministers, William Gladstone and the Earl of Derby, and a former Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1842, Gladstone opened the College's original buildings for its first intake of 10 male student teachers on the Parkgate Road site, just outside the City Walls.
Our academic departments are grouped into seven distinct faculties, along with a Graduate School and faculty-based research centres, for those wishing to gain a qualification by research.
The University of Chester is committed to the continued development of excellence in research and innovation. Our research strengths range across the arts and humanities, business, leadership and management, education, health and social care, and the natural and social sciences.
Our portfolio contains both work that is at the leading edge of its subject discipline and research which brings about changes to policy, practice and services which benefit the economic, social and cultural well-being of our region and the wider community.
We are committed to providing an efficient and professional recruitment service and to ensuring that the process is a positive experience for everyone. We currently employ around 1400 staff in academic, support and research roles. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all, and our diversity and equality policies.
For many, starting university means living away from home for the first time. That’s why our helpful accommodation team are here to help you every step of the way.
Our accommodation is conveniently located for getting the most out of your student life at the University of Chester. Most University-owned and partnership accommodation is located either on or very close to our Parkgate Road Campus (Chester) or Warrington Campus.
We offer a range of accommodation types, from self-catered through to full board, and in different styles, from small self-contained houses, to large, traditional halls of residence.
Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.
Whether you've just graduated or have been away from us for a while, the Alumni Network aims to keep you updated with all the latest University and alumni news, enabling you to stay connected to the institution long after you leave.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.