News Archive for 2024

University experiences continue with Erin’s journey

The University of Chester has continued its series of student experiences with that of Erin.

Written by: Kate

Chester University showcases undergraduate research

The University of Chester has decided to bring attention to some of the best research conducted by its undergraduates at a recent event.

Written by: Mark

Chester alumnus offers guidance for new students

The University of Chester has published an article by a former student that details his experiences, and may help ease the nerves of prospective students.

Plans unveiled to renovate historic Chester pub

A pub that has been vacant for five years is due a makeover, and a pair of entrepreneurial brothers are aiming to renovate the building.

Written by: Mark

Chester enjoys gift of royal flowers

The city of Chester will be even more colourful than usual with the planting of 100,000 flowers over the course of this summer.

Written by: Henry

A guide to arriving as a student in Chester

If you’re considering, or are already committed to, coming to study at Chester, you will find it to be a unique place with a thriving community of students.

New app helps people to explore Chester

Even if you’ve been in Chester for a while now, you may not have discovered all of its secrets yet. Now, however, there’s a fun way to go on a guided tour around the city.

Written by: Mark

University of Chester to showcase creative talent

Art and design students who will soon be graduating from the University of Chester will have their work exhibited at the end of year show this year, which is to be titled “Individually Together”.

Written by: Mark

Delamere Forest to host concert series

A four-day music event with world-class acts will soon be taking place near Chester.

Written by: Henry

University of Chester performs well for international student experience

The University of Chester has performed strongly in the latest International Student Barometer Survey

Written by: Mark

New flight simulator opens near Chester

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to fly a Boeing 747, you can now get your chance thanks to a new authentic flight simulator that has opened on the outskirts of Chester.

Written by: Kate

University of Chester achieves highest CUG ranking

The University of Chester has been ranked in joint 56th place in the latest league table of the Complete University Guide (CUG).

Written by: Henry

Everything you need to know about living as a student in Chester

For many arriving to study at the University of Chester, it will be the first time living away from home, so here's a brief guide to what you will need to know about living as a student in Chester.

Written by: Mark

Chester comes second for medium-sized city breaks

Chester has narrowly missed out on the top spot for breaks to medium-sized UK cities in a survey conducted by consumer magazine Which?

Written by: Mark

Bookings open for Chester’s first Festival of Ideas

The entire line-up for Chester’s inaugural Festival of Ideas has been published, with the events covering a wide variety of themes and featuring well-known personalities.

Written by: Henry

Tips for getting a student bank account

Banks love to attract students in the hope they’ll stay with them after graduation, so here are some tips for getting the best value from a student bank account.

Written by: Kate

Annual entertainment festival returns to Chester

The annual Deva Fest is set to return this year to Cholmondeley Castle this August.

Written by: Henry

UKHSA chief gives presentation at Chester University

Professor Dame Jenny Harries has given a talk to peers at the University of Chester on her opinions about protecting public health.

Written by: Mark

What are the best student areas in Chester?

While Chester has a number of areas to choose from, some are particularly popular with students due to their proximity to the university campuses and their lively student atmosphere.

Written by: Kate

Chester Zoo’s pub extends opening hours

A pub located in the middle of Chester Zoo has announced it will be extending its opening hours.

Written by: Mark

Chester's Green Expo UK gets first sponsor

The year’s Green Expo UK has announced its first sponsor in the form of the Cheshire Energy Hub.

Written by: Henry

Chester gets new pizza restaurant

A brand new location for a Liverpool-based pizza chain has opened in Chester city centre.

The Red Door reopens at new location

One of Chester's well-loved bars is returning to the city at a brand new location.

Written by: Mark

Chester pub reopens following refurbishment

A popular Chester pub, has reopened after owner its owner gave it an extensive interior and exterior refurbishment.

Written by: Henry

University of Chester reinforces links with women’s organisation

University academics in Chester have met with representatives from Soroptimist International (SI), building on the ties forged in two other recent visits.

Written by: Mark

Where are the best study spots in Chester?

Sometimes you need a quiet spot to focus on your studies. Fortunately, the University of Chester offers a number of options for its students.

Written by: Kate

Chester students help prepare Green Expo

Four undergraduate students from the University of Chester have become involved in the organisation of Chester’s 2024 Green Expo.

Gandeys Circus returns to Chester

Lovers of the big top will be pleased by the return of Gandey’s Circus to Chester.

Written by: Mark

Leisure ideas for students in Chester

When you’re not busy with your studies or work, you’ll no doubt want to unwind a bit, so here are some ideas for things to do in Chester.

Written by: Mark

Sustainability to be focus of Cheshire Fashion Week

This summer, Chester will see the return of the Porsche Chester Cheshire Fashion Week 2024, which promises to be the north’s biggest fashion week and the largest in the UK after London Fashion Week.

Written by: Kate

Chester ranked fourth in the UK for nightlife

New research has ranked Chester as one of the UK's very best cities for nightlife - find out why:

Written by: Henry

The items you need for moving into student accommodation

What are the items you absolutely MUST bring with you when moving into your new accommodation?

Written by: Mark

University of Chester wins four Whatuni awards

The University of Chester has won one silver and three gold awards in various categories at the Whatuni awards.

Written by: Henry

Important budgeting tips before moving into student accommodation

Some students may not be used to managing their own finances and meal plans. With this in mind, here are some useful tips on what to budget for.

Written by: Kate

Chester student wins national award

A student at the University of Chester has won a special zoology award for work helping British mammals enjoy a better future.

Written by: Kate

Which venues in Chester offer student discounts?

With Chester being a vibrant university city, many businesses are keen to attract budget-conscious students, especially on those quieter nights and days.

Written by: Mark

Wetherspoons in Chester gains new menu items

The two branches of JD Weatherspoon in Chester, which are conveniently located on opposite sides of the city centre, will get some items added to their menus in May.

Written by: Henry

Chester Zoo tops Tripadvisor ratings

Based on millions of consistently good online ratings and reviews posted on travel platform Tripadvisor, Chester Zoo has been named as the top-rated zoo in the UK for 2024.

Written by: Mark

Guide to budgeting as a University of Chester student

We previously covered the cost of living in Chester as a young person, but students can also find it particularly challenging sometimes.

Written by: Kate

What are the best pubs in Chester?

Chester has a vibrant nightlife, and being a university city, this is of course especially true during term time. In this blog, we’re taking a look at a few suggestions for pubs in the city if you’re new to Chester or planning to study here.

Written by: Mark

An introduction to budget living in Chester

It’s very feasible to live in Chester economically because, compared to some areas of the UK such as London, it’s relatively affordable.

University of Chester shortlisted for two prestigious awards

The University of Chester has reached the final round for two categories in the Educate North Awards 2024, which are said to be the most prestigious regional awards in northern England.

Written by: Kate

What to look for in a student housing area

If you’re looking for private student accommodation in Chester, you will likely be staying there for at least a year, so you’ll want to make sure it’s going to be convenient. Here are a few things to consider.

Written by: Mark

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