University of Chester

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Student Accommodation

  • The University of Chester offers a number of different accommodation options designed to suit everyone’s needs and budget. Accommodation can range from Victorian houses to purpose-built blocks. These are made up of full board, semi-catered and self-catered options, with some rooms having en-suite facilities.
  • There is also a wide array of private sector accommodation available as well.
  • Our Chester accommodation is dispersed throughout the city, with the furthest provision being just over a mile from teaching sites. Options include full-board, semi-catered and self-catered.
  • Warrington provides accommodation on campus with semi-catered and self-catered options.
  • At University Centre Shrewsbury, partnership, self-catered accommodation is at Mardol House, which is run by Shropshire Council. Just a ten-minute walk from the main teaching and research site at Guildhall, this includes en-suite rooms and a 24-hour concierge service.
  • Accommodation is available at the Reaseheath Campus, in newly completed halls of residence, offering a range of catered and self-catered options for students.
  • The average annual cost for a full-time student is £8,268.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £125 to £164 per week
Self-Catered from £86 to £149 per week

Student Life

  • City Population: 120,622
  • Student Population: 17,000
  • Chester is a city like no other and an amazing place to live as a student. While it is undoubtedly beautiful and packed with history, it is also a bustling 21st-century city, balancing big-name shopping, eating and living with a thriving independent scene.
  • The Warrington Campus is a self-contained site with excellent links to industrial parks and local attractions. Located in the heart of the North West, Warrington is a lively modern town with a rich historical past and plenty of entertainment both day and night. Warrington was judged the second best place to live in the country, according to Channel 4 (2017).
  • Shrewsbury is a beautiful medieval town, famous for its criss-crossing cobbled passages, timber-framed black-and-white buildings and curiously-named streets, set within the loop of the River Severn.
  • University Centre Reaseheath is one of the leading land-based colleges in UK and is a self-contained site in the Cheshire countryside, not far from the market town of Nantwich.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Chester is a vibrant city, and students like that while it is beautiful and packed with history, it is also a bustling 21st-century city balancing big-name shopping, eating and living with a thriving independent scene.
  • Chester was named as the second best place to live in the North West by the Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain 2018.
  • Warrington is a vibrant town rich in arts and culture, located in the heart of the North West. Thanks to its thriving economy and drive for social growth, Warrington was named as the second best place in the country by Channel 4’s UK’s Best Places to Live in 2017.
  • Shrewsbury is a medieval town, filled with plenty to keep students entertained outside their studies, from its fantastic arts scene and festivals to its thriving café culture, indie scene and nightlife.
  • In 2018, Chester was awarded the coveted ‘purple flag’ status in recognition of its night time economy.  With lively bars, night clubs and cosy pubs, there’s a night spot to suit every mood.
  • The picturesque Roman city of Chester is around 2,000 years old and was previously known as Deva when it was founded in the year 79 as a Roman fort. Fast forward a few thousand years and Chester now attracts over 8 million tourists a year.
  • Chester is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events exhibitions and attractions, including the famous Chester Races, the rowing regatta, Blue Planet Aquarium, the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo, and the 1,000 year old Chester Cathedral.


  • Chester is conveniently located within easy reach of both Manchester and Liverpool, and is just a two hour train journey from London.
  • Our Warrington Campus is easily accessible from the M6 and M62 and has a regular buses from Warrington town centre.
  • Our Shrewsbury Campus is on the doorstep of the beautiful Shropshire hills and also conveniently located near the M54.