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Student Accommodation

  • The University of Chester offers a variety of different accommodation designed to suit all needs and budgets. Accommodation ranges from Victorian houses to modern purpose-built blocks, some offering en-suite rooms. There is also a wide array of private sector accommodation.
  • In Chester, university accommodation is dispersed throughout the city, the furthest being just over 1 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, self-catered accommodation is at Mardol House and The Tannery which are owned and managed by Shropshire Council. Both halls of residence are just a 10-minute walk from the main teaching and research site at Guildhall. All rooms are en-suite and there is 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.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £125 to £150 per week
Self-Catered from £99 to £150 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • 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. It also has a major new theatre, cinema and library complex.
  • The Warrington campus is a self-contained site with excellent links to industrial parks and local attractions. Thanks to its thriving economy and drive for social growth, Warrington was judged the second best place to live in the country by Channel 4’s UK’s Best Places to Live in 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 a loop of the River Severn. University Centre Reaseheath is on a self-contained site in the Cheshire countryside, not far from the market town of Nantwich.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Chester is a vibrant city, popular with students: with lively bars, night clubs and cosy pubs, there's a night spot to suit every mood. It's also a safe night out; in 2018, Chester was awarded the coveted 'purple flag' status in recognition of its entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night-time economy. The city is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and attractions, including the famous Chester Races, the rowing regatta, the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo, and the 1,000 year old Chester cathedral.
  • Warrington is a vibrant town rich in arts and culture, located in the heart of the North West, offering plenty of entertainment both day and night..
  • 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.


  • Chester is conveniently located within easy reach of both Manchester and Liverpool, and just a 2 hour train journey from London.
  • The Warrington campus is easily accessible from the M6 and M62, and has a regular buses from Warrington town centre.
  • Shrewsbury campus (University Centre Shrewsbury) is centrally located in the town, but within easy reach of the beautiful Shropshire hills and conveniently located near the M54.