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Private and shared study spaces are COVID-secure and provide a distraction-free environment, connectivity and IT kit. Financial support is available to students needing IT equipment and connectivity. Essential books are provided digitally to first years.
*These provisions may change.
As well as 32,000 books, students can access millions of e-books and e-journals from anywhere, through one simple online portal.
The university offers over 2,000 PCs and Macs across its sites and a laptop loan scheme for more flexible working options.
Chester offers students 24/7 access to private and group study space with free Wi-Fi and computers with specialist software.
To support anytime learning, Seaborne Library in Chester has recently been refurbished, including a café and vending machines.
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How is this affected by coronavirus?
In response to the pandemic, university sites now have marquees for a range of uses such as tutorial space, for catering and for the safe use of gym equipment. There are also three modular structures, two for use as seminar rooms and one as a dance studio.
*These provisions may change.
Within COVID-safe guidelines, access is available to clinical, science and gaming labs as well dance, art and music studios. Click-and-collect catering and shop access is available. Sports have continued under the innovative ‘Chester rules’ programme.
Advice at the Students’ Union
Chester SU offers a free, confidential, independent and non-judgemental advice service run by qualified, professional staff. Students drop in for advice on budgeting, finance, health and wellbeing, keeping safe, accommodation and academic issues.
Eating and drinking
The university offers a range of places to eat and drink, with coffee shops and cafés on all sites. Exton Park in Chester has a main dining room, a brasserie with grab and go, a meat free bar, gourmet burger bar and the main SU bar, as well the library café.
The chaplaincy offers personal, pastoral and spiritual support to all students, regardless of faith (or none), background or outlook on life. Open access faith spaces and quiet rooms are available across the university.
All facilities are available, but with significantly reduced capacity.
Sports facilities and student sport teams are following Covid guidelines. A socially-distanced sports programme is offered. The gym is closed for cleaning every hour. Facilities have one-way systems, signage, sanitising stations. Online booking systems are used.
See a summary of sports and activities offered below, or search the Sports Table to discover which exercise and facilities are available at each university.