Chester is unique – packed with history, it’s also a bustling 21st-century city with a celebrated cultural hub and a buzzing nightlife. Warrington has shops, clubs and is home to Creamfields. Shrewsbury’s indie spirit will charm those who prefer it quieter.
Nightlife and culture
- Chester is a bustling city, popular with students. With lively bars, cinema, theatre, nightclubs 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 in recognition of its safe, diverse, entertaining and enjoyable night-time economy.
- Chester is home to year-round arts festivals, exhibitions and attractions, including the famous Chester Races, Chester Zoo, Roman walls and Chester cathedral.
- Warrington is a vibrant, well-connected town rich in sports, arts and culture, located in the heart of the North West, offering entertainment both day and night.
- Shrewsbury, a medieval town, has much to entertain students when not studying, from its famous arts scene and festivals, to its café culture, indie scene and nightlife.
- Chester’s plentiful accommodation means the university can guarantee either owned or partnership places for first-years.
- Accommodation for Chester campuses is within walking distance of Parkgate Road Campus, so students are never far from friends.
- Warrington guarantees students accommodation in semi- and fully-catered residences right next to teaching facilities.
- Shrewsbury’s self-catered en suite rooms are 10 minutes’ walk from the main university site, and feature a 24-hour concierge.
- Accommodation at Reaseheath Campus in Nantwich includes stylish new townhouses, with flexible catered and self-catered options.
Accommodation costs 2019/2020
£125- £164 per week
£85- £149 per week
- Students can get involved in more than 100 different Students’ Union clubs and societies, and make new friends.
- Brand new SU premises include modern bars, meeting rooms, sports facilities and function spaces for students to book for events.
- The SU and university work in partnership to ensure Chester’s students can live university life to the full.
- Chester is located within easy reach of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, and is just a 2-hour train journey from London.
- All campuses in Chester are a comfortable 20-minute walk from the rail station, and a 15-minute walk from the bus interchange.
- Warrington is a transport hub with the M6 and M62 motorways, and the Central and mainline Bank Quay railway stations, all nearby.
- Shrewsbury campus is in the town centre, but within easy reach of the beautiful Shropshire countryside and usefully near the M54.
- The nearest airports are at Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham (the latter have dedicated railway stations).
- Strong employment markets provide extensive opportunities for part-time work in Chester, Warrington, Nantwich and Shrewsbury.
- UniJob, an on-campus job service run by the careers and employability team, provides paid positions within the university.
- UniJob roles include student support, library work, clerical/administrative work, research roles, and domestic and bar staff.
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