University of chester number of students

University of chester number of students

The University of Chester is a public university located in the historic city of Chester, England. The University, the first purpose-built teacher training college in the UK, based in five campus sites in and around Chester and one in Warrington, offers a range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as undertaking academic research.

  • Originally based on 1 campus in Chester, the university now offers an extensive range of single and combined honours courses to over 20,000 students across a number of specialist sites within the region.
  • This includes 5 sites in or around Chester, a campus in Warrington and the new University Centre in Shrewsbury.
  • A new Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Science is located at University Centre Reaseheath in Nantwich, one of the leading land-based colleges in the UK.
        

University of chester number of students

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements differ by course and are 104, 112 or 120 UCAS points for the majority of courses.
  • The University of Chester makes offers using a mixture of tariff points and grades, or just grades. Students taking A levels are normally expected to present at least 3 A levels for entry to undergraduate courses; exact requirements vary by course. If students are studying a 4th A level or EPQ the university will consider it, but otherwise an offer will be based on GSCE performance and A level predictions as well as the reference and personal statement.
  • A range of qualifications are accepted including relevant BTEC, OCR Cambridge Technical and other vocational qualifications as well as a mix of A levels, Welsh Baccalaureate and BTEC/OCR courses.
  • The university welcomes applications from mature students.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

University of chester number of students

Teaching Methods

  • Students are assessed through a variety of methods including formative and summative written assignments, presentations and projects relating to specific areas of study.
  • The university gives students accessible and expert feedback, whether formally or informally, on a range of assignments.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Course Flexibility

  • Students can apply to change from single to combined honours programmes and vice versa. Most combinations of subjects are possible within the combined honours programme, depending on location and timetables; and most programmes allow some module choice in 2nd and 3rd years.
  • Taught provision includes on-site, distance learning, full-time, part-time and blended options.
  • The university’s new Foundation School offers a range of full- and part-time Foundation Degrees.
  • Most students will undertake the Work Based Learning (WBL) module in Level 5 (Year 2) of their degree programme which involves spending 5 weeks working for an organisation, followed by submission of a reflective report.
  • One of only a small number of universities that participate in the International Exchange Programme (ISEP), Chester gives students access to over 300 universities in over 50 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Oceania and South America. Experiential Learning opportunities overseas also provide a range of study and work-based learning opportunities on 6 of the 7 continents.

University of chester number of students

Student Services and Facilities

  • Libraries are on campuses at Parkgate Road, Warrington, Queen’s Park, Kingsway, Riverside and Thornton Science Park, as well as 2 healthcare libraries at Clatterbridge and Leighton Hospitals and a library at University Centre Shrewsbury. Stock comprises around 350,000 volumes, with 19,000 e-books and 20,000 e-journals, over 2,500 PCs (including more than 400 Apple computers and 150 laptops for loan). There is 24/7 access to computers and study spaces across the sites, and online resources can be accessed remotely. Wi-fi is available throughout the campuses and student accommodation.
  • Creative facilities include 4 large fully equipped rehearsal and performance studios, a large outdoor performance space, industry-standard music rehearsal and recording facilities, plus sound and lighting equipment. Art facilities include art and photography studios; a metal casting foundry; sound and video editing suites; dark rooms; a reprographics room; and workshops for printmaking, textiles, digital and sculpting.
  • Media facilities include music and TV studios; radio production suites; a digital dark room; a large screen for film screenings and exhibitions and a new multimedia suite with sound booth recording space and a TV corner. The award-winning radio station The Cat Radio is based at Warrington where students and staff can broadcast locally over the internet.
  • Other specialist facilities include clinical skills laboratories; science laboratories; students can work with computerised mannequins in a simulated hospital ward or practice teaching in classroom settings. Policing students have access to a mock crime scene house as part of their course. High-quality professional engineering software includes an extensive range of computer programming languages and authoring tools. At Reaseheath, students have access to an industry leading food centre, a unique horticultural centre for plant production and research, an equestrian centre and an animal centre and zoo.
  • Student’s welfare benefits from the award-winning student support department and chaplaincy, plus personal academic tutor and student union academic representative schemes.

University of chester number of students

Students’ Union

  • Chester Students’ Union (CSU) is 11% above the national average for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016.
  • CSU enhances the student experience through a range of social, sporting and non-sporting activities. It represents all students on a local and national basis and provides advice on issues such as accommodation, health and money worries.
  • CSU invests all its revenue into improving the whole range of facilities and services so that students can maximise their time in higher education.