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Posted by Shai Vure , HE Adviser
August 23, 2017

Caitlin's Australian Study Abroad Adventure

We send lots of students out on exchanges every year, to various destinations around the world. If there is a country you have in mind that you’d love to study in, I bet we can help that happen for you…

Jack Mason
Posted by Jack Mason , HE Adviser
August 9, 2017

Missed the Accommodation Application Deadline?

We know that you’ve probably had a lot on recently, with revision, exams, applying to university and enjoying your summer break. It can be easy to miss a deadline or two. Try not to panic though if you’ve missed our accommodation deadline, you still have options.

What should I do first?

Jack Mason
Posted by Jack Mason , HE Adviser
August 8, 2017

Preparing to Move

In just a matter of weeks, many of you will be preparing to move to University. It’s an exciting but nervous time, as this may be the first time you have lived away from home. You’ll probably find yourself questioning what to bring, and whilst you might be tempted to pack all of your possessions, you really don’t need to!

Remember, whatever you bring with you, you’ll have to take back at the end of the academic year! Plus you’ll have accumulated more stuff along the way, so keep it basic!

We’ve listed a few things we think you’ll need below:

Posted by Sarah Markillie , HE Adviser
July 31, 2017

Pokémon GO – One Year On

About this time last year, as part of a staff profile on myself, I was asked to comment on the new phenomenon known as Pokémon GO, which saw hordes of young (and old) players roaming the streets, staring intently at their mobile phones (more so than usual) catching elusive digital creatures in a new augmented reality game. I joined them for a couple of weeks, and the knowing nod of a fellow player across a road became almost a common rite of friendship born out of the often solitary pursuit of gaming.

Jack Mason
Posted by Jack Mason , HE Adviser
July 20, 2017

Get into Sport with the University of Chester

With Wimbledon over, the Tour de France in full swing, Euro 2017 going strong and the 2017 PGA Golf Open starting this week, another summer of sport is now well underway. If you love playing sport or just watching it, maybe it’s time to consider a career in it?

The University of Chester offers a wide range of sports-related courses, designed to help you develop your own performance and give you the skills you need to develop others. You can be involved with sport in ways you may not have thought of before.

Jack Mason
Posted by Jack Mason , HE Adviser
July 12, 2017

The perfect fit – The right university for you

Choosing the right university for you might seem an impossible task. With so many options out there you might be wondering where to start! Hopefully by this point, you’ve been to a UCAS fair and picked up a whole library of prospectuses to start your research, but if not, don’t worry! Most Universities will let you order one online.

The prospectus is full of useful information relating to the University; its campuses, the city they are based in, the Students Union’ and obviously the courses.

Jack Mason
Posted by Jack Mason , HE Adviser
July 10, 2017

Get in shape with Team Chester

This summer marks the 140th anniversary of Wimbledon, the world’s oldest tennis tournament. Famously known for its grass courts, strawberries and cream, and the fickle Great British weather. Wimbledon is a sporting event enjoyed by millions of people from around the world.

Posted by Shai Vure , HE Adviser
June 9, 2017

Behind the scenes at Storyhouse - Jordan's Work Based Learning

Work Based Learning is a fantastic opportunity for our second year students to get some work experience in an area that they love. Enhancing your studies with skills learned in the real world will go a long way to making you more employable when you graduate.

We're also really excited about the new Storyhouse arts centre that has opened in Chester. When we learned that Jordan (one of our regular bloggers) was doing her work placement there, we couldn't pass up the opportunity for her to do a Snapchat Takeover and answer some questions about her experience there.

Posted by Shai Vure , HE Adviser
May 26, 2017

What do our students have to say about Open Days?

You've probably heard us mention Open Days a few times, and whilst we believe it's really important that you visit the universities you are considering applying to, don't just take our word for it. Our Digital Ambassadors, Jordan and Caitlin, explain why they feel it's such vital part of your journey to becoming a university student.

Jack Mason
Posted by Jack Mason , HE Adviser
May 25, 2017

Chester’s Award-Winning Porters

If you have been keeping up to date with the University and its awards you would have noticed that the University’s porters recently won an award for providing the best student experience. We sent our Digital Ambassador Lewis along to give their team a quick interview to find out more about their line of work, what they get up to and why they think they won this prestigious award. Continue reading and you will find out why the porters are a vital part of the University.