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Posted by Jack Mason , HE Adviser
August 31, 2017

5 Tips That Will Help You Manage Your Money as a Student

University is about studying hard, as well as having a good time and making new friends, so you’ll need to balance your fund for social life, study materials and everyday living to make sure you have the best possible experience. By the end of your studies, you should be a master at stretching every penny as far as it will go.

Jack Mason
Posted by Jack Mason , HE Adviser
August 24, 2017

The Start of a New Chapter – Moving and Settling in to Your New Home

Congratulations! You’ve landed a place at the University of Chester and you’ve got a little under five weeks until the start of Induction and Freshers’ Week. We hope you’re as excited about it as we are!

We have a whole range of activities planned for your first week, so whether you’re moving into our halls and living on campus, or commuting from home, we want to help you settle in as quickly as possible. 

Induction Week

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.