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If you completed your studies at the University of Chester within the last two years, you are considered a new graduate. As a new graduate, there are a range of exciting benefits and opportunities waiting for you! Simply sign up with us below to ensure you can access all that you are entitled to.

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You can explore the full list of benefits below, which are exclusive to you as a University of Chester graduate...

Support from our Careers and Employability department as you begin your graduate career journey – this includes advice from our experienced Career Consultants, the opportunity to get ahead in the graduate market with the Graduate Head Start programme, enhancing your employability by taking part in the Chester Difference Award, taking your business to the next level via the Venture Programme, plus much more! Please visit the Careers and Employability website for more details here.
For the first time, new graduates are now able to apply for funds, such as the ACH1EVE Fund and the University Mission Fund, which can help support you in realising your ambitions after completing your studies. You can apply for funding for your next steps – such as funding a new community project or excelling in a passion for sport. Find out more about how we can support you in your next steps here.
Exclusive discounts on further study - you can currently receive 25% off a postgraduate taught Master’s course (full or part-time) with our Graduate Loyalty Discount.* This offer is available to returning Bachelor and PGCE graduates. International graduates are invited to apply for the International Alumni Scholarship.** The University also runs six-week Introduction to Language and Culture courses – graduates can receive a discount by emailing lsp@chester.ac.uk.
Once you register your details with us, you will receive ACH1EVE, our free alumni magazine, straight to your inbox annually. We are always on the lookout for alumni to contribute articles - if you would like to get involved, please email ACH1EVE@chester.ac.uk
You can still make use of your University email address (chester.ac.uk) for up to 18 months after you complete your studies. To access this, please complete the sign-up form here.
As a valued member of our alumni community, you are also warmly invited to attend various talks, lectures and research seminars across the institution – please ensure your contact details and preferences are up-to-date here to receive information about these and follow us on social media. You can also access a wide range of University networking and volunteering opportunities, such as mentoring, guest lecturing, and speaking at events.
As a graduate, you are entitled to free lifetime library membership! This membership includes access to our on-site libraries and permission to borrow up to four items from the main library collections for three weeks at a time*** - please click here for more information. Graduates are welcome to purchase an exclusive guest membership to the University’s Fitness Suite and facilities, at the competitive price of £205 for 12 months. For more information, please click here.
If you are planning to arrange a reunion with your University friends or would like to visit our sites, please email us at alumni@chester.ac.uk to discuss the options available. Please note that COVID restrictions are still in place on-site.

In order to access these benefits and hear from us about the latest opportunities, please keep your contact details and preferences up-to-date with us here.

*Terms and conditions apply and can be found here.

**Terms and conditions apply, please email international@chester.ac.uk for more details.

***The main collections are the academic stock, excluding the short loan collection, children's books, school experience material, and audio-visual equipment and material. Journals are not available for loan to any borrower.