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The University’s main campus is located on a 32-acre site on Parkgate Road, a short distance from Chester city centre.  Based at the other end of the city are the University’s magnificent Riverside Campus and the recently acquired prestigious Queen’s Park Campus.  A short distance out of the city centre is the University’s Kingsway Campus whilst a few miles away, the 66-acre Thornton Science Park is now a major research and innovation hub and offers a unique blend of industry, innovation and academia.

Chester is a modern and contemporary city, rich in history and culture.  One of eight world famous British heritage cities, Chester welcomes over eight million tourists each year with a wide variety of attractions.  Less than an hour from Manchester and Liverpool and just a two hour direct train journey to London, it is close to the beautiful Welsh cost and mountains.  The ancient Roman walls still surround Chester’s city centre, which along with the renowned Cathedral, Eastgate Clock and Roman Amphitheatre, demonstrate its 2000 year old heritage.

The Warrington campus enjoys a range of multi-professional partnerships within the public sector and the media world.  The 30-acre campus is home to the North West Media Centre, Warrington School of Management, the Public Services Group and the Department of Sport and Community Engagement.

Warrington is situated at the heart of the North West region half an hour from the cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester.  The geographical location of Warrington has enabled the development of a strong local economy over the last 40 to 50 years with new housing and business development.  Warrington is becoming increasingly well known for its innovative and diverse schedule of events and performance, including live concerts, theatre, variety shows, cabaret and comedy and is home to the Warrington Wolves rugby league club one of the premier teams in Europe.

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