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Taste of University: A Residential Summer School

Places are now full for 'Taste of University', our residential Summer School to experience university life for yourself between 4th and 7th July.

Who is Taste of University for?

Taste of University is our residential Summer School event, and the ideal opportunity to experience what being a university student is like.

The event is designed specifically for people who are in Year 12, or those studying the first year of a Level 3 qualification in college. We will support you as you find out about the opportunities available at university, and how to find and apply for them too.

Across three days and nights in our accommodation you will meet current students and lecturers, explore campus life, and you'll also get the opportunity to put your questions to our expert advisers. Most importantly, you’ll have a great time too.

What happens at Taste of University?

Taste of University will give you the opportunity to find out everything you need to help with your decision about the next steps in your future. You will be able to:

  • Attend interactive sessions related to your chosen subject area(s)
  • Experience the facilities and life on campus
  • Explore our support and extra-curricular opportunities
  • Expand your knowledge of UCAS applications, Student Finance, and Academic Skills
  • Develop your confidence and your independence skills
  • Meet current students, and ask questions

What You Need to Know



Taste of University will run at our Exton Park site in Chester from 4th - 7th July 2023.

All meals, accommodation and activities are free of charge, however applying for your place is essential. All students in Year 12 are welcome to Taste of University. If the event is over-subscribed priority will be given to students who are from groups currently under-represented at university under the following criteria:


Are Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background


Are Living in Low Participation Neighbourhoods (check your postcode online), particularly young, white males


Have a disability or specific learning difference


Have experience of local authority care

The University of Chester has a Travel Bursary Scheme which you may wish to use to attend Taste of University.

Do you have any more questions?