Monday, 15 September 2014

Settling In

Welcome to your University! Whether you are living on campus or commuting from home, travelling from the other side of the country or already living in Chester, attending university is a big deal. Here at the University of Chester we want to show you that making that big leap into the unknown will seem like an easy step.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Top 10 tips for budgeting

There are a lot of new experiences involved in going to University; new friends, new surroundings, new lessons, new clubs and societies, new accommodation, new pencil case… there’s loads! However, one thing that’s useful to keep the same, or if you’re new to it – start, is budgeting. Wait, wait, wait don’t leave the page yet. I know it’s probably not the most exciting thing you’re looking forward to, but it’s definitely one of the most important.

If you start planning and budgeting early, it’s something that’s only going to become more and more useful throughout life.  That’s why we’ve put together our top ten tips for budgeting at university.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Update ALERT - Accommodation Allocations!

With results day fast approaching, we at the Accommodation Office thought we’d give you a quick update as to where we’re up to with the accommodation allocations.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Clearing Advice

If you find that you don’t get the grades you had hoped for and need to go through Clearing, don’t panic! There’s lots of help and support on offer, from both universities and UCAS. We can bet that you won’t be the only one in that situation.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

A Student’s Perspective: Clearing

A-level Results Day was one of the most nerve racking and frankly frightening days of my life. Nothing is set in stone and it is all down to the final set of exam results to determine which university you will go to. In comparison, I was less nervous on my first day of university!

One of the biggest worries is not getting the grades you need for the university you want to go to, and an even bigger worry is not getting the grades you need for either of your choices. If you unfortunately don’t get your results, then that’s where Clearing comes in.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Recommended Reading... Student Blogs

We love it when our students blog, not only because this gives us an opportunity to see how much they're enjoying their university experience and read about all the interesting stuff they have been up to, but also because we know this is a good way of allowing prospective students to find out more about the real student experience.

I'm sure many of you will have read our prospectus, scrolled through our website or even spoken to a course tutor about the degree programme you have applied for. However, when you really want to know what to expect, nothing really compares to actually engaging with those who are currently experiencing what the University of Chester has to offer... our students.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

How does spending five weeks of your life in an office, unpaid, doing nine to five sound?

The Green Chester Team
We have done just that as our Work Based Learning project with Green Chester. It was a massive eye opener for us to see what working in industry would be like when we leave University.  During the last five weeks we have spent here, we have learnt so much from everyone around us, especially from our placement provider.