Friday, 27 September 2013

Freshers' Week 2013 - Roundup

Freshers' or Induction week at the University of Chester is always an exciting time and this year was certainly no exception. In this post I'll try to give a flavour of the what happened when our students arrived for their first week at university.

Sunday 22nd Sept

Students arrive to move into their new accommodation. With nearly 3,000 new students starting this year it was a really busy day, but we were really pleased to see the comments and tweets from students and parents praising the work of the staff and volunteers who helped them settle in:

Friday, 20 September 2013

Does an Open Day really make a difference?

What A Difference A Day Makes
This year our Open Day motto is “What a difference a day makes”.  Hmmm, interesting motto - tell me more I hear you say…

Well, in essence, we’re blowing our own trumpet a little because we believe a visit to one of our Open Days could make a real difference to you and will hopefully leave you inspired about a potential future studying at the University of Chester.

In general however, Open Days give you an opportunity to sample what universities have to offer, and are great for helping you to decide what feels right.

So here are my tips for ensuring you get the most out of your Open Day.

Friday, 13 September 2013

What is Higher Education?

What is higher education? It’s a simple question. And, if you’re just about to invest in higher education, it’s a question that’s worth giving some thought to. What can a higher education actually offer you? Is it worth the commitment and investment? Will you enjoy it?

Friday, 6 September 2013

Thinking of applying to Chester? Welcome to the University of You!

Choosing which universities to apply for isn't easy. In fact, some people find the whole thing stressful and confusing; a minefield of prospectuses, websites, open days and nagging. Nagging thoughts at the back of your mind about whether you are making the right decisions and, often, nagging from your parents or school about whether you've done your research properly and filled in your UCAS form in time.

Well, here at the University of Chester, we want to make things easy for you. Chances are you've got a lot on your plate at the moment and you could do with a little help to get your head round some pretty major decisions. So, we decided that we would create a handy little section on our website that puts all of the information you'll need about whether Chester will be right for you in one place. It's our Applicant Space - a space for you to drop by, look around and take your time to discover the University of Chester. And, because we know how important it is that you make the right choices for YOU, we've called it just that: Welcome to the University of You.