Friday, 30 May 2014

Things to do before you start university

Although it may seem ages until you start university, it’s surprising how quickly it will come around. While I’m sure you have got lots of exciting things planned for the summer, it’s also worth spending a little bit of time getting ready for university. You may think there’s not much to organise other than packing all your things up ready to move, however there are a few things you can do before you arrive so there’s less to do when you start. This means you can concentrate on getting used to your new surroundings and getting involved with everything else happening during Induction Week.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Not been to see us yet?

Our Applicant Days are now over, but if you haven’t been able to visit yet, don’t worry.  We run regular campus tours, so there’s still time to visit before term starts.

Visiting in person is the best way to experience what’s on offer and get a feel for what it will be like to be a student at Chester.  Our guided tours give you the opportunity to have a good look around the campus facilities, find out about services available to students and ask any questions you may have.

We run tours of the Chester Campus and the Warrington Campus on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. 

Thursday, 1 May 2014

A Student’s Perspective: Added extras make all the difference

Throughout my university journey I have taken advantage of many opportunities presented to me to not only enhance my degree and experience at the University of Chester, but to develop skills and attributes to take on with me once I graduate.

Real World Work Experience

In my first year I gained a place on the ‘UniJob’ scheme, a recruitment service run by the Careers and Employability department which involved a rigorous application and interview stage.  This process familiarised me with the formal employment procedure which I will experience in the ‘real world’ after I finish university.  It has been an invaluable service, allowing access to roles which I may never have had the chance to undertake had it not been for the scheme. I’ve organised an annual departmental conference, persuaded local employers to host work shadowing visits and developed an online environment for new students to engage with future lecturers before they start university.