University of Chester
The University of Chester is a public university located in the historic city of Chester, England
The University of Chester is a public university located in the historic city of Chester, England. The University, the first purpose-built teacher training college in the UK, based in five campus sites in and around Chester and one in Warrington, offers a range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as undertaking academic research.
The university was founded as Chester Diocesan Training College in 1839 by a distinguished group of local leading figures in the Church of England, including future Prime Ministers William Ewart Gladstone and the 14th Earl of Derby. It was the UK's first purpose-built teacher training college, which makes it one of the longest established higher education institutions in the country. In 1842, Gladstone opened the college's original buildings for its first intake of ten male student teachers on the Parkgate Road site, just outside the City Walls, that the university occupies today.
Student Welfare Money Matters: Help and advice on financial issues for students
Child Care: Facilities for staff and students with children
Disability Support: Confidential information, advice and guidance
Proctor’s Office: Keeping the campuses safe
Student Counselling: Time and space for our students
Student Ambassador Scheme: Help with a range of events
Volunteering and Mentoring: Fantastic opportunities to get involved in your community
Student Occupational Health Unit: Medical care during your time at university
Student Welfare: Helping to deal with students’ problems
Study Skills: Help with a range of study skills
Overall it is good. Important to join a society and socilase as it can be isolating otherwise. Work load is manageable too, with support there if needed. Good variety of accommodation at Chester to suit different budgets. Already sorted my house out for year 2 as there is plenty available.
The course has been lovely teaching me lots of new interesting things and the tutors are just lovely people. I have made some great friends who i hope to have for life and as every day passes i see myself learning more and being more ready to graduate and be able to live my life confidently