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 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.

What's in it (for you)...

From talking to applicants in the past, we have a pretty good idea about the kinds of things you'll need to know about Chester before you apply, so we've kept things simple. Take a look at the site and you'll find information about the things you'll be keen to find out about:

And because your time is precious, we haven't gone over the top with piles of information you don't need. Every section starts with a short video, so make yourself a cuppa and watch as we explain our different types of courses, how you apply, how you pay for uni, what life is like for students in Chester and Warrington, and just how choosing Chester has changed one graduate's life!

Don't be a stranger...

But what's best about this website is that it keeps changing as you get closer to beginning university. You'll have different questions about Chester once you have an offer of a place from us, for example. And, in the weeks leading up to starting your uni life here, you'll want to know what to bring with you, when you'll start and what's planned for Freshers' Week. The Applicant Space is where you'll find out. So, take a look now and be sure to come back and see us again soon.

The most important thing is that you take your time to see whether Chester might be right for you. If there's anything we've missed out or anything you need to know more about, we'd be pleased to hear from you. You can call us on 01244 512800, email us at or connect with us on Facebook or twitter @uochester.

A day can make all the difference...

And there's one more thing: Open Days. If you like what you see, there's no better way to get a real feel for life as a Chester student than coming onto campus for a day and seeing what it's really like. It's easy to book your place on the website and we'd love to see you!