Parkgate Road Campus

The Parkgate Road Campus is where our story began.  Home to a variety of subjects and departments; it includes an extensive range of teaching and learning facilities, in addition to subject specific facilities - all on site.

Many of the University’s central services can be found here, including our award winning Student Support and Guidance team; Careers and Employability; library facilities; a variety of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities; Chester Students’ Union and various other amenities such as our fitness centre and swimming pool

The Parkgate Road Campus is also home to a selection of residential halls, so you could find yourself living on campus. Much of our University accommodation, alongside private sector housing, is available within a short distance of the Parkgate Road Campus; and as the campus isn’t far from the lively city centre, it puts you right at the heart of the Chester experience.



Sports Facilities

We have a fantastic selection available, such as: various artificial pitches, squash and tennis courts, a sprint track, swimming pool and more!

NoW Food Centre

A state of the art research and development facility provides a centre of excellence for food science and technology for producers across the region, as well as encouraging and nurturing small and medium sized food businesses.

Seaborne Library

Access to extensive library collections (both print and online), a range of study spaces and extensive computer facilities


There are a number of cafés and restaurants available, offering a wide range of freshly cooked meals.


Serving the whole University community, be that students or staff, no matter your faith they offer pastoral care for all. 


Home to our fantastic Student Support and Guidance (SSG), they can offer you pastoral and developmental support while you are at University. 

Careers and Employability

Helping you make informed career planning decisions through a variety of workshops, and various training schemes throughout the academic year.

Chester Students’ Union (CSU)

Voted the best Students’ Union in the North West for the 3rd year running in the National Student Survey (NSS), they are here to represent all students at the University of Chester. 

John Smith’s Bookshop

We have a joint scheme with John Smith’s, The Aspire Book Scheme, to improve access to the learning tools you need to support your studies.