University of Chester - Exton Park (Parkgate Road) Campus, Chester

Parkgate Road, Chester, North West, United Kingdom | Public University | Established 1839

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With 15,000 students from 130 countries worldwide, The University of Chester provides a vibrant, diverse, and safe home for international students.

The university is one of the oldest higher education providers in the United Kingdom has recently celebrated its 180th year of teaching, starting off as a teacher training college back in 1839. Originally based on one campus in Chester, the university now offers more than 200 single and combined honor’s programs across a number of specialist sites in Chester, Shrewsbury, and Warrington. Courses have an emphasis on practical learning to enhance prospects via industry placements or overseas opportunities, ranging from five-weeks to one-year.

Following more than 41,000 student reviews across 150 UK Universities, the University of Chester finished second in the best for international students' category at the 2020 WhatUni? Student Choice Awards. This national recognition, voted for by current international students, is a testament to the university’s commitment to providing international students with the very best experience and support.

Why the University of Chester - Queen's Park Campus, Chester?

Award-Winning: Chester Business School was named joint Business School of the Year at the Educate North Awards in 2018 and was also shortlisted for Business School of the Year at the 2018 Times Higher Education Awards in recognition of the way the staff makes a positive impact on the student experience. The focus of the Business School is to develop students by bringing real-world experience into the classroom. Chester’s nationally acclaimed Work-Based Learning module also provides unrivaled opportunities for students to gain real workplace experience.

Links with Industry: The University of Chester has excellent links with respected industry leaders who often visit the University to share professional insights and stories of their own business experiences. This creates the opportunity for students to network with like-minded people and potential future employers. Chester also has links to global employers, that in recent years have provided placement opportunities with the world-famous cruise line Royal Caribbean International and Walt Disney World in Florida.

Hidden History: Queen’s Park Campus was once the Western Command headquarters for the Army during World War Two; not something you come across every day! In its secret wartime bunkers, Churchill, Eisenhower, and de Gaulle reputedly made many important strategic decisions – making Queen’s Park Campus a fitting location for world-class leaders of the future to flourish.


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