The University of Chester’s Student Services team offer guidance and support on all sorts of things ranging across wellbeing and budgeting advice, access to counselling, disability and inclusion support, peer mentoring and volunteering. Every student has a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT), who is there to give advice and guidance during their time at university. Chester was ranked in the top ten for student support in the 2020 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.
On-call residential advisers and coordinators live on-site across the University’s sites, and first aid trained University porters work 24/7 all year round. Students with disabilities or specific needs have specialist resources including adapted accommodation options, Disability Support Officers and Specific Learning Difference staff.
The Chaplaincy offers support to anyone who asks for it, regardless of faith, background or outlook. The University also has open access to faith spaces, quiet rooms, and the quiet garden at Exton Park.
University of Chester students on Whatuni say:
“Good support, I have received amazing support from my personal tutor.”
“Wellbeing is very important to me and mental health as I study counselling skills and have experienced mental health issues recently. At the University the wellbeing team is excellent and having access to your PAT (Personal Academic Tutor) allows for 1-2-1 sessions if you’re struggling with anything.”
“The University has been accommodating to my needs and I’ve had good communication even though it was primarily remote.”