Chester Accommodation

Information for students wishing to live in Chester accommodation.

Self Catered Residences

Self catered residences are mainly on or very close to campus, although the University does own accommodation closer to the city centre. Self catering accommodation usually houses six students sharing a kitchen, bathroom and dining area.

Most bedrooms are single and have their own washbasin. Communal areas are normally cleaned once a week. The University also owns a purpose-built block of 50 en-suite study bedrooms (Hollybank Housing) adjacent to the main campus entrance.

In self catered residences, meals are not provided. However, students who wish to eat in the main dining room may join the meal scheme or purchase meals at any of the catering outlets around the campus.

Residents are not required to vacate during Christmas or Easter holidays.

Find out more about our self catered residences

 

Semi Catered Residences

Semi catered residences are either on the border of the main campus or just a short walk away. Semi catered residences normally accommodate between 10 and 40 students.

Kitchens and communal areas are provided. Most bedrooms are single and a small number have their own toilet and en-suite facilities. Communal areas are normally cleaned once a week.

Residents are not required to vacate during Christmas or Easter holidays.

In semi catered accommodation lunch and evening meals are provided in the appropriate dining room from Monday to Friday during term time.

Find out more about our semi catered residences

 

Full Board Residences

Full board residences are mainly on campus and range from Victorian houses to purpose built units. Rooms are single and many have en-suite facilities whilst the remainder have washbasins and shared communal bathrooms.

In most cases common areas are also provided where students can make hot drinks and wash crockery and utensils. Irons and ironing boards are provided for residents to use.  Rooms are normally cleaned once a week.

Residents are required to vacate their rooms during the Christmas and Easter holidays.

With full board accommodation breakfast, lunch and evening meals are provided each day in the appropriate dining room.

Find out more about our full board residences


Quiet/Peaceful Living

The University has a number of properties that have been designated as a 'quiet accommodation' where students can expect to be able to live and study in a peaceful environment.

 

Temporary Accommodation

The University has a limited number of temporary rooms available in accommodation. This takes the form of a shared room in a University property for the first few weeks of the term. These temporary rooms are allocated during the application process and are done so using the same criteria used for allocating all other rooms.

This option helps students to feel part of the campus community during their first few weeks away from home, and often results in new friendships being made while giving students the time to familiarise themselves with the accommodation available near to campus.

Students in temporary accommodation will then be offered accommodation that becomes vacant during the first term.