Community Liaison

Student residents in the Chester community

University of Chester students are residents in the local community.  The University works hard to promote positive engagement between its students and the local community.

Good Neighbours

We work proactively to educate our students about their responsibilities as part of the Chester community.  Students moving into private sector accommodation in the city are directed to our Chester Student Community Guide.

The University and Community Liaison Committee

The Committee meets every term and is made up of University staff, Cheshire West and Chester Council regulatory staff, Chester Councillors, local resident association Chairs, Cheshire Constabulary, landlord representatives, and Chester Students’ Union.

The Committee is a forum for the discussion of issues related to student residents and the local community.

Community Liaison

The Community Liaison Manager (CLM) is tasked with positive engagement with the Chester community and sits on the University and Community Liaison Committee.

The CLM responds to requests from the community for engagement from the University and works closely with partners in Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire Constabulary and Chester Residents’ Associations.

The CLM also works with partners within the University to develop community engagement projects on behalf of the University and communicates with the local community on events and estate works at the University that they may be affected by.

The CLM is also responsible for to responding to complaints from local residents concerning student residents’ behaviour in the local community and particularly with complaints concerning the behaviour of student residents in private rented accommodation.

Further details on the work of the CLM can be seen on the University of Chester Community Liaison Blog at http://universityofchestercommunityliaison.blogspot.co.uk/

If you have a community engagement project that you would like the CLM to help with please feel free to get in touch.

The Community Liaison Manager is Louise Collins, email community@chester.ac.uk or telephone 01244 511023.

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