Frequently Asked Questions

You may have a look at the following Frequently Asked Questions related to the Department of Natural Sciences.

How do I find the Department of Natural Sciences?

The Department of Natural Sciences is located at Thornton Science Park. Please visit the webpage related to directions to find out how you can get to Thornton Science Park. As soon as you arrive at Thornton, please present yourself at the main Gate, where you will be directed to the Department of Natural Sciences. All visitors are required to hold a visitor's pass, which will be given to you at the main Gate. When your visit has finished please return your pass to the main Gate.

I represent a business and I would like to find more about services, collaboration opportunities and research at the Department of Natural Sciences

You may be interested to see an overview of research and collaboration opportunities with members of staff by clicking here. In addition, please have a look for further research opportunities and services via the Analytical Centre, the Energy Centre, the Aerochester group, Thornton Science Park, as well as the Riverside Innovation Centre. For more information please contact the Head of Department, Prof. Graham Smith.

I am a student and I would like to find out more about Thornton Science Park

General information about Thornton Science Park could be found by clicking here. In addition, there is a wealth of information about activities, open days, applicant days etc, both for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

I'm a final-year student. How can I get a graduate job?

The University of Chester runs the Graduate Head Start programme, which is open to final year students and graduates from the University of Chester up to three years after graduation. Login the Career Hub to get started!

I would like to know more about student life at Chester. What is it like?

The University of Chester offers you a fantastic experience both on and off campus. Please find more information on our webpage dedicated to student life.

Tips before you visit for an Open Day!

Please watch the following video, where our presenter runs through the top five tips for getting the most out of your day. These are:

  1. Check you're going to the right campus, i.e. Thornton Science Park
  2. Book your place online first
  3. Plan your day in advance using the timetables on our website
  4. Go to the registration point when you arrive
  5. Explore the campus and the city of Chester

I'm a student. How can I confirm my place in a course at the Department?

The following video is our guide to navigate your way through the UCAS process during the nervous confirmation period. Don't worry - we're here to help!

Are there any bursaries for students at the Department of Natural Sciences?

Yes, there are! Please follow the link here for more information.

I would like to know more about accommodation for Natural Sciences students

If you are a student studying a Science and Engineering course at Thornton Science Park, the University of Chester guarantees a place in University accommodation during your first year of study. For further details about eligibility please follow the link here. Our Accommodation Office will be happy to book a room for you. Please contact them now!

What do I need to do before starting a course at the Department of Natural Sciences?

There's lots to think about as you get ready to start university. It's an exciting time, but one where you'll need to be organised. The following video is step-by-step guide running through all of the jobs you'll need to complete in the coming months.

Does the University of Chester have an official blog?

Yes, we do! You may have a look at a wide range of posts related to student life and more by clicking here.