Be a student with a difference...

The CDA has been created to provide recognition for the many extra-curricular activities that you may be engaged in during your time at the University of Chester. It has also been designed to encourage students to undertake more activities in order to enhance their future employability.

What are the benefits for you?

An opportunity to:

  • get involved in a wide range of activities across and outside of the University
  • gain and develop a wide range of skills useful to employers
  • enhance your CV
  • meet new people
  • gain recognition for additional activities you do
  • enhance your future employability

Award Structure

There are 3 levels to The CDA which can be achieved by undertaking a range of extra-curricular activities. Each activity is given a points value, with each individual Award level requiring the following points:

Points Gained Level of Award Achieved
10 CDA - The Chester Difference Award 
15 CDPA - The Chester Difference Plus Award 
15 plus Final Assessment Day

CDEA - The Chester Difference Excellence Award 

Current students at the University of Chester can access further information, including activities and how to register, on the Chester Difference Award pages on Portal 

You can contact a member of The CDA team any time using the contact details below.

In addition we will also be holding Induction Sessions where CDA team members will be available to introduce you to the Award and answer any questions you might have.

Name   Job Title
Lisa Rogers   Career Consultant (Chester)
Charlie Roscoe          Team Leader/Career Consultant (Warrington)
Brian Taylor   Career Consultant (Warrington, Thornton and Shrewsbury)
Felicity Davies   Training Co-ordinator (Chester)
Hannah Perkins   Training Assistant (Chester)


Contact Details
Phone Chester: 01244 513066/Warrington: 01925 534235
Twitter @CDA_Team