Student Accommodation Chester

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    Everything about Student Accommodation Chester

    Established as a "castrum" or Roman fort, Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England. It is one of the best-preserved walled cities in entire Britain with numerous medieval buildings. It is also home to two world-class universities, the University of Chester and West Cheshire College, which are quite popular amongst international students from all walks of life. The city has everything that a student would expect from a modern university city. From quirky independent coffee shops down winding alleyways to the big brands of the high street, Chester has something for everyone.
     
    The universities of Chester don’t have sufficient student hall to host such a large number of students, thereby creating a demand for private student housing in the city. These off-campus student home are located in close proximity to the university campuses and offer fully-furnished student room. Students can discover such properties listed on student accommodation websites like University Living and make an informed decision about the best student accommodation.
     
    Explore Chester
     
    The city offers a spectacular experience with its bewitching charm and unique atmosphere. It boasts the oldest racecourse and the biggest Roman Amphitheatre in the UK, in addition to a 1000-year-old Cathedral with Europe's finest specimen of medieval carvings. Visit the Chester Zoo which is the most visited UK attraction outside London city and home to 22,000 animals from 500 different species. The city also has a vibrant cafe culture where outdoor dining and people watching go hand in hand. Chester is a great place to study as well and therefore attracts thousands of international students from all over the world.
     
    Student Life Chester
     
    Chester is a medium-sized city but you will never have a dull moment while living here. Chester’s cobbled streets are lined with cuisines from different parts of the world, mixing well-known favourites with local eateries and Michelin-star restaurants. There are also some hidden foodie gems down side streets and in the Chester Market waiting to be visited. The city is also famous for all sorts of events and festivals throughout the year, including Chester Pride, Chester Live (a multi-venue live music event), the Chester Literature Festival, amongst others. Bluedot Festival is a must-go if you fancy Creamfields, and if you feel like going a little further afield.
     
    Students can opt to live in private properties which offer a wide variety of student room types based on their budget – student apartment, student flat, shared rooms, en-suite room, as well as studios. All these properties feature the latest security measures and provide lots of onsite amenities such as on-site fitness centre, fully-fitted kitchen, card-operated laundries, bike storage facility, games area, courtyard, and more.

    What makes Chester different?
     
    Chester was awarded the coveted ‘Purple Flag’ status in 2018 in recognition of its nightlife. Famous bands and DJs play all across the city every night of the week and some big names can also be found at venues such as Telford’s Warehouse, The Live Rooms, and more. On the banks of the River Dee is the ‘Groves’ which is a pretty walk that hosts a variety of cafés, restaurants, pubs and its own bandstand. This river is home to the oldest rowing regatta in the world and you’ll often see someone out on the water. At the heart of the city, there is a must-visit place known as the Storyhouse - a restored 1930s art deco building, containing two state-of-the-art theatres, a cinema, library, restaurant and two bars.
     
    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the different types of accommodation?
    University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.

    What are the different types of rooms?
    The major room types are:Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    How do I know my accommodation is safe?
    All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.

    Does my accommodation offer meals?
    Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!

    Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
    Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.

    Is there Wi-Fi?
    Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.

    Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
    Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.

    What items should I bring while moving in?
    Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
    Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.

    Do I have to vacate my room during the holidays?
    Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period