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Chester is a student city full of charm, character, and unique experiences. In this city, you can anticipate top quality in your education as well as your lifestyle. This city has a population of about 1,00,000 people, with 15,000 of them being students. Within walking distance of the city, you can find the best of everything. The city is ranked first in terms of safety and third in terms of student nightlife.

The city has only one institution, the University of Chester, which has been in operation since 1839. It provides a wide range of MA and PhD programmes, and the city itself is extremely friendly with classic private student accommodation in Chester. Owing to the growing student population, the city has a decent supply of housing. Private student accommodation in Chester offers a wide range of options, from ordinary ensuite rooms to bigger studio apartments with a variety of attractive amenities.

The city encompasses a wide rural territory that stretches far outside the Chester urban area, near the Welsh border. It boasts an extensive bus network that allows you to go around town fast and affordably. The rail station, which is only a twenty-minute walk from the main university field as well as student flats in Chester, connects you to all of the area's major cities, as well as the Urban Centre and Manchester.

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Chester Student Accommodation

Chester's student population accounts for a sizable portion of the city's population, hence student accommodation in Chester is plentiful. Students may select from a choice of student accommodation in Chester, ranging from simple en-suite rooms to larger studio flats with a variety of appealing amenities. In addition to the university's residence halls, there is a range of other Student housing available. There are various outstanding student houses in Chester at UniAcco, all of which are conveniently placed near the top universities in Chester. Shared student housing, in particular, is popular among university students who want to move out of halls of residence, and is hugely common among groups of four or more.

 

At Chester, there are purpose-built student accommodations (PBSA) with strategic locations and room options such as shared, studio, en-suite, and apartment-style living. Student flats in Chester start at 103 Pounds per week. UniAcco has a large variety of student accommodation in Chester near the city's top institutions. All residences are outfitted with a myriad of modern facilities geared to the special needs of students. 

 

Chester features a lot of student housing within easy reach of the city centre, so it's not a long commute to all of the stores and clubs that Chester has to offer. Chester City Centre, Boughton, Hoole, Newton, Parkgate Road, and other areas are popular with overseas students. UniAcco provides Chester accommodation in the aforementioned locations and beyond. We've highlighted popular student accommodation in Chester below -

 

  • Tramways
    This student let in Chester is located on Crewe Street, and the nearest railway station is Chester train station, with a bus stop just around the corner. Chester University is a 20-minute walk or train ride away. Tramways provides excellent student-friendly amenities like on-site laundry and bike storage. The facility includes fantastic community facilities for students to socialise, including a common lounge room and even a patio.

 

  • Granary Studios
    This student accommodation in Chester, located on Hunter Street, is quite close to the University of Chester. Granary Studios personifies modernity for the contemporary student. Its selection of first-rate studios offers students with top-notch facilities and guarantees that they have a secure and happy stay while attending university, as well as the greatest student experience.

 

  • Tudor Place
    Tudor Place offers a choice of Chester student rentals including en-suites that give the ideal combination of communal and private living areas, as well as studio apartments that contain a private bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living area, study area, and storage space. It is also located near the main bus stop and railway station, making it convenient for students to explore the area and travel to other towns and cities.

 

  • Abbeygate
    This student accommodation in Chester, on Victoria Road near the campus of Chester is also only a 5-minute walk from the university. Abbeygate is noted for providing secure and enjoyable housing for students in the city, in addition to being just around the corner from the city centre. Depending on the sort of living space a student desires, they provide en-suites and studios.

 

About Chester

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, founded as a "castrum" or Roman fort. It is one of Britain's best-preserved walled cities, featuring several mediaeval structures. It also has two world-class institutions, the University of Chester and West Cheshire College, both of which are popular with international students from all walks of life. This city has a population of around 1,000,000 people, 15,000 of whom are students. It has the UK's oldest racecourse and largest Roman Amphitheatre, as well as a 1000-year-old Cathedral with Europe's best mediaeval carvings.

 

In recent years, student accommodation in Chester has grown substantially. Many overseas students travel to the city to further their studies. Chester's cobblestone lanes are lined with cuisines from all over the world, a mix of well-known favourites, local diners, and Michelin-starred restaurants. There are also some hidden gourmet delights to be discovered downside alleys and at the Chester Market. Throughout the year, the city is also known for a variety of events and festivals, such as Chester Pride, Chester Live (a multi-venue live music event), and the Chester Literature Festival, among others. 

 

Cost of Living in Chester

When compared with other areas of the UK, the cost of living in Chester is rather reasonable, and it is possible to live relatively easily. A multitude of factors influences it, including the type of student accommodation in Chester, spending habits, and lifestyle. As an international student, it is important to assess the living expenses of a particular city and create a budget plan accordingly. According to the UK Immigration and Visa regulations, students must provide proof of adequate funds to sustain themselves throughout their stay. Here is a breakdown of the monthly living expenses in Chester -
 

  Expense  Monthly Cost (GBP) 
  Off-Campus Accommodation   412
  On-Campus Accommodation   396
  Food (60 meals)     900
  Utilities  135
  Clothes  82
  Groceries  80
  Entertainment  42
  Transportation  40

 

Chester Transportation

Chester has an extensive bus network that allows students to get around town easily and affordably. The rail station, which is only a twenty-minute walk from the main university field, links students to all of the region's major cities, as well as Urban Centre and Manchester. Students can commute from their student accommodation in Chester to London in around two and a half hours thanks to the fast trains that frequent the city. Fares are reasonably priced, but with a student railcard, it is easier to save even more money. The city is also quite welcoming to cyclists.

 

Chester Attraction

Chester, Cheshire's county town, is known for its extensive collection of historic monuments, especially its spectacular mediaeval city walls. Chester has Roman origins, and it has been occupied by Vikings, Danes, Saxons, Scots, and Normans at various periods. Here are a handful of Chester's most popular attractions -

Chester Cathedral

The Chester Cathedral was established in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Christ. The Chester Cathedral, one of the city's most visited attractions, features something for everyone, including service, a LEGO exhibit, a guided tour, and seeing the birds of prey. As an active church, the Cathedral has about 20 services every week, with numerous choirs, organ recitals, and sermons.

 

Chester City Walls

Chester's city walls were designed with a shielding structure to safeguard the city. Chester's rich history is highlighted by the fact that it is the only town in Britain that has preserved the old walls in their entirety. The main entrance to Chester City Walls is through each of the four gateways, namely the Bridgegate, Watergate, Eastgate, and Northgate, as well as various additional steps and accessible inclines.

 

Eastgate Clock

Eastgate and the Eastgate Clock are located on the main entrance of the Deva Victrix Fort, an important landmark in Chester and one of the most photographed clocks in England, second only to Big Ben. The Eastgate clock is a steeple clock created by John Douglas, a local architect, and built in 1899 just over the Eastgate of Chester's old fortifications. The clock is carried on an open work iron pillar and features a timepiece on all four sides as well as a copper ogee dome.

 

Grosvenor Museum

The Grosvenor Museum is officially known as the Grosvenor Museum of National History & Archeology with Schools of Science & Art for Chester, Cheshire, & North Wales. It is included in England's National Heritage List as a selected Grade II building. The museum's nationally significant collections celebrate Chester's cultural past while being located in one of England's most picturesque cities.

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