In addition to your course, did you know there are lots of extra things you can get involved in at the University of Chester to make your student experience completely unique? How much or how little you get involved in is completely up to you, but one thing’s for sure – with so much on offer alongside your course, you’ll never be short of things to do at the University.

Have you joined a club or society?

Clubs and societies are a great way to make new friends. Visit Chester Students’ Union’s website for more info on societies or visit our website for more info on our sports clubs. 

Have you downloaded the Umii app and started to make new friends?

The Umii app is totally free and will send you three possible friend matches at UoC based on your course and interests. Download now:  

Are you keeping up to date with the latest news and events at UoC?

Follow Student Shout Out on social – @uocshoutout or read our weekly newsletter in your inbox – or do both!

Have you met with your PAT? 

For Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught programmes, your PAT is a member of staff in your academic department who is your first port of call for any issue you have. From academic advice and guidance to personal help and support, your PAT is here to help. If your PAT can’t help directly, they’ll signpost you to other teams at the University who can.  

Your PAT is there to help throughout your student journey – and you should check in with them regularly, regardless of how you feel it’s going. PATs can get you back on track if you feel like you’re struggling, and they can also help you to improve and progress if you feel like you’re doing OK.  

You should have already met your PAT by now, but if not, you can find details of your PAT in ‘Me’ tab on the UoC app, or via Moodle.  

Don’t feel like your PAT is the best fit for you? You do have the option to change to a different member of staff. Simply have a chat with your Programme Leader or Head of Department and fill in a “Change of PAT” form to get the process started. 

Have you taken advantage of our FREE sports offers?

From FREE fitness classes, facilities and Active Campus Badminton and Table Tennis sessions at Exton Park to FREE sports offers at Queen’s Park, and University Centre Shrewsbury, we have lots of free ways for you to keep fit and active. Visit Portal for more info.

Have you checked in with our Careers and Employability team?

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job or you want to talk about your long-term career options, our team can help. Visit CareerHub for more info.

Have you taken advantage of Catering’s cost of living offers while on campus?

We know being a student is expensive right now – so our Catering teams are running a number of offers to help you save while studying on site. Click here for more info.

Have you signed up or a Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors are other University of Chester students who are here to help. Whether you’ve got a question about support services or navigating campus, Peer Mentors are here to help at every step on your student journey. Find out more.

Have you joined one of our student networks?

From our Student Parent network and Student Menopause Support Network to Chester Students’ Union’s Postgraduate and Cultural Heritage Networks, we have lots of useful networks you can join to help you make connections and meet other students.   

Have you signed up for a volunteering session with Volunteering and Mentoring team?

From student-led projects like dog walking, CHEW and Welly Wednesdays to one-off sessions, there are lots of opportunities available to make a difference. Check them out.

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