Virtual Welcome Week

Virtual Welcome Week is sponsored by
Bed Student Rentals

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& presented in association with the
University of Chester Athletics' Union

A warm welcome from your Students’ Union! Whether you’re returning to campus after the long break of summer and COVID-19 or you’re joining us for the very first time, we can’t wait to see you.


We’ve Made Some Changes

Over the summer, we’ve been working hard to make some major improvements to the way we work. The first, and most obvious, example of this is...the thing you're reading right now! Our brand new website. If you haven’t registered already, simply click the ‘Sign In’ link on the top right corner of any page, hit the big blue button that says ‘Chester SU Students sign in here’ and sign in with your University login to take advantage of everything we have to offer.


Freshers Week! 14th-19th September 2020

Government advice on Freshers Week activities has changed a lot in the last seven days, but we’re pleased and proud to be able to bring you a full schedule of activities for the whole week. 

For a full list, including some online exclusive events, head over to - here are some highlights!


  • Virtual Freshers Fair (sponsored by Bed Student Rentals & in partnership with the UoC Athletics' Union) – - Launches 11AM on Monday 14th September


We’ve shrunk Chester, Warrington & Shrewsbury down to mini size and crammed them into a computer to bring you a Freshers Fair experience to remember! The Athletics Union’s sports teams, our Societies and some top-name brands are coming together to deliver a virtual fair where you’ll be able to claim some fab fresher freebies. We’ll send a working link out for you on Monday!


Parkgate Road Campus


  • Outdoor Cinema – Forrest Gump: 12/09/20 @ 8PM, 3G Pitch – LAST FEW REMAINING -

  • Outdoor Cinema – Greatest Showman: 13/09/20 @ 8PM, 3G Pitch – SOLD OUT!

  • Outdoor Cinema – Grease: 16/09/20 @ 8.30PM, 3G Pitch – SOLD OUT!

  • Outdoor Cinema – Finding Dory: 23/09/20 @ 8PM, 3G Pitch -


Join your Officer Team on the 3G Pitch for a series of extra-special open-air movie screenings at Parkgate Road campus! We’ll provide some nice, squashy beanbags – just make sure you bring a jumper!
Minimum of 2 tickets per booking to aid social distancing – single tickets may be refunded.

Want to go to a sold-out show? Email to be added to the waiting list.



Head down to Alexander’s Live (Rufus Court, Chester CH1 2JW) for an evening of comedy with Adam Rowe, plus some very special guests!

Adam’s racked up over 50million views online and is known for his cheeky Scouse wit. You might’ve seen him on ITV2’s The Stand-Up Sketch Show, & he’s a previous winner of Liverpool Comedian of the Year and a finalist for English Comedian of the Year. Top funny lad that we’re bringing to you for free in one of Chester’s best live venues!


University Centre Shrewsbury



Make your way down to Hole in the Wall (1 Shoplatch, Shrewsbury SY1 1HF) to meet your VP Shrewsbury, Adam Kerr, over a quiet pint and a catchup. Whether you’re brand new to campus or coming back after the long summer, this is a great opportunity to get to know the faces around campus.

Please make sure you book tickets to help us assist the venue with social distancing.



Meet Adam up at Cineworld (Old Potts Way, Shrewsbury SY3 7ET) for a private screening of a recent Hollywood blockbuster on one of Cineworld’s big screens! Going to the movies can be expensive – let us cover your ticket cost! Simply pre-book your free ticket through us & we’ll take care of the rest.



Hole in the Wall (1 Shoplatch, Shrewsbury SY1 1HF) is playing host to SSU’s FIFA fanatics, COD champions and Street Fighter fiends for an evening of gaming goodness! Don’t miss your chance to put some goals past your VP!
50-person limit – book now!

We’re also running a whole host of online events for people across all 10 of our campuses to enjoy – stay tuned to our social media for more info.


Societies Sign-ups

Keep an eye out on campus for our Societies Stall! Throughout the week, all of our societies are pitching up on Parkgate Road Campus to let you know what they’ll be offering for the next year. We’re super proud of our Socs, so make sure you pop along, have a chat and get signed up for some amazing groups! You can also browse online at


That’s all, folks!

That’s all from us for now. Don’t forget though – we’re here if you need us. All through Freshers Week, we’ll be manning our live chat, so if you need some help or guidance please do get in touch!

Keep an eye on our social media – we’ll be announcing online events & providing helpful hints throughout the week and beyond:


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