Our University Partners

University of Chester

University of Chester

The University of Chester is one of the oldest Higher Education establishments in England. Its original buildings in the ancient city of Chester were the first in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers.

At the heart of the University of Chester are the teaching excellence and the offer of a rewarding student learning experience. The university is committed to providing a distinctive student experience, grounded in a high quality and supportive learning environment.

As well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, a new range of foundation degrees combines conventional university study with learning at work.

Development of well-respected courses in Business and Management, Social Science, and Education and Children’s Services has further extended the University’s work and connections with industry, commerce and the professions.

Academic leadership and vision are at the core of the university’s ambitious plans for the future.  The University of Chester is dedicated to fulfilling its primary commitment continually in order to advance excellence in teaching and research. At the same time, the university takes part in the Government’s scheme Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), which enables companies to gain access to the knowledge and expertise gathered in educational institutions across the UK. In addition, in 2011 the University of Chester launched the Riverside Innovation Centre which is an innovation-focused facility aiming to boost entrepreneurship and encourage synergy between businesses, academics and existing innovation and enterprise support teams in the UK. As a result the University of Chester has not only a growing research profile but also an increasing number if links with local and national companies.

The University of Chester’s exceptional results along with its long history in teaching and the aforementioned links with businesses prompted Tameside College to establish this partnership so that students in Tameside have the opportunity to achieve a degree benefiting from both institutions’ expertise.