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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Universities and local communities

What do the UK's universities do for local communities?

At the University of Chester  the Faculty of Health and Social Care is a major provider of health and social work programmes across Cheshire, Wirral and Warrington. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for health and social work professionals.
Research is a central and growing part of the Faculty's activities, and they have significant achievements reflected in published work, research grants and postgraduate supervision.

Our  Faculty of Education and Children's Services has a proud history of developing programmes to enable our students to become highly effective professional practitioners.
Founded as a college to train teachers in the 19th Century, we now provide programmes not only for the teaching profession but also for the wider children's workforce.
The Faculty has been keen to support the Every Child Matters agenda and we have audited all our programmes carefully to provide opportunities for all our students to work alongside other Children's Services professionals to help develop the kinds of integrated planning and  multi-disciplinary working advocated by the Children Act 2004.

Riverside Museum of Health and Social Care

The Museum, based at the University’s Riverside Campus on Castle Drive, contains a permanent collection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work.
You can find full details, including opening times, here

The Chester Military Museum

In this museum we remember
  • The Cheshire Regiment
  • The Cheshire Yeomanry
  • The 3rd Carabiniers
  • The 5th Royal Iniskilling Dragoon Guards
  • Eaton Hall Officer Cadet School

  • We also remember the important role of the women of the Regiments and the lives of those who were left behind when the men left home to fight.

    Full details and visitor information can be found here


    The tradition of public service still lies at the heart of institution and this is illustrated by

    the fact that a highly impressive 29,551 hours of voluntary work was contributed by students

    and staff to the community in 2013–14.

    Students take part in community engagement activities with members of the local community.


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