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As alumni of the institution, there are a number of exclusive benefits that you are automatically entitled to, from the moment you graduate.

Email for Life
This is a free email service that continues your connection to the University of Chester when you leave.
It is intended to be used for more formal emails such as applying for a job, and for registering with our LinkedIn network; however it can just as easily be used as your main email address.
If you graduated in 2006 or later, your student email address should still be active and should look something like this: 0765432@chester.ac.uk. You will need to change your password by registering on this website.
If you left the institution prior to 2006, your email for life, username and password, will be e-mailed to you once your account has been activated. All you have to do to is  fill in the registration form.
 
£1000 off the cost of a Postgraduate taught Masters Programme (full or part-time)
We are always happy to see our Bachelor and PGCE graduates return to take on the challenge of a higher level qualification and currently offer our graduates a £1,000 graduate loyalty discount off full-priced postgraduate taught Master's programmes* Contact Postgraduate Taught Admissions on 01244 512456 or email: postgrad@chester.ac.uk for more information.
*Terms and conditions apply.


Alumni members´ access to the University of Chester Libraries
Alumni are welcome to use our library collections for reference. On campus, this includes reference access to book and journal collections, use of photocopiers and study facilities. The University provides access to the Internet; those electronic information resources we subscribe to which allow walk-in access for visitors; access to standard desktop software and printing facilities. Please note: access to the University network and to electronic information sources which require registration are not included in this agreement.
External Borrowing Scheme
Alumni members can also apply to join the External Borrower’s scheme. For Graduates of the University of Chester, a reduced annual (bronze) fee of £35 including VAT is payable (£12.50 for the first year following graduation). This entitles external members to borrow a maximum of four items from the main collections for up to three weeks.
Normal library regulations, including fines for the late return of books, will apply. The main collections are the academic stock, children’s books and school resources material. Journals are not available for loan to any borrower. External Borrowing Rights do not include additional or specialist services such as inter-library loan, access to the University network or loan of audio visual equipment. Access to some electronic resources is possible where our licences permit – please double check this with the staff from the Helpdesk.
Further information on the External Borrowing Scheme is available from the Helpdesk, on 01244 511234 or lis.helpdesk@chester.ac.uk.
The main libraries are the Seaborne Library at Parkgate Road Campus, Chester, the Riverside Library in the city centre and the Broomhead Library at the Warrington campus. There are also libraries at the Faculty of Health and Social Care sites. Please visit the University's website for more information on the libraries.
 
Fitness Centre
Alumni are welcome to use the University’s Fitness Suite and facilities, including swimming pool (Parkgate Road Campus, Chester), fitness classes and two free personal training sessions per week, for a fantastic reduced price of £200 for a 12 month membership.
To join, you will need to complete a membership form and a health declaration, available from the Fitness Suite (Warrington or Chester Campus) or download it from the main website. You will also need to present proof that you were once a student at the institution (Graduation Certificate, Student ID card etc.) For more information telephone: 01244 513452.
 
Careers and Employability Service
Graduates of the University of Chester are able to use the Careers and Employability Service free of charge, for up to three years after graduating. For more information visit the Careers and Employability web pages