We are back!

Music, media and performing arts students have returned to the University of Chester campus.

After a quiet summer, returning and new students are getting used to being back in university.

Currently, first-year students are undertaking induction activities that have been carefully designed around Covid-19 safety measures.

As well as socially-distanced introduction sessions where students could meet, chat, take part in games and get to know their programme leaders, students had the chance learn more about their individual courses.

Journalism BA students chatted recent graduate Matt Dawson via live-link. Mr Dawson, who now works for a special effects company, said it was a “pleasure” to share some of his best hints and tips for settling into uni.

Getting sporty outside Downes hall

Inductees also took part in a scavenger hunt.

Among them were Shinpraphan Mahathorn and Arthur Ashcroft, who documented their exploration of campus and Chester city in a series of photographs shown here.

Checking out the Parkgate facilities

Journalism programme leader Dr Rhian Waller said: “Some things have changed. Our classes are smaller and we have more sets so we don’t have too many students in a room at one time.

“We also wear masks while on campus, which means that I’m more likely to recognise my students from our online sessions where I can see their faces!

“But one thing hasn’t changed, and that’s our joy at seeing a new generation of students join the department.

“We will support them to the fullest and try to give them the best university experience we can – even in the time of Covid.”

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