Higher Education and Professional Development Centre
The Higher Education and Professional Development Centre is the main base for degree students and those aged over 18 on campus. The Centre was the original stable block of Reaeseheath Hall and has it’s own archway entrance with clock tower and courtyard. There are classrooms, a duel screen lecture theatre, tutorial rooms and a quiet study area available from 7.30am until 11.00pm each day, including weekends. The building operates on an entry card system. There is a cafe and social area with large flatscreen TV, easy seating and lockers for personal use.
The building has WiFi access, which is also available across campus and open access IT suites with 24hr computer access. There is also additional learning support and the HE team are based in the building so you can drop in and see them for any learning support or course queries. Tutorials are timetabled as part of your course so you can discuss any aspects of your study with a member of curriculum staff.
The library is fully stocked with a wide variety of books, eBooks, magazines, journals and e-resources to support you in your study. As well as a range of novels, talking books and DVDs for leisure.
The library also has PCs, printers, a photocopier/scanner and WiFi access. Our Librarians offer training in information skills and support for your research.
There is a designated quiet study area, as well as group study space & bookable study pods for smaller groups.
Higher Education students studying on courses validated by the University of Chester also have access to library facilities online and on the Chester campus.
Term time opening hours:
Monday – Thursday 8.45am – 7.00pm
Friday 8.45am – 5.00pm
The library is open to HE students at the weekend.
Contact the library for holiday opening times on 01270 613226 or email email@example.com.
To view the library catalogue and online journals follow this link. If you are not yet attending Reaseheath you will be able to get an idea of what we have to offer but will not be able to see everything. Existing students can log in with the usual student log in details.
Reaseheath hosts a DSA (Disabled Student Allowance) Outreach Centre in partnership with University of Derby Assessment Centre (UDAC) and can assess any student wishing to attend an HE institution anywhere in the country.
Based in the HE Centre, the HE Support Team (HEST) helps students with a range of disabilities (including dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD, mental and physical issues) to apply for the DSA. This allowance enables eligible students to have non-medical weekly support, exam concessions and equipment tailored to suit individual needs.
The HE Support Team can give advice on whether a student is eligible for the DSA. It will also liaise with Chester Disability Services to ensure that students moving on to the University of Chester have continuous support.
Students with the DSA in place may have confidential one to one sessions to develop a range of skills including: study skills, specialist dyslexia tuition, numeracy skills, revision and exam techniques, referencing and the use of assistive technologies.
If you would like some general information or if you would like to book an appointment and talk to a member of staff in confidence about your support needs, please contact HEST on 01270 613288 or email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Skills Support
Curriculum areas also provide workshops available to all students on particular topics. These include:
- Effective note taking and summarising
- Mind mapping
- Essay structure
- Oral presentations
- Time management
- Revision and exam techniques
- Grammar, spelling and punctuation
- Learning techniques
Reaseheath Alumni Association
After you’ve finished your course, whether you decide to go onto further study, into employment or travel the world our alumni* network is a great way to keep connected with the College. You’re as much a part of Reaseheath after you’ve graduated and we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news and events.
*Alumni is just a fancy term for ‘graduates’ or ‘former students’