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UCR is a great place for you to experience university life. You’ll be studying in the latest industry- standard facilities, all of which are located within our beautiful campus.
Over £80 million has been invested across campus on new buildings and resources, meaning you’ll be learning in sector-leading facilities using the latest cutting-edge technology.
Most recently we invested £30 million to develop our Higher Education Centre, sports facilities, the Agri-Tech Centre and new student accommodation.
Our 330-hectare campus is located in rural Cheshire and has a diverse setting of farm, zoo, woodland and parkland. We even have our own lake – perfect for relaxing with friends on a sunny day!
Our campus has been carefully designed to support your studies, no matter what degree you choose, and we’re committed to providing the very best learning environment to enable you to achieve your full potential.
Higher Education Centre
Our dedicated Higher Education Centre is the main hub for our degree students with IT suites, a newly developed dual-screen lecture theatre, tutorial rooms, group study areas and its own, newly refurbished, café.
Animal Management Training Centre
Our £2.4 million Animal Management Training Centre is dedicated to the education, training, conservation and welfare of domestic and exotic species.
The centre contains a fully-licensed zoo facility which is accredited by BIAZA and includes an aquatics and exotics centre, a mammal house and newly-refurbished laboratories.
We have expanded our zoo to include provisions for our canine programmes such as kennelling facilities, commercial standard grooming parlours and dedicated training areas.
Our campus is home to an abundance of native wildlife and is often used by animal science undergraduates for practical-based study and research projects.
Reaseheath Equestrian Centre
Our £3.5 million Equestrian Centre contains everything you would expect to find at a professional equine establishment and more.
Facilities include scientific research laboratories, gait analysis equipment, a mechanical horse and VO2 Max Testing equipment, an international standard indoor arena and two outdoor arenas with competition surfaces.
Advanced Agri-Tech Centre and Farm
As a regional centre for agricultural education, our farm offers a range of industry-standard facilities to embed a thorough understanding of farming practice, food production, business principles and LEAN management skills. Our livestock units are used for commercial trials by industry bodies.
Our £7 million Advanced Agricultural Engineering and Agri-Tech Centre is one of the most sophisticated education centres of its kind in the UK. We provide training in the latest crop production systems including technical training in precision farming, agronomy and data mapping.
Partners in this cutting-edge facility include CLAAS, Case IH, New Holland, JCB and Kuhn, many of whom have donated advanced engineering machinery and equipment.
Sports Science and Performance Academy
Our recently developed £6 million Sports Science and Performance Academy offers some of the very best facilities and resources in the country.
We have a dedicated elite sports performance suite with top-of-the-range equipment for physiological and strength testing, such as an altitude chamber, high speed treadmill, wattbike cycle ergometer, full squat rack, Olympic lifting platform and more.
Our sports hub contains a four-court sports hall used for 5-a-side football, badminton, tennis, netball and basketball. We also have a training gym, fitness studio, international standard 4G rugby pitch and an all-weather Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).
National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology
Reaseheath’s £9 million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology is one of the most advanced training facilities of its kind in the UK.
Our facilities are used as a research hub for horticultural trials within the crop production industry and include a commercial production unit, science laboratories and dedicated CAD design studios.
Reaseheath Food Centre
Our £7 million Food Centre is one of the best food processing teaching facilities in Europe. We were the first educational institution in the UK to achieve an internationally recognised British Retail Consortium (BRC) Grade AA certification.
The centre is the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Dairy Champion and boasts cutting-edge facilities such as a commercial dairy, butchery and bakery, innovation rooms and a sensory tasting lab.
Our campus offers
- Residential accommodation for 1,000 students
- A college lake
- On-site bar and social areas 5 catering outlets
- A library and Learning Resource Centre
- Group study areas
- WiFi across campus