Now in its fifth year, University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is a start-up itself. Created as a unique partnership between the University of Chester and Shropshire Council to serve the present and future needs of our community through high quality higher education and academic research, UCS embraces innovation, critical questioning and continuous improvement.

We are pleased to sponsor the “Entrepreneurial Spirit” Award at this year’s Shropshire Chamber Champion Awards, as entrepreneurial spirit is embedded throughout UCS. In addition to our academics who perform research on the leading edge of their disciplines, we have three funded research centres which are designed to support and grow Shropshire SMEs, through environmental science and technology, digital innovation and skills development.

UCS currently offers 20 undergraduate, 10 post-graduate and a foundation year programme, all of which are based on the most recent research and with employability at their core. Our students have the benefit of small class sizes and a personalised education in the beautiful town of Shrewsbury.

We salute Shropshires risk takers game changers and innovators


We salute Shropshire’s risk-takers, game-changers and innovators. We encourage you to get in touch to learn how you can help us nurture the next generation of Shropshire entrepreneurs, or to become one yourself.