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The University and JS Group have set up a joint scheme to help you make the very best of your time at the University by improving access to the learning tools you need to support your studies

Here's a short but important video about the Aspire Books scheme here at Chester

What is the Aspire Books Scheme?

Students who qualify for the Chester Aspire Books Scheme in 2020/21 will receive a pack of eBooks via the www.kortext.com platform relevant to their course, as chosen by the Course Leaders.

Am I eligible?

Full-time Home, EU and International students, on full-time courses, in their first year at the University, who commence an undergraduate degree in September 2020, or later, and pay the fee levels set for new students for 2020, will be eligible.

If I am eligible how and when will I receive the books?

You do not need to apply for the Chester Aspire Books Scheme - but you do need to register your consent to share your data with JS Group.

To do this you need to go through the following processes:

  • As part of your university registration process, you will be asked to confirm your agreement to basic details being passed to JS Group and Kortext so that your books can be given to you.
  • You then need to wait for an e-mail to be received into your University e-mail address the day after you have enrolled at the University of Chester.
  • This will contain a user name and password to access your E-Books on the www.kortext.com platform.
  • You then just need to login and your book shelf will show all of your books which you have access to.

Am I able to obtain any of the included items for my course prior to arriving at the University?

Before you can collect books supplied for your course, it is necessary to enrol on your course. Online Enrolment normally commences in September and the majority of eBooks distributed to students will be issued the day after you enrol.

How many books will I get?

The number of eBooks supplied may vary depending on the course you are studying, and what books your Course Director has specified as essential for the course.

Am I expected to have read any of the Aspire Books before I arrive at the University?

While you can do reading and preparation for your studies before your arrival, the eBooks being provided will be issued during induction week and the first week of teaching.

Do I get to keep the books?

Yes. Once logged onto your book shelf you will have lifetime access to your E-Books.

Why are the Aspire Books free?

Your fees for the course cover the payment for these core books, and the University of Chester is committed to ensuring value for money and that Year 1 students have access when they begin their studies to tools for learning and success.

Where do I go if I have a query?

For general queries about the scheme and how it works please visit email us


Students who qualify for the Chester Aspire Books Scheme in 2020 will receive a pack of eBooks relevant to their course, as chosen by the Course Leaders.