Alumni FAQs

An alumna (f), alumnus (m) is a graduate of a school or college. Alumni (pl) refers to our entire community of former students.

If you have successfully completed a programme of student at CCCU, you are eligible to be an alumnus/alumna of the University.

If you attended Canterbury Christ Church University but your degree says University of Kent, you are still part of Christ Church's alumni. Until the mid 1990s, Canterbury Christ Church University College’s degrees were validated externally by the University of Kent, hence their name appears on the certificates. Degree awarding powers were awarded to Canterbury Christ Church in 1995 by the Privy Council.

Contact details for alumni are supplied monthly from our student records system to a specialist database called  Raiser's Edge, the technical maintenance of which sits under the University’s IT Department.

You can advise of a change to your contact details, via our update your details form, by letter (addressed to the Alumni Relations Team) or by email to Updated details will be processed on the Raiser's Edge database as quickly as possible.

Your data will be used for the purposes of sending alumni publications, information about University events, activities, benefits and services and for alumni survey purposes.  You can opt out of receiving post or email by completing and submitting the Update your Details Form, by letter or by email to

 Yes. The information we collect from you is held on a database which is updated by the Alumni Relations Team in accordance with the Data Protection Act.  This means that information is not given out to any external organisations with the exception of fulfilling our statutory obligations to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).  Your contact details will not be given out to third parties on request. The Alumni Relations Team will forward to you the details of the person who wants to contact you (with their permission).  All forms and emails containing addresses will be destroyed once the record has been updated on Raiser's Edge.

The Link magazine is published once a year. If you aren’t receiving the magazine then you need to update your details.

If you have requested that you receive no mailings from the University, this would include the Link magazine. You need to email to advise us that you now wish to receive the Link.

Unfortunately not. Licensing restrictions mean we can only cater for the University’s current students. 

Yes it is, if you still have your University email account (student accounts remain live for 35 days after you complete your  course). The University runs a Second Hand Book Exchange for this purpose.

See the academic department pages which give details of the programmes offered by the department and profiles of current academic staff .

Search the online prospectuses which cover the opportunities available for postgraduate study and further continuing professional development. 

You may also be interested in details of discounts, funding and offers on postgraduate study for alumni.

We organise a whole host of events for alumni and also promote events organised by you. Visit our events and reunions page for more information.

For full details about reunions, please visit our events and reunions page.


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Last edited: 28/06/2016 22:07:00