Welcome to the Canterbury Christ Church e-bulletin for alumni. We hope you enjoy catching up with news and events at the University and taking advantage of the special offers, discounts and competitions we have negotiated for you.

The next edition of Newswire will be in spring 2012. Please email any ideas or suggestions for future editions to

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Canterbury Christ Church University


General News 


We are 50 in 2012!
Canterbury Christ Church will be 50 years old in 2012 and we want you to help us celebrate. 

Come and join us at the special alumni open day on Saturday 19 May. Take a trip down memory lane - bring the family to meet your old friends and tutors and find out how much has changed! There will be food, music, sports and arts and crafts so don't miss out on the biggest reunion in 50 years! Places will be limited so register your interest now by subscribing to our Jubilee email list on the Jubilee web more


Appear in the special Jubilee edition of the Link magazine
We are in the process of writing a special souvenir edition of the Link magazine and would like to include your memories and photographs.

Did you meet your partner at Christ Church? We would especially like to include your photos if you met while studying here.

Please send your photos and memories to us at:
 before 22 November.


'Outstanding' grade for Teach First
A programme which recruits, trains and places top graduates as teachers to work in schools in challenging circumstances, and is delivered by Christ Church, has been graded 'outstanding' in a recent inspection by Ofsted.... read more


Successful Graduate Internship scheme

University ranks 13th in England for its student employability
National figures show that Canterbury Christ Church has one of the highest student employability figures in the UK... read more





30 September-12 November
Red List

The Red List is an exhibition of extraordinary work by artists who explore issues such as invasions, extinction, threat and ownership.


25 November-17 December
Fictional Hybrids, Vera Moller
Fictional Hybrids is the result of an intensive period of research undertaken during an Australian exchange programme.
In association with Stour Valley Arts.





Saturday 26 November
Handel Messiah
Performance from Canterbury Cantata Choir and Ensemble. Directed by Grenville Hancox.
Admission 15 (students 10) 


Thursday 1 December
Maggini Quartet
Britten's Three Divertimenti, Schubert Quartettsatz D703, Bridge No 1 and Mendelssohn Op.80
Admission  12 (students 4)


Full details of all events are on our events web pages.






Did you go to school in Jersey?  Did you graduate between 1991-2011?

If so, Careers Jersey would like to hear from you.

Over the past 30 years, thousands of Jersey students have graduated from university. As part of a research project, Jersey's Education Department is trying to contact Jersey graduates to find out more about their experiences since leaving university. This information will be used to help students who are considering university in the future and it will also help us to inform planning for Jersey's education provision.

The project consists of a short online questionnaire which will take between 5-10 minutes to complete. All responses will be treated in confidence.

If you would like to take part in this project, you can complete the survey online by visiting: or contact Angela Charles at for more information.



Offers and competitions


Win a pair of tickets to the theatre



Win a pair of tickets to see Death and the Maiden

Olivier Award winning and critically acclaimed Death and the Maiden returns to the West End in a new production, 20 years after it first premiered at the Royal Court.

Years have passed since political prisoner, Paulina, suffered at the hands of her captor: a man whose face she never saw, but can still recall with terrifying clarity.

Tonight, by chance, a stranger arrives at the secluded beach house she shares with her husband Gerardo, a human rights lawyer. A stranger Paulina is convinced was her tormentor and must now be held to account.....

Jeremy Herrin, Associate Director of the Royal Court, directs Thandie Newton, Tom Goodman-Hill and Anthony Calf at the Harold Pinter Theatre (formerly Comedy Theatre), Panton Street, London.

For more information, visit:

To enter the competition to win two tickets, email:, the winner will be chosen by random draw.

Winning tickets are valid for Monday-Thursday performances until 16 December, subject to availability. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Competition closes 30 November 2011.



Canterbury Christ Church University Theatre Club  



Welcome to London theatre offers - discover a wealth of special offers and discount tickets through the Canterbury Christ Church University Theatre Club for alumni

Offers include Chicago The Musical - now in its 15th year in London and the world's longest-running Broadway revival, which moves to the Garrick Theatre and remains the hottest ticket in town; Thriller Live - a high octane show celebrating the career of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 at the Lyric Theatre; The Woman in Black - London's longest-running ghost story tells the spine-tingling tale of a keen young solicitor who is sent to wind up the affairs of a recently deceased woman at the Fortune Theatre.

For more information and to book tickets go to:



All action autumn competition with InterContinental Hotels



Win a money can't buy sporting experience in a special free prize draw

Here's your chance to win a truly unique sporting experience in a special free prize draw. There are three great prizes to be won:

A trip for two to the USA to watch an NBA basketball game including a three night stay plus return flights;
A VIP trip for you and your family to the British Gas Swimming Championships 2012 (Selection Trials);
A Gymnastics Masterclass with gymnast Becky Downie.

Also on offer, a special 35% off weekend stays at hundreds of hotels across the UK.

To enter the prize draw visit:,
or to take advantage of the special offer, visit



Think cottages4you for Christmas 2011



Save 10% off cottages this Christmas and New Year with cottages4you

Why not spend the Festive season away from home and wake up somewhere different on Christmas morning - opening your presents in front of a roaring fire with a glass of mulled wine.

Many cottags provide all the traditional elements to make your Christmas or New Year authentic - beamed ceilings, open fires, board games and walks from the dooorstep.

Whether you are dreaming of a romantic hideaway for two or a great venue for a family get-together, cottages4you have the perfect holiday property for you.

To check availability and book, visit or call the holiday helpline on 0845 268 1807. To receive your 10% discount quote code ALUMNI0 when booking.



Go Active Breaks with Hoseasons



Up to 10% discount off Hoseasons parks and lodges for 2012

The widest range of self-catering holidays in Britain and Europe, with family holiday parks, lodges, boating holidays, city break apartments and luxury villas. The range includes fun-packed seaside caravan parks with extensive on-site facilities, select clusters of boutique-style rustic lodges complete with hot tubs, to your very own narrow boat to meander along the waterways.

To book online, visit:, or call 0844 847 1211, quoting CCC10 to receive up to 10% discount.  



UK Airport Lounges



Fly away in style - book an airport lounge to relax in while waiting for your flight!

Canterbury Christ Church University alumni can enjoy an additional 5% off when you book an Airport Lounge, Airport Parking, Airport Hotel, or Hotel with Parking, with This gives savings of up to 65% on regular bookings.

Booking through their search engine automatically creates the discount.



Eat out for less with the Gourmet Society



The Gourmet Society dining card for alumni

This dining card entitles members to exclusive discounts at over 4,500 restaurants across the UK, from Michelin-starred establishments to family favourites, and now includes national chains like Prezzo, Loch Fyne and Cafe Rouge.

Gourmet Society members enjoy 2 for 1 meals, 50 % off food or 25% off the total bill, including drinks, at the entire network of partner restaurants.

Annual subscriptions usually costs 69.95, but as a member of Canterbury Christ Church Alumni, you can join for just 29.95, plus two months extra free - that's 14 months of savings.

To redeem this offer, visit: and click Join Now using promotional code 3canterbury, or telephone 0800 043 1978, quoting the same code.

Public Lecture Series
Free and open to all

The University's new-look Public Lectures 2011-2012 programme features high-profile speakers and authors.

The exciting line-up includes celebrated novelist and biographer, Max Egremont, who gave a fascinating insight into the forgotten land of East Prussia.

Mark Hammond, Chief Executive of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission follows on 7 December 
looking at 783 years of human rights in the UK.

The acclaimed historian and broadcaster, Michael Wood, will tell us about the making of his recent BBC TV series, Story of England, and look forward to his forthcoming sequel, Story of the Nation, on 21 February 2012.

The series closes with the popular return of Professor David Crystal, who will, this time, be exploring the influence, if any, the internet is having on language on 1 May 2012.

Full details on all the lectures are available on the
public lecture page

Benefits for alumni
Help, advice, discounts and more

Don't forget that you have access to help, advice and discounts by being a member of Christ Church alumni.

You have joined a social and professional network of around 50,000 former students.

You can ask for help and advice from our Employability and Careers Service for up to three years after graduation. And don't forget the Jobshop.

The Jobshop is there for those of you who want to place ads for jobs for students and graduates, as well as to look for vacancies.

There are special discounts at the Bookshop and Library - 10% discount on membership to the Sports Centre and 20% off conferencing facilities, accommodation and hospitality.

Staying involved
Have you thought about becoming an Ambassador or mentoring a student?

What about coming back and giving talks to current students about your career and how you got there?

Have you thought about giving placements or offering internships to graduates in your place of employment?

There are lots of ways you can continue to be engaged with CCCU and we would love you to stay involved.

For more information, contact us at:

If you are thinking of returning to university either to enhance your career prospects or to change your career path entirely, we offer many courses which may be of interest to you. Most of our courses are flexible to fit in with your lifestyle or circumstances.

If you have ever wanted to make a positive impact on someone's life and be remembered for making a difference, then teaching could be for you. The Faculty of Education offers many different routes into teaching and one could be just right for you.  read more

The Faculty of Health and Social Care has a range of courses to suit health professionals wishing to advance their career paths. 
read more

Canterbury Christ Church University Business School can help you progress in your career with their flexible programmes ... read more

And the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences bring together a diveres range of subjects from Computing, Tourism and Politics to Psychology, Sciences, Policing and more...
read more

For information on all postgraduate courses read more

Are your children or younger siblings thinking of University?

Then why not suggest they check out the courses on offer at your alma mater.

View the prospectus for more information

Helping to make a difference to students' lives

Being a student at Canterbury Christ Church is about making new friends and realising your goals in life. It is about the whole student experience and many former students count their university years as among the best of their lives.

You can contribute towards that experience through the Alumni Fund. Your donation will help future students to benefit from the rich and rewarding experience at Canterbury Christ Church as enjoyed by previous generations.

Contact the Vice-Chancellor's office  for more information.

The University produces a range of gifts and memorabilia.

The Exclusive range carries the University logo and the Premium range carries the traditional crest. To see the full range visit the Memorabilia website.

Keeping in touch
We are delighted to be able to keep in touch with you and keep you informed of the University's activities and your former cohort.

Please make sure you update your details with us so that you can receive your copy of the alumni magazine, the Link, as well as the e-bulletin.

Please go to the alumni web pages to update your details. 



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