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Welcome to the Canterbury Christ Church e-bulletin for alumni. We hope you enjoy catching up with news and events at the University and exploring the website.

The next edition of Newswire will be in autumn 2011. Please email any ideas or suggestions for future editions to

Corporate Communications Unit
Department of Marketing
Canterbury Christ Church University


General News 

University's Faculty of Education secures leading role for Teach First
The University's Faculty of Education has once again secured a leading role in the Teach First programme.... read more

Internationally renowned business leader and academics join the University
Former Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Tom Purves, and leading academics joined the University... read more

Exclusive performance by world-class conductor
One of the greatest musicians of his generation, Vladimir Ashkenazy, performed at Canterbury Cathedral in support of our St Gregory's project.... read more                   

Adult summer school courses announced
An exciting range of Adult Education summer courses has just been more


28 May – 11 June
The BA Degree Show

Painting and prints in the Sidney Cooper Gallery and Augustine Art Centre;

Ceramics on the second floor of Augustine House;

Sculpture in the Augustine Art Centre.

PGCE exhibition ‘In the Making’
30 June – 14 July
This exhibition features examplesof the graduates' own work and their work as teachers in a rich variety of 2D and 3D media.

Graduate Photography Show 2011
30 June - 14 July
The BA Photography Degree Show celebrates the very first wave of photographers to be graduating from Christ Church.


Friday 20- Sunday 29 May Sounds New Music Festival

Take a journey around the Baltic countries
This year, the Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival in Canterbury, is a discovery of music from the Baltic region. The programme promotes the best, cutting-edge and wide-ranging contemporary music today, from late-night gigs to concerts in the Cathedral and our Augustine Hall. Christ Church is delighted to be the Artistic Partner of the Festival.

Thursday 16 June – Saturday 18 June – 7.30 pm – TICKETED – Quarterhouse, Folkestone

The Little Shop of Horrors

A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. But it soon becomes clear that Audrey's appetite is insatiable ...Tickets:  £8 (£5 conc.)


For full details of all events visit:



The University’s ‘JobShop’ continues to grow in popularity.

Launched in February 2010, the JobShop enables employers to instantly advertise numerous vacancies to the University’s students and graduates. The dedicated JobShop team, based within Employability and Careers Services, are also on hand to provide advice and guidance to students and graduates on how to make the most of this essential online service.

If you are a Christ Church graduate, looking for graduate, intern, part-time or volunteer vacancies, look no further than your University JobShop!

Visit: and follow the register link.

Email: for further assistance.


We have got together with some leading organisations to bring you special offers and deals - from holidays to theatre tickets, hotels and flowers. Find out how you can get cheaper deals below.


Canterbury Christ Church University Theatre Club 

May Theatre Deals

Welcome to May's London theatre offers which include a special Summer Sale with savings of up to 65% on top West End shows. Featured shows include Chicago, which stars Jonathan Wilkes from 9 May, and new play Bette & Joan about Hollywood divas Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and starring Anita Dobson and Greta Scacchi. We also bring you some great offers on big musicals including Million Dollar Quartet, The Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys and Billy Elliot. Also this month, enjoy Theatre and Dinner deals on Shrek The Musical, Betty Blue Eyes and Mamma Mia! and great value combo tickets on top London attractions including the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Thames River Cruises and the Tower of London.

For more information and to book please visit the Canterbury Christ Church University Theatre Club at has set up a special Theatre Club for Canterbury Christ Church University that brings together their latest offers and discounts on West End shows, plus special theatre and dinner packages and hotel and theatre breaks.

2 nights for the price of 1 with the InterContinental Hotels Group

Whether it’s a special occasion or a well-deserved treat, stay with InterContinental Hotels for 2 nights and pay for just 1 – you can stay at one of hundreds of hotels across the UK and Europe including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels.

To take advantage of this offer plus some other package deals, visit
- bookings are available until end 2011.


Escape from it all with your very own holiday retreat!

cottages4you is offering Canterbury Christ Church University members a 10% discount off their next cottage or villa holiday.

cottages4you offer a choice of over 13,000 properties throughout the UK, Ireland, France and Italy. Book your cottage holiday with cottages4you and your holiday could be one long, leisurely escape where you are free to relax, eat, shop and enjoy the space that is your home from home.

Choose from a short break of 2, 3 and 4 nights or stay for a week or perhaps even longer. Whatever your choice, cottages4you are sure to have the perfect property for you.

To search online, check availability and book you holiday property
  or call the holiday helpline on 0845 268 1807. To receive your 10% discount simply quote code 'ALUM10' when booking.

Flowers and gifts


Pick up 10% discount when ordering online at Gifts'n'ideas and Pickup Flowers.

They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee – if you are not happy with any purchase they will replace it or give you a refund. Their customer service is 24/7 with a live help line.

Simply key in ‘Canterbury’ when placing your order to collect your discount:

Save up to 40% on airport parking charges with Parking4Less

Pre-booking your parking space at the airport can not only save you time, but up to 40% on the on-gate price.
Parking4Less offers airport parking at all the major airports across the
UK and is offering all CCCU alumni 10% on the online prices.
You will have a reserved parking spot and no queuing to pay for your ticket on your return after a long journey.
Booking is easy - visit
  and select your airport.

Public Lecture Series

Free and open to all

The University holds a number of open public lectures throughout the term across the campus network.

This season's exciting line-up of speakers included Professor David Crystal OBE, President of the UK National Literacy Association, speaking on the development of the language from Anglo-Saxon times to the present.

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.

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

The Faculty of Business and Management can help you progress in your career with their flexible programmes... 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.

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