Our students say that being part of a small and friendly university helps them to settle in and feel at home quickly.
All our campuses have great social spaces for students to relax and socialise in, including cafes with affordable and healthy food on offer - all with Fairtrade status.
No matter what your sporting level, there's plenty of recreational opportunities for you. All activities available are open everyone and range from fitness classes and personal training, to sports scholarships and coaching courses.
See how you could get involved in Sport.
Our Students' Union is here to support you and help you get the most out of university life. From help settling in during Freshers' Week, to the annual extravaganza of the Summer Ball, they arrange plenty of events for you to get involved in.
There is a SU representative at every one of our campuses - so, no matter where you study, there'll always be lots going on.
Discover the Students' Union at St George's Centre.
Arts and culture
Passionate about the arts? We offer an extensive programme of events as well as exciting opportunities for you to get involved. Discover more about Arts and Culture at Christ Church.
If culture is what you are looking for, the local areas offer something for everyone:
- Canterbury is a World Heritage City and is steeped in history. It offers the Marlowe Theatre, museums and our own Sidney Cooper Gallery.
- Near our Broadstairs Campus, The Turner Contemporary Gallery features superb exhibition spaces, education facilities and is one of the largest galleries in the South East, outside London.
Students that enjoy shopping have their needs well catered for. There are large, modern shopping complexes within easy reach of three of our main campus site:
Clubs and societies
Getting involved in a club is a great way to meet new friends and get into university life. Clubs and societies on offer include; football, rugby, band society, dance club, Amnesty International and many more.
View a list of all our student activities - or to learn how to start your own.
Canterbury is supported by two railway stations. The new high-speed service, operating out of Canterbury West, means that central London is now less than an hour away.
Canterbury is also approximately 20 minutes by train (from Canterbury East station) or car to the ferry and Eurotunnel terminals, which offer frequent crossings to France.
Travellers wishing to take the Eurostar should board the train from Canterbury West to Ashford International, from where the journey to Paris will take approximately two hours.
Did you know?
Canterbury plays host to a number of festivals each year, celebrating everything from music and the arts to food and drink, including:
- Canterbury Festival - an annual International festival of arts and culture.
- Anifest - Kent's first animation festival. With guest speakers and workshops.
- Lounge on the Farm - an annual music festival, attracting thousands of visitors and an impressive line-up of artists.
- CAMRA beer festival - annual real ale event held in Canterbury.