Advice for parents, carers and advisors

We are planning to start on time in September 2020 and look forward to welcoming new and returning students.

The health and safety of our students and staff is our most important priority, and national guidance will help to shape our plans to re-open our campuses and in Canterbury, Medway and Tunbridge Wells.

We are actively planning for the start of the next academic year, and aim to share more detail in the next few weeks how learning, teaching and our wider student experience will be delivered. We’re considering a range of teaching models for semester 1, including a mix of face-to-face and online teaching.

Above all, we want to make sure we continue to offer the highest quality education and student experience.

Last updated 22 May.

 

Advice for the parents and carers of applicants

While it is currently a rapidly changing landscape we are hoping that by the time the application process for entry in September 2021 opens in the autumn, things will have returned to normal. Here are though some answers to frequently asked questions for 2021 entry and beyond.

Information about the application process and individual programmes can be found on our website.

If you want to speak to someone about the application process then please ring our Course Enquiry Team during normal office hours on 01227 928000.

You cannot currently speak to one of the University’s advisors or academic staff in person. However, the University website will keep you up to date of upcoming Open Days and other opportunities to visit the University.

If you are interested in finding out more about student finance and are from England then please go to the Student Finance England website.

If you are interested in University accommodation then details can be found here.

If you want to find out about life as student at one of our two undergraduate campuses at Canterbury and at Medway then go here.

Last updated 16 April.

We know that this is a stressful time for those wanting to start university in September. In relation to examination cancellation and issues related to colleges and schools then you should contact them about specific issues related to your daughter or son. We have though pulled together some frequently asked questions to assist you.

If your daughter or son has a place with us which is conditional on passing one or more qualifications then please see the separate message on our website about this.

If your daughter or son has not applied for student finance yet then they need to commence this process now irrespective of any issues they might have in relation to their qualifications. Information about student finance can be found here

If you want to speak to someone about the application process then please ring our Course Enquiry Team during normal office hours on 01227 928000. If you have already applied to us then please contact Admissions.

You cannot currently speak to one of the University’s advisors or academic staff in person. However, the University website will keep you up to date in relation to when this will become possible.

University accommodation is available for those who want it in September. Information about accommodation can be found here and your daughter or son should apply for accommodation in the usual way, if they want it.

The University has a broad range of support for students and details about them can be found on our website.

Last updated 16 April.

We are currently reviewing our placement processes in line with Professional Statutory Regulatory Body guidelines.  We hope to provide a clearer picture in the coming weeks. We have good relationships with our placement providers, and they are aware of the expectations around student health and wellbeing.

Last updated 16 April.

We have cancelled all our face-to-face interviews and emailed applicants to let them know. Our interviews are now taking place online. Anyone who needs to be interviewed should receive a new invitation to select an interview date and time from the Admissions team.

Last updated 16 April.

We would recommend that the applicant contacts the Admissions team directly so we can discuss suitable alternative arrangements. 

Last updated 16 April.

Please contact ugadmissions@canterbury.ac.uk for undergraduate applications and pgadmissions@canterbury.ac.uk for postgraduate teacher training and postgraduate taught Masters and Research applications. 

Last updated 16 April.

Your child will have been sent an email asking them to upload a link to MyRecord. This process remains the same. 

Last updated 16 April.

GCSE, AS, A level, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020. These grades will have equal status to grades awarded in other years.  Please see the latest government guidance for more information. 

Last updated 16 April.

The Awarding Bodies will confirm the date for results day as soon as possible. They have stated that the results will not be delayed past the original release date in August. 

Last updated 16 April.

Yes, Clearing will still go ahead.

Last updated 16 April.

No. In line with the UCAS Admissions process, anyone who wishes to defer their application to 2021 should still obtain the qualifications required in 2020. 

Last updated 16 April.

 

 

 

Advice for the parents and carers of current students

The University has published on our website advice for those students currently living in University accommodation. If a student can leave University accommodation to go either to the house of a family member (under the age of 70 and without underlying medical conditions) then they should. If this is not possible then the University will support those remaining in University accommodation.

The University has published advice for students and in case your daughter or son has not shared it with you, it can be found here.

Last updated 16 April.

We are committed to supporting our students through their assessments in these challenging times and so are making it easier for those students affected to apply for as much support as they need, for a longer period of time.  Further information about this can be found on the University webpages.

Last updated 16 April.

All information relating to placement activity and the safeguards that have been put into place are in line with the national advice. Your son or daughter has been provided with National Guidance, issued by the NHS, and university briefing information with a frequently asked question document which is updated as new information is received. These are available on their Programme Blackboard and also on the university webpage. 

Last updated 16 April.

Yes. The accommodation team is currently producing credit notes for students that have left the accommodation and the Accounts Receivable team will be in touch with students over the next coming weeks, updating them on their account. 

Last updated 16 April.

We would recommend that students wait until Government advice indicates it’s safe to travel. Their belongings will remain in their room. 

Last updated 16 April.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting the country, the University is unable at this stage to confirm any future graduation dates including our September 2020 ceremonies. We have a duty of care to our students, their guests and our staff in response to official advice on coronavirus. We are keeping this under review and will update our web pages once we have further information regarding our future graduation ceremonies.

Last updated 22 Mayl.

 

 

 

Advice for school partners and advisers 

There may be a delay to some offers for student who have applied for professional health courses and Primary Education. This is because we have had to reschedule a large number of interviews. Your students are able to track the progress of their application through MyRecord

Last updated 16 April.

Interviews will be conducted online. 

Last updated 16 April.

It is not normal practice for a large number of predicted grades to change after applications have been submitted, and a large number of offers have been made. We will not reject an applicant solely on the basis of their predicted grades and will consider all applications holistically once we receive the results in the summer. 

Last updated 16 April.

We are still waiting for the government to confirm exactly when the exams will take place, and when the results will be received. Once we have this information we will be able to provide a fuller response. 

Last updated 16 April.

The accommodation portal is open now and we recommend students apply as soon as they have accepted their Canterbury Christ Church University offer.  Full details are on accommodation webpages.

Last updated 16 April.

We will continue to send our offers through UCAS. Applicants should check UCAS Track for updates. 

Last updated 16 April.

We will send communications to applicants directly using email. Applicants should make sure they keep their contact details on UCAS up to date and should also check their junk mail folder regularly. Applicants will also be able to see copies of the emails we have sent through MyRecord.  

Last updated 16 April.

Yes.

Last updated 16 April.

No. In line with the UCAS Admissions process, anyone who wishes to defer their application to 2021 should still obtain the qualifications required in 2020.

Last updated 16 April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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