‘Us in the World’ brings together activity from across the University that aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Upcoming Events and Activities

You can view upcoming events and activities month by month via the expanding sections below, and read the latest Us in the World Newsletter.

This page is updated with new events and opportunities regularly, so be sure to check back here often to get the latest information on sustainability-related events and opportunities across our campus network.

Check out the range of community and wellbeing activities happening across the Canterbury campus, each week during term time, including Tea at Three, Chooseday Chill, Board Games Group, Wednesdays in the DO, Wellbeing Cafes, Lego Connect and more.

Times and locations vary, check out the student events page (linked above) to see what's happening this week.

  • every Thursday from 19th Jan: Veg Box Pop-Up - student and staff veg box collection point

Order yourself a vegbox before 7am on the Tuesday prior to each collection day to get your 4-8kg mix of local seasonal organic vegetables from a local farm, Ripple Farm Organics, delivered direct to campus. Veg boxes are £6 each, payment due by card upon collection. Please note: despite the name, bags and boxes are NOT provided to cut down on waste and keep prices as low as possible, so please bring your own.

Joining the Veg Box Project gives you the opportunity to support local, sustainable growing methods and get your veg at a great price, reducing food miles, re-using and reducing packaging and lowering your carbon footprint all at the same time! Click the link above to order yours. Organised by the Veg Box Project in collaboration with the Chaplaincy, Christ Church Students' Union and Student Green Office.

3 - 5pm veg collection, Verena Holmes Plaza, Canterbury Campus

  • Thurs 26th: Refillable Van - zero-waste pop-up shop 

    Do you want to reduce plastic waste? Why not try refilling! The Refillable Van is your local mobile zero-waste shop that comes direct to you on the last Thursday of every month. Simply bring your empty bottles and containers and we will refill them for you with as much or as little as you need. Refillable produce includes washing up liquid, laundry detergent, fabric softener, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, dry foods, herbs and spices and more, plus homeware and gift ideas. Organised by the Veg Box Project.

    1 — 4pm, Verena Holmes Plaza, Canterbury Campus

  • Tues 31st: Refreshers Fayre – student event

    Join the Students' Union for an opportunity to meet student societies, sports clubs, and our very own Student Green Office and Veg Box Project, and find how to make the most of your time at Christ Church.

    11am - 3pm, Verena Holmes Ground & Third Floor, Canterbury Campus

This lunchtime talk by Visiting Senior Lecturer Hari Sewell will address students' experiences of racism in higher education and how these can be addressed and students supported. Hari Sewell is an author and educator on social and racial justice.

12 – 1.30pm, online via Teams (Please email timothy.odell@canterbury.ac.uk for a Teams link to the session)

An opportunity to visit a local wildlife park and see British native species, including wolves, bears, deer, choughs, otters, lynx and arctic foxes among other species – all in an ancient forest setting.

12 – 3pm, transport pick up Old Sessions House, (places are limited, please book via the link above)

Join us in marking the beginning of LGBT+ History month with our Vice Chancellor, in the raising of the Intersex Inclusive Flag at Augustine House. All students and staff are welcome to join.

1pm, outside Augustine House, Canterbury Campus

Join the Creatives and CCCU's Sustainability Team to make a cup cosy this January. The kits are free of charge and suitable for beginners to sewing. 

The fabrics in the kits are sourced from waste materials from an office furniture manufacturer and put together by Naomi Elizabeth Design, a graduate of the BA in Surface Pattern & Textiles at the University of Swansea.

If you would like to take part, please email Canterbury Creatives from your CCCU email address by the end of Monday 23rd January.

6pm to 8pm, TBC, Canterbury Campus (15 places available, please email to book yours)

Throughout February

Find out about the activities, opportunities and resources being shared throughout the month of February in celebration of LGBT+ History Month, including library displays, quiz nights, film nights, stitch & b*tch socials, craft workshops and more.

Take a peek at our Arts & Culture calendar to find out about all current and upcoming exhibitions and open lectures being hosted by Christ Church.

Check out the range of community and wellbeing activities happening across the Canterbury campus each week during term time, including Tea at Three, Chooseday Chill, Board Games Group, Wednesdays in the DO, Wellbeing Cafes, Lego Connect and more.

Sustainability Dates for your Calendar

  • every Thursday: Veg Box Pop-Up - student and staff veg box collection point

Order yourself a vegbox before 7am on the Tuesday prior to each collection day to get your 4-8kg mix of seasonal organic vegetables from a local farm, Ripple Farm Organics, delivered direct to campus. Veg boxes are £6 each, payment due by card upon collection. Please note: despite the name, bags and boxes are NOT provided to cut down on unnecessary waste and keep prices as low as possible, so please bring your own reusable bags!

Joining the Veg Box Project gives you the opportunity to support local, sustainable growing methods and get your veg at a great price, reducing food miles, re-using and reducing packaging and lowering your carbon footprint all at the same time! Click the link above to order yours. 

3 - 5pm veg collection, pick-up location on the North Holmes site will be emailed to everyone who has ordered a box each week, Canterbury Campus

This introductory, interactive taster session will enable you to get a better understanding of what carbon literacy means and whether enrolling for the free certified Carbon Literacy Training course is right for you.

Staff can book onto taster workshops and full CLT training through StaffSpace, and students can email our Carbon Literacy team to book their space.

1 - 2pm, Moore Mg18, Canterbury Campus (book your space online or by email)

  • Tues 7th: Sustainability Pop-Up at Medway - student and staff pop-up

John and Bethany from the Academy for Sustainable Futures will be hosting a sustainability pop-up on the Medway campus. They’ll be happy to chat and answer questions, to tell you about the ways you can get involved with sustainability at Christ Church and the resources available to you. They’re also keen to talk to interested staff about opportunities to bring more sustainability projects to Medway specifically, and to learn what sort of activities and opportunities you’d like to access on campus and online.

11am - 1pm, Rowan Williams Touchdown Cafe, Medway Campus

This introductory, interactive taster session will enable you to get a better understanding of what carbon literacy means and whether enrolling for the free certified Carbon Literacy Training course is right for you.

Staff can book onto taster workshops and full CLT training through StaffSpace, and students can email our Carbon Literacy team to book their space.

1.30 - 2.30pm, Rowan Williams RWg19, Medway Campus (book your space online or by email)

Global climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world. Many national and local governments, and organisations have declared Climate Emergencies, including Canterbury Christ Church University. As part of our response to the crisis, the Academy for Sustainable Futures is offering free certified Carbon Literacy Training to all staff and students.

This short course is delivered over two weeks with approximately one hour of self-study each week. Successful completion of the course will equip you with the knowledge you need to take action and build sustainability into your work, study and home life now and for the future, and results in CV-bolstering certification from the Carbon Literacy Project.

Staff can book onto taster workshops and full CLT training through StaffSpace, and students can email our Carbon Literacy team to book their space.

1 - 4pm, Moore Mg18, Canterbury Campus (book your space online or by email)

Part two of this month's CLT training. If you didn't get booked onto this month's training in time, book now for next month instead! Staff can book onto taster workshops and full CLT training through StaffSpace, and students can email our Carbon Literacy team to book their space.

1 - 4pm, Moore Mg18, Canterbury Campus (book your space online or by email)

  • Mon 20th: One World Week Open Mic & Poetry Event - student event

The Students' Union in collaboration with Project 93 and the Student Green Office are kicking off our annual One World Week celebration of international culture and cooperation with an open mic and poetry evening. More details to follow!

Times and details TBC, Tea and Toasty (formerly Cafe 41), St George's, Canterbury Campus

  • Thurs 23rd: Refillable Van - zero-waste pop-up shop

    Do you want to reduce plastic waste? Why not try refilling! The Refillable Van is your local mobile zero-waste shop that comes direct to you on the last Thursday of every month. Simply bring your empty bottles and containers and we will refill them for you with as much or as little as you need. Refillable produce includes washing up liquid, laundry detergent, fabric softener, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, dry foods, herbs and spices and more, plus homeware and gift ideas.

    1 — 4pm, Verena Holmes Plaza, Canterbury Campus

  • Fri 24th: Vigil for Ukraine - student and staff activity

There will be a vigil for Ukraine marking the first anniversary of the war. More details to follow. 

The International Food and Culture Fayre is back! The SU wants to hear from you if you are interested in hosting a stall - please fill out the form if you're interested in being involved.

1 - 3pm, The Lounge @ St Georges, Canterbury

Throughout March

  • Women's History Month - student and staff resources and events

Watch this space to find out about the activities, opportunities and resources being shared throughout the month of March in celebration of Women's History Month. Details tbc.

Take a peek at our Arts & Culture calendar to find out about all current and upcoming exhibitions and open lectures being hosted by Christ Church.

Check out the range of community and wellbeing activities happening across the Canterbury campus each week during term time, including Tea at Three, Chooseday Chill, Board Games Group, Wednesdays in the DO, Wellbeing Cafes, Lego Connect and more.

Sustainability Dates for your Calendar

  • every Thursday: Veg Box Pop-Up - student and staff veg box collection point

Order yourself a vegbox before 7am on the Tuesday prior to each collection day to get your 4-8kg mix of seasonal organic vegetables from a local farm, Ripple Farm Organics, delivered direct to campus. Veg boxes are £6 each, payment due by card upon collection. Please note: despite the name, bags and boxes are NOT provided to cut down on unnecessary waste and keep prices as low as possible, so please bring your own reusable bags!

Joining the Veg Box Project gives you the opportunity to support local, sustainable growing methods and get your veg at a great price, reducing food miles, re-using and reducing packaging and lowering your carbon footprint all at the same time! Click the link above to order yours.

3 - 5pm veg collection, pick-up location on the North Holmes site will be emailed to everyone who has ordered a box each week, Canterbury Campus

  • Tues 7th: Fairtrade Chocolate Tasting - student and staff pop-up activity

Join the Student Green Office in the second week of Fairtrade Fortnight to try out some free Fairtrade chocolate and find out what 'Fair Trade' actually means, why we support it and where you can buy Fairtrade items on campus.

11am - 1pm, Touchdown Cafe in Laud, Canterbury Campus 

This introductory, interactive taster session will enable you to get a better understanding of what carbon literacy means and whether enrolling for the free certified Carbon Literacy Training course is right for you.

Staff can book onto taster workshops and full CLT training through StaffSpace, and students can email our Carbon Literacy team to book their space.

1 - 2pm, Johnson Jg10, Canterbury Campus (book your space online or by email)

If you've been following along with the Careers & Enterprise Hub's workshop programme, you may have already spotted that #6 in their 'How to make money' workshop series is about how your business can be financially, as well as environmentally sustainable. Topics include how to be sustainable, social responsibility and ethics. Open to all current CCCU students and recent graduates and alumni.

1.30 - 3pm, The Lounge @ St Georges, Canterbury Campus (booking required, see link above)

  • Mid-March Date TBC: What does inclusion feel like?: Stories of natural difference - student + staff event

Do you have experiences with inclusion that you are interested in sharing? The Student Green Office will be running an event in March, where members of the Christ Church community can share their stories of social sustainability, focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion.

Inclusion covers a wide range of things, such as: disability, gender, religion, sexuality, ethnicity, spirituality, and many more! These talks will range from 5-20 minutes; if you are interested in being part of this event, please get in touch by the 20th of February.

Time and date tbc, Canterbury Campus

Global climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world. Many national and local governments, and organisations have declared Climate Emergencies, including Canterbury Christ Church University. As part of our response to the crisis, the Academy for Sustainable Futures is offering free certified Carbon Literacy Training to all staff and students.

This short course is delivered over two weeks with approximately one hour of self-study each week. Successful completion of the course will equip you with the knowledge you need to take action and build sustainability into your work, study and home life now and for the future, and results in CV-bolstering certification from the Carbon Literacy Project.

Staff can book onto taster workshops and full CLT training through StaffSpace, and students can email our Carbon Literacy team to book their space.

1 - 4pm, Laud Lg25, Canterbury Campus (book your space online or by email)

Part two of this month's CLT training. If you didn't get booked onto this month's training in time, book now for next month instead! Staff can book onto taster workshops and full CLT training through StaffSpace, and students can email our Carbon Literacy team to book their space.

1 - 4pm, Johnson Jg10, Canterbury Campus (book your space online or by email)

  • Thurs 30th: Refillable Van - zero-waste pop-up shop

    Do you want to reduce plastic waste? Why not try refilling! The Refillable Van is your local mobile zero-waste shop that comes direct to you on the last Thursday of every month. Simply bring your empty bottles and containers and we will refill them for you with as much or as little as you need. Refillable produce includes washing up liquid, laundry detergent, fabric softener, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, dry foods, herbs and spices and more, plus homeware and gift ideas.

    1 — 4pm, Verena Holmes Plaza, Canterbury Campus

Throughout April

Take a peek at our Arts & Culture calendar to find out about all current and upcoming exhibitions and open lectures being hosted by Christ Church.

Check out the range of community and wellbeing activities happening across the Canterbury campus each week during term time, including Tea at Three, Chooseday Chill, Board Games Group, Wednesdays in the DO, Wellbeing Cafes, Lego Connect and more.

Sustainability Dates for your Calendar

  • every Thursday: Veg Box Pop-Up - student and staff veg box collection point

Order yourself a vegbox before 7am on the Tuesday prior to each collection day to get your 4-8kg mix of seasonal organic vegetables from a local farm, Ripple Farm Organics, delivered direct to campus. Veg boxes are £6 each, payment due by card upon collection. Please note: despite the name, bags and boxes are NOT provided to cut down on unnecessary waste and keep prices as low as possible, so please bring your own reusable bags!

Joining the Veg Box Project gives you the opportunity to support local, sustainable growing methods and get your veg at a great price, reducing food miles, re-using and reducing packaging and lowering your carbon footprint all at the same time! Click the link above to order yours.

3 - 5pm veg collection, pick-up location on the North Holmes site will be emailed to everyone who has ordered a box each week, Canterbury Campus

This introductory, interactive taster session will enable you to get a better understanding of what carbon literacy means and whether enrolling for the free certified Carbon Literacy Training course is right for you.

Staff can book onto taster workshops and full CLT training through StaffSpace, and students can email our Carbon Literacy team to book their space.

1 - 2pm, Johnson Jg10, Canterbury Campus (book your space online or by email)

Global climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world. Many national and local governments, and organisations have declared Climate Emergencies, including Canterbury Christ Church University. As part of our response to the crisis, the Academy for Sustainable Futures is offering free certified Carbon Literacy Training to all staff and students.

This short course is delivered over two weeks with approximately one hour of self-study each week. Successful completion of the course will equip you with the knowledge you need to take action and build sustainability into your work, study and home life now and for the future, and results in CV-bolstering certification from the Carbon Literacy Project.

Staff can book onto taster workshops and full CLT training through StaffSpace, and students can email our Carbon Literacy team to book their space.

1 - 4pm, Johnson Jg10, Canterbury Campus (book your space online or by email)

Part two of this month's CLT training. If you didn't get booked onto this month's training in time, book now for next month instead! Staff can book onto taster workshops and full CLT training through StaffSpace, and students can email our Carbon Literacy team to book their space.

1 - 4pm, Johnson Jg08, Canterbury Campus (book your space online or by email)

  • Thurs 27th: Refillable Van - zero-waste pop-up shop

    Do you want to reduce plastic waste? Why not try refilling! The Refillable Van is your local mobile zero-waste shop that comes direct to you on the last Thursday of every month. Simply bring your empty bottles and containers and we will refill them for you with as much or as little as you need. Refillable produce includes washing up liquid, laundry detergent, fabric softener, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, dry foods, herbs and spices and more, plus homeware and gift ideas.

    1 — 4pm, Verena Holmes Plaza, Canterbury Campus

Teams and Collaborators

Current collaborators delivering activity aligned with Us in the World are as follows: