Even before you arrive you’ll have a chance to connect with other students – to make friends, meet your new course mates, find your new flatmates, share interests and experiences as well as support each other.

Whatever your age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability or religion we're looking forward to welcoming you to our inclusive, vibrant and diverse Christ Church community.

Before you arrive…

Join the Closed Facebook Group

You'll be invited to join a closed Facebook group just for new students starting in your year.

This is a great place to meet others, share tips and keep up-to-date with the latest news opportunities and events.

Whether you’re a school leaver or a postgraduate, a mature student or parent, a commuter or an international student - with the Facebook group you’re never alone, with plenty of others in the same situation willing to share their advice and offer support.

Connect with a Peer Mentor

There’s nothing like asking a current undergraduate or postgraduate student, who has already experienced what it’s like to start at Christ Church, to make you feel reassured and comfortable about coming to uni.

You can ask to have a peer mentor to inform and guide you before you arrive. They can also support you through your first few months and beyond, providing a friendly face for you once you arrive.

When you arrive…

Your Programme Welcome

Don’t miss out on your programme welcome when you start. As well as a chance to learn more about your programme this is when you'll meet your new course mates.

Your Graduate College Welcome

If you’re studying a postgraduate programme, you’ll become part of our Graduate College. In this supportive academic environment, you can get to know other postgraduates and get involved in cross-disciplinary discussions. We also have a Postgraduate Research Association where our research students can connect with each other, share learning and exchange views.

Your Students’ Union Welcome

The Students’ Union is here to empower, encourage and help give you the best student experience at university. Run for students, by students, you automatically become a member for free once you start and there’s lots of ways you can get involved.

The Students’ Union put on a wide range of events in person and online to suit all interests, and have a range of clubs and societies - so there is literally something for everyone, to help people talk to each other, have fun and, most importantly, make friends.