We're here to support you to become the best independent learner you can be. Even before you arrive there are things you can do to get prepared and feel confident to start your new academic life.
It’s exciting to have the responsibility and freedom to delve deeper into a subject you love, but it may be daunting to learn in a way that is likely to be very different to how you’ve studied or worked before. It takes teamwork - your lecturers and programme team will support you to develop your knowledge and understanding, as well as the new study skills you’ll need. However, it’ll be your self-motivation, commitment and engagement that will help you to reach your full potential.
Each programme is different but is made up of mixture of face-to-face and online learning including:
Outside of organised teaching, you’ll be expected to be:
We recommend that you have your own laptop computer as there will be lots of online resources, recorded lectures and activities for you to engage with, to support your independent learning, both on and off campus.
Your first step is to discuss any special equipment or software requirements with your programme to ensure you have what you need from the start.
Make sure your device has the latest system updates, anti-virus protection and is protected with a password or PIN code.
You can connect to free WiFi both on campus and in our accommodation. You’ll also get access to free software via our Student App Store.
However please note that only devices with the following operating systems can connect to the university WIFI: Microsoft Windows: 8.1, Windows 10 and RT 8.1, Apple Mac OS: 10.12 and newer, Linux OS: later versions supporting WPA2 Enterprise/AES encryption.
If you do not have a laptop, when on campus, there are many PCs and Apple Macs to use. You can also borrow a laptop while in the library and a small number of laptops are even available for 24hour loan, off campus use.
We are offering a long-term laptop loan scheme for students who are unable to access the right IT equipment for them to digitally engage with their programme. If you are worried about accessing essential IT equipment to support your studies please contact email@example.com for advice and support.
Before you arrive, you can connect with a peer mentor via email to ask questions and find out more about studying at Christ Church.
Once you arrive, there’s plenty of academic support available via:
If you’re a postgraduate student, you’ll join the Graduate College: our diverse, dynamic and cohesive teaching and research community. This community provides a range of academic support, training opportunities and dedicated study spaces.
Check out some of our study spaces with our 360 Tour of Augustine House - from group rooms to the silent zone there is a space to suit everyone's different learning styles and moods.
What better way to learn about uni life than to ask a peer mentor, a current student who can give you the benefit of their first-hand experience and help welcome you into our Christ Church community.
We recommend that you have your own laptop computer as there will be lots of online resources, recorded lectures and activities for you to engage with.