19 April 2012
Canterbury Christ Church University will be welcoming back hundreds of past students next month for a special day of celebration.
The Alumni Celebration Day, on Saturday, 19 May, (10.00-17.00), is part of a series of events to mark the University’s Golden Jubilee.
The University has changed a lot over the past 50 years and this unique event will give the chance for Alumni from across the county, and further afield, to reconnect with old friends, revisit past memories and reminisce over their time at Christ Church, as well as celebrate University's contribution to Higher Education in Kent.
The programme for the day includes fun activities for all the family to enjoy hosted by the University’s departments. These include a mock trial where visitors can follow the Department of Criminal Justice Studies through the labyrinth of policing, forensic investigation and applied criminology as they apprehend and put a suspect on trial.
The University’s Sidney Cooper Art Gallery will also come to the North Holmes Road Campus to help unlock arts skills in an arts challenge. And the world of sport will be explored through activities and experiments in physiology, psychology, biomechanics and motor skill acquisition in the University’s sports labs.
Christ Church also enjoys a high reputation for the standard of its music and some of its best players, from classical to big band jazz and the University’s Gospel Choir will be performing throughout the day.
The finest of Kent produce will also be available at a Food, Arts and Crafts Fair, including cider, confectionary, art, fabrics, jewellery, household accessories, toiletries, olives, patchwork and much more.
Any of the University’s past students wanting more information or wishing to register to attend the Alumni Celebration Day on Saturday, 19 May, should visit: www.canterbury.ac.uk/AboutUs/GoldenJubilee/Home.aspx/Ends
Notes to Editor
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.
With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.
•We are the third highest university in England for student employability, with 94.3% of our recent UK graduates in employment or further study six months after graduating*.
•Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2010 UCAS).
•We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
•2012 is the University’s Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.
*2009/10 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey