16 October 2013
The University, in partnership with the Students' Union, is bolstering the security and safety of its staff and students by introducing an evening shuttle bus service.
The introduction of the new, temporary, service is in response to recent incidents around the Canterbury Campus area.
The evening shuttle bus service will provide students and staff with an alternative, safe option in getting home. A shuttle bus will run from the Sports Centre, Spring Lane, to all Christ Church University accommodation in the city centre, from 8pm to 10.30pm Monday to Friday and from 8pm to 9.30pm at the weekend.
A shuttle service will also be running between midnight and 3am from Pin Hill student accommodation, stopping at all Canterbury Christ Church University accommodation in the city, Wednesdays to Saturdays starting tomorrow (Thursday October 17th).
Students and staff must check that the mini bus displays a Canterbury Christ Church University logo, and to ensure that staff on the bus are carrying official CCCU staff identity cards.
This service is another safety measure being introduced by the University, alongside extra security patrols, to increase student and staff safety around the Canterbury Campus.
Meanwhile, the University is continuing to help Kent Police with their on-going investigation.
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 across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.
- 94% of our most recent UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
- We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2012 UCAS).
- We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.
*2011/12 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey