We're looking forward to welcoming you in January 2023. Here's some key information to help you on your journey to Canterbury Christ Church University.

Getting Started

Make your arrival the best it can be. Explore our must do tasks page which takes you through your essential and recommended tasks to becoming a Canterbury Christ Church student.

Here are some highlights:

  • Complete your online registration - you need to complete your registration in order to officially become a Canterbury Christ Church student and start your studies. If you're an international student, make sure you book your in-person meeting with the Compliance Team to show your documents and complete your registration. Explore the dedicated international students page for more details.
  • Check your course essentials for useful information to help you prepare for your studies.
  • Explore what academic support is available to prepare you for university - from meeting your peer mentor to discovering your Learning Skills Hub.
  • Watch your Library & Learning Resources and IT Services Inductions (below) so that you can learn what ways they can help you throughout your journey.  
  • The University has a network of trained professionals offering a range of support and advice for the duration of your time with us, to help you to achieve your aspirations. Find out what wellbeing, mental health and disability support is available to you at Canterbury Christ Church.
  • Get familiar with the University before you arrive by exploring campus maps.
  • Discover our student events programme to find out what events are happening this month.

Your Library

The library is one of the main places where you'll find what you need when studying, both physically within Augustine House, Canterbury, and Drill Hall, Medway, or online through Library Search. 

Your Digital Library is your gateway to amazing online learning resources accessible anytime and anywhere. To get started, you can read through this introduction to Your Digital Library, and read your subject guide to start discovering library resources in your subject area.

Augustine House Library Induction

Find out about the Library's services, resources, spaces and facilities at Augustine House in Canterbury in this Library and Learning Resources Induction.

Studying at Medway Campus? Explore Drill Hall Library through this online orientation - take a virtual tour or make use of the self-guided tour available. You can also watch the Drill Hall Library Induction

IT Services

Your IT services enable you to connect with the university using your Microsoft 365 account, download free and discounted software to help you with your studies, and access IT support and training. Here are some pointers for getting started:

  • Get connected to Wi-Fi: one of the first things you’ll want to do is access the University Wi-Fi. Eduroam is our free student Wi-Fi service.
  • Access your Christ Church email: as part of your registration, you’ll be given a computing account so you can access your canterbury.ac.uk email address. All university-related email correspondence will be sent to your university email address, so it’s important that you check it regularly.
  • Explore Blackboard: our Virtual Learning Environment, or VLE, is known as Blackboard. Blackboard is your online learning hub and you will be given access when you arrive, here you will receive course information and resources, access recorded lectures and take part in online learning activities.
  • Download free software: as a student you can access all the software you might need for your course for free through our App Store or Virtual Campus PC.

IT Services Induction

Find out how the IT Services can support you while at University in this IT Services Induction.

Connect with others

Follow your passion, share your interest, broaden your horizons, discover something new, develop your skills and make life-long friends at Canterbury Christ Church through a range of opportunities both on campus and online. 

Postgraduate Students

Make sure you check out the Postgraduate pages for more information on connecting with the Graduate College and joining the Postgraduate community before you arrive.

Some of you will be continuing straight on from your undergraduate studies while others will be returning to education after a break and many will be studying alongside work and/or family commitments. Whatever your programme, story, background or motivation - our diverse and welcoming Canterbury Christ Church postgraduate community is here to support you to settle in and reach your goals.

Postgraduate Induction

Watch your Postgraduate Induction to get an overview of the Graduate College and support available to you at the University.

International Students

We are committed to providing our international students with an outstanding education and supporting them to succeed in their studies. Make sure you explore the dedicated international students page for information on immigration, travelling to the UK, mandatory document checks, settling in and more.

You can also sign-up for the International Student Success Programme - a programme that provides practical advice on preparing to live and study in the UK. It is offered by Epigeum, which is part of Oxford University Press, and has been created in collaboration with students from universities across the UK, including staff and students at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Registering as an international student

If you are a student on a Student Route Visa, in order to receive your smartcard, you need to complete your registration in person. This is in addition to completing your details online via MyRecord

What to bring to your in-person registration:

  • Biometric Residence Permit. Please collect this before you attend a session – most students arrange for this to be collected from the Post Office in WH Smiths in Canterbury city centre (19 St George’s Street, CT1 2LB)
  • Qualifications used for your CAS and student visa application.
  • Passport


We will be holding sessions for international students to complete their registration on:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • From 4 January 2023 until 10 February 2023 (excluding 27 January as this is a graduation ceremony date)
  • 10:00 to 16:00
  • Ground Floor Library, Augustine House