We hope you had a wonderful Easter Bank Holiday and enjoy the rest of your break. April is packed with opportunities to support you to succeed in your studies, celebrate our community, and enjoy student life on campus. So, dive in, get involved, and make the most of your university experience this month!


StressLess is back this spring to support you to perform your best in end of year assessments.

Study Support

Augustine House Library remains open 24/7 until the assessment period ends on 24 May.

The Learning Skills Hub has a range of online modules to support you in your studies from essay writing, planning an assignment, and referencing.

In addition, the IT Trainers will be holding new IT Training drop-ins every Wednesday from 17 April-29 May, 2-4pm in AH.2.23 to help students who may have basic questions about Blackboard, Word, Excel, and basic IT. They are also offering a range of online IT Microsoft Office training – you can sign up here.

And at Drill Hall Library there is new exam revision overnight study spaces in the C Block study rooms from midnight until 8am the following morning from 22 April – 31 May. You will need to show your Student ID card upon entry to these rooms.

This space will be for study only, there will be no access to the library or its resources, including access to vending machines, so please bring your own drinks and snacks.

Wellbeing Support

Take time out of your studies and chill in the StressLess area on the second floor of Augustine House. And come along to the StressLess event on 18 April 1-5pm for a range of free art and craft activities, biscuit decorating, board games, a zen garden and more.

And don’t forget the weekly wellbeing events from Tea at Three, Chooseday Chill, Potter and Prune, and Wellbeing Café – the perfect way to take a break and connect with others.

IT Training

Join us for the first equity and inclusion conference!

You are invited to the University’s first equity and inclusion conference – CCCbeU, on Wednesday 24 April, 10am-4pm in Augustine Hall. It will be an interactive day of motivational keynote speakers, inspiring showcases, creative breakouts, and engaging and brave conversations. Book your place now.


World Autism Acceptance Week

At CCCU we want to make sure that everyone, regardless of disability or differences, has what they need to reach their full potential at University.

World Autism Acceptance Week (2-8 April) is a global awareness week where everyone is encouraged to understand what autism is, as well as the ways it can affect life for autistic people. Check out our Learning Skills Hub online modules for neurodiversity at university to understand how neurodiverse brains learn, and discover a book display in Augustine House featuring a range of resources about autism.

And remember the Disability Team are here to support and advise those students with autism including funding, productivity tools, special arrangements, and Learning Support Plans.

Watch the inspirational story of our student Gianni and how following a diagnosis he was supported by our Student Disability Team. 

Celebrate diversity with One World Week

CCCU are proud to welcome students and staff from over 80 countries around the world. Come and celebrate with the Students’ Union One World Week, where you can experience other cultures and our diverse community:

  • International Poetry Event, 22 April, 5-7pm, SU Hub
  • International Tea Party, 23 April, 12-2pm, SU Hub
  • International Food & Culture Fayre, 24 Apr, 12-2pm, The Lounge, St Georges

Embrace Sustainability with the Earth Charter

The Earth Charter is an international declaration of fundamental values a for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. Find out more at our collaborative exhibition with Project 93, which explores the principles of the Earth Charter, through graphics, photography and sound.

Don’t forget our regular sustainability events including weekly Potter and Prune (Wednesdays from 3-4.30pm, Johnson Wellbeing Garden), the monthly Eco Hope Nature Walk (first Thursday of every month from 1-1.45pm, meeting outside VH), and Carbon Literacy Training part 1 (15 April, 1-4pm, Lg47) and part 2 (29 April, 1-4pm, Jg04).


Celebrate our Successes

Teams recognised for putting students first

We are delighted to share the Customer Service Excellence accreditation has been awarded to the Library and Learning Resources, Student Wellbeing, and Course Enquiry teams, showing our commitment to delivering a high-quality service to our students and staff. At CCCU we are proud of putting our students at the centre of everything that we do. The Customer Service Excellence accreditation is a way for teams to show how they are delivering efficient, effective, and excellent services that help you succeed at our University.

University awarded for commitment to gender equality

The University has been recognised with the Athena Swan Bronze Award for its commitment to promoting gender equality.

Students’ Union Golden Apple and Student Voice Awards

Celebrate those staff and students who have made a difference to your student experience by nominating an individual who might have gone above and beyond in their role or has demonstrated a true passion and commitment to the community or the environment. Submit your nomination here.

Student Voice Awards

Student Voice

Student Surveys - don’t miss out on having your say!

The official main Student Surveys close on 30 April. This is your last chance to tell us about your time at CCCU and shape our future. It only takes about 10 minutes, and you will be entered into a prize draw to win up to £500!

Student Surveys

Other event opportunities:

  • Careers Workshops - there are plenty of workshops to join in April to help you improve your employability skills and help you succeed after you graduate. Including CV and cover letter workshops, as well as identifying transferable skills and finding the right job for you.
  • Arts and Culture - discover an artistically vibrant, academically inspiring, and socially engaging arts and culture programme on our campus.

  • Inaugural Lecture: Professor Anne Nortcliffe,17 April, 5.15-7pm, Michael Berry lecture theatre, free. Professor Anne Nortcliffe (Professor of Inclusive Engineering and Technology) will deliver her Inaugural Lecture, "Engineering inclusivity, how?"

  • Shakespeare on the Pond: Twelfth Night, 20 April, 7-8pm, The Quad, free to CCCU students & staff. Play On Words Theatre presents an atmospheric, outdoor, one-hour performance of Shakespeare’s classic Twelfth Night, performed against the backdrop of our picturesque Anslem pond. Book here.

  • Café Social ToteLab with the Student Green Office, 24 April, 2-4pm, Daphne Oram. A collaboration between Arts and Culture and the Student Green Office where you can experiment with different art materials to customise a tote-bag that will be tote-ally, uniquely you!

  • Postgraduate Community Day, Wednesday 24 April, 9am-5pm, Canterbury Campus. Celebrates students, research culture, and pathways to postgraduate study through a range of engaging and informative sessions. All CCCU students are welcome to attend – from undergraduates to postgraduates! Book your place here!

  • Medieval Canterbury Weekend 2024, 26-28 April, Augustine House, limited £2 student tickets still available for some lectures with discount code HISTORY2024. Organised by the Centre for Kent History & Heritage at CCCU, 2024 returns with a programme of 19 talks and its hallmark guided visits.

Futures Day

Look out for our first ever Futures Day event on 8-9 May! An opportunity to come together as a community, take part in fun challenges and activities, and contribute to a cause that truly matters.

As part of the day there will be a gunge tank challenge! So we are calling all students, clubs and societies to join in and get messy for a good cause! You need to sign up by 4 April, so don’t miss out!