At CCCU we are proud of our friendly, diverse, and inclusive community and are pleased to share the stories of our students and their different experiences below. 

We recognise that different students are on different journeys and have different needs. Whatever your personal background or circumstance we want to ensure that you are represented, heard and included in the support and opportunities we offer.

Canterbury Christ Church University and the Students’ Union believe all students, staff, and visitors should expect respect and have the right to live, study, and work in a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, bullying, or harassment of any form.

At Canterbury Christ Church University you can Expect Respect whilst you study and work with us. Together we aim to make our campuses, social and teaching spaces welcoming, respectful, and inclusive spaces for all.

How to take part

Take the 20 minute Expect Respect Welcome Module to win great prizes!

This Expect Respect Welcome Module will introduce you to the University and cover some important topics for student life, including:

  • building your supportive network
  • our Expect Respect campaign
  • staying safe
  • cultivating healthy relationships.

When you complete this module, you will be entered into a prize draw, with a chance to win some amazing CCCU goodies and experiences!


Expect Respect

Our students with disabilities

Regardless of disability or differences, we want to ensure that everyone has what they need to reach their full potential. Our Disability and Mental Wellbeing Teams are here to support our students with disabilities.

Our mature students

A third of our students are over the age of 30 and our Student Support Advisers are on hand to support mature students with advice about finances, childcare or balancing work alongside studies.

Our international students

As a welcoming university with global connections, we support our international students every step of the way including their arrival.

Our Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and Ethnic Minority students

The University has a range of networking opportunities, representation groups and support services dedicated to supporting our Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and Ethnic Minority students ensuring you feel welcome, included and part of the wider university community.

Check out our Black History 365 programme where we celebrate and recognise the invaluable contributions that the Black community make to our learning community.

Our Foundation students

Whether you're a school-leaver or someone considering returning to study, a foundation year course can help you develop your academic skills and build your confidence. Remember there is lots of study support available to ensure you progress and succeed in your degree.

Our partner and apprentice students

Canterbury Christ Church University has partnered with a number of different colleges and universities in order to deliver an exceptional educational experience beyond our campuses. As a student at one of these institutions, you will access the majority of resources at your place of study while some services will be available to you from Christ Church either online or in-person at our campuses.

Meanwhile, as a Christ Church apprentice, you will gain a university-level qualification while also working full-time. Our higher and degree apprenticeships are co-designed with employers. They are tailored to job roles, are flexible and provide opportunities to fill higher and degree level skills gaps within an organisation.


Our students on placements

At Christ Church, we provide many of our students on professional courses with placements opportunities. These can seem daunting and demanding but are also so rewarding and inspiring - don't forget your course team will support you throughout.

Our postgraduate students

Whether you are a new postgraduate student at the start of your further studies or a current postgraduate student looking to develop your research skills we have a range of dedicated support for you. But also remember from library to IT, from student wellbeing to sport most of our facilities are accessible to all Christ Church students at all levels - so don't miss out! 

Our commuting students

Many of our students live locally and make the decision to commute into uni - we want you to feel supported and part of our Christ Church community.