Whether you've passed all your assessments, need to repeat the year, are returning from interruption or still need to complete reassessments - we're here for you.

There are some specific tasks that can help you settle back into your academic studies, depending on your situation. 

Returning to move into my next year

If you are returning to university to move into your next academic year, there is plenty of support available to help you return and reach your full potential for the year ahead. From speaking to your Personal Academic Tutor to accessing a peer mentor, and developing your skills with the Learning Skills Hub to exploring your digital library.

There is a dedicated Learning Skills Hub module Successfully starting a new academic year. This will help you hit the ground running by using the quick guide with helpful tips, links and reminders to reflect on your journey so far and the next steps for your new academic year.

Returning after a foundation year

If you are returning to university to move into your first year after a foundation year, there is plenty of support available to help you with the transition. From speaking to your Personal Academic Tutor to accessing a peer mentor, and developing your skills with the Learning Skills Hub to exploring your digital library.

Course Essentials will help you prepare for the next phase of your degree providing useful information regarding suggested reading, recommended preparatory tasks and your course contacts.  

Join the CCCU Students Facebook Group for 22/23 to connect with students who will be joining you in September and to keep up to date with what is planned for the new academic year.   

Your course team will be in touch with details of your welcome week induction. This is an important introduction to your course as well as an opportunity to meet your new cohort and tutors.

And don't forget to come along to our Welcome Fair and Freshers' Fayre so you are aware of all the services, support and opportunities available to you.

Returning with reassessments to complete

If you are returning to university with reassessments to complete, you should contact your Personal Academic Tutor. They will inform you of what you need to do to prepare for your reassessments, as well as assist you in identifying what skills development and support you may require to help you succeed. 

Whatever form your reassessment takes, there are some key things you can do to help get the best result available. There is a range of support available to give you the confidence to achieve your full potential. 

Contact your Learning Developers in your Faculty for reassessment advice and guidance and use our reassessment checklist to ensure you have accessed all the support that is available.

 

Returning to repeat a year

If you are returning to university to repeat a year, you should contact your Personal Academic Tutor prior to your return. They can work with you to establish your needs, identify what skills development and support you may require and work with you to implement an engagement plan.

Whatever form your reassessment takes, there are some key things you can do to help get the best result available. There is a range of support available to give you the confidence to achieve your full potential. 

Once you’ve decided to accept the offer of reassessment with attendance, you must notify your funding provider (e.g Student Finance England). You will only be eligible for funding for the full year if you are re-taking modules in both semesters or all three trimesters (dependent on your Academic Calendar) otherwise your funding will be proportionate to the period that you repeat. The University will be asked to confirm the start and end date of your repeat period to Student Finance and if necessary your loan will be recalculated. Please ensure you double check the funding you will receive for your reassessment with attendance year. If you need any further guidance or advice, please contact one of our Student Support Advisers on 01227 922675 or email studentsupport@canterbury.ac.uk.

Returning from interruption

If you are returning to university from interruption, you should contact your Personal Academic Tutor prior to your return. They can work with you to establish what skills development, support or re-orientation activities you may require to help you succeed.

You should also re-familiarise yourself with campus and your libraries, what support is available and the wider Christ Church community

And don't forget to come along to our Welcome Fair and Freshers' Fayre so you can find out what is new and be up-to-date on all the services, support and opportunities available to you.

 

Starting at Level 5 or 6

If you are starting at Christ Church at Level 5 or 6, you should contact your Personal Academic Tutor so they can support your transition and orientation. 

You may want to check our online campus maps to help you find your way around and explore our virtual tours so you can become familiar with the campus before you arrive. 

You can familiarise yourself with what is available to you as a Christ Church student via your student webpages. Also discover what support is available and how to connect with the wider Christ Church community

We recommend you come along to our Welcome Fair and Freshers' Fayre as this will be a great introduction to all that is on offer at the University.

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