Whatever year you're going into as a returning student, it's never too late to get involved. Follow your passion, develop your skills and broaden your horizons through a range of opportunities both on campus and online. 

Christ Church Students’ Union

As a Christ Church student, you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union and the Union is keen to support and represent you. Their Union council includes black and minority ethnic, disabled, international, LGBT, transgender, mature, women, postgraduate and placement officers to ensure a diverse student voice is heard and everyone has their say.

It's never too late to join a society or sports club - so why not explore what's on offer? It's a great way to make friends, re-connect with the Christ Church community, develop your skills and gain wider experience.

Don't forget you can also enjoy the wide range of events Christ Church SU host throughout the year, both virtual and physical, including their Freshers’ Week activities.

Get involved: upcoming events

From Chooseday Chill to Night Owls Experience and Christ Church Sport Colour Run to Live Music - find out what's happening when you return.

Plus, don't forget to explore the wide range of events that Christ Church Student's Union will be hosting - including their Freshers' Fayre! 

Christ Church Sport and Active Health

Christ Church Sport and Active Health offer all students an extensive range of sport and fitness opportunities at affordable prices. Whether it’s starting a fitness class, going to the gym or trying a new activity, there’s something for everyone both in person and online.


At Christ Church, we’re passionate about sustainability, and there are lots of ways you can get involved in supporting the University and the Students’ Union to be a better, more energy-efficient, environmentally conscious and sustainable place to study. Whether you join the Eco Student Society or become a member of the Student Green Office, there are plenty of ways to play your part.


There are lots of great reasons to volunteer - you can connect with new people and opportunities, improve your mental wellbeing and boost your skills and CV to make you career-ready. And all the while you can feel good knowing you’re helping others. You can find out more and search for volunteering opportunities on the Christ Church Volunteering Platform, or by emailing the team at volunteer@canterbury.ac.uk

Expect Respect

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

The CCCU Expect Respect Pledge

  • To give respect to all;
  • To take responsibility for helping to create an inclusive and welcoming University;
  • To take positive action to prevent discrimination by not tolerating, condoning or ignoring harassment of any kind;
  • To educate myself and others about harassment - what it is, how it makes people feel and challenging harassment when possible.

Information for current students

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Get involved: upcoming events

There are a range of exciting events to help you reconnect with the Christ Church community - these are not just for Freshers but suitable for all students.