Beyond your course induction, there is a range of exciting events to help you make new friends, try something new and connect with the CCCU community. From welcome activities to events with Christ Church SU- there's something for everyone!

Our events programme is continually being added to (yes there is even more to come!). So don't miss out and remember to keep coming back for the latest updates...

Welcome Fairs and events

Canterbury Welcome Fair

This is your chance to connect with all that is on offer at Christ Church and make the most out of your university experience.

There will be pop up stands including Student Wellbeing, Peer Mentors , Careers, Volunteering, Accommodation and Facilities.

You can have a go at a sport, play Nintendo with the Chaplaincy, take the Expect Repect Pledge, create butterflies with Canterbury Christ Church Creatives, chat with current students and much, much more.

Everyone welcome.

Monday 6 September- Friday 10 September, 10am-4pm.

Touchdown Lawn

KMMS Welcome Fair For all new KMMS students- come and meet some of your key services and explore ways to get involved at Christ Church with your dedicated Welcome Fair at Canterbury campus.

Friday 17 September, 10am-4pm


Marque by Verena Holmes

Canterbury Welcome Fair

This is your chance to connect with all that is on offer at Christ Church and make the most out of your university experience.

There will be pop up stands including Peer Mentors, Careers, Volunteering, Sustainability, Accommodation and Facilities. On Wednesday we will also be joined by Student Support and the Learning Skills teams.

You can have a go at a sport, play Nintendo with the Chaplaincy, create butterflies with Canterbury Christ Church Creatives, make a bath bomb or candle with the STEM team, chat with current students and much, much more.

Plus find out more about what the city has to offer (including their discount shopping evening!).

On Wednesday and Thursday you can sign up to a local GP while our education students can find out more about Teaching Unions.

Finally don’t forget that if you want to relax we will also have our very own chill out zone!

Everyone welcome.

Monday 20 - 24 September, 10am-4pm

Touchdown and Anslem Lawn

International Student Welcome 

From chats with current international students, reading clubs, cooking sessions and quiz nights there is lot of  welcome events organised by our International Student Ambassadors. Click here for the full programme.

Monday 13 September - Friday 1 October

Introduction to the Graduate College and to postgraduate student life

This session is for all postgraduate students and will provide an introduction to the role and provision of the Graduate College at Canterbury Christ Church University as well as providing advice about the transition to life as a postgraduate student.

Online: Monday 20 September, 1pm - 2pm. Join here.

In-person: Tuesday 21 September, 12.30pm - 2pm in Lg16 (Laud building).

Christ Church SU Freshers' Events

For all the latest Students' Union events including online and evening events click here

Canterbury Freshers' Fayre Find out how to get involved during your time at university with the CCSU Freshers' Fayre in and around the Verena Holmes building and the CCCU Sports Hall. Meet a range of societies, sports clubs and representatives from local businesses.

Wednesday 22 September, 11am - 3pm

Sports Centre and Marque outside Verena Holmes

Medway Freshers' Fayre

Join students from Greenwich University and University of Kent to find out all that is on offer at the Medway campus.


Wednesday 22 September
Canterbury Su Events
  • Silent Cinema, CCCU Sports Centre, Monday 20 September, 2pm-5pm
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course, Outside Verena Holme, Monday 20 September, 2pm-5pm
  • Poster Sale, Verena Holmes, 9am -6pm
  • Freshers' History Tour, Anselm, Thursday 23,  Friday 24, Saturday 25 September, 12 noon - 1pm
For further details and more events click here
Medway SU  Events 
  • Check out the Welcome 21 calendar of Medway events arranged for all students on the Medway Campus, Saturday 11 September to 24 September
  • Ice Cream Van  - what could be better than to meet the Student's Union, other CCCU teams and grab an ice-cream at the same time,  Thursday 23, Friday 24 September,  11.30am - 1.30pm
  •  Trip to Rochester with Medway Chaplain, Saturday 25 September
  • Petting Zoo, Monday 27 September, 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Medway Breakfast Club - Join the Students' Union for a chat and relaxed bunch, Monday 6, Monday 13, Monday 27, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 September, Thursday 14 & Friday 15 October, 11.30am -1.30pm 

Welcome 21 Calendar


For further details and more  SU events click here






Wellbeing Activities and Drop-Ins

Chooseday Chill If you would like to take time out over some free tea and toast, meet new friends, play board games, try crafts or just  relax - then Chooseday Chill is for you!

Tuesday 21 September, 5pm - 7pm Augustine House Atrium Cafe

Then every Tuesday

Wellbeing Drop-ins

Whether you have questions about finance, struggling to settle in or just want a chat our friendly Student Wellbeing Advisers are on hand to support you during your first few weeks as well as for your whole time at Christ Church.

Weekdays, 12.00-4.30pm, Augustine House

Monday, 1pm - 2pm, Medway 

Wellbeing Virtual Drop-ins

If you have a quick query for the Student Wellbeing Service or need some advice about your mental health or disability, then these daily virtual drop- ins are great place to start.

Weekdays, 12 - 1pm, via Blackboard
Mental Health and Disability Drop-ins

If you have any questions or need advice about your mental health or disability then you can chat to the team at these campus drop-ins. They can also help you with your Learning Support Plans. 

Wednesday, 2pm - 4pm, Augustine House

Disability, Monday, 1pm-2pm and 
Mental Health, Thursday, 1pm -2pm, Medway


CCCU Advance Care Leavers event

This is part of our ongoing commitment to supporting students from a care background

CCCU Advance On Campus 
Book your place by clicking here

CCCU Advance Online
can book your place by clicking here

Wednesday 15 September 10:00am-2pm


Thursday 16 September, 1pm -3.30pm

Sustainability Events


Annual Hop Picking  

A selection of hops are grown on campus in celebration of our history and links to the St Augustine and the monks who once lived here. Come along to the annual hop picking and find out more about are partnership with a local microbrewery to produce our own heritage Christ Church ale.

Friday 10 September 9am - 12 noon. 

Meet Sustainability on Touchdown Lawn 


Get to know your Sustainable Campus: the hidden story

Discover the wonderful grounds across the campus including wildflower banks, a heritage orchard and secret garden which all encourage biodiversity. Tours last about 45 minutes. 

You can also have a go at the carbon literacy game. 


Friday 10 September, 10am, 11.30am 2pm, 3.30pm 

Friday 24 September

Meet at the Sustainability Yurt on Anslem Lawn 

Look out for our on demand content of recorded events and orientations which will be uploaded here as they become available. 

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