There are a number of practical things that you should be thinking about during your final year of study at Christ Church to help you transition from being a student, to becoming a Christ Church graduate.

 

You need to ensure you are prepared for when your computing account is deactivated.

This is set to take place on your leaving date. We will send you an email 30 days before this happens as well as reminders 7 and 3 days beforehand.

When this date is reached, you will lose access to all University services including your email inbox, Blackboard account and OneDrive. So please ensure that you save any documents that you may need in the future and leave yourself plenty of time to transfer any files over.

If you have an approved reason to access your account after this date has passed, please get in touch with the i-zone as soon as possible.

Once you have graduated, the University will liaise with you via your personal email address so please ensure your contact details are up to date before you leave. As an Alumni you can keep your details up to date here.

As you prepare to leave the University, please return any remaining library items you have on loan. If you are unable to return to the library, please let us know. You will be able to post the items to us instead. See borrowing, returning and reservations for details.

If you are a full-time undergraduate student, your library account will close four months after you complete your course. You will still have access to print and online resources during this time. If you are a part time student or a student on a shorter course, the expiry date of your account may vary. You can contact the library for an exact date on when your account will close.

As a graduate you get alumni membership to the library. This includes a year’s free access to the library study spaces and print resources. This doesn’t include an IT account, but we provide a visitor PC and you’ll be able to access our guest Wi-Fi.

You can still access The Learning Skills Hub and complete modules at your own pace. We have a “Life after University” section of modules to support you as you leave the University. You’ll find:

If you’re going onto postgraduate study, we have modules that will help you get ready. You can continue to make use of RefWorks after you graduate, too. You’ll need to update your account, using the available instructions on the RefWorks webpages.

Whatever you choose to do next, we recommend a range of resources that will help you build upon your digital capabilities and continue to develop your digital skills:

Moving out of accommodation

There's several things you should do when leaving your student accommodation, whether it is university or privately owned.:

  • Change your address – do this two to three weeks before you move, so you don’t miss any important post. Re-direct your post and don’t forget to tell the University too by filling out this form so that CCCU can stay in touch with you.
  • Check your tenancy agreement to understand the details of handing back the property at the end of the tenancy. It should include clear guidance as to what the landlord or letting agent expects from you.
  • Check your inventory and make sure every item meets the condition indicated on the original list. Make a note of any considerable wear or damage and inform the landlord or letting agent.
  • Clean the property thoroughly – this should be a team effort with your flat mates/housemates, to ensure it’s not the responsibility of the last person left in the property! It might be worth getting a professional in. Don’t forget to include tidying the garden and any outside areas.
  • Take final meter readings and unsubscribe from your gas, electricity, phone, water and any other suppliers within plenty of time, to ensure you are not charged after you have left the property. Make sure all your bills are settled before you leave.
  • Talk to the landlord or letting agent and arrange an inspection date when you’re still in the property, so you can inspect it together.
  • Plan what you will do with any extra rubbish generated to reduce any impact on the community and recycle where possible. All the information you need to know about what goes in what bin, when the bin collection dates are and how to recycle are on the council website www.canterbury.gov.uk