New student FAQs

If you are a new student, you may have some questions about your course.

On this page you can find answers to some of the most common questions our new students ask us. If you have any further questions, please feel free to send us an email, and will be more than happy to help you in any way we can.

If you are taking exams or waiting for results, we’ve got our fingers crossed for you. Once the results come out in August we’ll be able to confirm your place. Don’t forget to check UCAS Track once you’ve got your results as you will need to confirm your acceptance.

If you already have your qualifications, then you don’t have anything to worry about. But if the unthinkable happens and you don’t quite get the grades you wanted, then you may like to contact our team on 01227 782900, as we may be able to help. This line is open from early August until the end of September.

In the meantime, enjoy the summer and maybe take a look at some of the information we’ve included below – useful things to get you prepared for this next exciting phase in your life. Also, why not visit our Facebook page to catch up with some of the other people starting here in September.

Once results are out, our University Admissions team will send you pre-registration instructions in August. You will need to look out for this, as there are some important things you will need to do. Once you have completed pre-registration you will have access to our virtual learning environment Blackboard, where you will be able to find timetables, reading lists, and lots of other useful information.

If you have requested University accommodation, you will receive confirmation once results are out. If you haven’t yet applied for accommodation, then visit our accommodation web pages, where you will find more information on what to do next.

The Business School induction week starts in September. You will receive a Welcome Pack which we will send out to you and will contain information on when to arrive and where you will need to be. In the meantime, to see what else is going on at the University you can find us on social networking sites, or visit the Student Union web pages.

It can be really useful to make a list of questions that you may have about your course, and life at Canterbury Christ Church University. We can then make sure that we answer all of your questions during our induction sessions.

If you want to do some pre-reading before arriving at the University, one of the best things you can do is make sure you are up-to-date with the latest business news and issues. The BBC Business website is an excellent place to start.

Some of our students also find it useful to research what it’s like to study at university. A quick search on Google of Bing brings up plenty of articles by students about student life, and the sorts of things it’s important to bring. Though it’s now a few years old, we found the list at the bottom of this article particularly useful.

If you think you might like to get a part-time job, visit our Employability and Careers web pages for useful tips and advice on finding work to fit around your studies.

If you’re new to Canterbury or Kent you might want to find out more about the local area. The Visit Kent website is a really useful resource, and includes a page on Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable. You can also find out more about Canterbury by visiting the official Canterbury tourism website.

Finally, if you are coming from further afield, you might find information for international students useful, or see the British Council website for more information on studying in the UK.

During your first week you will register with the University and obtain your computing account at the Computing and Library Induction. You will also attend a series of lectures and events that we have designed to help give you a good start at the Business School, so you really feel part of our community.

This first week will help you start to develop the skills you need for the next 3 years, and on into your future career. It will also give you an idea of what to expect from your University experience, and help you to understand how all your Year 1 modules fit together, making you feel more confident with independent study.

Finally, your induction week will also include events that will help you get to know your fellow students in the Business School. A welcome lecture will include a guest speaker and there will be further sessions during the week that introduce you to the way we do things. At these meetings you will also receive your timetable and meet your personal tutor.

Though each course is different, the majority of our students will study the following modules in the first year:

  • Contemporary Business Issues.
  • People Management in 21st Century.
  • Accounting and Finance for Professionals OR Accounting and Finance for Business.
  • Applied Statistics for Business and Management.
  • Marketing Principles and Practice.
  • Economics.

When you enrol you will be able to log onto our virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Here you will be able to find details of each of these modules online, and view reading lists for each module.

If you have any further questions, please send us an email, and we will be more than happy to help you in any way we can.


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Last edited: 10/04/2019 09:37:00