Your studies in September 2020.

Our priority is to make sure we provide you with the highest quality education, whilst also ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all our students, staff and visitors. We will ensure we follow the guidance from the Government and Public Health England.

Here is an outline of how we will aim to support your learning and teaching in your first semester/trimester. In August, we will provide you with more detail about how your programme will be delivered.

  • Our aim is to provide a mix of on-site face-to-face and digital learning and teaching. This will include smaller interactive lectures. The exact approach will vary between programmes to meet their specific needs.
  • We’re committed to providing an on-campus experience. This includes opening our facilities, including the libraries, while adhering to the latest social distancing guidance.
  • We plan to open specialist spaces for specific programmes, for example, science and engineering labs, performing and creative arts rehearsal spaces, and health simulation suites, for face-to-face learning and teaching. In doing this, we will make adjustments relating to social distancing requirements.
  • For those students with placements, we are working with our partners, including professional, statutory and regulatory bodies, to continue to provide and support workplace opportunities.
  • Planning for your 20/21 timetabling is underway and we will let you have more information once details for your programme are confirmed. 

We make this commitment provided there are no serious unforeseeable public health issues that result in the introduction of further Government lockdown measures.

We will continue to monitor Government guidelines and will respond, making any necessary adjustments, ensuring that we continue to support you to succeed in your studies. For information on our response if there is a national or local lockdown please click here.

We’re here to support you to get the most out of both face-to-face and online learning and teaching so you can reach your full potential.

Whether you are starting university for the first time or moving up to the next level of study, you will not be on your own, with a range of ongoing academic support available to help you settle in and become the best independent learner you can be:

Plus, a range of online resources including your  Digital Library,  Skills4Study  and  Productivity Software.

If you’re a postgraduate student, the Graduate College provides a range of academic support, training opportunities and networks.

We recommend that you have your own laptop computer as there will be lots of online resources, recorded lectures and activities for you to engage with, to support your independent learning, both on and off campus.

Your first step is to discuss any special equipment or software requirements with your programme to ensure you have what you need from the start.

  • For most programmes, a Windows laptop is recommended with an Intel i5 processor with 8GB Ram.
  • For creative arts programmes e.g. music or media related courses an Apple MacBook may be more appropriate.
  • If you are studying computing or engineering subjects you may wish to consider a higher specification laptop to support your studies, for example an i7 processor with 16GB Ram.

Make sure your device has the latest system updates, anti-virus protection and is protected with a password or PIN code.

Remember you get access to free and discounted software including Microsoft Office, software to keep you safe online, and programme specific software.

If you are worried about accessing essential IT equipment to support your studies please contact studentwellbeing@canterbury.ac.uk for advice and support. The University has an IT loan and grant scheme in place to help students, who due to financial constraints, are having difficulty purchasing the IT equipment they need.

At Canterbury Christ Church University, many of our students will undertake a placement or other form of work-related experience as part of their degree programme. This provides a valuable opportunity to develop employability skills, gain work experience and enhance future job prospects.

Our priority is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all our students while on placements.To find out more click here

Both new and returning students need to register to be a Christ Church student, have access to all our services and to release your student loan or bursary (if you’re entitled to one).

You will be invited by email with details on how to complete this task.

Terms and conditions of student registration

The arrangements set out in these Terms and Conditions apply to all students registered with us. They define the basis of the contractual agreement between you as the student and us as the University.

It’s important you read the Terms and Conditions, so you understand the rules, regulations, policies and procedures that are in place to help ensure all students are treated fairly.  You’ll be asked to agree to these as part of your online registration tasks.

 

I truly felt like a working journalist in the industry. The encouragement we have had by our lecturers evidently gave us the confidence and belief that we could do the newsdays remotely. It has filled me with confidence as the amount of content and stories we were able to find and produce from the limitations of our own houses and in such a short time period was impressive

Chloe Journalist student on her virtual newsroom experience

The online sessions for Forensic Biology, especially the crime scene exercise, were very informative and interactive, with being placed into groups with different scenarios to complete a task.The online sessions still gave us the opportunity to ask the questions we would have asked in class and receive an answer. Overall, I feel the sessions were just like being in class but online and therefore, interesting, informative and interactive.

CourtneyForensic Investigation student describes her positive digital learning experience