Clearing or Late Arrivals

If you have applied through Clearing or end up starting late, we are here to support you to get off to a good start at Christ Church and help you quickly settle in to our friendly academic community.

Take some time to explore the range of information on offer for new students.  

See below a few key things you need to consider:


Registration is the process that all students must go through to become a Canterbury Christ Church University student, enabling you to successfully begin your studies.

If you miss your registration then please go to the i-zone with your documentation.

If you have already applied for Student Finance you will need to let them know where and what you now are studying.

If you have not applied for finance we advise you apply straight away and start also to plan your budget.  If you have any questions you can talk to one of our Student Support and Wellbeing Advisers for help. 

If you need accommodation, contact the University Accommodation Team who will be happy to help – whether it is a room in our University accommodation (if still available) or in private rented accommodation. 

  • Check your Programme Essentials for information about your programme and any expected reading you might need to do.
  • Discover your library- see if you can book yourself on a tour, check out their webpages or feel free to ask for help at one of their information points. 
  • Connect with a Peer Mentor to show you around the University and introduce you to academic life. 
  • Meet your Personal Academic Tutor. You will be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor  when you arrive to provide you with academic support, helping you to identify the academic skills you need to develop in order to succeed in your studies.
  • Find out more about the academic skills you will be supported to develop in your first year from academic writing to time management. 

For further guidance click here.

  • Attend your Welcome Week. During your first week your Programme Team will have an induction planned to introduce you to your fellow students and your studies. This is essential to give you a good start to your new academic life – discover where everything is on the campus, learn more about your programme, get your timetable and find out what is expected of you. For some programmes you will also be making important module choice decisions during this time. Find your details here
  • If unfortunately you have missed your programme induction follow these steps to make sure you get up to speed and don't miss anything:
    • Arrange a meeting with your Programme Director – you can arrange this with the Programme Administration team in your school or ask the iZone who your Programe Director is.
    • Check you have access to Blackboard - this is where you will find all your learning materials and information from your programme.
    • Access your timetable and make sure you have all the key dates you need. Your Individual Student Timetable will be available via your online calendar around 2 weeks after the start of semester.
    • Introduce yourself to your Module Leaders.
    • When you have been assigned a Personal Academic tutor book a meeting to chat about your studies.


Join the CCCUStudents 2019/2020 Closed Facebook Group to connect with others on your course or those who share similar interests. 

Check out the Students’ Union for clubs and societies you might want to join and discover the range of events on offer. 

  • Our Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser are here to help you with any questions you may have related to personal, general wellbeing, financial, housing, or academic matters.
  • Let Student Support know as early as possible if you think you may have a disability or mental health condition that could impact on your studies so we can put things in place to support you and your studies.
  • We have Peer Mentors from a range of different backgrounds keen to share their knowledge and experience as a current student and help show you around the University.
  • The i-zone is here to help with any other questions about University life or anything else you may need to know. If they do not know the answer themselves, the i-zone will know who to signpost you to, so whatever your query is they are always a good place to start.

For all the services on offer see


Look out for Academic Development Week in October. This week provides you with an important opportunity to meet with your Personal Academic Tutor, reflect on your academic progress so far and identify any further support you might need to stay on track and succeed. 


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Last edited: 22/04/2020 11:00:00