Our Canterbury campus open days are great fun and enable you to get a feel for life at the university, and within our historic city. But if you’re still on the fence about coming along, below are ten reasons that might just sway you…

1. Meet your lecturers

Your lecturers will lead and support you through your education at university. They’ll be your primary point of contact, mentors and guides as you study. Coming to an open day is a great opportunity for you to meet them, ask questions about the course(s) you are interested in and hear how they'll support you in your studies.

One of our academics smiling at the camera
Meet our friendly academic team.

2. Learn about your course options

Before you apply it's important to understand how and what you'll learn. As well as speaking to lecturers you can discover more about the content of courses, the modules you can choose, and the way they're taught. At open days, you can choose to go to interactive and engaging subject talks, taster sessions, workshops and demonstrations.

Learning about the Engineering facilities available on campus.
Find out about the courses you could study.

3. Chat to current students

Our Student Ambassadors will be on hand to show you the way, with guided tours and plenty of opportunities to answer your questions. Speaking to them is a great way to get an honest insight into what it's like being a Christ Church student and to hear their experiences about living and studying (and partying…) in Canterbury.

Student helper at Open Day
Student helper at Open Day.

4. Discover our fantastic campus

We think you’ll be impressed by what you find at our Canterbury campus. Compact, near the city centre, but packed full of facilities and hidden spots to relax or study, it’s a brilliant location. We’ve recently opened our flagship study space – the Verena Holmes Building – and it’s a showstopper! Don’t believe us? Come and see for yourself!

Students outside the Verena Holmes building.
Come and see our wonderful campus!

5. Look around your future accommodation

Whether you know you want to fly the nest or haven't yet decided, it’s a great idea to take a look around our purpose-built student accommodation. Our accommodation is located around Canterbury within easy reach of campus and the city, and with so many options to choose from, coming to see each could be the deciding factor!

Outside Petros Court accommodation
Petros Court accommodation.

6. Get a feel for the place

Visiting one of our Open Days is an ideal time for you to get a real feel for what it's like to study and live in Canterbury. Experience for yourself our friendly student and staff community, walk around the campus, explore the library, computer rooms and labs, and imagine what it would be like to study here.

Students crossing the bridge over our campus pond.
Imagine yourself studying here in Canterbury.

7. Check out the local area

University isn't just about learning. There's plenty of time for you to explore and enjoy life both on campus, and in the area surrounding Canterbury. Our campus is right on the doorstep of this fantastic city, with its historic streets lined with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. A short bus or cycle ride away you’ll find the seaside resorts of Whitstable and Herne Bay, whilst all around the city fields, woodland and orchards provide tranquil, relaxing surroundings.

Students enjoying a punt trip along the river.
Canterbury is a historic and picturesque city.

8. Find out about the application process

If you'd like more detail about a course, student life or the services we offer, then our range of talks will complete your visit. It gives you the chance to hear about a subject in depth, from accommodation options or student finance, to completing a UCAS application. It also provides another opportunity to ask questions.

Someone researching university places.
At an open day we can answer any questions you have about the application process.

9. Discover our student services

Our student services are here to support you throughout your studies. From student loans, grants and bursaries to counselling, health and wellbeing, our teams will be on hand to answer questions and give great advice on what you can access as a student.

Two students - one disabled - talking to one another
Come and find out about how we can support you.

10. Hear about the Students' Union

Going to uni is one of the most life-changing things you'll experience, and Christ Church Students' Union is here to support you from application through to graduation and beyond. Meet our Students' Union and learn about the range of sports clubs, societies, events and guidance on offer.

Students at a student union open day
Meet our Student Union and find out about the societies on offer!