The Students’ Union is here to empower, encourage and help give you the best student experiences at university. Run for students, by students, you automatically become a member for free once you start and there’s lots of ways you can get involved.

Events all year round

The Students’ Union organise events throughout the academic year, kicking off your start to uni with the biggest event in the calendar – the Freshers’ Fayre. This is your first chance to sign-up to some of the 100+ clubs and societies, plus bag yourself loads of freebies.

Other big events that you can look forward to include Varsity, puppy days and the #CCSUAwards season celebrating all the good stuff! 

Societies and sports teams

Challenge yourself to try something completely new or join a society that matches your interests. Whether you’re into Harry Potter, arts and crafts, politics and the environment – there’s something for everyone.

You can join academic societies that will support your studies or a sports club to be part of a team. Lots of the sports teams compete regularly in British Universities and Colleges sport leagues and other types of competitions. 

Visit the Students’ Union website to see the societies and sports clubs you can join:  

You'll need to pay a fee to join and this cost varies depending on the club or society you choose.

Extra support and advice

There may be times when you need some extra help and support at Uni. The Union has a free, independent Advice Centre offering guidance on academic issues, as well as advice on housing, money and any other concerns you may have, to make sure your time at Christ Church is the best it can be.

The Students' Union has been incredibly active in advising the University's response to Covid-19. The Union has remained active and engaged, representing student views and needs, and ensuring support is in place. Visit the Students' Union website to find out about the help and support on offer.


The Students' Union is somewhere you can come to meet like-minded students, build a community and have a life outside of your academic career. It is also a place where memories are made with people who truly care about your experience and wellbeing, putting you at the forefront of everything they do.


Representing your student voice

The Leadership Team

The Students’ Union is led by four elected sabbatical officers who work full-time to represent you, champion student causes and work with us to make sure your voice is heard, and your feedback is acted on.

Union Council 

Supporting the Leadership Team is the Union Council which consists of 22 elected officers who individually represent our diverse and inclusive student body.

There are student officers for:

  • disabled
  • BAME
  • international
  • LGBT
  • postgraduate
  • part-time
  • mature 

Plus many more! Read the full list.

Committees, Representatives and Networks

As well as this, the Students’ Union is also made up of committees, course representatives and networks, including the BAME Network for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students. All run by students for students, there are so many ways you can get involved during your time here.

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