We are excited to welcome you back to a COVID safe campus in September. Your student experience is at the heart of our planning, and we want to provide you with a high-quality education and student experience while ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our whole university community.

Covid precautions on campus

We have made precautions to ensure you will be safe to come back to our campuses this September. Following the government guidelines, we will follow the standard practices for face coverings, social distancing, and upkeeping hygiene standards across campus.

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How you’ll learn

We're optimistic that our campuses will continue to open fully in September and we're planning to provide you with a mix of significant face-to-face on-campus learning, teaching and social activities, supported by some online activity. The amount of face-to-face on-campus activity will vary from course to course, depending on your subject.

We'll ensure you have access to essential services and opportunities to help you thrive in your new academic and student life. Including libraries, sport and wellbeing, on-campus facilities, and support from our experienced academic and support teams.

Social activities

On campus and throughout the city, as the world has begun to open again, we have more and more ways for students to socialise and enjoy our facilities. Canterbury itself is thriving, with many great cafes and restaurants amongst other ways to explore the city. Read more about Canterbury.

The Students Union is open! 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, including exciting events year-round and a huge range of incredible societies. They are currently busy planning an exciting Freshers' Week and programme of events both on campus and online. These activities will provide you with lots of opportunities to connect with other students and make the most of your new student experience.

Read more about the Students Union.

What happens if things change?

You can also be reassured that while planning to open our campuses and facilities in September as usual, we also plan for other possibilities should there be delays to the government's roadmap.

If our plans do need to change because the government roadmap alters, we'll explain to you what it'll mean for your studies.

How to prepare

  • You'll receive an extensive welcome and induction to help you quickly settle in.
  • You can visit our Covid-secure campuses and accommodation before you start your studies. We'd love you to join us on a physical tour of our campuses and new facilities before September. Book your campus tour.
  • There will be social opportunities so you can connect with other students and make lasting friendships before you even set foot on campus. You can join our pre-arrivals Facebook group and find new your new classmates and flatmates before you arrive.

If you have any questions in the meantime, our friendly Course Enquiry Team is on hand to answer your questions. You can contact the Team through our online form. You can also contact them by email courses@canterbury.ac.uk and phone 01227 928000.