Our students say that being part of a small and friendly university helps them to settle in and feel at home quickly.

All our campuses have great social spaces for you and your friends to relax and socialise in, including cafes with affordable and healthy food on offer - all with Fairtrade status.

Students' Union

Our Students' Union is here to support you and help you get the most out of university life. From help settling in during Freshers' Week, to the annual extravaganza of the Summer Ball, they arrange plenty of events for you to get involved in.

There is a SU representative at every one of our campuses - so, no matter where you study, there'll always be lots going on.

Visit the Students' Union website.

Clubs and societies

Getting involved in a club is a great way to meet new friends and get into university life. Clubs and societies on offer include; football, rugby, band society, dance club, Amnesty International and many more.

View a list of all our student activities.

Can't see a society you'd like to join? You can start your own.

Calling all musicians

Ensembles are open to any student studying any subject. You do not have to be a music student to sign up.

Some groups are entirely open – anyone can join without an audition.

Most ensembles, however, are auditioned at the start of the academic year.

Find out how you can join an ensemble. 

Sport and fitness

No matter what your sporting level, there's plenty of opportunities for you. All activities available are open everyone and range from fitness classes and personal training, to sports scholarships and coaching courses.

The University's multi-million pound Sports Centre has the latest equipment and offers affordable gym and recreational sport memberships, a full range of exercise classes, and a personal training service. It's even open seven days a week!  

See how you could get involved in Sport.

Arts and culture

Passionate about the arts? We offer an extensive programme of events as well as exciting opportunities for you to get involved. Discover more about Arts and Culture at Christ Church.

If culture is what you are looking for, the local areas offer something for everyone:


A number of festivals are hosted throughout Kent each year, celebrating everything from music and the arts to food and drink, including:


Students that enjoy shopping have their needs well catered for. There are large, modern shopping complexes within easy reach of three of our main campus site:


Canterbury is supported by two railway stations. The new high-speed service, operating out of Canterbury West, means that central London is less than an hour away.

Canterbury is also approximately 20 minutes by train (from Canterbury East station) or car to the ferry and Eurotunnel terminals, which offer frequent crossings to France.

Travellers wishing to take the Eurostar should board the train from Canterbury West to Ashford International, from where the journey to Paris will take approximately two hours.


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