Mission, Vision, and Values

What our aims are and what you can expect of your students' union

Our Mission

is to better student life and enrich students' experiences.

Our Vision

is to empower, encourage, and support every student.

Our Ambition

is to play a central role in the lives of students through comprehensive support and facilitating student-led representation and opportunities; both to improve students’ experiences and help ensure graduates are highly employable.

Our Values

Student-led & Democratic

We are run by students, for students, and believe in the power of democratic and student-led decision making.


We value the diversity of our student body and the communities we live in.  This, together with a commitment to equality of opportunity and actively removing barriers to participation, ensures we have an accessible, inclusive, and cohesive culture.

Dependable & Professional

We pride ourselves on being a Union that students and stakeholders can trust and rely upon, and being an organisation that staff and volunteers want to be a part of.


The foundation of us as a union is to be there for our Members throughout their journey as a student.


We have a belief in collectivism and recognise we do not stand alone in our communities.  To achieve the best outcomes for our Members we will work with others to achieve our mission and make a bigger impact.


We are respectful of our Members, partners, stakeholders and our team.  We welcome and respect diverse views and recognise their importance in creating a vibrant student community.


Student experiences should be safe, fun and enjoyable and we will engage with our Members on this basis and reflect this in all we do. 

Our Partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University

Our shared mission is to pursue excellence in higher education: transforming individuals, creating knowledge, enriching communities and building a sustainable future.  This is formalised in the Student and University Partnership Agreement, developed between Canterbury Christ Church University, Christ Church Students’ Union, and students.

We have this approach as we firmly believe that students’ best interests are served by working in close partnership with the University, and we are proud of this approach.  This does not mean that we always agree, but instead that we have an equal and respectful relationship where we can and always will ensure that students’ interests and views are being heard and prioritised.

Your Union Plan 2019-22

We are run by students, for students, and over the next three years we promise to continue with one ethos- to do nothing for you, but everything with you.

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