Here are some of the questions new students normally want answers to so hopefully they will be of use but if you have another question then please contact us on

When does Freshers’ Week officially start?

We have thousands of new students starting in September 2019 and your start date will depend on what course and campus you're on. You will get information via email as to when your induction week starts and when you are expected to arrive.

The bulk of larger freshers' activities will occur the week? 14th-20th September 2019 as this is when the majority of students have arrived and registered.
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How do I become a member of the Students’ Union?

Congratulations! All registered students at are automatically members of Christ Church Students’ Union. You can opt out though if you want but who would want to do that?[back to top]

Where can I get an NUS Extra/Torum card from?

Totum is the new name for NUS Extra cards and you can buy them online right now! The Torum card costs £12 and offers a huge amount of discounts online and in the high street.[back to top]

Is there anything in Freshers' for mature students?

We have plenty of events to suit everybody with daytime and evening events occuring. If there is something that we’re not offering which you’d like why not come and talk to us and we’ll try to make it happen later in the year![back to top]

What if I don’t know anyone?

Don’t worry! No-one knows anyone during Freshers' which makes it the perfect opportunity to meet loads of new and exciting people! Welcome Crew will be around wearing our heavily branded t-shirts to chat to and introduce you to other like-minded people. Its also a great idea to join up with a society and these range to anything from Capoeira to Creative Writing.[back to top]

I don't drink, can I still get involved?

100%. Many fellow students choose not to drink and we try to ensure that alcohol is not the main focus of any events. Obviously some people do choose to drink at evening events but there are also day time events and non-drinking evening events throughout Freshers' Week, so there'll be plenty for you do get involved in whether you drink or not.[back to top]

How much money should I bring?

It's hard to give an answer to that but try and save and bring as much as you can and budget it for socialising and also general living expenses. Your Maintenance Loan should come in quickly but it's best to budget some extra cash in case there is a delay and you need to tide yourself over for a few days. Once the loan does come in then remember that most of this will go towards accommodation, etc so don't spend it all![back to top]

What on earth is Freshers’ Flu?

With over 4,000 people from around the world arriving in one place at the same time, there’s bound to be lots of germs flying around and you can’t be immune to all of them. You may catch something and get sick during the first term, so make sure you’re registered with a local GP Surgery and get stocked up on your favourite cold and flu remedies.[back to top]

I have accessibility needs. Can I still come to events?

Of course! Simply let us know in advance of the event and we’ll do our very best to accommodate you and be able to answer any questions you may have.[back to top]

I am finding it difficult to settle in at University. Who can I speak to about this?

We try to make everyone feel at home and our Freshers' Crew are there to help you settle in but Student Support are available for all students to discuss any worries or difficulties they are having.[back to top]

I've got questions/worries about my course/accommodation/etc.

At Uni we have a help department called i-Zone and they are there to answer any questions you have about virtually anything. You can reach them on email/phone and their encyclopedic knowledge can help in mast situations.[back to top]

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