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8 events you can’t miss during Freshers’ Week

Yes registration events are very important, but don't forget there's a whole lot more to joining University. So here's our top 8 social events you can't miss during Freshers’ Week.

First night of freshers

No matter what campus you’re on, make the effort to come out as this is a great opportunity to meet awesome new people, have some fun and hit the ground running!

Canterbury - Hello Christ Church Welcome Party, 16th September.

Medway - Freshers Welcome Party, 16th September.

Broadstairs - #HelloChristChurch Welcome Party - 17th September.


Freshers Fayre

Save the date for the biggest Freshers' event! Join clubs and societies, find out about student representation and campaigns, and the best part.... FREEBIES!

Canterbury Freshers Fayre - 20th September.

Medway Freshers Fayre - 20th September.    

Broadstairs Freshers Fayre - 22nd September



Anything about animals?

Don’t worry, we will provide you with your creature comforts, all year!

Making a return this year is Freshers Farm’. Take a breather during the hectic-ness of Freshers' and come and enjoy petting the cute, baby farm animals on the grass area out the back of Augustine House.

Watch the video last year's farm here!


Anything with food, or free food!

No explanation is required as to why free food is simply the best right? Pizza (mmmm...). We have a whole heap of activities which of course, have free food and are some we are super excited for!

How about the Foodie Fayre at Canterbury, or Netflix and Grill at Medway?


Get your sports fix

Freshers week has everything from #TeamChristChurch Sports Weekend, Medway and Broadstairs FIFA nights and of course, a massive sporting celebration at Final Whistle!


Get to know your local surroundings

There's lots to see and see and do out there, why not take advantage of the Town Takeover and City Tours?


The Big Quiz

One of Canterbury’s biggest nights, The Big Quiz returns after the summer break with lots of new additions. This is certainly one not to be missed.


Hawaiian Club Night

The Hawaiian Club Night of the biggest nights in Freshers’ is this year sponsored by Red Bull. Expect amazing DJs, prizes, photobooths and merchandise.



If you’re going out out, make sure you follow this easy list!

  1. Eat before you go out

  2. Drink water in between drinks

  3. Take your ID

  4. Plan your route home and ensure you use our taxi partners Longley’s Cabs.

Have a read our full Freshers’ Guide to Partying to ensure you have an awesome time and begin making memories and writing stories for years to come.


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