Christ Church Freshers’ Fayre 2021

The University and the Students’ Union continue to prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our students and staff and as we look forward to returning to campus we want everyone to play their part in keeping us COVID safe.

We’re very excited about Freshers’ Fayre on Wed 22 September which is traditionally the largest student event we hold but we’re also aware that we all need to be aware of our responsibilities to each other to ensure we’re all as safe as we can be.

What is Freshers’ Fayre?

Freshers’ Fayre is a day when we get all our societies, sports teams and student groups together in one place to run stalls so that students can find out all the opportunities available to them. We also invite big brands along too, such as Domino’s, who give away lots of freebies, so it’s a great way to find out what you can do alongside your studies and allow you to make the absolute most of your time here.

A new location

This year's event has moved to a new dual site location with the fayre split between the CCCU Sports Centre and a large marquee and outside space by the new Venera Holmes building on the CCCU Campus. These larger spaces allow for more social distancing, have better airflow, and give us the flexibility to manage the event whilst following changing guidelines.

What we’re doing

As well as the new locations there are other things that we are doing in relation to covid safety.

  • One-way system in indoor spaces

  • Capacity numbers and monitoring

  • Stalls distanced 2 metres apart

  • Maximum on 2 people behind a stall

  • Sanitation stations

We are constantly reviewing our processes to ensure the event is as safe as it can be as well as following the latest university and government guidance.

What you can do

The University and the Students’ Union continue to prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our students and staff and as we look forward to returning to campus we want everyone to play their part in keeping us COVID safe.

Reflecting the latest government advice and the measures in place in wider society, we want to remind you of the following:

  • Keep COVID away from our campuses – if you have any symptoms or test positive, let the university know and stay at home.
  • Get tested – students should test before they travel back to university, by ordering a free test online or collection from their local pharmacy. On arrival at university, students should take 2 lateral flow tests (3 to 4 days apart) using home test kits.  Once you have arrived the government is recommending that students should take a lateral flow test twice a week.
  • Get fully vaccinated – it is safe and effective, and provides the best protection against coronavirus. Remember it takes two weeks after your second jab to be fully vaccinated, so to be safe when you return to campus, you do not want to delay getting both vaccinations.
  • Keep your distance and respect each other’s space – social distancing is no longer required across our campus network, unless advised for specific activities or spaces, but please respect each other's space.
  • Face coverings – are no longer mandatory, except where required in specific areas or for certain activities, but remain highly recommended when moving through busy areas. Face coverings help protect you and others.

See you on Wednesday 22 September

We’re so looking forward to having students back on campus so please come along to the fayre and the other events we have organised. You can see what else is going on at 

Stall Holder Locations


Sports Centre

CCSU Info Stall and Freebies CCSU Info Stall and Freebies
Bhakti Yoga CCCU / Medievel Animals
Athletics American Football
Beauty book Badminton
Boxing BAME Network
Canterbury Nightline Basketball Mens
CCCU / Market Insight Team Believers Love World
CCCU / School & College Engagement Team Canterbury Cathedral
Cricket Mens CCCU / School & College Engagement Team
Disabled Student Community CC SPORT
Dominos Cheerleading
Drama Soc Chistain Union
Electorial Services / Canterbury County Council Climbing Club
England Public Health Dance
Equestrian Sexual Health / Metro Charity
ETD-Soc Destintive Bars
German Doner Kebab Dominos
Go Student Tutoring Dungeons and Dragons Society
Harry Potter Society Education Enhancement society
International students society Football Mens
IONA Football Womens/Futsal
K-Pop History Society
Kharis On Campus Hockey Mens
KMMS Medical Society Hockey Womens
Lacrosse Mens Kayak
Lacrosse Womens Law and Mooting
Liberal Democrats LGBT+ Society
Music Soc Midwifery Society
Musical Theatre National Express
Parents And Carers Network Netball
Police (Personal safery and bike markings), KFRS and Street Pastors NurseSoc
Psysoc Occupational Therapy Soc
Radsoc Physio Soc
Department for education Pole Fitness
Show Choir Rugby Mens
Snowsports Science Soc
Social Work Society South Asian
Socialist Society St Johns
Student Experience Sustainability
Students for Global Health Canterbury Swimming and Water Polo
The University of London Officers' Training Corps (ULOTC) Tennis
Treasure House Society Trampolining
UNIfied Uni-Boob Team
  Women's Volleyball
  Womens Basketball
  Womens Rounders