Have you overheard friends talking about Graduate Schemes? Are you thinking about your future? Now is a great time to be looking ahead and thinking about making any Graduate Scheme applications, especially with many of the deadlines happening at the end December and throughout January.
Although Christmas is just around the corner, we’re already thinking about all the exciting things we have planned at CCCU for 2019.
Did you know that broadening your horizons and trying something new could be the key to your academic success and future employability? So start your Semester 2 in a positive way and make the most of your Personal Development Week on 21 – 25 January. This is a dedicated week at the beginning of the semester to help you to develop your skills, prepare you for your future career and reach your full potential.
There is a wide range of events, activities, workshops and support available suitable for Undergraduate and Postgraduate. Make sure you plan ahead and schedule your week to get the most out of this great opportunity . You can download the full programme here.
How can you develop your skills for university and beyond? What can you do to improve your critical thinking? Come along to the Learning and Teaching Conference on 24 January 9.15am -1pm on the theme of “Developing Skills for Success at University and Beyond”. All students are welcome.
The January Exam Timetable for Semester Programmes is now available. Your individualised timetable can be accessed via Student Portal by clicking the ‘Must-Do Tasks’ tile.
In order to support our students over Christmas and New Year, we will be offering a library, i-zone and IT support service at Augustine House every day between 11.00 am – 5.00 pm except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Canterbury, Medway and Tunbridge Wells Campuses will close for Christmas on 21 December 2018 and will re-open on 2 January 2019.
We are delighted to confirm that Augustine House will be open as follows during the Christmas holidays:
Start your Semester 2 in a positive way and make the most of your Personal Development Week on 21 – 25 January. This is a dedicated week at the beginning of the semester to help you to develop your skills, prepare you for your future career and reach your full potential.
As well as a full programme of events, activities and workshops in Canterbury to which all students are welcome there is a dedicated programme for Medway. For details click here.
With Christmas only around the corner, it is good to remind ourselves of how to keep not only ourselves safe, but also our property whilst we are out and about enjoying the festive celebrations.
This week was UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The theme of this year’s IDPD is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. To celebrate the day in Medway, the Student Disability Service are hosting an information stand in Rowan Williams between 1pm – 3pm on 7 Dec.
The University will soon be introducing, in the new year, a service which allows for the recording of class-based activities which students can play back online via Blackboard. The recording captures the sound and what is displayed on the screen in the room. The service also allows for recordings to be made and viewed in advance of the class, and they can also be made by students as part of their assessments.
Feeling stressed or anxious is something we all experience from time to time. It is a normal response to challenging or pressured situations such as exams and can actually help us to perform at our best.
By being prepared and organised while looking after yourself you can make sure those feeling of stress and anxiety are kept under control. And our Stressless activities are here to help.
However, sometimes the feeling of anxiety can be overwhelming and have a negative effect – if you feel this is the case for you there is a range of support available…
Are you thinking ahead to the new year, and ways you can get involved in volunteering? Our Volunteering Opportunity of the Week is for Canterbury Anifest (taking place on 8/9 March 2019), an award-winning animation festival and the largest annual event of this kind in the South East. It’s a great community event that invites people of all ages to come and experience the magic of animation; allowing them to get involved with something out of the ordinary…
Through the national student surveys you are able to provide feedback on your whole programme and entire student experience.
By identifying what has worked well and any areas that are in need of improvement you are helping us to invest and develop in the right areas.
In 2018 we have been working hard to listen to and respond to the feedback you have given us to make sure that your experiences match your expectations. And here are just some of the things that have been improved thanks to your comments:
The Christmas holidays are only a few weeks away, so we’re getting you in the mood with lots of festive events. We’re also continuing to prepare you for end of semester assessments with #StressLess and giving you some things to look forward to in the New Year!
Today is the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The theme of this year’s IDPD is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. To celebrate the day, the Student Disability Service is hosting an information event in Augustine House Atrium 11am – 3pm, and we will be sharing case studies throughout the day. This case study is about Ella and the support she received from Kim, a Dyslexia Tutor, from the Student Disability Service.
So, you have made your housemate choice and now you need to decide where you are going to live! Home Stamp are holding their Housing Fayre on 6 December 11.30-3.00pm at the SU Lounge so come along and start your research.
We are looking to amend Self-Certification Requests in 2019/20 to make them more effective for students and want your views.
Please note there are no changes planned for Evidence Based Extensions so studnets can still request up to a 14 day extensions.
There is is only a few questions to answer, so it will l not take long and as a thank you for taking part in the consultation you will be entered into a prize draw for £50. Please click here to take part.
We know that your digital experience is important to you and your studies. So please take part in our Student Digital Experience Insights survey today (a link to the survey will have been emailed to you) and help us provide you with the technologies you need to succeed.
Monday 3rd December marks the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The theme of this year’s IDPD is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. To celebrate the day, the Student Disability Service is hosting an information event in Augustine House Atrium 11am – 3pm. The event will include stands from various charities and local organisations who can provide support and information for a range of disabilities.