Most students are now on the home-strech for this academic year, finishing exams and coursework ready to enjoy a well-earned summer break. There’s still a range of events and activities taking place at CCCU that you can get involved in, culminating with the CCSU Summer Ball 2017 on 2nd June. Also remember to #stressless and make use of the support and relaxation opportunities throughout May to support you through your exams.

Thank you for your feedback!

This year’s Student Surveys have now ended. Whether you completed the UKES, NSS, PTES or PRES, your feedback will be used to make improvements and investments in facilities and services at the University.

Find out how the student survey results are used at CCCU…

Life After Uni

Final year students – are you still sorting out your future? Career Development Life After Uni workshops on Graduate CV’s and Applications; Postgraduate Study; What next: exploring options? ; Preparation and practice for interviews are running over the next few weeks.

See The CORE for details…

Music and Performing Arts Events

There’s a series of student-led events taking place this month, many of which are free to attend. All of the following events, and more, are listed on the Arts and Culture Calendar.

PHD Composer Showcase
Wednesday 10 May, 1.10 – 2pm at the St Gregory’s Centre for Music

Expect a varied and intriguing programme including a new violin piece by Ruth Duckworth, performed by Claire Orme, a film of Em Peasgood’s new piece ‘Birds’, and pieces by Joe Inkpen and Sophie Stone.

Dance@Canterbury – End of Year Dance Performances
Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 May, 7-9pm in Anselm Studio 1

An evening of dynamic dance performed by Year 1 and 2 students on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th. You’ll see Contemporary, African and South Asian dance styles and a variety of student choreography.

Thursday 18th brings energetic, expressive and engaging dance choreography from our final year dance students.

Commercial Music
Thursday 15 May in Anselm Studio 1

This event is free to MPA staff and students, while tickets cost £5 to all others (£3 concessions).

Degree Show: BA Fine Art, BA Fine and Applied Arts
Saturday 27 May – Saturday 10 June in the Sidney Cooper Gallery

Graduating students from our art degree programmes will showcase their work in the Sidney Cooper Gallery and painting studios, Augustine House and Augustine Arts Centre. Work will include painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, film, photography and digital art. Students will be leading tours through all three sites of their exhibition on Saturday 3 June and Saturday 10 June at 2pm. Places are free, but booking is recommended.

Leaving Accommodation

Over the next few months, if you are in CCCU student accommodation, keep an eye on your student email account. There are a number of things you will need to do before moving out, including:

  • Ensuring all of your fee’s have been paid,
  • Cleaning your room before leaving,
  • Arrange for a final room inspection,
  • Notify friends, family, banks and other contacts about your change of address,
  • And more besides.

A full checklist will be sent out to help guide you through your last few weeks before the summer break. If you have any questions, please contact

Blackboard Update for 2017/18

The University updates Blackboard each year in August to add new functionality to the platform and this years will ensure the system remains up to date. This year there will include a new look and feel to Turnitin, as well as enhancements to make Blackboard more responsive on mobile platforms the update is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 1st August 2017.

If you have any questions about the update please contact the i-zone by emailing

Other Events of Interest

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