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Your first week

On your first day you will meet the teaching, support staff and other students on your course. There will be lots of activities in the first week to help you get to know everyone.

Tour the college and city

A guided tour of the College facilities and get to know your way around Canterbury.

Get connected

Receive Information on IT, including how to log on to the College network and also how to open a bank account. (We can help with this)

Say hello

To your fellow students, College staff and the Curriculum team to confirm your course/ subjects and get your timetable. You will also be introduced to the Finance team to give them evidence of payment of fees.

Register your details

with Registry and Student Care Teams, the local doctor and the Police if necessary (students from certain countries only)

Collect your permit

Collect your Biometric Residence Permit (students with Tier 4 visas only) and your College ID card for entrance to College facilities and proof of entitlement to meals.


We also hold tests within the first few weeks of term:

A Mathematics test
(mathematics students only)

An English test
(non-native English speakers only)

A test from Durham University
This is for all students, and it helps us set your target grades in all your subjects.

Students not staying in College accommodation

If you’re not staying in College accommodation, come to the main reception at : 68 New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3LQ between 08.00 and 09.00 on the first day of term – Monday 10th September.

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