Canterbury Freshers’ Week Guide

This guide should have all the information that students could need to get you prepared for freshers’ week in Canterbury. Canterbury is a historic town with lots of culture, but it also has very vibrant nightlife and a massive student community. There will be so many social events and nights out during Freshers and it might be hard to keep up with everything. So, we have created this guide to keep students coming to Canterbury up to speed.

Join a Campus Tour


Join a campus tour to get used to the area or learn about the services that your university can offer such as career advice, tutoring and health support.

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Join a Society


Learn about the University societies and sports teams. Societies are basically clubs, and they are a great way to meet other students who have similar interests to you. Societies include sports clubs, faith organisations, political groups, performing arts groups or fan clubs like the Harry Potter society.

Go to Social Events

There will be plenty of social events throughout the whole week so students can get to know each other. There is normally a fresher fair for all the societies and other student related organisations, day trips to local attractions, movie nights and of course partying and club nights.


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Get to Know Canterbury

It is a great idea to take a wonder around the historic city of Canterbury so you have a good sense of direction. It would be useful to know how to get to your local supermarkets, transport links or even finding your favourite coffee shop.

What happens in Canterbury during fresher’s week?


Here are a few links with all the information about events that will be taking place in freshers’ week at the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University and University for the Creative Arts.



Fatsoma is great for Freshers as it keeps you updated on all the events happening in your local area and you can purchase tickets for the events on their website or through the app.

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Here is a taster of whats to come:

We hope our guide has made you feel a little bit more prepared for freshers’ week in Canterbury. Try and make the most out of it before you have your head in the books for the next 3 years. Check out our Freshers’ survivors guide with all the best remedies on how to get through Freshers’ week.