We have a belief in collectivism and recognise we do not stand alone in our communities.  To achieve the best outcomes for our Members we will work with others to achieve our mission and make a bigger impact.

Working together


We are on the path to greater independence, but we are not an island that can operate on our own, and we shouldn’t, as this would be a huge restriction on our success and impact for our Members.  Our partnerships with the University, local students’ unions and other charitable bodies that share our values and objectives will be critical to our future success.

Joint Projects Oversight Board

We established a new strategic approach to our most prominent partnership activity with Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of Kent, and Kent Union, via the Joint Projects Oversight Board.

Southern SU’s

The Southern SU’s regional network, established in 2018, continued to mature as a collaboration, which included the first officer and senior staff training residential.

Kent & Medway Medical School

We agreed a formal Memorandum of Understanding with Kent Union concerning the support and empowerment of the Kent and Medway Medical School students who will be students of both universities and members of both students’ unions.

Canterbury Varsity

Varsity Returned

In partnership with CCCU, Kent Union and University of Kent our annual sporting Varsity returned again promoting the values of friendship, pride, passion and celebration.

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Freshers’ Fayre

A great day out

Working together with commercial businesses, university departments, sports clubs and societies the annual Freshers’ Fayre in Canterbury continues to be the biggest single event at Canterbury Christ Church University.


In 2018 in Canterbury there were 123 stalls and circa 5,000 attendees.

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