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Get Ready for College

Whether these are your first steps outside of secondary school or you’re a college veteran, this quick guide will give you everything you need to know to prepare yourself for the return to College.

Meet your new coursemates

One of the best things about College is that you get to make new friendships and meet all sorts of new people. You can get a head start on this by joining our Facebook Applicants Group, where you can ask questions about College and find out who else will be studying your course.

Sign up for trips and activities

Alongside your course, you will have the opportunity to sign up for exciting trips and activities that you can enjoy with your friends.

Throughout the year, your Students’ Union will give you discounted tickets to all sorts of events and attractions, and you will also have the opportunity to join in with local events.

First up in September is Pride Canterbury! Interested in joining the SU on the city parade? Find out more here.

Explore the city

College is just minutes away from Canterbury City Centre, which means that you will have everything you need on your doorstep. From shopping to coffee shops, restaurants, and fun things to do, there is plenty to explore. Find out more about things to do in Canterbury.

Find out more about the support available to you

If you have any questions about funding or bursaries, you can always get in touch with our Information, Advice and Guidance team, who can help you find out if you are eligible for financial support.

Our Additional Learning Support staff are also on hand with resources and support to assist with complex needs, whether its development of independence or meeting personal care needs.

Find out more about all of our support services here.

Do you have any questions?

Our Information, Advice and Guidance team are always here to help you with any enquiries you may have. Whether it’s about enrolment, your course or any specific questions about coming to College, you can contact them here or look into booking a 1-1 virtual advice session with one of our knowledgeable advisors.