Canterbury College - Your Independence
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Your Independence

In the lead up to our November Open Day, this week we are celebrating how college allows you to be independent

Make the Most of Your Independence at College

When you come to College, you will find that you have a lot of independence. This means that you will be responsible for managing your workload, but you will also have the freedom to find a routine and access support that suits you. Read on to find out the best way to make the most of your new-found independence.

Access resources and support

All students have access to the Learning Resource Centre. Here you can use the computers, laptops and reading materials.

Located at the back of the LRC you can also find the Wellbeing Centre. Our trained advisers are friendly and offer practical, confidential support on a range of wellbeing issues. It’s also a great place to meet new people and make friends.

Have your say

Every student at the College is automatically a member of the Students’ Union and therefore part of the NUS, which has direct links to the government. You will have the opportunity to have your say on issues that matter to you. There are also opportunities to run to be an SU officer or Class Representative. As an SU Officer you can attend special training sessions and meetings that will enhance College life for yourself and others, ensuring that you get the education that you deserve.

Have some Fun

The Students’ Union also aims to make your College life as fun as possible. Attend trips and activities organised by the SU and pick up a Totem card to receive discounts at many of Canterbury’s high street shops.

There are some great activities available inside College, too. You may spend your lunch break with friends playing table tennis, pool, on the dance machine or on the Xbox in the SU common room. Prefer to keep active? Check out what’s on at the Sports Centre.

Get Experience

Every student has access to what they need to get them ready for employment or university. Industry Placements are an essential part of your study programme, and our dedicated liaison officers can be found within departments. Their role is to secure you with relevant work placements in order for you to get the industry experience you need to gain skills and enhance your CV.

Want to find out more about College life? Visit us on one of our upcoming Open Days.