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Welcome New Friendships at College

There are a lot of things to consider when you are applying to College, from what you want to study, the change from school to College but also the opportunity to make new friends. You will find College to be a very sociable place with lots of opportunities to widen your friendship circle. Read on to find out more about how you can welcome new friendships at College.

Study alongside like-minded people

The friends that you will make on your course are very likely to have similar interests and ambitions.

For example, if you choose to study an Art course, you will be surrounded by creative people who enjoy days out at galleries. If you study a Sports course, you may find that the friends you make are more energetic and interested in exercise.

This can benefit you as you will feel happier and more settled with a friendship group who enjoy doing the same things as you!


A fresh start to make new friends

The great thing about coming to study in a different place is having the chance to start afresh and meet brand new people.

Our students come from all over Kent to study at College, so this is a really great opportunity to meet people that live in a wider range of areas, and with different backgrounds.


Take opportunities and widen your friendship circle

There are so many different things you can do outside of your course at College, which not only look great on your CV but can enable you to meet friends that are outside of your course. Working as a Student Ambassador means that you get the chance to earn some money by representing the College and work as part of a big team with students from different courses.

Canterbury College has a thriving Students’ Union with opportunities to take on roles of responsibility which will give you the chance to work with the student body in a wide variety of ways, introducing you to new people as you do.


Enhance your friendships

Throughout your time at College, you will get to take part in lots of different extra-curricular activities that will provide you with the opportunity to strengthen your new-found friendships.

During Community Weeks you will take part in Social Action with the friends on your course, so you can work together to make a difference in the local community.

External trips and residential visits are offered by at Canterbury so this will be a great chance to spend some time outside of College with the people on your course.

Explore the College at one of our upcoming Open Days.