Your chance to make friends, have fun, and meet your Students’ Union.

Your Welcome Day

This is your chance to meet new people from all of the pre-degree courses on your campus, and get to know the Presidents who lead your Students’ Union.

There will be activities running 10am-4pm, and you can book your 2-hour slot to guarantee a space. On the day you can:

Add to the graffiti wall

Make your own viral TikTok-inspired crafts

Put Presidents in the Hot Seat

Complete creative challenges and win prizes

There is a mixture of solo and team activities, but you’ll be grouped at random so you don’t have to worry if you don’t know anyone else on your course yet.

This is the start of your UCA experience – make the most of it!

Treasure Hunt – Win Prizes!

Keep your eye out for Mischievous Molly on our website. They’ve been hidden on 5 pages around our website (NOT including the events poster). Find all the locations on our site and fill in the competition form below!


The first person to find all the creatures will win a Welcome Bundle including: A UCA hoodie, 6 months of Spotify, a £30 voucher for your campus art shop, and a few surprises!


Everyone else who finds all five and completes the form will go in a draw to win one of five UCA hoodies!

Sign up for Pre-Degree Freshers events

  • To keep things safe, we will be limited to groups of 25 students. There is a small delay between you submitting this form and our calendar being updated. In the unlikely event that your preferred slot is filled already, we will contact you to arrange for it to be changed.

Any questions? Contact Sophie Jackson at

Enter the Treasure Hunt competition here!

  • Please use your UCA email address
  • Either put the page name or links to the pages.
  • This competition is only open to Pre-degree students studying at UCA who have provided a valid UCA email address. All other entries will not be considered.

Any questions? Contact Sophie Jackson at



Freshers this year will be a bit different, there’s no denying that. We are absolutely committed to giving you the best possible experience, and make these promises:

1. Any SU-run event or activity you go to will be Covid-secure
2. We will do as much as we possibly can to give you the best experience
3. We’ll have something special planned once things are back to normal

Safe doesn’t mean boring, so check out this list for what to expect:

Graffiti wall

Crazy golf

Challenge Rides

Outdoor games (giant Jenga, coconut shy)

Sports Day style activities (penalty shootout, sack race)

Dance Revolution Arcade Machine competitions

Treasure hunt

Nerf Gun target range

Creative challenges

Open Mic

Outdoor/indoor cinema

Acoustic concerts

Pop-up escape room

Headphone disco

The above is just a taster and we’ll have lots more planned over the coming months.Dates and exact info will be released soon.

Sign up for Freshers notifications

Be the first to find out everything thats happening this Freshers!

  • Freshers Crew

  • Every year we assemble a team of student's to work with us on events during Freshers. This years Freshers may be a little different, but we're still going to need all the help we can get. Click yes below, and you'll be notified as soon as the job opportunity appears

Any questions? Contact Hadley Keenan at

Canterbury Freshers Group

Make sure to join our Freshers group on Facebook.

Its full of new and returning students, and is a great place to meet your new classmates, find out what’s happening on campus and in the local area, and even find other students to collaborate with on projects and Uni work.

Your President Kent is also in the group, and is happy to answer any questions you might have about the Students’ Union, events, communities etc.

Join the group HERE.

Social Media

Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with everything the Students’ Union is working on.