Every year, Kent is abuzz with new students exploring the city. Freshers 2024 will be no exception. Three campuses – Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of Kent and University for the Creative Arts Canterbury – welcome thousands of first years just like you.

We’re here to make settling in that little bit easier by helping you make a few friends before you arrive. Join the conversation today by selecting your University Facebook or WhatsApp Group Chats below.



Join your University chat group to connect with your course and flat-mates. You’ll find key information on the latest University news, societies and freshers events.


Join your Whatsapp chat group to connect with your fellow undergraduates starting University in 2024. Useful for discussing student life, course material, enrolment, social activities and more!


As well as being a deeply historical town, Kent boast’s a vibrant nightlife. Freshers week will often be your first experience of the city’s mix of bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

There will be many social events and nights out taking place in Canterbury town, exclusively for new students, which are a fantastic opportunity to make some new friends. We’ve highlighted the biggest and most popular events below.


Explore all the biggest events of Kent and Canterbury Freshers 2024 here. Getting your ticket early is highly recommended to guarantee entry.

15th September 2024 - 10:00 pm

F*CK ME It’s Freshers | Canterbury Freshers 2024

Club Chemistry
16th September 2024 - 10:00 pm

Big Freshers Foam Party | Canterbury Freshers 2024

Club Chemistry
28th October 2024 - 10:00 pm

F*CK ME It’s Halloween | Canterbury Freshers 2024

Club Chemistry


It couldn’t be easier to find your course and flat-mates. Simply visit your University Linktree Page and join your course and accommodation groups.


First years get the best deals in town. You’ll enjoy great student offers at certain places your whole time as a student, but they’re some exclusive offers available to Kent freshers.

Sign up today and we’ll even send you a FREE Freshers Pack.


Can’t find the answer here? Message the Kent Freshers Page and a team member will be on hand to assist you.

Your welcome week and arrival date will depend on your University and student accommodation.

  • University of Kent: TBC
  • University for the Creative Arts Canterbury: TBC
  • Canterbury Christ Church University: TBC

Kent freshers week is guaranteed to be packed with some huge events that you do not want to miss! You can find the full line-up of all the biggest events in our ‘Freshers Events’ section.

Yes, you can purchase a ticket or wristband for a friend or family member too. Each ticket comes with a unique barcode that will be scanned upon entry. As long as whoever you’re buying for is using a separate barcode to you, both tickets will be valid. Please note, the ticket DOES NOT need to be in their name.

Yes, bring one to be safe. Most nightclub venues will require you to present a Valid 18+ Government ID such as a Driver’s License or Passport upon entry.

For most events, doors open at 10pm. However, check your ticket for the confirmed time. We advise students to arrive early to avoid lengthy queues and guarantee entry.

COVID19 Protection Policy: We would like our customers to have peace of mind when they purchase from us. Therefore, in the unfortunate case that our freshers events do not take place on the displayed date due to nightclubs/bars still remaining closed: – We will postpone the event until a later date (when nightclubs/bars are reopened & it is safe for us all to party again) & your ticket will STILL BE VALID for that date. – If we are forced to CANCEL the event, we will issue a FULL refund on any ticket or wristband you have purchased.


Depending on demand and availability throughout the year, we recruit for a wide range of roles. These include brand ambassadors, events staff, blog writers and more! If you’re interested, complete our signup form here. In previous years, our top brand ambassadors made over £2,000 before arriving at University, working from home.


There’s so much going on during Welcome Week and we’ve got a bunch of guides to help you prepare for Kent freshers… We’ll keep you up to date on the latest social events, student discounts, part-time jobs as well as help answer some of the most common questions students have about University.