Canterbury Christ Church University Notable Alumni

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Canterbury Christ Church University Notable Alumni

Whether you’ve recently qualified, or you’ve been away for a while, we are delighted you’re keeping in touch.

Now is a great time to be one of our alumni. We’re developing the range of alumni benefits we offer, including great discounts on postgraduate study, to support you post-qualification and provide more opportunities for your professional and personal development.


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  • Geraldine McCaughrean – children’s author
  • Ryan Walter – music manager and record label director

Congratulations on completing your course!

When you successfully complete your studies, we welcome you to another part of the University community – our ever growing network of former students (formally known as alumni).

For many students, this transition is celebrated very obviously in a graduation ceremony and leaving University is a huge step. This is particularly the case if you have come to CCCU straight from school.  As you think about issues such as where to live and work, your finances and your accommodation, you may find our Life After Uni pages helpful.

If you came to University later in life, or your course isn’t followed by a graduation event, the transition out of University may be more subtle. Nevertheless, however it happens, being one of our alumni means several things:

New services and benefits become available to you

You will start to receive copies of the annual alumni Link magazine and our alumni e-bulletin, Link Online. We also offer our alumni a range of discounts and retail benefits

Find out about services and benefits

You can continue to access some University services you enjoyed as a student

For example, we give Careers support for up to three years after you leave, discounted access to sports facilities and to the Library. Find out more about continuing services.

We give you help towards achieving higher level qualifications

We offer our alumni discounts on CCCU Postgraduate Taught courses, bursaries for postgraduate study and guaranteed interviews if you apply for a PGCE course (both of these benefits are subject to eligibility criteria). Find out about offers on postgraduate study.

New opportunities become available to you at CCCU

You can gain valuable experience as an alumni volunteer: helping at events, supporting current students or giving talks. How to help our students as an alumni volunteer.

You can also attend events for alumni or network via one of our social media platforms.