All students at UCA automatically become a member of the Students’ Union, which represents the student body, organises events and activities, and provides support to students. The Students’ Union is represented at all four campuses and is unique in having 2 co-presidents.
Postgraduate students will benefit from the events organised, and from representation – any students who need assistance with their postgraduate course beyond what the tutors can offer is able to get independent advice and support from the SU.
There are many clubs and societies for students to choose from, covering a range of interests from belly dancing to yoga, and animation to martial arts. Taking part is a great way for students to meet people with similar interests, and students are encouraged and supported to help existing clubs and societies, or even set up new ones if they can’t find one that suits them already.
Postgraduate students are also welcome to join these clubs and societies to meet others studying both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.
City life varies depending on each campus location. All are within easy reach of London by public transport so students can take advantage of everything on offer for creative types in one of the best cities in the world.
The Canterbury campus is close to the bustling historic city centre that has a large selection of shops, restaurants and nightlife. It’s about 90 minutes from London and also close to continental ferry ports and the Eurotunnel. Creative students will be well served by the Turner Contemporary Gallery and major art events such as the Folkestone Triennial.
The modern UCA Epsom campus is a short walk from the friendly town, which itself has been named one of the most desirable places to live in the UK because of its friendly feel. And it’s only half an hour from London’s rich culture, nightlife and work placement opportunities.
The largest UCA campus is at Farnham, a market town with a rich creative past – especially in crafts. The campus is a short walk from shops, restaurants and pubs, together with vibrant arts facilities such as The Maltings. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the nearby Bourne Woods have been used to film several major blockbuster movies. London is just an hour’s train ride away.
With views over the Kent countryside and the River Medway, UCA Rochester offers a wealth of options for students. It’s close to the historic town as well as the popular shopping towns of Chatham and Gillingham – and only 40 minutes away from London by train.