Freshers’ Getaway

Coming up to Cambridge in October 2021? We’d love to invite you to our Freshers’ Getaway!

Freshaway is for those who want to investigate what it looks like to live for Jesus at university. Expect great Bible teaching and practical seminars, lots of fun and games, and opportunities to build friendships and get stuck in before Freshers’ Week even starts. Whether you’re excited or nervous about starting university, going to Freshaway will mean you arrive in Cambridge:

  • knowing dozens of other Christian students already.
  • with an idea of what the main student churches are like through chatting to some of their staff.
  • prepared by three days of prayer, praise, talks, and seminars to live for Jesus at university from the very first day.

If this sounds intriguing, you can register your interest with no commitment below even if you haven’t yet received your results!


This year we are hoping to return to an in-person getaway at the Poplars, Ledbury, as a residential from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th September 2021.

Freshaway will run in line with all government guidelines. If it is not possible to put on a fully residential getaway in September, we will switch to contingency plans involving regional or online getaways which have worked well over the past year.

Payment details coming soon – the cost will be about £70. If you’d like to come but cost is an issue, please don’t hesitate to email the getaway treasurer Jonathan Sherwood as we’d much rather you joined us!

Further details about Frehaway 2021 will be released as we approach results day.

The nearest station is Ledbury. We’ll be providing lifts between the station and The Poplars during the getaway. When you’ve booked your train, please email Jonathan to let us know when it gets in so we can pick you up!

The address is:
The Poplars
Bromsberrow Heath


Here’s the form to register your interest – there’s no commitment at this stage. We know you won’t have received your A-Level results yet, but if you stick your details on we’ll send you an email after results day to the sign-up form proper.

If you’ve still got questions about Freshaway 2021 David Evans, the getaway secretary, would love to hear from you!

For more general questions about the Christian Union, please email the CICCU secretary Max Haughton.

View the 2020 freshaway flyer as a pdf.