Freshers’ Getaway

Freshaway 2021 is over! We hope you enjoyed it. We love to make our getaways better and better each year, so if you have any feedback, feel free to email  David Evans, the getaway secretary for 2021-2022.

Watch this space for details about Freshaway 2022.

You can find the details for Freshaway 2021 below.

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 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.

Whatever your background we’d love to have you with us. You can sign up below!


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.

Freshaway will cost £75. If you’d like to come but cost is an issue, you can ask for information about bursaries by checking a box on the signup form, or you can email the getaway treasurer Jonathan Sherwood. We’d much rather have you than your money!

The nearest station is Ledbury. We’ll be providing lifts between the station and The Poplars during the getaway.

Arrival: please aim to book a train which arrives at Ledbury between 13.45 and 14.30 on 16th September.

Departure: please aim to book a train which leaves Ledbury between 15.15 and 16.00 on 18th September.

The address is:
The Poplars
Bromsberrow Heath


Here’s the form to sign up : )
If you live outside the UK and can’t make it to Freshaway, check out this link to hear more about iFreshaway, which will happen online.

If you’ve still got questions about Freshaway 2021 then 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 2021 freshaway flyer as a pdf.