Freshers’ Getaway

Freshaway 2020 has been and gone! It was awesome to see so many faces at the regional gatherings and on the Zoom calls, and we’re really looking forward to seeing loads of you face to face in Cambridge God-willing.

COVID-permitting, Freshaway 2021 will be back at the Poplars, Ledbury, as a residential from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th September 2021. Details for this getaway will go up nearer the time. For now, we’re leaving this year’s details below for your reference!

Coming up to Cambridge in October 2020? 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 a three days of prayer, praise, talks, and seminars to live for Jesus at university from the very first day.

So please do sign up below – we can’t wait to see you there!


Freshaway would normally take run as a three-day residential trip. This year we’re running a hybrid getaway instead, with one physical meetup on the 17th September, followed by a Zoom call on the 18th and 19th. Freshaway 2020 is completely free!

Day 1 // 17th September

The regional day will allow you to meet up with other freshers and members of CICCU in your local area. You’ll make new friends, play games and listen to talks exploring how the good news of Christianity plays out in the lives of Christians at uni. The regional day will run from 11AM-5PM in locations around the UK, in certain other countries, and with an “online region” for those unable to make it in person.

Day 2 & 3 // 18th & 19th September

The online days will be full of talks and seminars to dig really practically into what it looks like to live for Jesus at uni. This will be a chance to get to know others within your college and subject from all over the UK (and possibly further!) over a Zoom call from morning  until early afternoon each day. On day 2 (18th September) there will also be an optional games night in the evening!


Here’s the form to sign up – we’d love to have you with us! The information you provide will help us to finalise the details of the physical day. Once signed up you will get further details about the regions where Freshaway will be running.
Once you’ve signed up, why not click going on the Facebook event and invite other freshers who might be interested.

If you’ve still got questions about Freshaway Georgia Edmonds, the getaway secretary, would love to hear from you!

For more general questions about the Christian Union, please email the CICCU secretary Lydia Mugge.

View the 2020 freshaway flyer as a pdf.