For over 50 years, we’ve been a place which makes a real and positive difference to people’s lives, and we’ve grown into a community with nearly 21,000 students (full- and part-time) at our campuses in Canterbury, Broadstairs and Medway, enjoying a rich diversity of academic and professional education.
We have a strong record in employment, with 95% of our most recent graduates in employment or further study six months after completing their course.* We’re also well known for the quality of our teacher training, and we’re one of the largest providers of courses for public services careers (from health and social work to teaching or policing) in the South East outside London.
Many of our courses have been designed with your future employment in mind. Employer Advisory Panels advise on the design of new courses, helping to make sure the skills you’ll learn are the ones employers need, and there is an ever-growing number of courses that include short- or long-term placements, working with local companies on live projects, or advice on starting your own business. Whatever you’re interested in studying, we offer hundreds of courses leading to thousands of careers, so have a look at our full range of degree subjects.
If you’re looking for part-time degrees, perhaps so that you can fit your studies around work or a family, you might like to know that we’ve always had a good percentage of students choosing to study that way – particularly in professional development courses in Health and Education – so you’ll find yourself in good company, and many of our courses are actually designed (with the help of employers) for that very purpose.
Kent offers excellent prospects for your future beyond university. There’s a thriving business community and plenty of entrepreneurial spirit – many of our graduates choose to stay on here to live and work. With London within easy commuting distance it offers opportunities for those who want to explore further afield, too. Whichever of our network of campuses you choose to study at, you’ll discover the same warm welcome.
Choosing to study at Canterbury Christ Church University means becoming part of a safe and friendly community with a vibrant atmosphere and strong spirit of supportiveness. Canterbury, our main campus, is part of a World Heritage Site and we’re right at the heart of the historic City.
As you’d expect from somewhere with three universities, Canterbury is a vibrant student city, with a café-lifestyle and plenty of lively bars and restaurants. But it’s also a small city (you can walk across it in about 10 minutes), so this means that, although admittedly it doesn’t have the 24-hour culture of some larger student cities, it’s kept its friendly, small-town feel.
It’s easy to get to, as well as easy to get around. Like most places in Kent, it’s only about an hour from London, and is also within easy reach of mainland Europe by train or sea – plus there are several major international airports close by.
Our campuses in Medway and Broadstairs each offer a different flavour of university life.
The Christ Church Students’ Union (CCSU) is at the heart of student life at Christ Church. They’re here to represent you, support you, and enhance your experience during your time with us. They work very closely with the University and students – arranging all sorts of clubs and activities, as well as working on an academic front to make sure everyone has the opportunity to have their voice heard, and their feedback recognised. They’re based in our St George’s Centre, opened in September 2012, where our students can access support.
Find out more about student life at Canterbury Christ Church University, or better still visit us at one of our open days where you’ll be able to meet some of our students and experience it for yourself.
*based on Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2013/14