Canterbury Christ Church University dates back to 1962, when it was founded by the Church of England as a centre for teacher training. It is now a multi-campus university with 17,000 students and 2,000 staff located in Canterbury and Medway in Kent. A postgraduate centre in Tunbridge Wells specialises in clinical psychology.
Canterbury Christ Church University is a dynamic and innovative university, supporting all students to gain an outstanding education and enjoy an excellent student experience. 96% of the university’s most recent UK undergraduates and 98% of postgraduates are in employment or study 6 months after completing their studies. Higher than the national average, 9 out of 10 of employed graduates are also in graduate-level jobs three-and-a-half years after finishing their studies.
Simulation provides students with realistic experience of work environments, for example, clinical simulation suites in health, a Bloomberg trading floor, real-time newsdesks for multimedia journalism students, and forensic crime scene settings.
Partners in Learning work brings students and staff together to work in partnership on a diverse range of learning and teaching enhancement projects to improve practice and continually enhance the student experience. Students co-design and co-deliver a multitude of unique projects, each focusing on a different aspect of the student experience.
Student Services and Facilities
Students have access to modern, flexible library resources, as well as free Wi-Fi across the university. Canterbury’s city centre library and learning resource centre, Augustine House, jointly won a prestigious design award; its unique iBorrow project, which allows students to check out laptops, also won an award for excellence.
High-quality digital resources support students’ learning and enable the development of independent study and research skills, including significant investment in simulations to develop employability and specialist skills.
Dedicated course facilities include: Psychology laboratories; SportsLab, which conducts performance-based research and provides a range of professional services to athletes; an operating theatre, simulated ward facilities, specialised mannequins, diagnostic digital radiography rooms, and community facilities within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing; an immersive simulation system (HYDRA) in the School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing that enables the monitoring of real-time leadership and decision-making in critical incidents; and Anselm Studios for performing arts, a new music centre at St Gregory’s, Canterbury, and rehearsal space.
Planned investment will include a new engineering and technology hub in Canterbury, along with a new arts building.
The Student Support, Health and Wellbeing team offer services from financial support and hardship funding to counselling and mentoring.