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.


Teaching Methods

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.