“The university has been awarded many accolades in its brief history. According to Destination Leavers’ Higher Education Survey, 97% of graduates were in further education or employment within 6 months of leaving university.” Daily Telegraph
10 Things you need to know about Canterbury Christ Church.
1. Located 40 minutes from London in the South East of England, this university is spread across three very different campuses. The original site is based in Canterbury, a world heritage UNESCO site: the second is in Broadstairs, a seaside town known for its creativity, Charles Dickens lived there and the third is I. Then vibrant town of Medway, the gateway to the Kent, the garden of England.
2. The university was founded in 1962, initially as a teacher training college. It now offers nearly 100 degree programmes ranging from Law to Music Industry Management, Applied Criminology to History with Archeology.
3. Most of the degree programmes are developed in partnership with leading international employers and most involve work placement opportunities. The university operates “Unitemps” a recruitment service for students, advising them about job opportunities.
4. The Christ Church Extra Award is an extra-curricular development award, run by the University. It rewards students for different activities with an employability factor, such as part time work, volunteering, summer internships, setting up a business, involvement in the student union etc.
5. Although it still has strong educational roots, Canterbury Christchurch is now better known for its media and creative arts programmes, which include dance, design and photography.
6. It is currently one of the fastest growing universities with nearly 18,000 students. 14,000 undergraduates and nearly 4,000 past grads. It attracts an international audience with its close proximity to Europe with nearly overseas 1,000 students.
7. The university has excellent facilities, recent investments have ensured state of the art study and support centres, top quality student accommodation and excellent performing arts spaces.
8. Sport is strong here. They run four sport related degree programmes and the students have access to a dedicated University sports complex.
9. There are over 60 societies on offer from the star gazing society, to model united nations and the Global Business society.
10. Alumni include:
Kate Blewett – award winning producer and director with the BBC.
Geraldine McCaughrean – award-winning author.
Jane Carter – Creative Director Music at BBC Worldwide.
Joel Hopkins – BAFTA award-winning film writer–director.
Phil Gallagher – BAFTA nominated performer, presenter, writer and puppeteer, best known for his role as CBeebies’ ‘Mister Maker’.
Ron Chakraborty, Executive Editor, Olympic Games, BBC Sport