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Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury | South East England

City Campus Rural

Ucas code: C10

We're a non-traditional university with an open and welcoming environment - everyone feels at home in our historic settings. Canterbury, our main campus, is a World Heritage Site and one of the safest university cities in England and Wales. As well as a wide range of exciting courses, there is loads to see and do outside of your studies, with London and even France easily accessible for a day trip. Canterbury: think history, great teaching and an unrivalled student experience.

Source:Canterbury Christ Church University Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 693 comments (213 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      It is easy to manage your costs if you divide your termly amount of money by weeks and try not to spend more than that. There...

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      2012, 1st year, Fine Art

      Everyday expenses

      It is easy to manage your costs if you divide your termly amount of money by weeks and try not to spend more than that. There are opportunities for part-time work but there are many students within Canterbury and so there is quite a bit of competition. There are many supermarkets around the city so buying food weekly will be better value than buying from the food courts and restaurants every day but they are still good value for money if eating out. Some of the pubs are cheaper for drinks than on campus but there are many pubs and clubs that are more expensive for drinks. There is rarely a need to use public transport as everywhere is within a half hour walk even to the other side of the main part of the city.

      2012, 1st year, Fine Art

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    • The downside

      Accommodation

      2013, 1st year, Urban & Rural Planning

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    • The upside

      Quality of teaching

      2013, 3rd year, Mental Health Nursing

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    • The downside

      time tables to restricting with combined degrees

      2013, 3rd year

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    • Nightlife

      There are many different pubs around the town, most of which are happy to let students in. THere are 3-4 clubs in...

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      2014, 2nd year, Training Teachers Primary

      Nightlife

      There are many different pubs around the town, most of which are happy to let students in. THere are 3-4 clubs in Canterbury. Club Chemistry provide popular student nigths and discounts at least twice a week. Chill nightclub also throws different nights including Glitterbomb which is a gay night.

      2014, 2nd year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Accommodation

      The university owned houses were clean, well kept and the white goods i.e laundry machine and oven were in great working...

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      2012, 3rd year, Music

      Accommodation

      The university owned houses were clean, well kept and the white goods i.e laundry machine and oven were in great working condition. Heating was awkward sometimes due to different and sometimes confusing mechanisms to control the heat, but when one radiator stopped working the maintenance team was quick and efficient to fix the problem. Room size was great and most furniture was durable albeit basic. Having cleaning staff help with maintaining the common rooms was great and helped ease the transition from living in home, to living independently.

      2012, 3rd year, Music

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

47%

MED

Creative

57%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

65%

MED

Varied union activities

68%

MED

Sporty

67%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 77% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

16,055

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

82%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

29%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

68%

of students are female

Young / Mature

26%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

5%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

62%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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