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

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    • Facilities

      Canterbury Christ Church has a brand new Student Union Bar just 5 minutes away from campus that's big and friendly with lovely...

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      2013, 3rd year, Directing Motion Pictures

      Facilities

      Canterbury Christ Church has a brand new Student Union Bar just 5 minutes away from campus that's big and friendly with lovely seating areas, great affordable food and drink and friendly student staff. However if you're looking for an on campus place to just sit and chat with friends the grassy areas all over campus offer benches and nearby vending machines in addition to great views of the well kept flower beds and campus buildings. Every building has a couple of comfortable seating areas to relax in whilst waiting between lectures and there are at least three cafe's in ranging size dotted around campus. If none of this interests you, Canterbury highstreet is less than five minutes walk away offering an abundance of restaurants, cafe's, pubs, bars, clubs, coffee shops and cinemas.

      2013, 3rd year, Directing Motion Pictures

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    • The downside

      Informing students of the services available

      2013, 1st year

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    • The downside

      Lack of support for struggling students

      2012, 1st year, Others In Law

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    • Everyday expenses

      It is sad that the university makes what must be a good profit from the food sold to students. Saying this the range of fresh...

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      2012, 1st year, Politics

      Everyday expenses

      It is sad that the university makes what must be a good profit from the food sold to students. Saying this the range of fresh homemade food on offer has great variety. Then there is the infamous Touchdown cafe, where they serve the most gorgeous coffee! There takeaway lunches are also delicious, with a range of mezes and healthy salads on offer.

      2012, 1st year, Politics

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    • Facilities

      There are lots of places to meet with friends and I think that is a massively valued aspect of the university life. Unlike some...

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      2012, 3rd year, Training Teachers Primary

      Facilities

      There are lots of places to meet with friends and I think that is a massively valued aspect of the university life. Unlike some universities, none of the cafes or bars are funny if you just want to go in a sit rather than ordering anything. There are also lots of outdoor spaces around, like the outdoor benching by the fish pond. Very pretty! The univeristy sports hall has a big range of facilites and is always running clubs such as those available through the Try Sport scheme e.g. Zumba, tennis etc and many more.

      2012, 3rd year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • The upside

      course content in History is excellent

      2012, 2nd year, History By Topic

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 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.

Sporty

66%

MED

Political

45%

MED

Creative

61%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

60%

MED

Varied union activities

64%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

17,425

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

80%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

32%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

68%

of students are female

Young / Mature

25%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

6%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

60%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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