Canterbury Christ Church University


Average age: 26
Outreach Ambassador wins national Student of the Year award
Primary Education graduate Emily Milne was awarded the first-ever National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) Student of the Year award for her work in widening access to Higher Education. Emily worked as a Student Ambassador for our Outreach team whilst studying to become a teacher.

Spent 18,000 hours volunteering in the community in 2014/15
In 2014/15 Canterbury Christ Church University and its students helped the regional economy flourish:  £544M impact on the South East economy, £324M impact on the Canterbury economy and we helped create 4,006 additional jobs outside the University (Viewforth Consulting 2016).

94% of our most recent UK undergraduates and 98% of our postgraduates were in employment or further study within six months of completing their studies*
9 out of 10 of our employed graduates are in graduate level jobs three-and-a-half years after finishing their studies – higher than the national average**
82% overall student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey
Higher Education helps to improve social mobility: 80% of our graduates from least advantaged backgrounds moved up a socio-economic group within six months of leaving Christ Church***
*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, includes full-time and part-time (all degrees) 2016/17.

**DLHE Longitudinal Survey. 87% if those surveyed, who are in employment, are in graduate jobs compared to the 84% UK average.

***DLHE 2015/16

Our Staff
National Teaching Fellowship
Dr Jonathan Barnes, former member of staff and now Visiting Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education, is a 2015 Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow with over 20 years’ teaching experience in the UK and abroad. The national fellowship recognises excellence in HE teaching and learning.

Staff employed: 1,800
Part-time: 38%
Full-time: 62%
Our University provides employment for many local people across Kent and Medway
More than half our workforce is female
We work with several hundred sessional staff who help to provide expertise and industry knowledge
86% of our staff would recommend the University as a good place to work and 91% say it is a friendly place to work
Our Achievements
The University received a prestigious Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, exceeding national quality requirements for UK universities
Nearly 90% of our research submitted to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was assessed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised