Type of institution
Private College - Higher Education
On campus accomodation
AboutAffiliated to the Church of England, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is a highly-ranked public institution of higher education in Kents historic city of Canterbury, England. The institution was originally set up as the Canterbury Christ Church College in 1962 to provide comprehensive teacher training. In 1995, the Privy Council granted it the degree-granting powers and hence the name Canterbury Christ Church University College. It was in the year 2005 that CCCU obtained the university status under its current name. In 2009, the Privy Council conferred CCCU the authority to award research degrees. The university has associations with MillionPlus, Cathedrals Group and the Universities at Medway.
CCCU has its main campus in a beautiful setting at North Holmes in Canterbury and several other sites around the city. It also extends several programs at its campuses in Medway and Tunbridge Wells. The main source of information for research, teaching, and learning on the campus is the university library that holds a collection of rare and unique printed and digital resources. The university has partnerships with various transport companies and schemes that offer discounts to students and staff on travel. Other on-campus facilities include a chaplaincy, health center, and an online shop.
Sports Centre boasts of top-rated health and fitness facilities like an exercise studio, a climbing wall, gym, and sports hall. St. Georges Centre houses a 200-seat housing facility, bars and offices of the students union. There are several food outlets on the campus where students can enjoy tasty and healthy food and beverages. The union runs more than 100 student clubs and societies related to academics as well as focuses on various recreational, athletic, cultural and political interests of the students. Additionally, the university has a student-run Community and Student Radio Station as well as a news publication named Unified. The university has four academic facilities, each comprising several schools and learning centers focused on different areas of study.
CCCU offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral-level programs in various disciplines of humanities, creative arts, social sciences, business, law, health, and medical sciences, social work, education, and applied sciences. At present, the university has about 14,000 students, out of which 75% of the students are pursuing degrees full-time and 25% part-time. It has 1,700 staff members on the roll, more than half of them being females. Visit Website
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