Our self-contained Canterbury campus provides a welcoming environment and a close-knit student community. Campus life revolves around six colleges, the Templeman Library, the Gulbenkian arts centre and the Mandela Building (home of Kent Union) – all set among green and tranquil open spaces.
The city itself has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Explore medieval buildings, lively bars, atmospheric pubs and a wide range of shops just a 25-minute walk from campus.
London is an hour away by high-speed train and we’re also the closest UK city to mainland Europe, so you can be in Paris, Brussels or Lille within two hours.
Take a look at the variety of rooms we offer across our 300-acre campus.
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- Explore the bars, restaurants and attractions that make our city so popular with students.
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For more than 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University has been a big part of the Kent community, providing education which makes a real and positive difference to people’s lives.
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ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE DEPARTMENTS
See our list of academic and professional service departments.
Read how the University is organised and governed and read the profiles of the Vice-Chancellor, Senior Management Team and the Governing Body.
Our campuses and centres are located across Kent, in Canterbury, Medway and Tunbridge Wells, making us a gateway to the rest of the UK and continental Europe.
Read the Strategic Framework that sets out the University’s goals and ambitions for 2015 to 2020.
FACTS AND FIGURES
Our University is a friendly and vibrant community of more than 17,000 students and staff.
Our national and international partnerships help to make our work and our graduates relevant to the changing world around us.
OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
We recognise our significant role in protecting and enhancing our wider environment.
We started out as a teacher training college in the 1960s in response to a national shortage of teachers.