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A record number of applicants apply to Christ Church

31 January 2013

Canterbury Christ Church University has received a record number of applicants to study at the institution for 2013.

Figures released by UCAS admissions service show an increase of 3.8% in individual applicants opting for Christ Church, compared to the same time last year. This makes it the highest number of applicants the University has ever recorded at this stage in the recruitment cycle. The figure is also slightly higher than the national average increase of 3.5%.

Professor Sue Piotrowski, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), said: “These are encouraging figures and shows how our undergraduate courses, graduate employment opportunities and student experience, are still attracting large numbers to study at Christ Church.

“However, the Higher Education climate is still very unpredictable and we all still have a lot of work to do not only in future recruitment, but in ensuring that this record number of applicants translates into our student cohort for 2013.”

Applications, which take into account population changes, have risen 3.2%, compared to the national average of 3.5%.

Notes to Editor

  • Although 15 January is the ‘equal consideration’ deadline, UCAS will still send applications to universities and colleges up until 30 June, with those received later going into Clearing.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 93% of our recent UK undergraduates are in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2011 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).

*2010/11 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

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