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%.
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.
*2010/11 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey