Arts, Culture and Sport
We are passionate about arts and culture and are fast becoming a major cultural contributor in the South East.
Vibrant and engaging arts and culture programme
Working closely with local and national cultural organisations, the University has an artistically vibrant, academically inspiring and socially engaging arts and culture programme.
We are always expanding the range of artists and companies that thrive within and outside our University, whilst ensuring there are plenty of opportunities for student and public engagement.
Our Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury city centre showcases major exhibitions in the city, attracting nationally and internationally renowned artists.
Working closely with local and national organisations
We are proud to be the Partner and Principal Sponsor of the Canterbury Festival, since 2010, and are working closely with local and national cultural organisations to ensure the University has an artistically vibrant, academically inspiring and socially engaging arts and culture programme.
More recently, we have developed a partnership with the Creative Foundation to further support arts and culture in Kent, including the Folkestone Book Festival.
A passion for sport
Over 1,200 of our students regularly compete in a variety of sports with other universities and our Sport Scholarships scheme supports around 40 talented young athletes every year, including a world record-holder and several international competitors.
The University is the main sponsor of the Kent Women’s Cricket team and has partnerships with a range of local and regional clubs and organisations, including Polo Farm Sports Club in Canterbury where the University has invested £2m to develop a new indoor sports centre and teaching space for our students and club members. This venue enhances our existing facilities which include our own city-based sports centre and gym, and the picturesque playing fields at Stodmarsh.