Our Historic Setting
Built in the grounds of the ancient St Augustine’s Abbey, and within sight of the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, our University is right in the centre of city life.
As a Church of England Foundation University we also have a unique connection with Canterbury Cathedral and the Archbishop of Canterbury as Chancellor of our University. Our Foundation inspires our values and mission, with a firm belief that education changes lives for the better.
Canterbury will be celebrating 30 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018.
We are privileged to be situated in this UNESCO World Heritage Site and, as one of only a small number of universities in the UK to enjoy this prestigious connection, we are proud of our location and place in this wonderful city.
Our future campus is helping to keep the city’s rich heritage and history alive, from the preservation of the abbey wall in the Arts Building to the recreation of the former Pilgrim’s Trail from St Martin’s Church.