Facts and Figures

Our students

  • 15,300 students - 75% full-time and 25% part-time
  • Average age: 27.5

Outreach Ambassador wins national Student of the Year award

Primary Education graduate Emily Milne was awarded the first-ever National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) Student of the Year award for her work in widening access to Higher Education. Emily worked as a Student Ambassador for our Outreach team whilst studying to become a teacher

  • In 2014/15 Canterbury Christ Church University and its students helped the regional economy flourish: £544M impact on the South East economy, £324M impact on the Canterbury economy and we helped create 4,006 additional jobs outside the University (Viewforth Consulting 2016).

  • 93% of our most recent UK undergraduates were in employment or further study within six months of completing their studies*
  • 9 out of 10 of our employed graduates are in graduate level jobs three-and-a-half years after finishing their studies – higher than the national average**
  • 83% overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey

*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, includes full-time and part-time (all degrees) 2017/18.

**DLHE Longitudinal Survey. 87% if those surveyed, who are in employment, are in graduate jobs compared to the 84% UK average.

Our Staff

  • National Teaching Fellowship

    Dr Jonathan Barnes, former member of staff and now Visiting Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education, is a 2015 Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow with over 20 years’ teaching experience in the UK and abroad. The national fellowship recognises excellence in HE teaching and learning.

    Staff employed: 1,700
  • Our University provides employment for many local people across Kent and Medway
  • More than half our workforce is female
  • We work with several hundred sessional staff who help to provide expertise and industry knowledge
  • 88% of staff members say it is a friendly place to work

Our Achievements

  • The University received a prestigious silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, exceeding national quality requirements for UK universities
  • Nearly 90% of our research submitted to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was assessed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised
  • Top 20 in the UK for Qualified Teaching Staff. 79% of our academic staff hold a teaching qualification in additional to their academic and professional qualifications (HESA 2017/18) 

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