Facts and Figures

Our students

Student Facts and Figures
  • Average age: 26
  • 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.

    Spent 18,000 hours volunteering in the community in 2014/15
  • 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).

  • 94% of our most recent UK undergraduates and 98% of our postgraduates 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**
  • 82% overall student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey
  • Higher Education helps to improve social mobility: 80% of our graduates from least advantaged backgrounds moved up a socio-economic group within six months of leaving Christ Church***

*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, includes full-time and part-time (all degrees) 2016/17.

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

***DLHE 2015/16

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: 1,800
  • Part-time: 38%
  • Full-time: 62%
  • 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
  • 86% of our staff would recommend the University as a good place to work and 91% 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 2017/28) 


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