Our national and international partnerships help to make our work and our graduates relevant to the changing world around us.
From World Bank-funded projects to develop the expertise of teachers in Palestine to improving neonatal care in Vietnam, our partnerships are helping to build sustainable communities whilst enriching our University, students and staff. We are actively engaged in a range of international partnerships that make a real and lasting difference to lives.
In the UK, we are privileged to be involved in a diverse range of partnerships, including a number of strategic partnerships with larger college groups. We are actively addressing skills needs and supporting social mobility which makes our work together exciting and contemporary.
As we move forward, our ambitions centre around the desire to layer key partnerships to include a range of activities which broadly fall into the following categories:
- Academic - With our partners, we are continually looking for ways to develop our courses delivered at their campuses to meet the needs of future employers and graduates
- Research - Our research with partners is helping to make a positive impact on people’s lives, from the benefit of arts on health, to sports science and the Olympics, to how education can transform lives
- Education - As Kent’s largest centre for teacher training, we have a proud history of working in and alongside schools, colleges and education providers to promote access to learning
- Culture - As a major supporter and provider of arts and culture, we are creating first class partnerships – from London Southbank Sinfonia to proud sponsor and principal partner of the Canterbury Festival
- Faith - Founded in 1962 as Church of England teacher training college, we are now a significant university in the global partnership of Anglican higher education institutions, and our values base is central to all our partnerships