We are the number 1 choice for local people looking to study in Kent. The majority of our students come from the local area and many of them stay on after their studies providing a skilled workforce for the region. With an annual budget of £120 million, and almost 3,000 staff, the University is a major employer in the region and contributes significantly to the local economy (£539 million in 2012/13).

Being a city centre university, we are at the heart of our local community, and work together in the belief in the power of higher education to enrich individuals, communities and nations.

What's on

There is always something going on, public lectures, talks, short courses, arts and culture events

View all University events

access to our students

We provide a range of services to employers and businesses interested in working with or recruiting our students and graduates.

Access our student talent

conference venues and specialist facilities

We open up our sporting, conference and other facilities to local residents, businesses and communities

More about our facilities



We are committed to inspiring the next generation of students to aspire to higher education and visit many local schools to offer educational support and encouragement.

Our outreach activites

community liaison

We recognise that a large number of students live in our local communities, the majority of them peacefully. However, we are here to help if you are experiencing problems.

How Community Liaison can help you

estate Master plan

The development of the North Holmes Campus will enable the University to respond to the needs of students, the local community and the local and regional economies.

Find out more about our future plans



We are firmly rooted in Kent and Medway’s communities – from Canterbury to Tunbridge Wells and Medway – and we therefore recognise our significant role in protecting and enhancing our wider environment.

Sustainability at Christ Church

Community Matters

A regular update from Canterbury Christ Church University for local residents


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