Press Release

18 May 2011

The Mayor and Mayoress of Folkestone joined staff and students at University Centre Folkestone (UCF) last week to celebrate the first UCF Student Awards.

The awards, made to recognise exceptional students, were sponsored by Folkestone based art materials supplier and shop MKArtlab, the Quarterhouse and Whitstable-based dancewear supplier Dance Wardrobe.

Chris Price, Campus Director at UCF, said: “We were delighted to be able to recognise the talent, commitment and achievement of some of our finest students, but the highlight of the evening for me were the remarks made by the students themselves as they very graciously accepted the awards. They testified to the life-changing experience university has been for them, and it was deeper affirmation for us of the value of our work at the University Centre.”

The winning students were Michaela Cisarikova, Year 2 student on BA Dance Education, Yvonne Lawns, final year student on BA Visual Art and Design, and Philip Deans and Grace Newton, final year BA Performing Arts.

After the presentation of the awards, guests attended the Quarterhouse for a Gala Evening showcasing final-year Directing & Devising work by UCF Performing Arts students.

UCF offers a wide range of full-time and part-time programmes and short courses including BA Honours Degrees in Creative Arts, Creative and Professional Writing, Drama and Technical Theatre. For further information on courses and UCF visit, or visit the Centre on Saturday June 11from 10am-2pm for its Open Day, for further details call 01303 760600.

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services. With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

  • In 2010 the Faculty of Education’s Initial Teacher Education received top grades in its Ofsted report for primary, secondary and post-compulsory programmes, together with its employment-based routes into teaching. The University’s primary provision has the unique record of having been awarded the highest Ofsted grades in all inspections since 1996.
  • Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
  • Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.




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