01 June 2011
The recently published Guardian league tables for 2012 entry show that the American Studies programme at Canterbury Christ Church University achieved a 100 per cent satisfaction rating.
Based on information collected through this year’s National Student Survey, completed by final year students, the course is the first one - out of 21 university departments in Britain offering American Studies as a subject - to achieve 100 per cent satisfaction.
The result highlighted the dedication and student-centred approach of the staff involved in American Studies at the University - both academic and administrative.
Dr Tony McCulloch, Head of Department, said: "This result is based not just on the quality of teaching and feedback to students in American Studies, both of which were rated highly in the NSS, but also the international dimension that the programme offers.
"All students taking American Studies as a single or combined honours programme are able to study alongside visiting US and Canadian students and to join the annual American Studies trip to New York, Washington or San Francisco. They are also able to spend a semester or year as exchange students studying at one of our partner universities in the USA or Canada. More and more of our students are choosing to study in North America as part of their programme and this is undoubtedly contributing to the overall student satisfaction in American Studies".
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 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.