Canterbury Christ Church University has published its latest Annual Report, celebrating a year of growth and progress. For the first time, the University’s Annual Report is entirely online, reflecting its commitment to sustainable practices and focus on digital engagement.

In 2023, the University was ranked 1st in the UK for graduates in employment in the latest Graduate Outcomes survey, a result which highlights the value of its education and the opportunities the University creates for transforming individual lives.

The Annual Report showcases further highlights from the academic year 2022-23, including the launch of the new strategic framework, Vision 2030, which will guide the University in building an innovative, sustainable future. The Vision is supported by the University’s dynamic new branding, which communicates this exciting period of evolution.

Canterbury Christ Church has a long history as a civic university, and in 2022-23 was recognised for its work in strengthening communities and fighting for positive change through a number of key rankings:

  • Top 20% of universities for working with the public and third sectors in the Knowledge Exchange Framework 2022
  • Top third of UK universities for environmental and ethical performance in the People and Planet University League
  • Top 20% of English universities for public and community engagement in the Knowledge Exchange Framework 2023
  • Top 25 nationally for social mobility in the English Social Mobility Index

The University was also honoured by a royal visit, with HRH, the Duchess of Edinburgh officially opening the new Verena Holmes building and the Kent and Medway Medical School. The Verena Holmes Building is one of the largest science, technology, engineering, health and medicine education facilities in the south east, and is key to the University’s ambitious plans for developing STEM in the region and opening opportunities for less-represented groups.

The University received its second Silver Teaching Excellence Award in 2023, recognising the strength and creativity of its teaching, and its unwavering commitment to improving education outcomes in the south east.

The Annual Report also celebrates the innovations and successes of the University community, including world-leading research and pioneering knowledge partnerships, Alumni Awards honouring graduates who have gone on to achieve outstanding feats, and the record-breaking footballer Alessia Russo becoming a Canterbury Christ Church Honorary Doctor.

To learn more, explore the Annual Report.