Why choose Christ Church?
In a fast-moving, competitive world, your choice of university will make a huge difference to your future. Here's why you should choose to study with us this September.
You'll be prepared for your future career
All our courses have work-related experience built into the curriculum, which includes input from employers and professional bodies.
“I was inspired to study radiography after breaking my arm and getting an X-ray myself. I started to look around at different universities and booked on to an open day for Christ Church - I felt at home straight away. I am learning so much and experiencing something new every day on placement.”
93% of all our most recent UK undergraduate students are in employment or further study within six months of completing their studies.
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for 2016/17, including full-time and part-time.
We support success for all students
At Christ Church we're committed to supporting all students to reach their potential in life, work and other aspirations, regardless of background or location.
If you have some experience but don’t think you have the necessary qualifications to study for a degree, get in contact with us – we can talk to you about your options and you could apply through Clearing.
“Luckily Christ Church gave me a chance - they saw the potential in me based on my life experience and the skills I learnt in the marines. I’m extremely grateful for the Clearing process for giving me an opportunity.”
Study a subject you love
It’s never too late to chase the career of your dreams.
If you’re working in a job that you’ve been in for a while and you’re looking to change your career, you can apply through Clearing.
“I decided to make a change and follow my dream and make a career in the field of cyber security. It’s never too late – this was one of my best decisions I have ever made. University fits well around my work, study and family life – it’s even motivated my children to study hard and fulfil their dreams.”
Or, if you’ve already applied for a subject but now you’ve changed your mind, that’s ok! Using the Clearing process, you could swap it for the course you really want to study.
I got my A-Level results and I was talking to my friend who made me realise that business just wasn’t for me. I took the leap of faith to try and become a vet. I applied to study Animal Science through Clearing - it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Going on from my degree at Christ Church, I am going to Croatia to get my qualification to become a veterinarian surgeon.”
You will feel valued and supported
When you start your new student life at Christ Church, our specialist advisers can provide advice and support about anything. All new students can request a student mentor who will be your first point of contact and a warm welcome into our community.
“I’ve never felt more supported. When I was at school, I was told I’d never be able to go to university. But I didn’t let this, or my dyslexia, stop me. Since being at university, I’ve gained so much more confidence. I have a specialist dyslexia tutor to support my studies and I work as an ambassador, sharing my story and telling other young people that they can achieve anything!”
Improved Student Satisfaction
The University received 83% overall student satisfaction.
National Student Survey 2019
Immerse yourself in student life
Coming to uni is one of the most life-changing things you can experience. If you're planning to live in Canterbury during your first year at university, we're offering an accommodation guarantee to all students who apply through Clearing (subject to terms and conditions).
“Since starting university people have noticed my change in confidence. I was working in a job that I didn't enjoy so I made the decision to call the Clearing line at Christ Church. I got accepted straight away. I feel so fortunate I called that day.”
Graduate in a stunning Cathedral
If you are awarded a BA or BSc, on your graduation day you'll process into either Canterbury's magnificent cathedral, an amazing setting for a significant day, or if you're a student based at Medway Campus, ceremonies take place in beautiful Rochester Cathedral. You will be heading towards your future with optimism and confidence, secure in the knowledge that as a Christ Church alumnus, you'll continue to have access to University support and guidance.
“I took control of my future and wouldn't let my results stop me from reaching my potential.”