Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury

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Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury

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Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is an Anglican new university in Canterbury, Kent, England Founded as a Church of England college for teaching training in 1962, it has grown to full university status

The focus of its work is in the education of people going into public service. The university retains its status as a Church of England foundation. It is also known as England’s “missionary university”.

The university has developed rapidly since its inception in 1962 and now has nearly 20,000 students based at campuses across Kent, in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Folkestone, Medway and Tunbridge Wells. As well as being the largest centre of higher education in Kent for the public services – notably teacher training, health and social care and the emergency services – the university also offers academic and professional programmes, including credit-bearing higher education entry certificates, doctorates and research degrees. Policing and law courses have also been delivered both for UK and overseas law enforcement agencies. The university gives academic validation to ordination and post-ordination training courses for Anglican clergy delivered by the Canterbury and Rochester dioceses.

Our purpose

Inspired by our Church of England foundation, we are strongly committed to transforming individuals, creating knowledge, enriching communities and building a sustainable future.

We want to do more than just provide our students with a high-quality education. We also want to work in partnership with our students to ensure they graduate with an understanding of the challenges facing society and our world, and have the skills, commitment and personal qualities needed to help address them.

Our aims 2015 to 2020

Our aspirations for the next five years are formed around four broad aims. We want to enhance the student experience, further develop our high-quality teaching, extend our research and knowledge exchange activity and ensure all our resources are used to effectively support the achievement of our goals.