Canterbury Christ Church University Website
Our University started out as a teacher training college in the 1960s in response to a national shortage of teachers. Today we continue to shape our courses and research around critical social issues both nationally and globally.
Christ Church College opened its doors with just 70 students and nine teachers. The Principal was Dr Frederic Mason.
Moved to the purpose-built North Holmes Road site.
First degree programme, Bachelor of Education, introduced.
Dr Michael Berry appointed Principal.
First non-teacher training degrees were launched.
Health-related professional courses began.
Awarded the power to grant our own degrees for taught courses, and with it came the name change to Canterbury Christ Church University College.
Took over Salomons Centre, near Tunbridge Wells, and created a centre in West Kent.
Professor Michael Wright appointed Principal (and later Vice-Chancellor).
Broadstairs Campus formally opened by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey.
Medway Campus opened by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, at the Universities at Medway site.
Awarded full university title by the Privy Council; inauguration of Canterbury Christ Church University and the installation of the Archbishop of Canterbury as Chancellor.
Multi-million pound Christ Church Sports Centre opened.
Granted the power to award research degrees.