For more than 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University has been a big part of the Kent community, providing education which makes a real and positive difference to people’s lives. 

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. 

Our world-famous city warmly welcomes thousands of visitors and students from across the globe every year. We love the fact that Canterbury is a thriving international destination, and so many students and staff choose to study and work here. They help to make this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse. 

We strive to provide a fair environment in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect. This means sustaining a culture that is free from any form of discrimination. We take a proactive approach to equality and continually review and promote equality and diversity strategies.

Mission

Inspired by our Church of England foundation, the University’s mission is to pursue excellence in higher education: transforming individuals, creating knowledge, enriching communities and building a sustainable future.