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Canterbury Christ Church University or CCCU is home to 22,000 students and staff and is most well known for it's achievements in teacher training. It is situated on five campus sites within easy reach of mainland Europe and have great transport links to London meaning that CCCU is a truly international community and its location offers great opportunity to travel and make the most of the area.
To get students off to a great start in planning for their future careers. There are presentations by employers, work experience, recruitment fairs and workshops to help and enhance a range of skills. The Enterprise Club is there for any students that want to set up their own business and runs courses and activities throughout the year to support this.
There are plenty of facilities for those interested in sports over all campuses. Canterbury Campus is the owner of a new £4.5 million Sports facility with a climbing wall, sports hall, gym and fitness suite. Across the five sites there are playing fields with pitches for rugby, football and lacrosse and many sports clubs with a variety of different activities for all levels of sportsman. Alongside sport, Art and Music hold a strong position in daily life at the university. The facilities are world class and used by several international artists and include dedicated spaces for music, rehearsal facilities and public lectures. The famous Canterbury Festival that takes place each year provides many opportunities for student involvement and attracts a number of well known musicians and entertainers.
More entertainment and services can be found in Canterbury Christ Church Students' Union; study spaces, bars, a bookshop, places to eat and drink, a student newspaper, radio station and television station plus various advice services and support workshops.
Students from more than 80 different countries study at CCCU and are offered support from a dedicated team of International Student Advisors who will aid in orientation at the university, give support with studies and provide information about clubs, societies and events that will build skills and add to the student experience.
The university has many links overseas for those students who wish to work or study abroad as part of their degree. Language courses are offered to support this and add important skills and experience to the individuals that follow this path. Once the degree is completed many students have the opportunity to graduate in the renowned Canterbury Cathedral.
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I have had the WORST uni experience at Canterbury! my course was run appallingly! I can't believe I am contributing to such an awful university, poor organisation and even worse communication between not just staff to students but amongst staff themselves! thanks for nothing Canterbury.
No one attends student union, waste of funding and too small to house any events that would spark any interest from students. Wifi is limited on what you can use it for and what device which makes tablets and iPads hard to utilise. Careers centre is unknown for its location and never hear from any one in it. But the clubs are good. £1 might!
Not quite what I expected from a university. While some aspects of the university are good (for example the ease of contacting lecturers if you require help, or module options that are available), the campus, to me, feels more like a college which isn't really what I was hoping for from my time at university. The lectures in first year occasionally seemed pointless and some of the tutors are not on the same level as students in terms of rapport and understanding, which is a big downfall. After discovering what other universities have to offer their students, CCCU does come across as a little disappointing.