Canterbury Christ Church University (CCU) is an Anglican new university in Canterbury Kent England Founded as a Church of England college for teaching training in 1962.
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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".
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. . It also offers a wide range of courses in the arts and humanities, as well as social and applied sciences.
The university has developed rapidly since its inception and now has nearly 15,000 students based at campuses across Kent,in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Folkestone, Medway and Tunbridge Wells.The university is a modern, multicampus university. The main base ,Canterbury is situated in a world heritage site. Whichever campus you end up on, you'll always be handily placed for London, and the continent - plus it's right in the heart of the garden of England. The university is renowned for its friendly welcome and supportive community of students and staff, with an active student union and social scene.
It is a dynamic and innovative university, supporting all students to gain an outstanding education and enjoy an excellent student experience.
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