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Canterbury Christ Church University

By ,Written on Nov 16 , 2019

PGCE Primary

Overall Rating

I have very much enjoyed my time at CCCU so far. I did my undergrad here some years ago and it seemed a natural choice to do my postgrad here too and I am confident I made the right decision.

Student Union

There are good modern facilities (although not on campus, a few minutes walk away) and the reps are well publicised, as well as the ways to get in touch with them.

Clubs and Societies

Although I don't belong to any societies due to the demands of my course and home life, there are a wide range available, well advertised and a purpose built university sports centre nearby.

Uni Facilities

It's a very small campus compared to many but is well equipped in terms of facilities.
The biggest downside is that although the library is excellent and well equipped, it is a 10 minute walk from campus and most accommodation so carrying books can be heavy.
There is a free shuttle that runs from campus to the library, but strangely not in reverse, which isn't ideal when you have a big pile of books to take home.

Course and Lecturers

I like the variety of topics, the lectures and the range of visiting speakers.
I think the mix of uni days and placements is a good one.
The thing that I like least is that because most lectures start at 9 and the campus is in the heart of the city, traffic can make it difficult to get there on time. On busy days, it can take up to an hour to make the 10 minute/2.5 mile journey from the Park and Ride.
A simple shift to 9.30 till 4.30 would make an already stressful course just that little bit less stressful.

City Life

The university is very close to most accommodation and within a few minutes walk of the city centre, sports centre and Student Union. It's on most major bus routes and only about a 15-20 minute walk from both railway stations.

Job Prospects

The university has a very high post-graduation employment rate, with 95-100% of graduates on most courses in employment within six months.
Many courses have employability skills built in to the learning and there is a UNItemps and employment advice office on site too.

Student Support

Excellent. I have had additional help with dyslexia and financial issues as well as friendly and helpful personal academic tutors.

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