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Canterbury Christ Church University

By ,Written on Sep 10 , 2020

Education PhD

Overall Rating

In my opinion and on the light of the three years that I spent in CCCU, I don't think I would recommend it to any of my friends. This uni policy is to catch as many students as possible and forgets about the current students. A simple example of that is the absence of coach cards at student price as in the neighboring university (uni of Kent). Absence of post graduate offices for phd students of humanities and social sciences. Absence of real career opportunities ( both part and full-time jobs). After easing up the lock down in this covid issue, most universities in the UK have reopened their libraries and campus sites with respect to the social distancing and safety measures unlike CCU which is by this date (Sept 10th, 2020) still closed for what so ever activity.

Student Union

I don't think the student union is ever able to speak on behalf of students. They are most of the time busy with parties and social events rather than fighting for students rights

Clubs and Societies

I was not very engaged in students' societies. The sport centre is good and the staff are very welcoming, yet you have to read their tricky contract if you wanna join


As a student city, accommodation in Canterbury is acceptably expensive. I have tried different parts of the town, shared houses can be very affordable but usually on the expense of comfort and hygiene.

Uni Facilities

The library is good but we lack post graduate facilities. Post grads at the faculty of Education and the faculty of Linguistics do not benefit from adequate study and research zones. We don't have offices. We don't have 24/7 secure access rooms as any other university in the UK. Forget about funds and priorities, we don't have chances for teaching assistance opportunities, we don't have a word or a representation in the students' union.

Course and Lecturers

The way my course is taught is a laissez -faire. We have the freedom to manage our theses the way we want. Supervision is perfect and we receive the academic and supervisory support we need. But, there is no efficient researcher development program that aims at fostering researchers' academic and pedagogic abilities knowing that most of us will end up teaching.

City Life

The University and its library are in perfect locations as they are just by town centre.

Job Prospects

I believe the CCCU's policy of benefits is dedicated to students on Law and Nursing more than the Humanities and social sciences.

Student Support

As far as my course is concerned, I have a great experience with my academic tutors.

This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of

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