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Canterbury Christ Church University


Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is a modern, multi-campus university offering higher and professional education across key Kent and Medway locations: Canterbury, Broadstairs, Medway and Tunbridge Wells.

It has a strong community of 17,000 students and 2,000 staff, studying and teaching across four faculties: Arts and Humanities, Education, Health and Wellbeing, and Social and Applied Sciences.

Christ Church was established in 1962 and is a Church of England Foundation University, welcoming all faiths and none. Today, the University continues to shape courses and research around critical social issues and public service need.

Nearly 90% of its research submitted to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was assessed as world-leading, internationally significant or internationally recognised, and 95% of CCCU UK undergraduates and 98% of postgraduates were in employment or further study within six months of completing their studies*, with 9 out of 10 of the employed graduates in graduate level jobs three-and-a-half years after finishing their studies – higher than the national average.

*DLHE Survey 2013/14. Includes full-time and part-time

A partnership to provide degree education for the optical profession

ABDO College and Canterbury Christ Church University formed a partnership in 2007 to provide degree education for the optical profession.

Canterbury Christ Church University is renowned for academic excellence, a warm welcoming atmosphere and community spirit. It is a modern university, immersed in culture, and with a strong reputation for delivering high quality professional public service education.

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Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and diversity and widening participation. The University ensures that all its members are valued for their qualities, skills, experience, abilities and contribution to the organisation in their learning.

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In 2015, for a second consecutive year, Canterbury Christ Church University recorded its highest ever overall student satisfaction level, according to the National Student Survey (NSS).

To find out more about the ABDO College and CCCU ophthalmic dispensing programme for trainee dispensing opticians click here.