Canterbury Christ Church University College (Detailed Info)

Founded: 1962 as a Church of England foundation; merged with various schools of nursing and radiography since 1988.

Location: Main campus in Canterbury, 10-min walk from city centre; art department in city centre: campus at Broadstairs; new campus in Chatham Maritime.

Getting there: By car, A2/M2; frequent coach service London Victoria to Canterbury; by rail from London (Victoria, Charing Cross or Waterloo East) to Canterbury East/West, both 20 mins' walk from campus.

Special features: Own radio station.

Largest fields of study: Teacher education, health-related studies.

Awarding body: Canterbury Christ Church University College.

Main undergraduate awards: BA, BSc. Length of courses: 3 years.

Library & information services: 231,000 volumes, 800 periodicals, 400 study places. Annual expenditure on information provision, £54 per (FTE) student.

Separate IT service: 370 points with access to library, 440 to internet (410 PCs, 30 Macs); access 4-10 hours/day. IT support from computer services help desk; computer skills training and library tours and talks for all new students; various IT skills courses each term.

Careers & Jobs: Information and advice.

Student advice & services: Doctor, nurse, sick bay, chaplain, counsellor, student adviser, disability adviser, study support unit, personal tutors; nursery facilities nearby.

Amenities: Student building.

Sporting facilities: Tennis courts, gymnasium and fitness centre.

Accommodation: 70% of first years in college-owned accommodation (guaranteed for overseas students). Places in catered and self-catering halls: rent £57-£75 per week (plus meal plan in catered hall); also head-leased places (not for first years) at £48-£65 pw, Sept-July.

Living expenses budget: Minimum budget of £6840 pa (excluding tuition fees) recommended by College.

Term-time work: Many first degree students believed to work; term-time work available on campus in library, bars etc. JobShop (in careers service) helps find work up to 15 hours/week, mostly in Canterbury and Thanet.

Financial help: Total available £75,000 government funds, 340 students helped.