Facts and Figures

Our students

Student Facts and Figures
  • Average age: 29
  • Outreach Ambassador wins national Student of the Year award

    Primary Education graduate Emily Milne was awarded the first-ever National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) Student of the Year award for her work in widening access to Higher Education. Emily worked as a Student Ambassador for our Outreach team whilst studying to become a teacher.

    Spent 18,000 hours volunteering in the community in 2014/15
  • Spend around £275m outside the University each year
  • 96% of our most recent UK undergraduates and 98% of our postgraduates were in employment or further study within six months of completing their studies*
  • 9 out of 10 of our employed graduates are in graduate level jobs three-and-a-half years after finishing their studies – higher than the national average
  • 83% overall student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey
  • Higher Education helps to improve social mobility: 75% of our graduates from least advantaged backgrounds moved up a socio-economic group within six months of leaving Christ Church*

*of graduates in full-time employment who responded to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2012/13.

Our Staff

  • National Teaching Fellowship

    Dr Jonathan Barnes, former member of staff and now Visiting Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education, is a 2015 Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow with over 20 years’ teaching experience in the UK and abroad. The national fellowship recognises excellence in HE teaching and learning.

    Staff employed: 1,800
  • Part-time: 38%
  • Full-time: 62%
  • Our University provides employment for many local people across Kent and Medway
  • More than half our workforce is female
  • We work with several hundred sessional staff who help to provide expertise and industry knowledge
  • 85% of our staff would recommend the University as a good place to work and 90% say it is a friendly place to work

Our Achievements

  • Nearly 90% of our research submitted to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was assessed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised
  • In England’s top five universities for 2015-16 percentage increases in research funding as a result of our REF success

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