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Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is home to over 20,000 students, highlighting its popularity in the academic sphere. CCCU maintains its long-standing reputation for excellence in areas, such as social care, education and medicine.

Courses that are offered on CCCU’s Medway campus include (but are not limited to):

  • Nursing (adult, child and mental health)
  • Paramedic Science
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Education

CCCU’s Simulation Suite

CCCU boasts cutting-edge facilities that allow students to study in real-life settings, enabling them to gain the necessary skills for life after university.

CCCU’s Simulation Suite offers a variety of facilities, including fully-equipped hospital wards, an operating theatre and scrub room, and physiotherapy settings.

Students also have the prospect of undertaking placements within hospitals and community settings across Kent and Medway as part of their training, with many continuing to work within local NHS Trusts.

With such a wealth of equipment to practise on and placement opportunities, students at CCCU become fully prepared for their professional roles after graduation, making the University a popular choice for these subject areas.

CCCU’s Stem Cell Research and Bio-Engineering Lab

Another exciting area of CCCU is the Stem Cell Research and Bio-Engineering Laboratory (SCRABEL). A part of the Institute of Medical Sciences, SCRABEL is a research and teaching facility that focuses on regenerative medicine.

The lab focuses on innovatively developing progressive therapeutic approaches for musculoskeletal diseases. This research is then taught to both students and clinicians, highlighting the importance of SCRABEL in the field of Medicine.

The lab itself contains advanced and state-of-the-art equipment, including a 3D bio-printer, and is working with the School of Engineering to create bio-reactors for tissue engineering.

Merging bioscience, clinical practice, engineering and computing together, this collaborative facility remains at the forefront of research and innovation.

Kent and Medway Medical School

In 2020, the Kent and Medway Medical School, known as KMMS, opened to provide opportunities for students to train to become Doctors.

Teaming up with the University of Kent, both universities attract talented students from the local community and beyond to complete their training, with the hopes that, once they graduate, they’ll stay in the community to fill speciality roles that are currently underrepresented.

Not only do KMMS provide quality training, but this immediately benefits the community outside of the University as graduates continue their careers in the health sector, helping patients throughout the country.

Other facilities around CCCU’s Medway campus

Throughout their studies and beyond, students at CCCU are continuously supported. The Centre for Career and Personal Development provides support through workshops, courses and 1:1 sessions, offering career guidance, counselling and development.

This service is fantastic for students who are looking to gain confidence and a deeper understanding of the workforce post-graduation, highlighting CCCU’s commitment to support their students throughout their academic and graduate life.

What’s more, to take a break from their studies, students can relax and unwind in The Hub, which features:

  • a modern bar
  • stages for live music
  • quiet spaces for reading, working and relaxing
  • a huge screen for cinema viewings and live sports.

Not only do CCCU offer fantastic teaching and support, but they ensure that their students get the most out of student life with their Students’ Union and sports facilities.

Overall, Canterbury Christ Church University’s Medway campus is a vibrant and welcoming environment. Not only do they provide high quality teaching led by experts, but their facilities are also fantastic, preparing their students for life after graduation.