at our Open Days
We are proud to be one of the UK’s leading universities. We were awarded gold, the highest rating, in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked us 17th in the UK for research intensity with world-leading research in all our subjects.
Canterbury, our historic base, has been a hub of learning for centuries, while we are at the heart of ambitious plans for Medway. We are also proud to be truly international, with nearly 160 countries represented among a student population of 20,000, and a distinct European identity through centres in Paris and Brussels.
Our activities bring economic, cultural and social benefits to the region, and we will continue to ensure our international ambitions have a direct and positive impact.
I hope you will be able to visit us at one of our many locations but until then, please explore the website to find out more about our courses, our research and our staff. You will soon see why we rank among the UK’s best universities.
Professor Karen Cox
Vice-Chancellor and President
By 2025, we will be delivering one of the best student experiences, enhanced by a research rich environment that enables and inspires our students.
Find out how the University is run, including the make-up of key groups such as Council and Senate.
Read more on working with the OVC ,including how to get in touch with the Vice-Chancellor and how to get support with events