Canterbury Christ Church University has been shortlisted in the Most Improved Student Experience category of the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2017.

Widely described as the ‘Oscars’ of UK higher education, the THE Awards celebrate the talent, commitment and innovation of individuals and teams across the sector.

Unlike other categories in the THE Awards, the Most Improved Student Experience award isn’t judged. Instead, around 20,000 students are surveyed anonymously, by the student market research specialists YouthSight, to rate the academic reputation, teaching, social life and facilities of their institutions.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award, particularly as it is one that is voted for by our students. We have worked hard to continuously improve the experience we offer our students and this award nomination demonstrates that our students are feeling these improvements.”

The data used in the shortlisting of this award will also be used to compile the THE’s 2018 student experience survey which is due to be published in the spring of next year.