Chaucer College Canterbury was established in 1992 by the Shumei Foundation, a Japanese educational organisation, with the support of the University of Kent. It is based on the University of Kent (UoK) campus in Canterbury on land leased from the University, and is fully residential and self-contained. Its students are able to take advantage of various university facilities such as the Student Union, sports facilities and its health centre. The College was inspected by BAC in November 2008. Inspectors found Chaucer College to be an efficiently managed College in well-equipped and exceptionally attractive premises. Its students receive a high level of security, pastoral care and support. Its staff are appropriately qualified, experienced and enthusiastic. Its courses are well-planned and effectively delivered to meet its students’ needs and the requirements of their university. The location, course content and extra-curricular activities also combine to provide students with a rich and motivating experience of English and England.
11 March 2014 - Leadership of Chaucer College
We are pleased to announce that our Chancellor, Professor Koji Yoshikawa, will take over the leadership of the College when the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Keith Wren, retires on 31 March 2014.
3 March 2014 - Teacher Education School Visits
Throughout this week primary and secondary schools across the county, including Canterbury, Whitstable, Ashford and Folkestone invited Shumei University students to visit their schools to observe the English education system at work.
25 February 2014 - Teacher Education students’ evening out
In this first week of their course, students and teachers went out to taste the delights of Canterbury. On this enjoyable evening, Café des Amis, Marlowe’s, Posillipo’s, Burrito, Café de Soleil were just some of the restaurants to give a warm welcome to our students. A very successful evening!
21 February 2014 - The Teacher Education Course arrives!
184 students from the Shumei University Education faculty have arrived at Chaucer College for a 4 week intensive course. They are looking forward to the great opportunities in this action-packed period, including visits to English schools in the local area and then a 3-day trip to visit a European school, in France, Holland, Germany or Poland, as well as two weeks homestay, a meal out with their teacher and free time for trips to London.
Spring and Summer English Language Courses at Chaucer College Kingsgate
Our sister college, Chaucer College Kingsgate in Broadstairs (Kent) will be running Junior English Language Courses throughout the Spring and Summer each year. To find out more, please visit www.kingsgatecollege.co.uk.
Accommodation for University of Kent Students
We are now accepting applications from students of the University of Kent for accommodation at Chaucer College for the 2014 – 2015 academic year. For more information please click here.
We have recently updated our course pages for the Shumei University Courses. View these pages here.