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 studentsí 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.
29 November 2013 - Students Volunteer For Canterbury Round Table
Well wrapped up against the cold and damp, a group of Shumei University students spent the afternoon doing a local leaflet drop to support the Canterbury Round Table in their Christmas work. Their help with this good cause was much appreciated.
20 November 2013 - Students See The Lion King
Shumei University students went to see a matinee showing of the musical of The Lion King at the Lyceum in London. This was followed by dinner in Covent Garden and then the train home. For some of the students, it was their first opportunity to visit a London theatre. They were very impressed by the sets, the costumes and of course the music.
26 October 2013 - Pilgrims Hospice, ‘Light up the City.’
Townspeople wearing brightly coloured neon or flashing costumes walked or ran around the city centre with torches to raise money for the charity, which last year celebrated its 30th anniversary. Chaucer college students were acting as marshals in Dane John Gardens.
19 October 2013 - Canterbury Festival Parade
A group of Chaucer College students took part in the Parade through the centre of the city celebrating multiculturalism. Read More
Accommodation for University of Kent Students
Chaucer College will be offering accommodation to students from the University of Kent from September 2013 to June 2014. For more information please click here.
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