The University has student accommodation at Canterbury and Medway, and offers a room to all first-year students who select Kent as their first choice, meet the eligibility criteria and apply by 31 July. Fees include utilities, wired and Wi-Fi internet access and £6,000 of room insurance for personal possessions (prices are subject to amendment).
The Canterbury campus is set within 300 acres of parkland. There are 5,400 rooms available in a range of en-suite or shared shower/WC facilities and self-catered or part-catered options. If you choose a part-catered option, you can choose between the following:
Bed and Bistro: breakfast and dinner in Dolche Vita, Keynes College, Monday to Friday and enjoy meals at Rutherford Dining Hall at the weekends, during term time only.
Bed and Flex: a daily allowance to spend on food in a variety of catering outlets across campus, during term time only.
The rent for Canterbury campus accommodation ranges from £119 to £225 per week.
The Medway campus has two sites; Pembroke and The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Students studying at Medway live at Liberty Quays which is within walking distance to both sites. Accommodation consists of an en-suite room in a flat shared between 5 and 8 students and a spacious shared kitchen. You can apply to live at Liberty Quays during every year of study at the University. On site, there is a retail plaza with a Tesco Express, Domino’s Pizza and Subway.
The rent for Liberty Quays accommodation in Medway is £154 per week.
Accommodation (annual cost for a full time student) - £8,946
Living costs (annual cost for a full time student) – £9,470
The university has excellent academic and social facilities at all of their locations. During term-time you can travel for free between the Canterbury and Medway campuses on the Campus Shuttle meaning you can experience everything there is to offer at both campuses. The service operates seven days a week with late departures on weekends.
Canterbury campus facilities
There are a number of food outlets across the campus for you to enjoy. These include a traditional dining hall, Origins Bar and Grill, Dolche Vita and Mungo’s and several bars and cafés. All outlets cater for every taste and serve a great range of food including vegan and vegetarian options.
The Sports Centre has a fitness suite, fitness and dance studio, three multi-purpose courts, cycle hub, a range of sports pitches including 3GX, astroturf and grass pitches. As well as traditional sports, there is a wide range of fitness classes available. There are different membership options which offer great value for money and some great benefits.
Medway campus facilities
There are plenty of places to enjoy freshly-cooked food on campus; No 1 Bistro, The Deep End in the Student Hub, the library café and The Venue Café. All our outlets cater for every taste and serve a great range of food including vegan and vegetarian options.
Medway students are also able to use Medway Park, an elite sporting venue which has a great range of facilities including a pool, gym, fitness classes, athletics track and multi-purpose sports halls.
University IT and library facilities
There’s a huge amount of IT support at Kent. You can get support and training throughout your studies to help you develop your IT skills and you can even earn a qualification to add to your CV. We provide free antivirus protection for your computer or laptop and offer a range of free and discounted software. You can work easily on or off campus by using the VPN network and even the campus buses are Wi-Fi enabled meaning you can also work on the move, should you want to!
We have two fantastic 21st century libraries at the Canterbury and Medway campuses. The Templeman Library at Canterbury and The Drill Hall Library at Medway have huge collections of print and online resources. They have everything you need to help you work efficiently and effectively: during exam periods they are open 24hrs, you can borrow a laptop, there are hundreds of study spaces, specific zones for different types of study and you can get advice from subject-specific librarians. During Welcome Week there are induction sessions for new students to help them learn how to get the most out of their library.
University of Kent students on Whatuni say:
“Very clean and lots of equipment.”
“KBS building is nice and modern.”
“The facilities, especially the library, are fantastic.”
“Mostly new or being renovated so really good, all the facilities you would need.”
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