Regional impact

Welcoming global visitors

Off-campus spending by our international students is worth £77.4m to the regional economy.

Key facts

We welcome thousands of visitors to our campuses each year to study, attend conferences, participate in cultural events on site, or to stay in our accommodation during a break in the city.

We welcome more than 135,000 people from around the world to more than 1,000 residential events on our campus every year. These visitors are equivalent to more than 40 per cent of the total annual number of overnight visitors to Canterbury.

Our accommodation has a 3 star to 5 star rating from Visit England and includes B&B and holiday accommodation that is available during the summer.

We are the largest conference venue in the South East and the business generated by our conference and events activities creates jobs for around 350 full-time staff and a further 500 part-time or contract employees.

We have been awarded Best University Accommodation for Groups at the Group Travel Awards for eleven consecutive years.

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Last Updated: 22/02/2019

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