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The University of Kent provides the largest conference venue in the south east.

In the spring and summer vacation periods, we host a large number of events, including: summer/language schools; association, religious and academic conferences; sport, leisure and special interest groups (such as the Morgan Owners Group); bed-and-breakfast and self-catered holidays; local functions and meetings.

With more than 5,400 bedrooms (half of which are en-suite), 350 meeting rooms and a range of highquality catering facilities at its disposal, the conference team generated over £4m income and handled in excess of 2,000 residential events in 2012/13, selling more than 145,000 overnight stays.

Winner of the Group Travel ‘Best University Accommodation for Groups’ award for an unprecedented seven consecutive years, the business generated by the Conference Office creates employment for more than 250 full-time staff, a further 500 part-time staff, and contributes considerably to Kent’s hospitality, leisure and tourism services.

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Last Updated: 06/05/2015

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