range of cleaning equipment
Housekeeping Information

You and your flatmates are responsible for keeping your accommodation clean, but each college has its own housekeeping team who are here to offer you advice and support.

Housekeeping will clean your kitchen regularly throughout the year, and will visit your accommodation throughout your time on campus to check everything. 

You will need to provide your own cleaning products (or share the cost with your housemates), please do not buy products containing bleach as this is not permitted in accommodation.

Remember to clean all spillages and wash up and put crockery away.  A vacuum  cleaner is available to use in your accommodation.

Hands holding out items to recycle

Recycling and waste on campus

Help us to do our bit for the environment by recycling responsibly.

What waste goes where?

  • Recyclable items: green bags.
  • General waste (items that can't be recycled or donated): black bags. 

What can I donate?

Electrical appliances

 We include a number of appliances in our accommodation on the Canterbury campus. You can find Housekeeping's instructions for using these items and the user manuals (which go into more detail) for each item to help you troubleshoot any issues you have.  

Male student using laundry

Laundry Facilities

Each college has its own self-service laundry (PDF 24KB) which is typically open daily from 7am - 10pm.

You'll need to pay for each cycle at the machine via the Circuit Laundry App or Top Up Card (which can be purchased from vending machines in Nickle Court laundry or outside Keynes College Reception).

A handy trick is to use Circuit View to see which machines are available or how long you have left on your cycle without leaving your room!

As the facilities are not managed by the University you'll need to contact Circuit Laundry online or via phone (01422 820040) for any queries, card or app issues, faults or breakdowns.

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Housekeeping Office Locations

Our housekeepers are on hand to inspect and support. Don’t be afraid to pop along your local housekeeping office listed below for any help and advice.  

Exterior of Darwin College

Darwin College

The housekeeping office can be found on the second floor in room B3:20.


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Eliot College and Becket Court

The housekeeping office can be found in room W4:W14.


Keynes College sign

Keynes College (blocks F, G, H and I)

The housekeeping office can be found opposite Keynes College Reception, room MG:05.


Keynes Flats and hub

Keynes Flats and Houses (blocks P, Q, R, S and T)

The housekeeping office can be found in Keynes Hub (outside S block).


Park Wood Houses

Park Wood Houses

Ask at Park Wood Reception in the Park Wood Administration Building for housekeeping.


Park Wood Flats exterior

Park Wood Flats

Park Wood Flats Housekeeping offices can be found next to the laundry room in Bossenden Court.


turing hub

Turing College

Ask at Turing Reception in Turing Hub for housekeeping.


Exterior of Tyler Court A

Tyler Court

The housekeeping office can be found downstairs in Tyler Court A in room 1 (just off the study area).


Two student casual staff members cleaning a kitchen in Park Wood

Looking for a part-time or summer job?

Every summer (and throughout the academic year) we have a number of part-time and casual housekeeping job vacancies available. 

No previous experience is required, and casual roles start from a zero hour contract meaning you can work the hours or days that suit your needs.  

All training, equipment and uniform will be provided and you'll be able to take advantage of staff discounts and other benefits.

Visit your local Housekeeping Office if you would like to find out more about working for our housekeeping team this summer or beyond.