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.
Agree on a cleaning rota between yourselves so that everybody does their fair share and tasks are fairly divided.
Recycle responsibly. There are labels on each bin in the bin store to tell you what can be recycled.
Maintaining a clean space is essential for a clear state of mind and feeling comfortable in your surroundings!
Bathroom maintenance tips and tricks from a student who worked as a cleaner before coming to uni!
Help us to do our bit for the environment by recycling responsibly.
What waste goes where?
What can I donate?
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.
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.
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.
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.