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 are here to offer you advice and support.

As well as providing cleaning equipment when you move in, Housekeeping will visit your accommodation throughout your time on campus to check everything is OK and will provide a termly deep clean.

Housekeeper cleaning mirror

Housekeeping Top Tips

  1. We recommend that you meet together after you move in to agree a cleaning rota between yourselves so that everybody does their fair share and tasks are fairly divided. To help with this we have created a kitchen rota (PDF 328KB) which has a cleaning and usage rota combined.

  2. Recycle responsibly. There are labels on each bin in the bin store to tell you what can be recycled, so sort your rubbish before you bring it down and put it in the right bin. If you don't know where your nearest bin store is check out this handy map (PDF 99KB). Most importantly, don't forget to close the bin lid once you've disposed of your rubbish!

InnuScience Cleaning Products

To help you keep your accommodation clean we've provided you with microfibre cloths and three InnuScience cleaning products: Nu-Multi Kleen, Nu-Bioscrub and Nu-Kleen All. 

We chose InnuScience as their products are eco-label certified, cruelty free and in the diluted form (as provided in your kitchens) are not classified as hazardous or as an irritant. Please do not use bleach in your accommodation as this is a hazardous substance and does not react well with InnuScience products.

Due to its ingredients the diluted InnuScience bottles in your kitchen will need to be returned to your housekeeper or reception every 12 weeks for them to be replaced and refilled. We also suggest that you match the microfibre cloth to the same colour InnuScience product to avoid cross usage. 

Once used these cloths can then be washed in with your own washing so you can keep reusing them throughout your time with us. 

Watch the video for more advice on how to use InnuScience products in your accommodation.  

Male student using laundry

Laundry Facilities

Each college has its own self-service laundry (PDF 363KB) 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.

Intro to circuit launderettes
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.  

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.


Students sitting on steps between Eliot and Becket

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.