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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The housekeeping office can be found on the second floor in room B3:20.
The housekeeping office can be found in room W4:W14.
The housekeeping office can be found opposite Keynes College Reception, room MG:05.
The housekeeping office can be found in Keynes Hub (outside S block).
Ask at Park Wood Reception in the Park Wood Administration Building for housekeeping.
Park Wood Flats Housekeeping offices can be found next to the laundry room in Bossenden Court.
Ask at Turing Reception in Turing Hub for housekeeping.
The housekeeping office can be found downstairs in Tyler Court A in room 1 (just off the study area).
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.