Located next to Keynes College and its facilities, Keynes Studio Flats are self-contained and en-suite with a bedroom and small open-plan kitchenette with seating area. They are suitable for single or double occupancy.

Key facts

  • 52-week occupancy
  • Open-plan kitchenette
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Ideal for couples
  • 2021/22: £12,750.52 pa

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Self-catered postgraduate accommodation

Each flat has a furnished room and a small open plan kitchenette with a seating area and its own toilet and shower facilities.

Accommodation costs include gas, electricity and water charges, as well as internet access and personal contents insurance.

Applying for accommodation

Students will be on a 52-week fixed term contact, from September to September, including winter and spring vacations. Residents may stay in their rooms during these vacation periods.

Please be aware that accommodation in Keynes studio flats is only available on a 52 week period. Only Darwin Houses are available for students on shorter academic courses.

Students can apply for rooms via our online accommodation application form. Before you apply, see our application timeline for everything that you need to know.

Apply to live in Keynes Studio Flats

Come and see us

The Canterbury campus has excellent transport links and is easy to get to from London. Take a look at our Maps and Directions page and make sure you have a look at our Open Day information.

Get connected

Did you know we’re on social media? If you have any questions about accommodation at the University of Kent, before you arrive or at any time throughout your studies, we’re only a call or email away. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.  

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Living in Keynes Studio Flats

If you're moving into Keynes Studio Flats, there are a few things you should know before you arrive. It's your home for the next year, so do everything you can to make the most of your time here.

Bedding sizes and information

Darwin Studio Flats bed sizes are all 4’6" x 7' so you will need extra-long double bedding.

You can bring your own bedding, or purchase a bedding pack plus other essentials at our partner site UniKitOut once you have been allocated to your room.

Housekeeping and laundry facilities

Keynes College has its own launderette with laundry facilities run by Circuit Laundry. One washing machine cycle costs £2.70 and one tumble dryer cycle costs £1.30. This can be paid via the Circuit Laundry App or a top-up card.

Our housekeeping team are on-hand to provide a top up cleaning service but you are responsible for keeping your accommodation clean. For any help or advice, your local Housekeeping Office is located in Room MG:05 opposite the reception in Keynes College.

Support services

Each accommodation area is part of a College with Keynes being part of Keynes College

Colleges are looked after by the Colleges and Community Life Team who can offer you advice, help and support on a variety of topics on University life. They also oversee the College Life Assistants (CLA) on campus who are typically postgraduate students living in the college available to  offer advice and support.

The University also has an award-winning Student Support and Wellbeing Team that offers a range of services including emergency support, community events, counselling, support groups, accessibility and learning support and much more. 

For day to day enquiries, such as mail and parcels, receptions are located in each college. Our reception teams offer a wealth of knowledge about student accommodation and the University campus. They also provide a photocopying and general information service. See the Keynes College reception hours and contact details

Where to eat

Your nearest catering outlet is Dolche Vita in Keynes College. The menu boasts an extensive selection of flavours and fusion dishes from across the world, which customers can watch being freshly prepared to order. For opening times and menus, see the Catering website.

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