Key facts 2024/25
- En-suite bathroom
- Shared kitchen facilities
- 5-8 students per flat
- Postgraduate 52-week contract
- Standard room in a flat £10,079.12 pa (£195.44 per week
- Large room in a flat £11,393.16 pa (£220.92 per week)
- Studio room £11,999.64 (£232.68 per week)
Woolf College is located on central campus and is home to postgraduate students and returning undergraduate students in separate blocks. There are three en-suite room types available for postgraduate students.
Standard and large en-suite rooms
Standard and large en-suite rooms are part of self-catered flats where students share a large kitchen and dining area with between 5-8 flatmates.
Large rooms include a double bed instead of single with extra study space.
Postgraduate student accommodation is offered on a 52 week fixed term contact, running from September to September, which includes the summer term and vacation periods.
Woolf College Studios
We also have a number of Woolf College Studios available for postgraduate students. Here your accommodation is self-contained with a kitchen included within your en-suite room.
Studios are suitable for single occupancy on a 52-week contract costing £232.68 a week. Your contract runs from September to September and includes the summer term and vacation periods. We also have accessible studio flats available.
Applying for accommodation
If you are completing a shorter academic course that is 39 weeks or less you will need to apply for Darwin Houses, where contracts are available for shorter period to match your registration dates.
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Living in Woolf College
Whether you are an undergraduate of a postgraduate there are a few things you should know about Woolf College for before you arrive. It's your home for a year, so do everything you can to make the most of your time here.
Bedding sizes and information
The bed sizes in Woolf College vary depending on the room type. Make sure you know which bed size you have by checking on our bedding guide.
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.
The Flex Catering Plan is open to all students living on or off campus. It offers an enormous amount of flexibility as well as a huge discount by paying in advance. See the Catering website for full information.
The KentOne card can be used in a number of catering outlets and shops on the Canterbury and Medway campuses. It allows you to claim an exclusive 10% discount at a selection of outlets or can simply be used as a cashless payment card. Find out where you can use your KentOne card.
Each accommodation area is part of a College with Woolf being part of Woolf College.
Colleges are looked after by the Student Wellbeing and Community Life Team who can offer you advice, help and support on a variety of topics on University life. They work closely with the ResLife Team, which contains dedicated ResLife Ambassadors (RLAs) who are typically returning undergraduate or postgraduate students. The ResLife Team are here to help you enjoy your time on campus and are regularly throwing events throughout the year for you and fellow residents to get involved with.
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 Woolf College reception hours and contact details.
Home at Halls app
The Home at Halls app is available for Woolf College students to download for free on Android and Apple devices. The app allows you to:
- Complete your inventory
- Log a maintenance issue
- Receive updates on what's happening in Woolf College
- Sign up to events
- Give feedback
Laundry and cleaning facilities
Woolf College has its own launderette, open 24 hours a day, 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 a top-up card.
Our housekeeping team also offers a bookable cleaning service if you feel things are getting a bit out of hand.