Becket Court is part-catered accommodation next to Eliot College and close to the centre of campus. The Bed and Bistro catering package includes breakfast and dinner at Dolche Vita from Monday to Friday, and in Rutherford Dining Hall at the weekends and bank holidays.

Key facts

  • 103 standard and large bedrooms
  • En-suite bathroom and shared kitchenette
  • Bed and Bistro meal package
  • 31 week occupancy
  • 2022/23: £7,753.41 pa (£250.11 per week) -  £8,647.45 (£278.95 per week)

2023/24 prices will be available online in mid-January 2023.

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Part-catered accommodation

Students staying in Becket Court share a kitchenette with seven other people. All rooms at Becket Court are en-suite, with a mixture of standard or large rooms available. All large en-suite rooms have a 22” TV with Freeview (including TV licence). 

With two of daily meals included, students also have access to a kitchenette that is equipped with a fridge, kettle and microwave, and is suitable for preparing drinks and snacks only. Accommodation costs include gas, electricity, heating water, internet access, personal contents insurance and a premium sports membership. 

We also have adapted rooms available for students with disabilities, and where an accessible room is available it is located on the ground floor. Please see our Accessibility page for more information.

Catering package

The Bed & Bistro package is included in the price at Becket Court. It includes a special menu for breakfast and dinner at Dolche Vita Monday - Friday and brunch and dinner at Rutherford Dining Hall on weekends and bank holidays throughout term. 

A bedroom in Becket Court

Standard en-suite room in Becket Court.

Applying for accommodation

Becket Court accommodation agreement runs for 31 weeks, from September to June, and doesn’t include the winter and spring vacations. You can leave your belongings in your room during the winter vacation, but not during the spring vacation. Find out more about our vacation accommodation.

You can apply for a room using our online application portal from mid-January to 30 June for a guaranteed offer for applicable students, although our application pages are open after this date too. Before you apply, see our application timeline for everything you need to know.

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 the 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.  

Living in Becket Court

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

Dolche Vita

Dolche Vita catering outlet where your breakfast and dinners are served on weekdays

Bedding sizes and information

Becket Court bed sizes vary depending on the room type. Make sure you know the correct size on our bedding size 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.

Housekeeping and laundry facilities

Each college has its own launderette with laundry facilities on campus run by Circuit Laundry. Your closest launderette is located in Eliot College. 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 W4:14 in Eliot College. Email: eliothousekeeping@kent.ac.uk

Support services

Each accommodation area is part of a College with Becket Court being part of Eliot 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 Residential Life Assistants (RLA) on campus who are typically returning undergraduate or postgraduate students available to offer advice and support and to help form a close knit student community in your college.  

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 Eliot College reception hours and contact details.

Three students sitting on grass in Eliot Field next to a paved maze. In the background Canterbury Cathedral can be seen.

The College and Community Life Team play a big part in supporting students living on campus and arrange lots of activities throughout the year for you and your fellow Eliot College members to get involved with.

Where to eat

Your nearest catering outlet is Mungos' in Eliot College. It is renowned for its ‘American Diner’ style menu; serving up tempting burgers, finger lickin’ snacks and extravagant desserts. For opening times and menus, see the Catering website.


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Looking for a treat? Mungos' is your nearest catering outlet

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