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
  • £7,347.62 - £8,193.92 pa

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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). 

Students 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 and water charges, as well as internet access and personal contents insurance. 

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. 

A bedroom in Becket Court

Part-catered accommodation at Kent

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

Apply to live in Becket Court

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 FAQs.

Get connected

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Dolche Vita

Dolche Vita catering outlet

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.

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:

Support services

Each college is headed by a Master, and the Master's Office can offer advice, help and support on university life. Masters are also responsible for enforcing University regulations and discipline on non-academic matters. Colleges also have a Resident Support Officer (RSO). This is usually a second or third year student who lives in the college and can offer advice and support.

For more information and contact details, see the Student Services website.

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.

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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