If you would like some meals included in your accommodation, Keynes College could be a good choice for you. With the Bed and Bistro scheme included in the price, accommodation in Keynes comes with breakfast and dinner at flagship bistro, Dolche Vita, Monday to Friday and Rutherford Dining Hall at the weekends and bank holidays.

Key facts

  • 162 en-suite bedrooms
  • Shared kitchenette
  • Bed and bistro meal package
  • Central campus location
  • 2022/23: £7,753.41 pa (£250.11 per week)

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Part-catered accommodation

All rooms in Keynes College are en-suite. You have access to a shared kitchenette that is equipped with a fridge, sink, kettle and microwave, and is suitable for preparing drinks and snacks only.

Catering packages

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. See the Catering website for more information.

In addition, the KentOne card can also 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.

Keynes College - part-catered accommodation

Keynes College - part-catered accommodation

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Applying for accommodation

Our 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 their room during the winter vacation, but not during the spring vacation. See our vacation accommodation page for more information.

You can apply for rooms via our online accommodation application form. Before you apply, read 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 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.  

Dolche Vita

Dolche Vita's fusion dishes from across the world

Living in Keynes College

If you're moving into Keynes College, 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

Beds in Keynes College are all 3’ x 6’3" so you will need standard single 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. Email: keyneskeeping@kent.ac.uk

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 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.

Student on campus

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 Keynes College members to get involved with.

Where to eat

Keynes College has it's own catering outlet, Dolche Vita. 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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