Key facts 2024/25
- 45 single bedrooms
- Four rooms and two bathrooms per floor
- Spacious, shared kitchen
- Dolche Vita and K-bar
- Room in a house £7,938.84 pa (£203.56 per week)
Keynes Houses have spacious and modern kitchens shared between nine people, which are great for cooking and socialising. Students will be sharing a shower and toilet with one other person.
Accommodation costs include gas, heating, electricity, water, internet access, personal contents insurance and a premium sports membership.
Applying for accommodation
Accommodation is available from September to June, 39 weeks and includes winter and spring vacations. Residents may stay in their rooms during these vacation periods.
Don't forget to check our application timeline for everything you need to know.
Come and see us
The Flex Catering Package 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.
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.
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Living in Keynes Houses
If you're moving into Keynes Houses, 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
The bed sizes in Keynes Houses vary depending on your room. Make sure you bring the right size using 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.
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. Alternatively, you can use our bookable cleaning service if you feel things are getting a bit out of hand. For any help or advice, your local Housekeeping Office is located in Room MG:05 opposite the reception in Keynes College. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each accommodation area is part of a College with Keynes being part of Keynes 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 Keynes College reception hours and contact details.