This en-suite, self-catered accommodation is based within the Park Wood student village, located in beautiful parkland. Nearby you'll find the Park Wood Student Hub - Woody's bar, Co-op shop, launderettes, social space, computer rooms and sports facilities.

Key facts

  • 520 en-suite rooms
  • 8 twin rooms
  • Spacious, modern kitchen
  • 2022/23: Standard room £7,897.89 pa (£202.51 per week)
  • 2022/23: Twin room £4,095.00 pa (per person) (£105.00 per person per week)

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Self-catered accommodation

Students staying in Park Wood Flats will share with up to six other people. All rooms are en-suite and students will have access to a kitchen/diner that has an oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave. 

Accommodation costs include gas, electricity and water charges, as well as internet access and personal contents insurance.

Park Wood Flats bedroom

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Twin rooms

In Park Wood Flats we also have a limited number of twin rooms. Our twin-rooms are great for friends or if you want a room mate to share costs with. 

If you opt for a twin room you'll still have access to great facilities such as your flat's fully-fitted kitchen just the same as your other flatmates and free sport membership. The only difference is students living in twin rooms will share their bedroom and en-suite with one other student. 

Two female students working at desk in twin room

Catering packages

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.

Student in hoodie and baseball cap

I like the location of Park Wood Flats... it has a great community vibe.

Ricky, Park Wood Houses resident

Applying for accommodation

Our accommodation agreement runs for 39 weeks and includes winter and spring vacations. Residents may stay in their rooms during these vacation periods.

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.

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.  

Exterior of Park Wood Student Hub and Woody's

Park Wood Student Hub - Woody's Bar, Co-op shop, IT Hub and dance studios

Living in Park Wood Flats

If you're moving into Park Wood Flats, there are a few things you should know before you arrive. It's your home for several months so do everything you can to make the most of your time here.

Bedding sizes and information

The bed sizes in Park Wood Flats vary depending on the room type. See our bedding size and information page to find out if you'll have a standard single or standard double mattress.

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

Park Wood has its own launderette with laundry facilities on campus 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 next to the laundry room in Bossenden Court or Housekeeping can be reached via Park Wood reception. Email: parkwoodhousekeeping@kent.ac.uk

Support services

Each accommodation area is part of a College with Parkwood being part of Parkwood 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 Park Wood reception hours and contact details.

Exterior of Park Wood Flats

The College and Community Life Team play a big part in supporting students living on campus (including in Park Wood flats pictured here) and arrange lots of activities throughout the year for you and your fellow Parkwood College members to get involved with.

Where to eat

Your nearest catering outlets are Woody's in Park Wood Student Hub and Cafe and the Pavilion Café Bar. Woody's is a great venue for live music, live sport and home-cooked pub food. The Pavilion has a fully licensed bar and serves delicious food, coffee and ice-cold drinks. 

For opening times and menus, see the Kent Union website for Woody's and the Kent Sport website for the Pavilion.

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