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Park Wood Houses are located in our student village and offer a wonderful sense of community and a homely atmosphere. You can choose to live in a 5 or 6-bedroom house, which allows you to get to know your housemates well. Additionally, the accommodation is self-catered, making it perfect for those who enjoy cooking.

Key facts 2024/25

  • 1,418 single bedrooms
  • Shared bathroom and kitchen facilities
  • 39-week occupancy
  • 5 bed house £5,034.12 pa (£129.08 per week
  • 6 bed house £6,352.71 pa (£162.89 per week)

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Self-catered accommodation

Park Wood Houses are self-catered houses and all residents share kitchen and bathroom facilities. 

The five bedroom houses have shower and toilet facilities upstairs, with an additional toilet downstairs. The kitchen/diner has an oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave, sink and kettle.

The six bedroom houses have shower and toilet facilities both upstairs and downstairs. The kitchen/diner is larger than those in the five bedroom houses and have an oven with hob, two fridge freezers and a microwave.

Accommodation costs include gas, heating, electricity, water, internet, personal contents insurance and a premium sports membership.

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Park Wood - The student village.

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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. 

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.  

Don't forget to check 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.

Catering packages

The Flex Catering Plan 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.

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.  

Park Wood Student Hub exterior

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

Living in Park Wood Houses

If you're moving into Park Wood 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 Park Wood Houses vary depending on the room type. See our bedding size and information page to find out if you'll have a standard single or extra long single 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 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 next to the reception in Park Wood Administration Office. Email: parkwoodhousekeeping@kent.ac.uk

Support services

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

ResLife Team

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

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