- 143 single rooms
- Shared bathroom and kitchenette
- Flex Meal Plan included
- 37 week contract
- 2023/24: £5,699.20 pa (£153.44 per week) - £6,349.20 pa (£170.94 per week)
In Rutherford College, you typically share a corridor with six other students where there are standard and large rooms available, and shared shower and toilet facilities. Along with an included meal plan, students also have access to a kitchenette area containing a fridge, kettle and microwave. Each bedroom has its own sink.
Accommodation costs include gas, electricity and water charges, premium sports membership, as well as internet access and personal contents insurance.
The Flex Meal plan is included with your accommodation giving you £12 per day, seven days a week, to spend on food in a variety of campus catering outlets during term time, giving you the freedom to try the wide range of menus available.
In addition, you can top up your KentOne card with cash and use it to pay in a number of places on the Canterbury campus and enjoy an exclusive 10% discount at a selection of catering outlets. Find out where you can use your KentOne card.
Our accommodation agreement in Eliot and Rutherford Colleges runs for 37 weeks, from September to June, and includes part of the winter vacation and all of the spring vacation. You must vacate your room for about two weeks during the winter closure period, but you can leave your belongings in your room.
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Living in Rutherford College
If you're moving into Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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
Rutherford 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. Should you need to, you can also access laundry facilities nearby in Tyler Court or Eliot College.
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 N2W in Rutherford College. Email: email@example.com
Each accommodation area is part of a College with Rutherford being part of Rutherford 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, visit reception. Rutherford College residents are served by Tyler Court Reception. Our reception teams offer a wealth of knowledge about student accommodation and the University campus. They also provide photocopying and general information services. See the Tyler Court reception hours and contact details.
Where to eat
Rutherford College has its own catering outlet, Rutherford Dining Hall. It offers traditional, home-cooked food for budget-friendly prices. If you want choice, great value for money and hearty portions, Rutherford Dining Hall is the place for you! The menu changes daily, alongside a wok bar, giving you plenty of options for healthy and nutritious meals. see the Catering website.