Turing Flats offer en-suite accommodation with stunning views over Canterbury and the surrounding area. They are conveniently located just a short distance from the medical centre, Dolche Vita, K-bar, Keynes College facilities and Co-op shop.

Key facts

  • 519 en-suite bedrooms
  • Large and extra large rooms
  • Spacious, modern kitchen
  • Hut8 catering outlet and social space
  • 2023/24: £8,927.10 pa (£228.90 per week) - £9,393.93 pa (£240.87 per week)

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Self-catered accommodation

All accommodation in Turing Flats is en-suite. We have a mixture of large and extra-large en-suite rooms. You would be living with up to nine other people and share a spacious and modern kitchen.

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

We also have adapted rooms available for students with disabilities. 

*All extra-large en-suite rooms have a 22” TV with Freeview (including TV licence).

The one named after the famous codebreaker

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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 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.

The KentOne card can 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.  

Hut8 Catering outlet and Alan Turing mural

Hut8 Catering outlet and social space

Living in Turing Flats

If you're moving into Turing Flats, 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.

Planned maintenance

Turing Flats will be undergoing external planned maintenance during the 2022/2023 academic year. The interior of the building and services will be unaffected; and translucent film will be applied externally to windows for your privacy during the planned maintenance works.

We are pleased to offer a 10% discount on the rents shown below for Turing Flats during the weeks each block is affected. The discount will be applied to your student account once the work to your block is completed.

Visit our FAQs for answers to key questions around the maintenance, impact on living and studying and the 10% discount.

Bedding sizes and information

The bed sizes in Turing Flats vary depending on your room so check out our Bedding Guide before you arrive.

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

Turing College 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 in the Turing Hub in Turing College. Email: turinghousekeeping@kent.ac.uk

Support services

As each accommodation area is part of a college, you would be joining Turing 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 Turing College reception hours and contact details.

Students 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 Turing College members to get involved with.

Where to eat

Turing College has it's own catering outlet Hut8 within Turing College Hub. The menu offers homemade pizzas, mouth-watering burgers, wraps, and of course their famous fried chicken! With a spacious and has a relaxed vibe; you can chill out here with your friends and take advantage of the gaming facilities, or play pool or table tennis while grabbing a bite to eat. For opening times and menus, see the Catering website.

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