Turing Houses are modern and spacious accommodation with your very own catering outlet and social space, Hut 8. Located on central campus they are also conveniently located within a short distance to other popular facilities including Dolche Vita, K-Bar and the medical centre.

Key facts

  • 282 single rooms with extra long beds
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom facilities
  • Hut 8 catering outlet and social space
  • 2022/23: £6,805.89 pa (£174.51 per week)

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Self-catered accommodation

Turing Houses have nine or 12 bedrooms and large spacious kitchens on the ground floor, which are great for cooking and socialising. There are four bedrooms with two sets of shower and toilet facilities on each floor.

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

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.

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.

Turing College is the one named after the famous code breaker

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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. 

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.  

Hut8 catering outlet named after Alan Turing

Hut 8 catering outlet and social space

Living in Turing Houses

If you're moving into Turing 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.

Planned maintenance

Turing Houses 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 Houses 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

Beds in Turing Houses are all 3' x 7' so you will need extra long 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

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

Each accommodation area is part of a College with Turing being part of 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 and social space, 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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