Canterbury community

Experience our campus

We offer a range of leisure facilities for both students and residents to use. For those who haven’t been onto campus before, here’s an overview of what awaits you.

Our campus encompasses 300 acres made up of parkland, formal gardens, woodland, grassed areas, hay meadows, ponds and a woodland trail. We enjoy a privileged position overlooking the city. Come and enjoy it with us. It’s a great place for dog walks, bike rides and enjoying the great outdoors. Many areas are paved making access suitable for those with prams, wheelchairs or bikes.

What’s On

The University of Kent is proud of its excellent range of entertainment, which is available to students, staff and the public. Enjoy some of the best performances across music, comedy, theatre, dance and film.

bOing! International festival 2018

bOing! is one of Europe’s leading arts and cultural festivals, featuring theatre, music and dance performances from some of the continent’s top artistic talents. Now in its fifth year, bOing! comes to Canterbury on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August and includes a range of free events. The festival is open to members of the public and parking on campus is free all weekend.

About our facilities

Our Canterbury campus has impressive live performance spaces including a 340-seat theatre, 300-seat cinema and informal cabaret area at The Gulbenkian.

Our concert hall, Colyer-Fergusson, is a purpose-built hall with adjustable acoustics and retractable seating able to accommodate everything from intimate chamber recitals to large-scale choral and orchestral concerts.


Learn English with expert educators

The Centre for English and World Languages offers a range of English language courses, open to members of the local community. This summer the programme includes free English classes as part of the school’s CELTA teacher training course. The sessions run on a daily basis from Monday 18 June to Thursday 19 July.


Our extensive sport and fitness facilities are among the best in the region. We have a fully equipped gym, halls and courts, with a range of classes offered and sports catered for. Qualified staff are on-hand to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re an elite sportsperson or looking to lead a healthier lifestyle, there is something for everyone so you can decide the pace.

Food and drink

A diverse range of catering outlets, run by our award-winning team, offer creative menus using quality local produce wherever possible. Choose from one of 13 restaurants and cafes for quick snacks or leisurely dining. Special diets are catered for, with allergen information for every dish available on request.

Explore our Library

Open to all

Members of the public are welcome to make use of our newly-refurbished and extended Templeman Library.

The Library now has even more modern, spacious study spaces, making the most of the light and our fantastic city views. You may also wish to view some of the rare materials held by our Special Collections and Archives.

Reading in the library

Our Library is now card access for students and staff, but visitors do not need a card to enter.

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ. T: +44 1227 764000

Last Updated: 25/04/2018