University of Kent
Conferences and Events

Set in over 300 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking the historic city of Canterbury, the University of Kent's fantastic location, choice of accommodation and extensive facilities make it the perfect choice for conferences, groups and family holidays.

Kent is steeped in history and heritage and is renowned throughout the world as the Garden of England. Just a short walk from the campus you can experience Canterbury's history and heritage, take in our stunning architecture and world famous buildings and visit the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral. A little further afield you will find the seaside towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable and their invigorating coastlines - Canterbury is simply inspirational.

The University of Kent has been host to the prestigious Lambeth Conference, was the accommodation provider for the Open Golf Tournament and has won the Group Travel Award for 'Best University Accommodation for Groups' since 2008. We offer a wide range of conference services and are the largest and most flexible venue in the South East of England.

  • 3-5* Visit England accommodation rating
  • Over 5,000 bedrooms on our Canterbury campus
  • Lecture theatres for 20-500 delegates
  • Up to 200 meeting and seminar rooms
  • Dedicated event co-ordinators, prior to and during your event
  • 'Day Delegate' and '24-hour Delegate' packages available
  • Full Event Management service available
  • Banqueting for up to 1,200 people
  • Range of bars and bistros across campus
  • Extensive grounds for outdoor activities
  • Cinema and theatre on campus

 Take a look at our virtual tours for a campus wide view of our facilities

Contact us on 01227 828000 or email



We've won 'Best University Accommodation for Groups' for 12 consecutive years! 

We are proud to have won the 'Best University for Groups' award at the Group Travel Awards for the twelfth consecutive year.  Read the full story from the University of Kent's news centre. Our thanks to all the Group Travel Organiser readers who have voted for us.


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Graduation Accommodation - July 2019 

Looking for on campus accommodation for you, your family or friends during Graduation week? We have a variety of bedrooms available to book between Sunday 14th July and Saturday 20th July - click here for more information


Sustainable Conferencing at the University of Kent 

To find out how we can help make your conference or event as sustainable as possible click here



The Sibson Building - 'South-East Building of the Year 2018'! Conference bookings now being taken for 2019 and 2020

We are thrilled that our newest conference venue 'The Sibson Building' which opened in 2017, has been recognised at the latest Royal Institute of British Architects National Awards by being named 'South-East Building of the Year 2018'. You can read the full article here.

'The Sibson Building' is a state of the art, self-contained building providing 2350m2 of high quality conference and event space, including 3 large lecture theatres, 6 breakout rooms, catering and exhibition spaces.

Available to hire for events such as exhibitions, conferences, training and much more - enquire today to find out more









Click here for more information and how to book



Looking for on campus accommodation?

Beverley Farmhouse has single and double standard bedrooms perfect for short and long stays which are available to book throughout the year. Suitable for visiting parents and staff or anyone looking for a base while exploring the area

Click here to check the availability 


Click here to read why the University of Kent is a perfect location for a holiday or short break!


Event Management
Event Management
On and off campus service

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Conference Info
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Spring and Summer 2019/2020

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Conference Suite
Conference Suite
All Year Conference space

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Beverley Farm
Beverley Farm
Year round accommodation

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