University of Kent
Conferences and Events

Set in over 450 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 Britain 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


Free for all B&B and Conference Guests (located in our campus colleges):

  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gym/ Sports Facilities


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



Latest News for 2016


Campus accommodation ratings

After a recent inspection from Visit England we are now proud to have received a 4 to 5 star rating! 

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Successful summer for the University of Kent

As the summer of 2016 draws to a close we reflect on how much of a successful few months its been

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Strong praise for the University

Last week we hosted athletes competing in the Students International Athletics Board, Track and Field Championship 2016. We received high praise for commercial services involvement in ensuring the event was a great success. 


Group Travel Awards 

The Conference Office are extremely proud to announce that we are the winners of Best University Accommodation for Groups" for the 9th year in a row! Thank you to all of our clients who took the time and voted for us!

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We are pleased to announce that the Conference Office have met strict criteria to become members of the following:

Meetings Industry Association - MIA
A fast growing association in the conference, meetings and events sector which provides quality support for all members 
ACCED-I One Stop Shop Recognition
A certified one-stop shop operation provides the most effective planning atmosphere to successfully stage a collegiate conference or event.
We are very proud to say that we are the only institute outside of the USA and Canada to have achieved certification! 
The British Educational Travel Association - BETA
This organisation supports those who provide youth, student and educational travel, to, from and within the UK.

Event Management
Event Management
On and off campus service

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Beverley Farm
Beverley Farm
Year round accommodation

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Conference Suite
Conference Suite
All Year Conference space

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Conference Info
Conference Info
Spring and Summer 2016

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