Conferences and Events at the University of Kent

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Welcome to Conferences and Events

at the University of Kent

Why us?

We are set in over 300 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking the historic city of Canterbury and its iconic Cathedral. 

Our fantastic location, range of accommodation and extensive facilities make us the perfect choice for groups, conferences, events and holidays. 

We have over 20 years of experience delivering exceptional events for our clients, and our passionate team are proud to be the winner of the Group Travel Award for 'Best University Accommodation for Groups' every year since 2008.

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    We have over 5,000 bedrooms available including en-suite, single and double room options. 

    The majority of our accommodation is rated 4* - 5* by VisitEngland.

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    Event spaces

    Our campus has over 150 conference rooms and event spaces ranging from impressive 500 seat lecture halls and performance spaces to smaller break out or meeting rooms.  

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    Extensive facilities

    Superb on-site catering, sports and leisure facilities. Including a gym, outdoor tennis courts, a variety of menu options, a theatre and a cinema.

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    We are proud to have been awarded ‘Best University Accommodation for Groups’ by Group Travel Organiser readers for thirteen years running.

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Let our team help your event be the best it can be

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B&B guest accommodation

During the summer months, we have a wide range of competitively priced B&B accommodation, including single and double en-suite rooms. 

All our B&B campus accommodation has been rated 4* - 5* by VisitEngland.

We also have self-catering accommodation and room-only rates available.

Medway Conferences and Events

Our Medway campus is the ideal location if you are looking for an unusual space for large or small groups. Our campus is within walking distance of the Historic Dockyard which is steeped in history and offers the opportunity to learn about warships, steam, steel and submarines. En-suite accommodation is available to book at nearby Pier Quays.

Medway has excellent public transport links to the centre of London, with the high speed train from St Pancras to Chatham taking just 40 minutes.

You can take a look at all our facilities with our virtual tours.

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We're good to go!

Your safety is our top priority so we've put together a number of COVID-19 measures in place to ensure the safety of all our guests, staff and visitors whilst on campus. 

We've also signed up for Visit England's 'Good to Go' standard and the Meetings Industry Association's AIM Secure accreditation for events.