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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Accommodation

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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Award-winning

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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Outdoor event spaces

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

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Family activity breaks

Looking for something fun to do over the summer holidays? Join one of our two family activity breaks in August.

We have a packed arts and sports programme for all ages to get involved with taking place from Thursday 19 August through to Friday 27 July 2021.

Join us for a fun filled staycation

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.

Stay with us

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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.

Read about our COVID-19 safety measures

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