Keep your spending on campus

Keep it on Campus

There are lots of campus-based facilities to help you keep your spend local and support the University's service departments.    

You can help support the University, by investing in our outlets. Drive revenue back into the University to help improve the campus, through ongoing maintenance and upkeep of our services.    

Christmas Celebrations

The Festive Afternoon Tea 

For university staff and their family and friends.

£12.95 per person / £16.95 per person with a glass of prosecco or mulled wine.

Christmas Parties 

Celebrate the Festive Season with family, friends, and colleagues in the stylish Darwin Suite at the University of Kent.  

£34 per person (staff receive a 10% discount)

What's available to you?

Check out the range of facilities and services available on the Canterbury campus. Book a room for a student event and order pizza from Hut 8, have lunch delivered to your door with the OrderUp! app or hire one of our fantastic venues to hold your next big event. Whatever it is, we have it.

Darwin Conference Suite

Darwin Conference Suite is our all-year-round flexible conference venue, situated in Darwin College.  

An adaptable space for a maximum of 200 people. It can be used as one large room or divided, with soundproofed walls, into three smaller rooms with a capacity of 40 to 100 people. The space has its own reception area, cloakroom, dance floor, and bar.

The flexibility of this space allows for a wide range of meeting and event needs to be met—boardroom or theatre style for those important business meetings or talks or banqueting style for dinner dances.

The Beagle private fine dining

Dine at the Beagle, an exclusive and private experience for groups of between 12 and 22 guests

Enjoy a range of delicious menus, created by our extraordinary chefs and brought to you by a dedicated service team.

This is an intimate dining space, which can be customised and decorated to suit your occasion, for a truly unforgettable event.  

Frequently asked questions

If you require catering between 09:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday for up to 50 people, you can use our online booking system.   

We can provide a range of options to suit your needs. Why not start that 9am meeting with coffee and Danish pastries, serve mid-morning refreshments, take a break for lunch with a savoury platter and buffet, or round off an event with canapés and your choice of beverages? Take a look for yourself at our delivered catering menu.

If you require catering in the evening, at weekends or for more than 50 people, email us at or call the Conference Office (ext 8000) with details of your requirements and a member of the team will be happy to assist.

We are happy to discuss your requirements with you and come up with a bespoke package to fit your needs, whether this is a pizza party, BBQ or cocktails, we're here to help! Just email or call (ex8000) to speak with a member of the team. 

We can offer a delivered catering service, direct to your office or meeting room, on the Canterbury campus. To find out more, visit delivered catering.  

Whether you're after pizza, curry or a good old burger, there's something for everyone. You can check out all our catering outlets on our website. 

Kent Sports Clinic offers a range of services from physiotherapy and sports massage to health services and a respiratory clinic. These services are offered by qualified staff and through student-led services for a fee. Visit the Kent Sports Clinic webpage for more information on the services they provide, including prices. 

You can choose between qualified and student-led appointments for many of our services. Booking and payment for most services can be made online.   

Our qualified clinic staff provide a range of services including:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage
  • Performance
  • Respiratory appointments

Our student-led team provides a range of services including:

  • Sports therapy and rehabilitation 
  • Massage 

Booking links

There are loads of benefits to being a Kent Sport member. From access to our extensive sport and fitness facilities to discounts at the Kent Sports Clinic.

Whether you want to use the gym and classes, or try a new sport, check our membership benefits table for a list of what's available in each membership package.    

We have a number of venues, both large and small, each tailored to your needs.  Find out more about each venue or contact the team for more information. 

The KentOne card uses contactless technology so for most access features you'll just need to show it to the right person or scan it on the right machine. It also works the same way as your contactless debit/credit card when using it to pay. Visit our page.

You can top up your KentOne card with money in most accommodation receptions, however, the easiest way to do it is to top up your account online.   

There are lots of places across the Canterbury campus where you can use your KentOne card to pay. Some even offer you a 10% discount when you do!  

See our outlets

You can also use the KentOne card as a reward scheme or as a means of reimbursing student volunteers.  

Contact the KentOne card team

Become a Gulbenkian Member and start saving today!

Get more from Gulbenkian with our new Membership, saving you money on hundreds of events every year. Membership costs just £40 for a year (only £10 for Uni Kent Staff), and for that you get:

  • 4 free tickets to Standard or Family Film screenings.
  • 20% off Standard, Live & Recorded and Family Film screenings.
  • 40% off selected Theatre, Dance and Family Theatre.
  • 10% off Food and Drink at Gulbenkian Café.

Find out more!

Design and Print offer a complete printing service from design through to final product and dispatch.  

  • Printing
  • Design
  • Thesis and essay printing and binding 
  • Large posters, banners, pop-ups
  • Personalised merchandise/gifts

Visit Design and Print to view their price list and order. 

Contact us

The University of Kent's fantastic location, variety of accommodation and extensive facilities make it the perfect choice for groups, conferences, events and holidays.