Canterbury campus Open Days

aerial shot of the canterbury campus

Canterbury campus

Our next general Open Days will be held on Saturday 5 and Saturday 19 October 2019

Register your interest and we'll let you know when booking opens!


When does booking open?

If you've filled out our 'Register your interest' form, we'll send you an email when booking opens. Our Open Days are extremely popular and early booking is recommended.

What happens at a general Open Day?

Our staff and student volunteers will be around the campus throughout the day and are on hand to chat about Kent, answer any questions and help you find your way around.

We want you to feel at home - that's an important factor in choosing a university. Immerse yourself in campus life by taking a look at the academic facilities, accommodation, visiting the students' union and the Templeman Library.

Our Open Days are particularly focussed on those starting university for the first time, however if you are a postgraduate student, you are welcome to come along. Our Open Day FAQs may help to answer any questions you may have ahead of your visit, but please contact us if we can help further.

Plan your day

We'll post you a copy of the programme so you can see what's on and what you'd like to do. To receive your programme:

  • Book before Thursday 3 October for the Open Day on Saturday 5 October
  • Book before Thursday 17 October for the Open Day on Saturday 19 October.

We recommend seeing what academic talks you'd like to attend, and then planning your day around these. Make time to visit the accommodation - you'll want to look round where you may be living in your first year!

All academic schools and our professional service departments will have a stand in the Sports Centre, so you'll have time to pick up additional information and speak to staff throughout the day.

Getting here

The Canterbury campus has excellent transport links and is easy to get to from London. Take a look at our Maps and Directions page and make sure you have a look at the Open Day FAQs

Not the Open Day you're looking for? Go to our Medway page

What's on?

Talks covering finance, student support, accommodation and careers, as well as sample lectures and workshops delivered by our academic schools. You can also explore the campus and take a break between sessions in our cafés and coffee shops.

canterbury city centre, near Westgate Towers. People boating on the river.

“The student volunteers were exceptionally friendly and very helpful. Lovely atmosphere.” (Open Day visitor)

male and femal students in a lecture. One student is asking a question.


Good musicians make good students!

Do you sing or play a musical instrument? If so, you need to come and have a chat with our Directors of Music in the Colyer-Fergusson building, where our fantastic programme of extra-curricular music activities takes place. Find out more about our music scholarships from Cory, one of our recent scholars, and take a look at our blog

Sports scholarships

If you compete at county level or equivalent, you should look at our sports scholarships and come and speak to our staff at the Kent Sport stand. Take a look at some of our current scholars and find out how a scholarship has helped some of our students.

so, what happens at an open day?

open day visitors in the sports hall

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