New students

Arrivals Weekend: Key information

How to complete your registration, pick up your KentOne student ID card and move into your accommodation.

Remember: You will not become a registered student until you report, in person, during Arrivals Weekend on 16-17 September 2017 and you are issued your KentOne (student ID) card.

Canterbury campus

Arriving at Canterbury? Try this easy guide to the essentials.

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Documents to have ready on arrival

Make sure you have these documents to hand (not packed in your luggage):

Photographic ID:

  • UK students: Passport
  • EU students (excluding the UK): Passport or EU identity card
  • International students: Passport and visa.

We will be unable to register you if you cannot provide the required identification. You will not be issued your KentOne card or classed as a student until this is complete. A passport will be required as official ID when opening a bank account, applying for work or verifying your age. The University therefore encourages all students to obtain a passport. If you do not have a passport, please contact us prior to your arrival at

Other documents:

  • University or College Payment Advice letter from Student Finance England (if relevant) which must be scanned by staff from the Financial Aid Office. Once your letter has been scanned, this will trigger any loan payments.
  • Proof of qualifications (if required)
  • Visa documentation (if relevant). This must be scanned by a member of the registration team
  • Copy of your Accommodation Arrival Pass (you will need to show this to the receptionist before you will be allowed into your room).

Find your accommodation, collect your key, unload your car

Go to Arrivals Weekend: Transport and Parking to obtain your Unloading Permit. This will enable you to park near to your accommodation to unload your belongings. You can also find further information about travel over Arrivals Weekend.

For information on how to collect your room key, please go to the Accommodation website

Complete your registration

You must register to become a member of the University. In order to register, you must have already enrolled online.

What's the difference between enrolment and registration?

  • Enrolment: Enables the University to gather essential information about you, your programme of study, and if you are entitled to receive money from the Student Loans Company (SLC).
  • Registration: Confirmation that you have taken up your place and commenced your programme of study.


If you have not already enrolled, please go online to complete the process.





Where to register

Please make your way to the Sports Centre (see Google map) to complete your registration.

Registration is open at the following times:

Saturday 16 September 09.00 - 18.00 (last entry is at 18.00 and registrtion closes at 18.30)
Sunday 17 September 09.00 - 17.00 (last entry is at 17.00 and registrtion closes at 17.30)
Monday 18 September 09.00 - 16.30
Tuesday 19 September 09.00 - 16.30
Wednesday 20 September 09.00 - 16.30
Thursday 21 September 09.00 - 16.30
Friday 22 September 09.00 - 14.00


While there you will need to:

  • Visa and passport check
    (if relevant)
  • Biometric Residence Permit
    (BRP) collection (if relevant)
  • Register
  • Collect KentOne (student ID)
  • Qualifications check
    (if relevant)
  • Pay tuition fees
  • Pay accommodation fees
  • Visit information stands

After registration - finding your way around

After registration, please feel free to enjoy the city and campus.

Registering after Arrivals Weekend

Please go to the following locations if you wish to register after Arrivals Weekend:

Sports Centre (from 18-22 September 2017)

  • Monday – Thursday: 09.00 - 16.30
  • Friday: 09.00 - 14.00

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Last Updated: 13/09/2017