Let's be safe

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Let's be safe

Thank you for working together to keep our whole University community safe.

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By following Government guidelines and looking out for each other, we have kept the number of positive Covid-19 cases low among our students and staff.

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  • Measures in place to help keep everyone safe include one-way systems, cleaning stations and the wearing of face coverings.
  • The University has local testing sites (LTS) at our Canterbury and Medway campuses. We will work closely with local health protection teams so that we can manage any future outbreak.
  • You can find more details about our plans to keep you safe in the spring term in our FAQs.

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Living in University accommodation is a great way to make friends and create memories. Here’s how we plan to make sure you can still enjoy the experience.

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For those living in on-campus accommodation in Canterbury:

  • accommodation is designed around ‘households’ so that you can socialise with the other students in your household
  • we’ll provide a free deep-clean service during the spring term
  • we’ll give you high-quality cleaning products for your study bedrooms and communal areas
  • our housekeeping staff will regularly monitor cleanliness and offer help via our Kitchen Talks and video tutorials
  • you'll get access to great Wi-Fi to support your blended learning.

Find out more about how we're looking after our accommodation in our coronavirus policy.

For those living in Pier Quays accommodation in Medway:

  • student rooms go through a six-stage cleaning and inspection process
  • common areas will be cleaned regularly and thoroughly
  • you can use the MyUnite app to book laundry services, log maintenance requests, chat with your flatmates and more
  • you'll get access to great Wi-Fi to support your blended learning.

SafeZone is a free and simple-to-use application that gives round-the-clock safety reassurance at both Canterbury and Medway. It has been designed to help students get first-aid, security or safety assistance via their mobile phone. 


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We hope that having a safe environment to live and learn in will help you to enjoy university life. These, though, are challenging times for us all and if at any time you need emotional or mental health support, we’re here for you.    

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The members of our Student Support and Wellbeing Team are specialists who work one-to-one and also provide relaxed environments where groups of students can recharge.    

  • Our wellbeing advisers can help if you are feeling overwhelmed or distressed. Currently consultations are online, but in-person appointments will return as soon as it is safe to do so.    
  • The Wellbeing Team organises events throughout the year that offer fun and practical ways for you to improve your wellbeing.
  • There are lots of indoor and outdoor relaxation spaces on campus, so look out for those.
  • You can also find advice to help you keep calm and safe on their social media platforms.

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Watch our Safe, Study, Social video

You'll find out how we're working together to keep our campuses safe