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Living in the community

Resident benefits

Are you making the most of living in Canterbury or Medway?

Check out what you’re entitled to as a resident, including discounts at local shops and restaurants.

Canterbury

Being in a World Heritage Site and having a Cathedral on your doorstep aren’t the only benefits of living in Canterbury. You can also make the most of the following perks:

  • Residents' app
    Receive discounts at a wide range of restaurants, shops and local attractions. Download the residents’ app now and start saving.
  • Parking
    It’s easy to get around Canterbury without a car, but if you do need one for whatever reason, you might be entitled to a residents’ parking permit. Discover the travel benefits available to you.
  • Have your say
    During your time at University you will have the opportunity to vote not only in local elections, but UK and EU elections. Register to vote.
  • Council tax
    Most students don’t have to pay council tax - find out if you’re exempt.
  • Join your residents association
    Residents associations can answer any questions you have about the local area. By joining your neighbourhood's residents association you will find out about local events, services and the neighbourhood watch scheme.
 

 

Medway

There are many benefits to studying in Medway – being a stone’s throw away from a castle, cathedral and the Chatham Dockyard - and the following pros:

  • Medway City Card
    Get your card for free and receive discounts at loads of local shops, restaurants and attractions.
  • Cinema offering student discount 
    Odeon is just across the road from the Medway campus and with your student card you can get discount tickets. View showings.
  • Sports facilities
    Use local sports facilities for a fraction of the price. Check out the discounts available to you.
  • Have your say
    During your time at University you will have the opportunity to vote not only in local elections, but UK and EU elections. Register to vote.
  • Council tax
    Most students don’t have to pay council tax, find out if you’re exempt.
  • Join your residents association
    Residents associations can answer any questions you have about the local area. By joining your neighbourhood's residents association you will find out about local events, services and the neighbourhood watch scheme.

 

Volunteering

There is no better way to feel like you belong than getting involved in community initiatives.

It will seriously boost your CV with invaluable experience which employers love and most of the following will add to your Employability Points.

 

 

 

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