Enhancing living and leisure facilities
We continue to invest in our accommodation, transport and leisure facilities to keep Kent a safe, sustainable and fun place to be.
Here are some highlights of the work we've done to enhance the Kent student experience in living and leisure.
More enhancements to living and leisure facilities
During the 2016 spring break we refurbished K-bar, responding to needs of health conscious students by converting it into a juice and smoothie bar. It is a great social space for students situated in Keynes College.
Theatre, cinema and live musicThe development of unrivalled regional arts and culture facilities, including the Gulbenkian Arts Centre and the £8m Colyer-Fergusson Music Building.
Complete WiFi coverage
All our study bedrooms have WiFi so you can use all your devices from the comfort of your room.
Free transport between Canterbury and Medway, seven days a week
The Campus Shuttle service provides free transport between Canterbury and Medway during term time. This service allows you to enjoy what both campuses and the region have to offer. The service runs at the weekend and has WiFi on board.
Helping students find good accommodation
Home Stamp - the official source of accredited student accommodation in Canterbury. Helping you to find the best deal with a landlord you can trust.
24-hour bus service in Canterbury
There is now a 24-hour bus service from our Canterbury campus to Canterbury City centre.
Over the last year, more than 900 students have enjoyed a range of multicultural events at Kent, including celebrations for Chinese New Year, Diwali and Thanksgiving. The Multicultural Events Fund also provides financial support for Kent students wishing to organise a multicultural event.
Meet people from home
To create a supportive student network, Kent has set up email groups and an international student ‘buddy’ scheme which allows you to contact other students from your home country.
- Medway Activities
The College Master at Medway runs a calendar of social and sporting activities for University of Kent students, in addition to those provided by GK Unions. All activities and transport are free or subsidised. Read more about Medway Activities.
- Eliot and Rutherford are now part catered
Responding to demand we have added Eliot and Rutherford to our Bed and Flex scheme in 2016.
- Accommodation surgeries at Medway
We will be holding regular accommodation surgeries in Medway from September onwards (term-time only) for students who have questions about living at Liberty Quays.
More information on the Student Guide
New café at Medway
Galvanising Café Workshop opening in 2016, will be a great place to grab lunch if you are studying at the Historic Dockyard.