Enhancing living and leisure facilities

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Enhancing living and leisure facilities

  University isn’t all about studying and it is important to sometimes take a break from uni work. That’s why we continue to enhance not only our accommodation but social and leisure facilities on campus. Whether it is a trip to the gym or the cinema that helps you best relax!  

Sports and fitness facilities

Our sports and fitness facilities include an extensive air-conditioned gym, fitness and dance class studio, three large multi-use sports halls, three full-size artificial pitches and much more. All facilities are bookable by students for recreational use.  

Kent Sport recently opened the new Indoor Tennis and Events Arena, which features four high-quality indoor acrylic courts. 

The brand-new Kent Sports Clinic combines the expertise of the Kent Sport Physiotherapy Clinic and the School of Sport and Exercise Science Clinics to create one of the most extensive performance, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation services in Kent.

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Free gym membership in first year

All first-year Undergraduate students are now offered free Kent Sport Premium Plus membership for their first year. This also applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate students who are living on campus in accommodation booked through the university.   

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Free transport between Canterbury and Medway campuses

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 Wi-Fi and USB charging points on board.    

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Flex catering package (Canterbury)

If you live on or off-campus, you can buy the Flex Catering Package. The package gives you an allowance of £10 a day to spend on food and drink in most catering outlets on campus. This will save you 50% on your food bill over the year.    

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Arts and culture

There are so many ways to enjoy art and culture at Kent with regular theatre, music, film screening and comedy events. Check out the Gulbenkian, the Colyer-Fergusson Hall, and Studio 3

On the Medway campus look out for events and live music at The Deep End.

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Student events

We run a wide range of student events to help you socialise with other students as well as improve your wellbeing, employability and academic skills.

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24 hour bus service in Canterbury

There is a 24-hour bus service from our Canterbury campus to Canterbury City centre.    

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Improving your accommodation

Over £120 million has been invested in recent years to provide new accommodation and carry out various refurbishment projects of our Canterbury campus accommodation.

The Student Hub

Student Hub at Medway

The Student Hub is the home of Kent Union at Medway. It's a fantastic place to relax with friends or get on with work. The space has social zones, study areas, and a student bar.

The converted old swimming pool hosts a range of student events and serves a good choice of food including home-made pizza.

Improved facilities at Medway

In response to feedback about facilities on the Medway campus, we are currently in the final stages of refurbishing two spaces in Medway to provide social spaces for students. The former café space in the Rochester Building has been decorated and improved vending machines and a microwave and printer installed. The space will be complete with the addition of a kitchen and pool table in the Spring term.

Students on the Dockyard site will have the benefit of a similar social space on the ground floor of the Clocktower Building.