Sports and Exercise Science Canterbury relocation

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Our beautiful Canterbury Campus

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Sport and Exercise Science - welcome to your new home

From September 2021, we are planning for all programmes currently offered by the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences to relocate from Medway to our Canterbury campus.

While we will be keeping the specialist, course-specific study spaces that you're used to, this exciting move means that you will also benefit from the enhanced facilities, study and social spaces available at our larger Canterbury campus. In particular, you will be able to make the most of the fantastic sports facilities at Canterbury, improving your course and wider student experience.   

Why are we moving, and what does it mean for me?

Why is the school moving to Canterbury?

We believe that a closer connection to our main sports facilities will give you a better student experience. Our Canterbury sports facilities should be a big help in supporting your studies, while having them nearby will also give you more ways to get involved with sport during your time at Kent.  

When will my teaching move to Canterbury?

We are planning for all of our Sport and Exercise Sciences courses currently at Medway to be based at our Canterbury campus from September 2021 onwards. In the meantime, they will continue to be based at Medway and there will be no change to studies this academic year as a result of the move.  

What does this mean for me?

From next academic year onwards, any face-to-face teaching would take place in Canterbury rather than Medway. While you can base yourself wherever suits you best, you will be expected to attend courses at our Canterbury campus from September 2021 so may need to arrange to travel to campus if you are living elsewhere.  

Can I get accommodation on campus?

There are a number of accommodation options available on our Canterbury campus, while some students also choose to find their own place to stay in the city itself. If you'd like to live on campus, take a look at the information for returning students on the Accommodation pages. We also have lots of information and guidance on finding accommodation off-campus

How do I travel between Canterbury and Medway?

If you are going to continue living in Medway following the move, you can use our free Campus Shuttle service between Medway and Canterbury. This runs seven days a week throughout term time and takes approximately 50 minutes. You can find out more about our shuttle bus on their website.

You can also find out more details on how to get to the Canterbury campus by train, road and rail here.

Kent Sport

Check out the fantastic facilities on offer from Kent Sport

Kent Sport

Check out the fantastic facilities on offer from Kent Sport

Life at Canterbury

Canterbury is our main University campus, with everything you need for both studying and socialising. The city itself has a warm and friendly atmosphere and is just a 25-minute walk from campus.  

What facilities are on campus?

Along with well-equipped study hubs and access to our award-winning Templeman Library, the campus has fantastic sports facilities, a cinema and performance space at the Gulbenkian art centre and a number of cafes and bars spread throughout its green, open spaces.

Find out more about our Canterbury campus 

Will I get a chance to visit the Canterbury campus? 

At the moment our campus tours are closed due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. However, if these are able to re-open we will be looking at opportunities for SSES students to join a tour and meet current Canterbury students

If you are unable to visit in person, you can explore the virtual tour

We are also looking at offering Q&A sessions with current students so you can find out more about life on the campus. 


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