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    Everything about Student Accommodation Canterbury

    Located on the River Stour, Canterbury is a historic town as well as a surrounding city (local authority) in the administrative county of Kent, southeastern England. It is a cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its cathedral which has been the primary ecclesiastical centre of England since the early 7th century CE. The city’s economy is heavily dependent on tourism and is consistently ranked as one of the most-visited cities in the United Kingdom. The ancient city of Canterbury is just 68 miles from London and was made popular by the bawdy 14th-century tales of Geoffrey Chaucer. It has a plethora of beautiful buildings and plenty of good-value student home.
    Students studying the city can find safe, secure, and pocket-friendly private accommodations on various student housing websites such as University Living. It is a tech-enabled platform which lets students compare and book student home Canterbury from anywhere in the world. You can choose from a wide selection of student room types - studios, en-suite and shared rooms, student apartments, flats, to name a few.
    Discover Canterbury
    Marvellous countryside surrounds the city and beyond that, you can also find coastal destinations within a 30-minute drive. The city offers plenty of open spaces such as the Blean Woods National Nature Reserve which is a lovely spot for a stroll. The Kent Downs are also just to the south, and you can easily hire a punt and tour the city by the river. The Canterbury Tales is a must-visit attraction for all visitors as it promises a fascinating insight into one of the world's most famous collection of stories. History buffs must surely visit the Canterbury Roman Museum which features a beautifully-preserved Roman street which was unearthed in the 1860s by workmen digging a drainage ditch.
    What sets Canterbury apart
    The city has one of the oldest cricket grounds in the world, the Spitfire Ground, also known as the St Lawrence Ground. The ground has been in use since 1847 and you can still watch some County cricket here with your friends. You will be spoilt for choice, not only in the city centre but also in the pretty villages, where you’ll find traditional pubs with open fires and beautiful beer gardens have elevated the ante to serve top-rated cuisine. The Westgate is a 60ft medieval gatehouse, the largest surviving city gate in entire England and a striking landmark in the city.  Film lovers and ballet connoisseurs must visit the new Marlowe Theatre which attracts international shows and sell-out audiences.
    Student Life in Canterbury

    The cathedral city is vibrant yet quaint which lets you enjoy the best of both worlds. Students can find an excellent collection of mostly independent shops, cafés and restaurants along The King’s Mile. You can enjoy with your friends at various bars, cafes, and restaurants which are present on the university campus. Since the city has a high student population, it is littered with clubs, bars and events for all occasions. Club Chemistry and Chill Nightclub are the two that are open at least four nights a week. The student living in private student housing Canterbury can enjoy a wide range of onsite amenities such a fully-equipped gym, laundry facilities, study spaces, bike storage, common areas with seating space to socialise with other flatmates, and plenty more.
    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the different types of accommodation?
    University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options, so the students can enjoy a comfortable duration of stay. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.

    What are the different types of rooms?
    The major room types are:Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.En-suite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    How do I know my accommodation is safe?
    All properties listed by University Living have been personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.

    Does my accommodation offer meals?
    Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!

    Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
    Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by onsite maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you are unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services for an extra fee.

    Is there Wi-Fi?
    Yes, all of the accommodations have fast internet connectivity for the residents to use.

    Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
    Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.

    What items should I bring while moving in?
    Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs and preferences. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try our best to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
    Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception at the accommodation to report any issues.

    Do I have to vacate my room during the holidays?
    Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period