Founded in the year 1965, the University of Kent is one of the UK’s top academic institutions when it comes to producing world-class research. It has been constantly leading the way in many fields of study, making it a favourite choice for students across the world. According to Times Higher Education, the University of Kent was positioned in the top 25 for research intensity, meaning it outperformed 11 of the elite Russell Group universities. Also, the university was awarded GOLD for ‘outstanding teaching’ in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and foundation courses along with study abroad opportunities to better the students’ skills. The students are given internship and industry opportunities, allowing them hands on experience. The university’s main campus is spread across a 300-acre land, housing more than 20,000 students and 4,000 staff from all around the world. Apart from this, it has campuses in Medway and Tonbridge as well as a global presence with graduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Rome, and Athens.
The university offers a range of degrees in the areas of Accounting and Finance, History, Geography, Sociology, Politics, and many others. The University of Kent is divided into three faculties which include sciences, humanities, and social sciences. These are further sub-divided into 20 schools, some of which are Kent Law School; School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research; School of European Culture and Languages; School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science.
Famous for being home to the Bell Harry Tower, Canterbury is a cathedral city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a lot of history and architecture preserved from the Medieval times. The city is partially enclosed by a wall first constructed in Roman times and even now it sits on two arms of the River Stour which makes for a great setting for leisurely walks and well-guided boat trips. The city of Canterbury’s central museum and art gallery, Beaney House Of Art & Knowledge is a place to visit for all the history buffs.
What to look for in your student accommodation
The university’s campus in Canterbury is located near St Stephen’s Hill with over 20,000 students which makes it difficult for all of them to secure accommodation on campus. Here is where University Living can help, our platform will help you find safe and secure housing near the university campus, which will drastically cut down on expenses and commute time. They will help you choose from furnished shared and private rooms, independent studios, and apartments that are not only budget-friendly but also offer maximum comfort.
Each of the accommodations that are listed on the website offer a range of amenities onsite, so the students can make the most of their university experience. Go ahead and enjoy modern facilities at your fingertips like well-equipped gyms, coin-operated washing machines in the laundry room, state-of-the-art games rooms, private study areas to work on assignments, common spaces to socialise, two-wheeler parking lots, and much more! These verified properties are especially a great choice for international students who make up almost 30% of the university’s total population. They even offer modern security features including CCTV and secure door entry to ensure a safe duration of stay.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of accommodation?
University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. 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.
Ensuite/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 are 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 maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.
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. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try 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 to report any issues.
Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!