University of Kent

United Kingdom

About the University

The University of Kent is a internationally-leading academic institution with over 97% of their research judged as of international quality in the Research Excellence Framework. They have been awarded TEF Gold and are also ranked in the Top 10% of World Universities for International Outlook in the Times Higher Education Guide 2020.

With their main campus situated in the charming and friendly city of Canterbury, in the heart of rural England, students are surrounded by beautiful woodlands and can explore all the county has to offer. The Medway Campus is a bustling community where different disciplines form a central hub. It is home to student accommodation, a wealth of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants as well as specialist learning facilities.



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Campus Life

All students are appointed to a college when they join the university, which will become their home and family while studying. Colleges also are associated with accommodation, and are also home to a range of social and learning facilities.

There are self-catered, part-catered and fully catered options available, with en-suite and shared rooms. The university also is home to stunning historical architecture, as well as new modern colleges.

The campus at Canterbury has a selection of shops, including a pharmacy. Bars and cafes can be found in each College, and there is also a campus nightclub.

Sports facilities are split between the Sports Centre, which has a fitness suite, squash courts and a climbing wall, and the Sports Pavilion site, which has outdoor and indoor sports pitches.

The university is also home to the Gulbenkian Arts Complex which houses a theatre and cinema.

The Medway campus has a range of specialist teaching and learning facilities in a multimillion-pound development.

Student life

The main Canterbury campus covers 300 acres and is situated in parkland, a short commute from the city centre. Canterbury is a welcoming city and home to Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

The university Students' Union manages a broad range of societies and sports clubs that are extremely popular amongst students. 

Student life is centred around the university's collegiate system. Students are allocated to one of seven colleges, which has its own facilities, with each having a Master who is responsible for student welfare.


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19265 Students
19265 Students

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