University of Kent

Welcome to Kent! The University of Kent is situated on the edge of historic city of university-of-kent-mapCanterbury, and it only takes around one hour to get to London by high speed train.

  • Campus based university,  set on a hill overlooking Canterbury and its iconic cathedral.
  • Called the UK’s European University with 7 locations across Europe.
  • Located in the city of Canterbury – the second most visited city in the UK after London

Learn More about:

  1. The Campus
  2. The City

“I love Kent because it’s so easy to make friends here, the people are so nice and with all the clubs and societies there’s something for everyone. Living in Canterbury has been amazing, it’s such a historic town with so many incredible stories surrounding it.” 

Year-long University of Kent student year 2016-17

The Campus

dsc_0014The University of Kent campus has everything you need in one place – not only studying facilities but a campus cinema, a theatre and a concert hall, as well as bars, restaurants, shops, and even a student nightclub. There are over 100 student societies that focus on everything from culture, film making, scuba diving or Harry Potter! If you are interested in sport, the campus has recently invested in its facilities with a new fitness suite, dance and exercise studios, and indoor tennis courts. There are all-weather football pitches as well as squash and badminton courts. There are a huge range of sport societies and teams to join whether you are a beginner or want to compete! The Templeman Library on campus is a brilliant place to study but also holds the British Cartoon Archive – with over 90000 images!

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Art installation on campus

Top Five Things to do whilst at University of Kent

1. Visit Canterbury Cathedral

2. Try a traditional English dessert at Deeson’s

3. Watch a symphony orchestra concert in the Colyer- Fergusson Building

4. Take a ghost tour around Canterbury!

5. Catch the student comedy night at the Gulbenkian

The City

Just a 25 minute walk from campus is the ancient city of Canterbury. Canterbury is one of the oldest cities in the UK, and is home to Canterbury Cathedral, which was founded in 597 AD and forms a World Heritage site.  There are plenty more historic sites and gardens to discover – including the Chaucer museum, which lays out the stories from ‘Canterbury Tales’. Canterbury is the second most visited city in the UK for tourists, which means there are plenty of shops to explore and the Marlowe Theatre (named after dsc_0006Christoper Marlowe, a contemporary of Shakespeare) is certainly worth a visit. Since Canterbury also has a large student population, there are great places to eat and drink on a student budget.

Canterbury is surrounded by idyllic English countryside and is very well connected. With a high speed train to London, it takes under one hour to get to the capital city. It is also connected easily to the Eurostar taking you to Paris in under two hours, or you can take the ferry from Dover! There are plenty of unspoilt beaches to enjoy nearby such as Whitstable, or explore traditional English villages.

“Canterbury is an adorable city, and it’s in a great location. It’s close enough to London for lots of trips and also close to Dover, so you can visit Paris!”

Year-long University of Kent student year 2014-15


Want to come and study abroad at the University of Kent? Click here to find out what the programme has to offer, or here for the university’s homepage.

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