University of Kent

University of Kent

University of Kent

Best Locations for Student Accommodation:

  • Wincheap
  • St Martin’s Hill
  • Sturry Road
  • Harbledown

Average Rent:

Private Properties: Averages around £65.00- £85.00 but this will obviously fluctuate depending on condition of the property and location.

University Owned Properties: Averages around £65.00- £85.00 but again this will obviously fluctuate depending on condition of the property and location.


There is a range of public transport available to ensure easy access around different parts of the city and to and from the University.  There are both excellent railway, bus and cycleway transport links across Canterbury and other surrounding areas.

Parking and Permit Information:

There is a resident parking scheme in Canterbury which operates in certain areas  therefore you will need to check on the Council website to find out how to acquire a permit and where you can use it.

Living in Canterbury:

Canterbury is a City with beautiful ancient Roman Architecture.  Located in the South East of England students at the University have the benefit of a great location in Kent which is near London and other large Cities.

The shopping experience in Canterbury is second to none and there is a brilliant range of shopping facilities for you to enjoy.  Firstly, there is a shopping centre, which is open air and allows you to experience the surrounding of the beautiful atmosphere and location of Canterbury.  Whitefriars shopping centre has a range of shops and is also home to Fenwick department stores which has a collection of popular retailers.  Secondly, Marlow Aracde again in the heart of the city and providing a great range of shops.  Lastly, you can find a number of hidden indepedant stores down all the cultured side streets.

There is a good selection of pubs and clubs in close proximity to the University and surrounding student areas that host student nights throughout the week.  There are only a handful of clubs in Canterbury which include Club Chemistry, Studio 41 and Chill.    There are also a number of pubs and bars in the town centre and although not an extensive list of nightclubs, events such as Carnage run each term.  The University itself has a number of venues to explore!

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