University of Kent

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
7.5 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"The university is in a very good location as it's close to the town and only an hour from London. There are also good transport links and regular buses and the campus is well laid out and clean. The student accommodation is as good as you pay for but all of it is at least fine. There's a lot to do during the day such as going to the gym, attending societies, taking on temporary work and visiting other places in the local area including the beach and the Forest of Blean."
"The campus is far from town and the closest Sainsburys is a 25-minute walk away. Some of the more expensive accommodation (eg £6.5k) is really nice and modern while the cheaper ones (£4.4k) are better value for money. There is a nightclub on campus, it's not the best but it's good enough. There isn't much of a social aspect during the day, but people can sit outside in the sun etc."
"The location is not the best for a university. The accommodation is not on the campus and the facilities are shared with two other universities and yet there is not much available for students. There are some adequate facilities on campus and the student accommodation is very good, but very expensive. There is not much to do in the area except go to the library or go to get something to eat in one of the cafés if they are open."
"There is a lot to do for leisure during the day in my area outside of class time. You can go for walks in the farm and nearby towns such as Whitstable where there are a number of historical places to visit such as the Cathedral and the Bodiam Castle. There's also mediation time at the Friars in Aylesford, punting at the Westgate and leisure walks at the campus. There's nice food on campus and in the city as well as a good nightlife with clubs, pubs and bars."
"We have great sporting facilities and most of the infrastructure is state-of-the-art and so makes learning convenient. The campus is in a great location with a beautiful view of the Canterbury city centre. Students have a lot of options on what they can do during the day including studying at the library, going to the gym, playing soccer, playing tennis and meeting friends for drinks at one of many nice restaurants around campus."
"There are lots of societies and places to visit both on campus and in the city. The accommodation is generally good and there are lots of activities to get involved in during the day. The library is also very impressive."
"The location of the university is very relaxing as it is away from the main town. Because the university is higher up on the hills and is rounded by a lot of green, it gives you a very relaxing feeling when walking around the campus."
"The facilities at the Canterbury campus and the advertising of sport there is far greater than at the Medway campus."


"The campus facilities are very modern and really nice to use. The gym is amazing, as are the new student accommodations such as Keynes and Turing."
"Situated on the top of a hill, our campus has many great views over Canterbury town. Facilities are constantly being refurbished/upgraded, which will be good for future students. Lots of choices for student accommodation, from affordable to luxury."
"Excellent, placed in the middle of nature with rabbits and foxes on campus."
"The city of Canterbury is great for students and only a small walk from campus. The campus itself is good, although a lot of building work has taken place this year. This is especially true for the library, which has affected my learning. Student accommodation is very good, although expensive."
"The location is perfect, Canterbury is always buzzing with fun when students are around. During the holidays you get to appreciate its chilled side. I love that all the university facilities are on one site; from the university shop to medical centre to club venues to the library. One could literally move in in September and never have to leave the campus grounds. It's very convenient. The security provided to the students is amazing as well."
"The University of Kent is located in Canterbury, 10 – 15 minutes by bus from the city centre. The campus has two markets, a gym, sports pavilion and banks. The accommodation (five-person houses) is pretty nice but there is also the option to live in the flats."
"The town is breathtaking. Canterbury is quite small but its size gives it a sense of intimacy. Further, it is wonderfully steeped in so much culture and history. The campus is well planned, with it not being too spread out. The facilities are fine, although some buildings and seminar rooms ought to be updated. The student accommodation is, likewise, fine."
"The location is perfect for me, outside of the city but still just a short walk away. Beautiful views from campus of the historic city of Canterbury. The facilities on campus are also good and constantly being improved, the new Templeman Library extension for example. I also like that there is a wide choice of cafes, bars, and coffee shops so I can get a caffeine boost quickly whenever I need it. I lived in Tyler Court A last year and really enjoyed the experience. It was nice and central to campus, had a study hub located downstairs and had an en-suite and all the amenities I needed. The only downside was the small and awkward kitchen space, which was difficult to share between eight people."
"My university campus is located not far away from the town centre. Every facility is located not far away from the main campus, like the library and the gym. However, the student accommodation, especially Parkwood, is at least 15 to 20 minutes off campus. This isn't great for a uni with so much space."
"Student accommodation is expensive. Student bars/clubs are good and the sports centre is good. The downside is that you have to get a sports membership to be able to train with your club, which is on top of your club membership. The engineering department has recently had an investment and the computer rooms and facilities are extremely good."

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