Conferences and Events at the University of Kent

Welcome to Conferences and Events

Why us?

We are set in over 300 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking the historic city of Canterbury and its iconic Cathedral. 

Our fantastic location, range of accommodation and extensive facilities make us the perfect choice for groups, conferences, events and holidays. 

We have over 20 years of experience delivering exceptional events for our clients, and our passionate team are proud to be the winner of the Group Travel Award for 'Best University Accommodation for Groups' for thirteen consecutive years.

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    We have over 5,000 bedrooms available including en-suite, single and double room options. 

    The majority of our accommodation is rated 4* - 5* by VisitEngland.

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    We are proud to have been awarded ‘Best University Accommodation for Groups’ by Group Travel Organiser readers for thirteen years running.

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    Event spaces

    Our campus has over 150 conference rooms and event spaces ranging from impressive 500 seat lecture halls and performance spaces to smaller break out or meeting rooms.  

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    Extensive facilities

    Superb on-site catering, sports and leisure facilities, including a gym, an Indoor Tennis and Events arena, various menu options, a theatre and a cinema.

Kent Indoor Tennis and Events Arena

Are you looking for a large, flexible space to host your next big event? With over 3,000 sqm of flat floor space, our Indoor Tennis and Events Arena is the perfect venue for trade exhibitions, large-scale banquets, functions and conferences for over 2,000 delegates,  sporting events and concerts.

B&B guest accommodation

During the summer months, we have a wide range of competitively priced B&B accommodation, including single and double en-suite rooms. 

All our B&B campus accommodation has been rated 4* - 5* by VisitEngland.

We also have self-catering accommodation and room-only rates available.

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Outdoor event spaces

Let our team help your event be the best it can be

Revive 2019. Image from Visual Line Ltd.

Medway Conferences and Events

Our Medway campus is the ideal location if you are looking for an unusual space for large or small groups. Our campus is within walking distance of the Historic Dockyard which is steeped in history and offers the opportunity to learn about warships, steam, steel and submarines. En-suite accommodation is available to book at nearby Pier Quays.

Medway has excellent public transport links to the centre of London, with the high speed train from St Pancras to Chatham taking just 40 minutes.

You can take a look at all our facilities with our virtual tours.

Meet the team

Our experienced team have been helping customers host events on campus for over 20 years.

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A note to say a massive thanks to you both for your help in the run-up and during the retreat! Everyone was super positive about our time, and this is a credit to everyone on-site too, including catering, bar etc.

Malaria Centre Retreat - Keynes College 21 April 2023

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The University of Kent's fantastic location, variety of accommodation and extensive facilities make it the perfect choice for groups, conferences, events and holidays.