About University of Kent
The University of Kents original name was the University of Kent at Canterbury, reflecting the fact that the campus straddled the boundary between the county borough of Canterbury and Kent County Council. During the 1990s and 2000s, the University of Kent expanded beyond its original campus. It now has campuses in Medway, Tonbridge and Brussels, and works in partnership with Canterbury College, South Kent College and Mid-Kent College. Although the name University of Kent at Canterbury now only refers to the original campus, the abbreviation UKC is still heavily used by both students and alumni for the whole University.
The University of Kents Accommodation Office offers an information and advice service to assist students with housing before they arrive, and during their time studying at the University. The University of Kent has approximately 4,000 places for students to live in various different types of accommodation ranging from traditional Halls of Residence to five or six bedroom shared houses.