Kent Business School

University of Kent
With study centres across Europe and strong European links in teaching and research, the University of Kent is ideally positioned to serve as a global gateway to Europe. Within our international community, we attract a high percentage of European students and staff who help to create an atmosphere of cultural exchange.




  • Royal Charter granted
  • First 500 students enrol
  • Launch of University of Kent at Canterbury radio (UKCR) - the oldest student radio stati in the UK. Still broadcasting today as and run entirely by student volunteers
1965 – 70
  • Elliot, Rutherford, Keynes and Darwin Colleges open (Canterbury)
  • Graduation of the first intake of students
  • Opening of the Gulbenkian Theatre and Cinema


The University's European centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome offer programmes that draw on these cities' strengths as sites of cultural, political and historic significance. These complement the strong European focus of our UK programmes in areas such as culture and languages, drama, politics, law, economics, business, social policy and migration. Many of our programmes offer dual UK and European qualifications (international double awards) at Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral level


Kent's researchers have been highly successful in securing European funding, which has amounted to £13.8m over the last five years. Not only is EU funding important as a source of revenue but EU research grants demand and foster collaboration across borders, between European and international partners


Student services

The primary purpose of the Faculties Support Office is to be responsible for the quality assurance and related functions across the three faculties and for the administrative support to the three deans and their respective teams, and liaison with academic schools and central services.

Housing services

  • The student accommodation service provides information and advice for students and staff looking for housing at Canterbury or Medway.
  • All eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Medway campus are offered state-of-the-art accommodation at Liberty Quays, which is owned and managed by Liberty Living.
  • Accommodation is arranged in clusters of flats for 5-8 students, with each flat sharing a fully equipped kitchen. Bedrooms all have their own shower and toilet and each room is networked.

Library services

Library facilities

  • Self-issue machines for a more efficient and quicker service.
  • Free access to an extensive range of subscription-only online resources via the Drill Hall Library and Library Services websites, including full text e-journals, e-books, newspaper archives and reference works.
  • Access to items from the Templeman Library (Canterbury campus) though an inter-site loan service.

ICT services

IT facilities

  • A wide range of software on student PCs, including Microsoft Office and specialist and course-specific programs
  • Your own ‘Kent for life’ email account that you can keep after graduation
  • Help and support for using Kent IT facilities, in person, by phone, or via email. Self-help user guides are also available to help you make the most of the resources and facilities available.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Medway
  • Canterbury
  • Brussels
  • Paris
  • Tonbridge
  • Athens
  • Rome

Sports facilities

The student union partnership at the Medway campus - GK Unions - supports competitive and non-competitive teams, including football, rugby, cricket, volleyball, athletics, rowing, tennis, netball, badminton and basketball.

Student clubs

As a student of the University of Kent at the Medway campus you are a member of Kent Union. You are entitled to access all services, including representation, activities, employability, welfare and Kent Union shops .

Canterbury, England, United Kingdom