Large Applicant Days (Parking and road update)

Canterbury campus

Large Applicant Days

Applicant Days are essential for recruiting new students to the University. The larger Applicant Days starting from next week tend to be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Spring term.

A significant number of bays (100-225 based on requests for parking from bookings) will be reserved in Rutherford and Tyler Court car parks to assist with parking on the following Applicant Days as requested by Enrolment Management Services:

  • Wednesday 13 February-137 bays reserved (confirmed)
  • Wednesday 20 February
  • Wednesday 27 February
  • Wednesday 6 March
  • Wednesday 13 March
  • Wednesday 20 March
  • Wednesday 27 March
  • Wednesday 3 April

While we do not expect parking on campus to be completely full, it may be helpful to consider car sharing or using alternative modes of transport where reasonably possible on the large Applicant Days. If you are able to work from home and wish to do so, please arrange this with your manager.

Please note that the locations are subject to change. Keep up to date with the Transport Team newsletter and events calendar which we will update as details are confirmed.

Refer to our interactive parking map for parking areas.

Smaller Applicant Days

Up to 40 bays (based on requests for parking from bookings) will normally be reserved in Giles Lane car park (area behind Woolf) on the smaller Applicant Days to assist with parking as requested by Enrolment Management Services. These events are held on weekdays and Saturdays in the Spring term. The weekday dates are below:

  • Thursday 14 February
  • Thursday 21 February
  • Friday 22 February
  • Thursday 28 February
  • Thursday 7 March
  • Friday 8 March
  • Thursday 14 March
  • Thursday 4 April
  • Friday 5 April

When numbers are confirmed they will be updated on the events calendar.

Temporary road closure- Rough Common road

From 18 February for approximately 2 weeks Rough Common road will closed at, and including, the northern junction with Ross Gardens to allow gas mains replacement works to be carried out. The alternative route is via Palmars Cross Hill, A2050 Harbledown Bypass, London Road, A290 Whitstable Road, St Thomas Hill and Whitstable Road.

Medway campus

Medway Applicant Days are held on Wednesdays and a Saturday in the Spring term. The remaining weekday dates are below:

  • Wednesday 20 February
  • Wednesday 20 March
  • Wednesday 3 April

Visitors are directed to park in the Historic Dockyard car park on these days.

Journalism and Social Work Selection Days are also held at the Medway campus and parking is in the Drill Hall Library car park. Bays are not reserved for these events.