Monthly Archives: March 2019

Campus Shuttle running dates

The shuttle runs term-time only. The last day the shuttle will be running this term will be Friday 5 April 2019.

The shuttle will start running again at the start of the summer term on Tuesday 7 May 2019. Booking will be available a week or so before this date. We will tweet when booking becomes available.

For more information visit the Campus Shuttle webpage or follow @CampusShuttle on twitter.

Operation Brock in place

Operation Brock is a new system to queue lorries on the M20 while allowing general traffic to flow, in preparation for potential cross-channel delays caused by Brexit.

Since Monday 25 March, Operation Brock has been in place on the M20 between junctions 8 and 9. Operation Brock queues lorries bound for mainland Europe on the coast bound M20, and uses a contraflow on the London bound carriageway allowing traffic to travel in both directions. There are two lanes in each direction with a 50mph speed limit in place.

There are different phases of Operation Brock. Later phases include directing lorries to Manston Airfield if the section of the M20 becomes full, and then using a section of the M26 if the airfield also reaches capacity.

The new system is an alternative to Operation Stack, which closes sections of the M20 and diverts traffic to other routes.

For more information about Operation Brock, visit the Government website

Parking and road updates

Canterbury Campus

For the larger Applicant Days, please consider car sharing, using alternative modes of transport where reasonably possible, or working from home (please arrange with your manager).

Freedman Student Centre (Sports Centre Pink Zone Car Park)- From now until Wednesday 31 July

36 bays closed to assist with the building of the Freedman Student Centre, requested by Estates Department.

Installation of parking bays (rear of Park Wood Admin) – From now until Monday 29 April

Parking bays are being installed in the area at the rear of Park Wood Admin building. The installation of these bays replaces the loss of bays that occurred as part of the Woodys development.

Applicant Days (Rutherford & Tyler Court Car Parks)

Rutherford and Tyler Court car park will be closed to assist with the following Applicant Days as requested by Enrolment Management Services.

  • Wednesday 20 March- 77 bays (Rutherford only)
  • Wednesday 3 April – 205 bays requested

(Reserve large Applicant Day no longer running Wednesday 27 March- updated 21 March).

Applicant Days (Giles Lane Car Park)

Bays will be reserved in Giles Lane car park (rear of Woolf) to assist with the following Applicant Days as requested by Enrolment Management Services.

  • Wednesday 27 March- 14 bays
  • Thursday 4 April – 30 bays requested
  • Friday 5 April – 35 bays requested
  • Wednesday 10 April – 35 requested

Walk for Water Event (Pavilion Car Park)- Friday 22 March

20 Bays reserved to assist with Walk for Water 2019 Event, as requested by Kent Sport.

Walk for Water Event (Oaks Car Park)- Friday 22 March

6 Bays reserved to assist with Walk for Water 2019 Event, as requested by Kent Sport.

Oil Tanks Removal (Sports Centre Road, Sports Centre Blue Zone & Sports Centre Pay & Display) – Saturday 23 March

There will be no access to any of the car parks above. Sports Centre road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians so oil tanks can be removed, as requested by Estates Department.

Medway campus

There are no known car park disruptions to Medway campus for the next two weeks. Any disruptions that we are made aware of will be updated on the transport events calendar

 

Campus Shuttle features

Did you know that the shuttle vehicles have the following features on board?

  • USB charging points so you’ll never run out of charge on the journey
  • Wi-Fi to keep you connected
  • Fold down tables on the larger vehicle to help you work
  • Toilets so you’re not caught short

The Wi-Fi on the shuttle vehicles has recently been upgraded. The new password is Kingsferry50.

Book a seat online at www.kent.ac.uk/campus-shuttle

Free Park & Ride bus pass

If you are a parking permit holder you can pick up a free Park Wood Park & Ride bus pass from the Security and Transport Centre.

Show the bus pass with your KentOne card for free travel between Park Wood and central campus. See the unibus timetable

Check out our interactive parking map to see Park Wood car parks and bus stop locations.

Medway Dr Bike free bicycle check-up

Does your bike need a check over? Visit Dr Bike Thursday 21 March outside the Student Hub 11:30-14:30.

Dr Bike are trained bicycle mechanics who regularly come onto campus to check and adjust your bike for free. The service is available to University of Kent and University of Greenwich students and staff.

Additional work will be quoted individually but will always be at a special reduced rate.

For more information visit our Dr Bike webpage

If you do not own a bike, check out the Rent & Ride cycle hire scheme.

Car park and road updates

Canterbury Campus

For the larger Applicant Days, please consider car sharing, using alternative modes of transport where reasonably possible, or working from home (please arrange with your manager).

Freedman Student Centre (Sports Centre Pink Zone Car Park)

From now until Wednesday 31 July

36 bays closed to assist with the building of the Freedman Student Centre, requested by Estates Department.

Boccia Event (Sports Centre Blue Zone Car Park Closed)

Thursday 7 March

To assist with Boccia accessible parking, as requested by Kent Sport

Applicant Days (Rutherford & Tyler Court Car Parks)

Rutherford and Tyler Court car park will be closed to assist with the following Applicant Days as requested by Enrolment Management Services.

  • Wednesday 6 March- 133 bays
  • Wednesday 13 March- 123 bays

Applicant Days (Giles Lane Car Park)

Bays will be reserved in Giles Lane car park (rear of Woolf) to assist with the following Applicant Days as requested by Enrolment Management Services.

  • Thursday 7 March- 9 bays
  • Friday 8 March- 9 bays
  • Thursday 14 March- 5 bays

Job Fair (Eliot car park)

Tuesday 12 March

35 bays (estimate) will be reserved to assist with Jobshop Job Fair, as requested by Kent Union.

Medway campus

There are no known car park disruptions to Medway campus for the next two weeks. Any disruptions that we are made aware of will be updated on the transport events calendar

New Unibus design

Have you spotted the new Unibus design yet? The buses are gradually being updated to the new design with the first buses now on the road.

The green Unibuses were first introduced in September 2013. The Unibuses run on biofuel, which is a sustainable fuel manufactured from used cooking oil and waste fat sourced from the UK food industry.

Learn more about bus routes, timetables and discounts by visiting our Canterbury bus travel webpage

Cycle facilities on campus- where and how to gain access

Have you considered cycling to the University? Cycling is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See our numbered cycle shelter map to find where your nearest cycle shelter is located.

How to gain access to Canterbury lockable cycle shelters

  • For access to the Library cycle shelter email TransportTeam@kent.ac.ukwith your name, staff or student number, number on back of your Kent One card, type and colour of bike and any identifying features of your bicycle.
  • For other lockable cycle shelters come to the Security and Transport Centre with your Kent One card to gain access.

How to gain access to Medway lockable cycle shelter

  • For access to the lockable cycle shelter at Medway, email MedwayCardAccess@kent.ac.uk with your name, staff or student number and number on the back of your Kent One card.