Sustainability successes at Kent

The 2017-18 Sustainability at Kent report which highlights the University’s sustainability successes has been jointly released by the Estates Department and Safety, Health and Environment Unit.

In March 2018 the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Karen Cox, signed the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals Education Accord on behalf of the University.

The Sustainability at Kent report gives examples of how as a university we are supporting each of the Sustainable Development Goals and demonstrates how sustainability is being embedded within each of the following areas:

  • Energy and water management
  • Waste and recycling
  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainable transport
  • Construction
  • Procurement
  • Sustainable food
  • Engagement
  • Community
  • Education for sustainable development

View the full report to learn more.

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).

Barrier update (Giles Lane car park)

We are in the final testing phase for the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) barriers. We hope to provide a further update soon about when the barriers will become fully operational.

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.

Student Centre (Sports Centre pink zone car park)from now until Wednesday 31 July

36 bays will be closed to assist with the building of the Student Centre (SPS and Biosciences), requested by Estates Department.

Motorcycle bay closed (Sports Centre road) – From now until Wednesday 31 July 2020

To locate a container for the new Medical School, as requested by Estates department.

Applicant Days (Rutherford & Tyler Court car parks)

Bays will be reserved in Rutherford and Tyler Court car parks to assist with the following Applicant Days as requested by Enrolment Management Services.

  • Wednesday 3 April – 77 bays reserved

KMMS Conference (Rutherford car park) – Wednesday 3 April

50 bays will be reserved to assist with Kent and Medway Medical School Conference, as requested by KMMS Project Office.

KMMS Open Day (Giles Lane car park)- Saturday 6 April

Parking will be provided to assist with the first Medical School Open Day. Requested by KMMS Project Office.

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 4 April – 4 bays reserved
  • Friday 5 April – 21 bays reserved
  • Wednesday 10 April – 35 (estimate)

No access via Sports Centre road (all Sports Centre car parks) – Thursday 11 – Friday 12 April

  • Sports Centre road car park closed
  • Sports Centre blue zone car park closed
  • Sports Centre pay & display car park closed

To assist with the building of the Student Centre (SPS and Biosciences), 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

 

Extra buses- exams and Easter vacation

As exam time is approaching the Transport Team, Estates department, are working with Stagecoach to provide extra Uni2 buses on Sundays and Bank Holidays Sunday 21 April – Sunday 16 June 2019.

During term-time we provide a 24 hour bus service 6 days a week, serviced by the Uni1, Uni2, 4 and Triangle buses. The additional Uni2 services mean that there will be a 24/7 bus service for this period to help you travel to and from the library to prepare for exams. See additional Uni2 services below.

To town centre

Hales Place Tenterden Drive: 21.30 22.30 23.30 00.35 01.35 02.35 03.35 04.35
The Beverlie: 21.34 22.34 23.34 00.39 01.39 02.39 03.39 04.39
University Darwin: 21.38 22.38 23.38 00.43 01.43 02.43 03.43 04.43
University Park Wood: 21.42 22.42 23.42 00.47 01.47 02.47 03.47 04.47
University Keynes Stop A: 21.46 22.46 23.46 00.51 01.51 02.51 03.51 04.51
St Dunstan’s Westgate: 21.53 22.53 23.53 00.58 01.58 02.58 03.58 04.58
Canterbury bus station: 22.01 23.01 00.01 01.06 02.06 03.06 04.06 05.06

To Hales Place

Canterbury bus station A5/B1: 21.05 22.05 23.05 00.10 01.10 02.10 03.10 04.10
St Dunstan’s Westgate: 21.11 22.11 23.11 00.16 01.16 02.16 03.16 04.16
University Keynes Stop: B 21.17 22.17 23.17 00.22 01.22 02.22 0322 04.22
University Park Wood: 21.21 22.21 23.21 00.26 01.26 02.26 03.26 04.26
University Darwin: 21.25 22.25 23.25 00.30 01.30 02.30 03.30 04.30
Hales Place Tenterden Drive: 21.30 22.30 23.30 00.35 01.35 02.35 03.35 04.35

The timetable can also be viewed on the large posters at Keynes and Darwin bus stops on campus.

Easter vacation

The Uni1 and Uni2 buses will also continue to the usual timetable over the Easter vacation (6 April to 6 May 2019) despite being outside of term-time. See usual timetable

 

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