The University of Kent work with ByCycle to provide low cost bicycle hire to all students attending the Canterbury campus.
All bicycles available are second hand and have either been abandoned onsite or given to the University. Each bicycle has been security tagged and is registered to the University of Kent. They all come equipped with lights, a bell, and a lock, and have received a full service – they are as good as new and are ready to ride!
To hire a bicycle for the autumn term, Canterbury students should visit the Cycle Hub at the Pavilion on the following dates between 10.00 and 15.00:
17 September 2018
19 September 2018
21 September 2018
24 September 2018
25 September 2018
26 September 2018
Bicycles can be hired for £40 per term, alongside a security deposit of £60. The deposit will be refunded when you return the bicycle in good condition.
If any Medway students wish to hire a bicycle, they can do so from Liberty Quays accommodation.
For students at our Medway campus, the cheapest way to commute to university is our Arriva Student Annual ticket. This ticket allows travel on any Arriva bus throughout Medway, Kent and East Sussex for the entire year.
The Universities at Medway work with Arriva to provide highly discounted bus tickets for both students and staff. Because of this, the student annual ticket is only £145. This works out as only 39p per day for travel all around the region!
This discount is available for students at both campuses. For information on how to apply, and the exclusive University of Kent promotional codes, please visit our Medway bus webpage
The cheapest way for Canterbury students to travel around the local area is the Stagecoach Unirider, which allows unlimited travel across Kent and East Sussex. The Unirider ticket is valid for the academic year and the discount is exclusive to University of Kent students.
For the first two weeks of term, the Unirider will be available to buy from the Unibus parked on the lawn outside the Registry building on the Canterbury Campus between 10:00 and 16:00. It is also available to buy online from the Stagecoach website.
Remember to purchase up to and including 1 October for the early bird discount of £180 for the academic year. This is a saving of 77% on the public price. After the 1 October, the price will change to £255 for the academic year.
This discount is available for students at both campuses. For more information about bus routes, timetables and discounts visit our Canterbury bus webpage
The University of Kent supports and encourages staff, students, and visitors in using bicycles as a means of transport to and from campus. To promote this initiative, the University has provided a number of designated cycle racks. To make sure all cycle shelters are maintained, Waste and Recycling are in the process of cleaning the shelters on campus. The work is expected to be completed before the start of the academic year.
Each shelter and cycle rack on campus has been numbered and a round metal disc has been installed beside it showing the number. The cycle map on our website has been updated with the numbers. When reporting an abandoned bicycle or requesting access, please quote the corresponding number for the shelter or rack.
For access to the cycle shelters, please come to the Security and Transport Centre, where we can grant access for all card access shelters, except those within Turing.
Giles Lane car park closure (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)
Monday 9 July – September – Giles Lane car park is closed over the summer for essential maintenance and improvement works to take place. This closure has been requested by the Estates Department. For more information see our Giles Lane car park changes webpage.
Canterbury Retreat (Purchase Court 1-16 car park, Canterbury)
Monday 22 July- Sunday 9 August– Purchase Court 1-16 car park will be closed for the Canterbury retreat. This closure has been requested by the Conference Office.
Oaks Coach and Minibus park (Oaks Car Park, Canterbury)
Wednesday 25 July- Oaks car park will reopen to permit holders whilst the Canterbury retreat is in Parkwood. After 8 August, we will continue to assess whether this area is needed for coach and minibus parking and advise accordingly.
Rothford car park closure (Rothford car park, Canterbury)
Sunday 5 August –Thursday 9 August– Rear of Rothford car park closed to dismantle the UPP compound and reopen the bays in this area. This closure has been requested by UPP.
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.
We would like to remind any returning students and staff that the Transport Team relocated to the new Security and Transport Centre (map) with Campus Security in May 2017. The building is an extension of the current Campus Security building, located near to Santander on central campus.
The new building delivers an improved working environment for the teams and includes a reception area that has been specifically designed to improve customer experience. The new location also provides us with the space to expand of our team so we can process enquiries more efficiently.
The opening times for the Security and Transport Centre are as follows:
Transport Team: Monday- Friday 8.30- 17.00
Campus Security: always open
For all travel enquiries please come to the Security and Transport Centre.
Our team is expanding and we are excited to announce that we have two full time positions available. Please read on for more details about the Travel Advisor (Sustainable Travel) position.
As Travel Adviser with responsibility for sustainable travel and external wayfinding, you will act as lead adviser in these areas. This will involve implementing actions set out in the Travel Plans and other associated policies, statements and regulations; as well as taking ownership to develop new procedures, administrate and analyse data relating to sustainable travel and external wayfinding for both Canterbury and Medway campuses.
The role forms part of the Transport Team within the University’s Estates Department. The team is the initial point of contact for all commuting, parking, traffic management and some business related travel enquiries. It is important therefore that you work closely with your colleagues to deliver a professional customer-focused service at all times. This involves responding to customers at the reception, on the telephone, in writing by email/feedback forms and by letter.
The hours of operation for the Transport Team are 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays and the Christmas closure period). These times are covered by members of the team having different start times. Your hours of work will be expected to be from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Our team is expanding and we are excited to announce that we have two full time positions available. Please read on for more details about the Travel Advisor (Parking Administration) position.
As Travel Adviser with responsibility for parking administration, you will act as lead adviser on parking permits, in particular for the University visitors, and will assist with administering parking and travel services. You will have ownership to develop new procedures, administrate and analyse data relating to visitor parking for both Canterbury and Medway campuses and assist with encouraging visitors to travel by alternative means other than by car, where possible.
The role forms part of the Transport Team within the University’s Estates Department. The team is the initial point of contact for all commuting, parking, traffic management and some business travel related enquiries. It is important therefore that you work closely with your colleagues to deliver a professional customer-focused service at all times. This involves responding to customers at the reception, on the telephone, in writing by email/feedback forms and by letter.
The hours of operation for the Transport Team are 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays and the Christmas closure period). These times are covered by members of the team having different start times. Your hours of work will be expected to be from 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.