As a first year student I can remember enjoying the good weather for several weeks in September and October last year, but it wasn’t that long until the long sleeve tops and winter jackets were out and in full use. It is only now however, now that spring has arrived and summer is not too far away, that the real beauty of the surrounding parkland of Canterbury campus is really starting to shine. Yes, we are all aware of that iconic view of the city and cathedral from the top of the hill, which is amazing, but it is also really nice to appreciate the bluebells, green areas, and trees which are in blossom at the moment. It’s lovely to walk around campus, especially with the few hot days that we have enjoyed just lately. The photo in this blog post was taken only a week or so ago, opposite the bus stops on University Road. A beautiful sight indeed!
It is also worth remembering that we have numerous places nearby to visit during the better weather. Alongside the Dane John Gardens and the cafés in the city centre which offer seating outside, the coast is only a short bus or train ride away with towns such as Whitstable, Margate and Broadstairs. Also, for wonderful gardens and some history, Leeds Castle is easily accessible by train from Canterbury West to Bearsted station and then a shuttle bus from there. So whether you are a current student or thinking of studying at Kent, this is a wonderful time of year to be here.