Kent’s number-one pre-paid card

Did you know you may be in possession of this number-one card, without really understanding its full potential? Yes, that’s right – your ID card, also known as a KentOne card does more than just tell us who you are!

What’s all the fuss about?

Your KentOne card can even save you money!

  • Cashless card – If you log in online to add credit to your KentOne account, you’ll be able to use your card to pay in a range of outlets
  • Library card – You need your KentOne card to enter, exit or borrow items from either Templeman or Drill Hall libraries
  • Sports membership – If you are a member of Kent Sport, you will need your KentOne card to access the gym and other sporting facilities on campus

Sound good! So how do you use it?

The KentOne card uses contactless technology, so you’ll just need to tap it on the correct contactless machine for access. It also works the same way as your contactless debit/credit card when you use it to pay at one of our outlets around campus, with some outlets even offering a 10% discount when you do!  

How do I put money onto my card?

You can top up your KentOne card online – it’s easy! Simply create a KentOne account to get started. Once you’ve logged in, you can top up your card, view your balance and track your account activity. Just check out the steps below to get started!






I don’t have a KentOne card. How can I get one?

Staff will be given a KentOne card by your school/department administrator, prior to your first day. If you do not have a KentOne card it can be requested online (you will need to obtain authorisation from your department). Students will receive their KentOne card when they arrive on campus.

Check out our KentOne card pages online or our FAQs for more information

University Of Kent Christmas Market

Like many of us, you’re probably wondering where the year has gone! Yep, Christmas is rapidly approaching, with presents still to buy, gifts to wrap, and ideas quickly running out.

Well don’t fret, we’re here to get you on the right track with our fab-yule-ous Christmas market, exclusively for Kent students and staff. The market will be open on Thursday 15 December 2022 from 10:00 – 14:00 in the Colyer-Fergusson Music Hall for some festive delight.

What to expect?

We will have a host of talented elves and local suppliers, showcasing their fantastic products – including food, drink, and crafts!

This is your opportunity to discover local goods, browse gorgeous craft items, sample some delicious locally-produced food, and pick up unique and meaningful gifts in time for Christmas.

Let’s not bury our heads in the snow. Embrace the festive season, as we all know it’ll be over in a blink of Santa’s eye!