Green campus near historic cathedral city
Available: 26 June – 7 August 2016
Ages: 12 – 17
Location: University of Kent, Canterbury Campus
Time to London: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Our Canterbury summer school takes place at the main campus of the University of Kent, which is surrounded by lovely green lawns and woodland. There are plenty of shops, cafés and facilities on site for your convenience.
From the campus you'll enjoy fantastic views over the cathedral city of Canterbury, with its historic buildings dating back over a thousand years. Take a trip into the city to enjoy lovely riverside walks and many shopping streets to explore.
Two accommodation options are available and both are located near to the classrooms.
- Single bedrooms with en suite private bathrooms that have been recently refurbished
- Single standard rooms with washbasins in flats of 5 rooms sharing a bathroom.
Security: There is 24-hour security on site. Anyone with an emergency during the night should call the centre mobile number which will be given to all students on arrival.
- Classrooms: Mainly classrooms with some lecture halls.
- Sports facilities: Tennis courts, all weather pitches, playing fields, dance studio and large sports hall.
- Common areas: Large common room where most of the evening activities are held.
- Dining Hall: Meals take place in the dining hall/refectory. Meals are self-service, allowing students to choose what they want to eat. A rota system is in operation for lunch and dinner with students eating at allotted times.
- WiFi: Available at several locations in common areas across the campus
Travel time to major airports and stations: †
|Airport or Station
|London Gatwick (LGW)
|London Heathrow (LHR)
||1 hour 30 minutes
|St Pancras International (Eurostar)
||1 hour 30 minutes
|Stansted Airport (STN)
|Luton Airport (LTN)
||2 hours 15 minutes
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† Travel times shown are average transfer times by road
- Sports: Football, Basketball, Cricket, Badminton, Dance workshops, Volleyball and Tennis.
- Non-sports: Arts & Crafts, Drama and Treasure Hunts.
- Blind Date, International night, Discos, Quiz, Fashion Show and Karaoke.
* Examples of typical activities offered are shown
Included in the course price:
- One full-day and one half-day trip, normally by coach each week.
- An additional half-day local visit to Canterbury by public transport.
Examples of typical included excursions:
- London: The UK capital offers an unrivalled choice of shopping, world-class galleries, museums and so much more.
- Cambridge: This historic city, with its grand universities and museums, narrow streets and shops can all be enjoyed on foot.
- Hastings: Historic seaside town, with shops, amusements and modern art gallery.
- Oxford: Home to England's oldest university, you'll enjoy exploring Oxford's grand buildings, containing museums, shops and colleges.
Examples of typical optional excursions:
** Examples of typical excursions shown. Optional excursions require extra payment for travel and entrance
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Canterbury summer school: Campus exterior
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Facilities: Computer room
Facilities: Sports fields
Accommodation: Single study bedroom
Canterbury city: River Stour
Canterbury city: Historic buildings