Before your first day

Congratulations on your appointment! Check out travel to our campuses and what you need to do before you arrive.

Getting to Kent

Our campuses and centres have excellent transport links and are easy to get to.


Enjoy our warm and friendly campus, situated in the beautiful and historic cathedral city of Canterbury.

Directions for Canterbury


Close to the towns of Rochester and Chatham, with their fascinating histories, and part of the redeveloped Chatham Maritime area, there is plenty to do both on and off-campus.

Directions for Medway


Opportunities for both academic study and bespoke training for local businesses and government communities.

Directions for Tonbridge


At the centre of one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, renowned for its stunning architecture, museums, galleries, and literary and film cultures.

Directions to Paris


Gateway to the world of international relations, policy-making and international law. A great opportunity to experience the 'Capital of Europe'.

Directions to Brussels


Located on Rome's highest hill in picturesque Trastevere, the campus offers a spectacular view of the city.

Directions to Rome


Immerse yourself in the history and culture of ancient Greece while exploring all that modern Athens has to offer.

Directions to Athens

About your KentOne card

What is it?

Your KentOne card is your Kent ID card.

This multi-functional card enables you to access a number of Kent buildings and services. You can also use it to make cashless payments across our Canterbury and Medway campuses.

Find out more about your KentOne card

How do I get one?

Your school/departmental administrator should have ordered your card prior to your first day.

Failing that, Kent Hospitality will be able to help you request one.

Request a KentOne card now

Activating your card

This multi-functional card enables you to:

  • use the Templeman Library and Drill Hall Library
  • borrow books and use self-service machines
  • become a member of Kent Sport
  • pay for items at a discount in most outlets on the Canterbury campus
  • access specific areas of the University
Activate your card

Access to restricted areas on campus

If your role requires it, you can request access to restricted areas at Canterbury and Medway, such as: 

Find out more about card access at Kent

Discounts available

It's also how you can access a number of discounts offered to our staff and students by local businesses.

Find out more about discounts available

Getting a replacement

If you require a replacement card, talk to your school/departmental administrator or contact Kent Hospitality.

Request a replacement card now

Medway staff

Staff based at Medway campus needing a replacement card should email

Claim your IT account

You will get an email to your personal email account seven days before your start date asking you to activate your IT account. 

To claim your IT Account, you will need:

  • your employee ID number
  • to have received the ‘Claim your IT Account’ email
  • at least one working day before your chosen start date

Let your line manager know as soon as possible if you have not received the ‘Claim your IT Account’ email.

Activate your IT account now