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.


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.


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.


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


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


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

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.

How do I get one?

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

If not, Kent Hospitality will be able to help you request one.

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

Access to restricted areas on campus

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

Discounts available

With your KentOne card, you can get a 10% discount across Kent Hospitality catering outlets on our Canterbury and Medway campuses. 

You can also access discounts offered to our staff and students by local businesses.

Getting a replacement

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

Medway staff

Staff based at Medway campus needing a replacement card should email

Activate your IT Account

We send an Activate your IT Account email to your personal email address, seven days before your start date:

  • it has your employee ID number, which you need to activate the account
  • if you didn't get the email, tell your line manager as soon as possible

Access to printers, file shares and mailboxes

Before you arrive or during your first days at work your line manager should arrange access for you to any printers, file shares and corporate mailboxes you need, using the form below:

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