The University of Kent in Canterbury is absolutely delighted to have won Group Travel Organiser’s ‘Best University Accommodation for Groups’ award for an unprecedented ninth consecutive year!

Actor, humourist and writer Christopher Biggins, presented the award to the team from the University at the prestigious ceremony held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London on Friday 3 June.

Each year the readers of GTO Magazine are asked to vote for who they think are the best suppliers in more than 20 categories. From pre-visit information and transport to accommodation and attractions, all aspects of group travel are covered and the University of Kent has now won the “Best University Accommodation for Groups” award every year since 2008. Once again, Kent had to fight off stiff competition from Cardiff University, University of Exeter, University of Leicester, University of Portsmouth, St Aidan’s College at Durham University and the University of York.

Kevin Stuckey, Kent’s Head of Residences and Conference Services comments:

‘It’s absolutely terrific to win this award for the ninth consecutive year. It’s all the more special because it’s our clients who vote for us and we are so grateful to them for their continued support. On-going investment in our accommodation and facilities together with a fair pricing policy offering groups great value for money, are key reasons for our year-on-year success in attracting groups to the University.  However, this outstanding achievement is first and foremost a great credit to our highly dedicated staff, who work so hard across campus to provide all our visitors with consistently high standards of service – year after year’.

Sarah Jeffery, Partnership Director, Landor Publications, who organise the awards, commented:

Our award winners are voted for by the readers of GTO magazine through personal experience over the last 12 months and the University of Kent are to be warmly congratulated on winning the ‘Best University Accommodation for Groups’ category for the ninth year in a row in 2016”. 

The University of Kent offers groups a wide range of accommodation options on its 450 acre parkland campus – from self-catering flats (each sleeping 5/6 people) to en-suite and standard single and double rooms in halls of residence on a room-only or B&B basis.  Group rates start from only £19.00 per person/night (self-catering)

More information online: https://www.kent.ac.uk/conference/groups/

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