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Student Support and Wellbeing

University of Kent, Keynes College, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The reception for Student Support and Wellbeing is located on the ground floor of Keynes College, in H block.
    • The service provides, assessment, support, training and mentoring.
    • These sessions may take place in other rooms in Keynes block, or elsewhere on campus such as in Eliot College.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The service is in the south of the Canterbury Campus, within Keynes College.
      This is about 1 mile north of Canterbury City Centre.
      The building is located off University Road, which connects to the A290 Whitstable Road.
    • There is parking at the front of the Keynes College building.
      A University Pink Parking Permit, Accessible Parking Permit or Blue Badge is required to park in any bay in the car park.
      Please see the University parking webpage for details: https://www.kent.ac.uk/estates/services/transport/index.html.
  • By Bus View
    • There are frequent Unibus services linking the University campus with the centre of Canterbury and Canterbury East and West train stations.
      The nearest bus stops are on University Road or Giles Lane.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Canterbury West, to the north of the city centre.
      This is on the line from London to Kent, including Ashford International.
      There is step-free access into the station building.
      There is step-free access to both platforms by lift.
      Staff are available to assist with portable ramps between the platform and the train.
      There are buses linking the city centre with the University campus, with stops about 5 minute's walk from the station.
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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Keynes Car Park.
    • The car park is located at the front of the Keynes College building.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Keynes Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off University Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Keynes College, Kent Hospitality (Tanglewood), Oaks study centre.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted and have markings which are faded.
    • There is/are 6 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 460cm x 470cm (15ft 1in x 15ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Keynes building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Keynes College main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • University Pink Zone permits are required for all bays other than the Blue Badge bays.
    • There is a slight slope with a flush kerb between the Blue Badge parking bays and the footpath towards the Keynes College main entrance (photographs 5 and 6).
    • Photographs 7 and 8 show the dropped kerb, without tactile paving between the general car park area and the approach to the main entrance.

Route to Student Support from Keynes Main Entrance

  • Keynes College main entrance has level access with an automatic door operated by push pad (photograph 1).
  • From the entrance, turn right into the foyer towards the college reception.
  • There are accessible and standard toilets off the foyer, opposite the main entrance.
  • There is a slight uphill slope in the entrance foyer (2).
  • At the top of the slope, go through the doors (held open) and turn right (3).
  • Go past the lift on the left and turn left (4).
  • Continue along the corridor, passing the Dolche Vita restaurant on the left and K Bar on the right (photographs 5 - 8).
  • There are standard male and female toilets in this area which have accessible cubicles within them.
  • At the end of the corridor, turn left through the entrance into H Block courtyard.
  • There are automatic outward opening doors and a slight ramp down as you go through this access (9, 10).
  • The entrance to Student Support reception is to the right of the courtyard (11).
  • The other Student Support rooms in this area are from the covered walkway to the right of the reception entrance (12).
  • Students attending for the first time will be collected from the reception waiting area.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Block H courtyard.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception

  • The reception is located to the left from the reception entrance.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the reception entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a powered door into the waiting room opposite reception.
    • There is seating with and without armrests in the waiting room.
    • Reception opening times may vary during college vacations.

Outside Access (Counselling Rooms GC 5-11)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the covered walkway in front of G Block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances to other offices and counselling rooms in G and F blocks.
    • The entrance to rooms F block FG 6-12 appears similar but only opens to 65cm because of a fixed obstruction behind the door.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The portable loop is located at reception but can be moved to another room if required.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the corridors leading to some of the meeting rooms and offices.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets located off the Keynes College main entrance foyer and within the standard toilets off the corridor near to Dolche Vita and K Bar.

Standard Toilet(s)