The University of Kent in Canterbury has won Group Travel Organiser’s ‘Best University Accommodation for Groups’ award for a tenth consecutive year.

Dan Lobb, TV presenter and former international tennis player, presented the award to the team from the University of Kent at the prestigious ceremony held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London on Friday 2nd June. 

Each year the readers of Group Travel Organiser 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” award every year since 2008. Once again this year, Kent had to fight off stiff competition from the other 5 universities who were shortlisted ie the University of York, Cardiff University, Leeds University, Durham University and the University of Portsmouth.

Kevin Stuckey, Kent's Head of Residences and Conference Services comments: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to win this award for the tenth consecutive year.  We consistently deliver a very high standard of accommodation at a very affordable price here at the University of Kent in Canterbury and our ongoing investment in our accommodation and facilities means the range of different types of accommodation we offer is unrivalled in the University sector.  However what truly sets us apart is the outstanding customer service which every single one of my team delivers which has ensured our clients have continued to vote for us year-on-year for this national award.’

Sarah Jeffery, Event Director, Landor Publications, who organise the awards, commented:‘The Group Travel Awards winners are voted for by the readers of GTO magazine through personal experience over the last 12 months. Winning the Best University Accommodation for Groups category for 10 years in a row is a magnificent achievement and The University of Kent are to be warmly congratulated.’

During its spring and summer vacation periods, the University regularly hosts over 1,000 residential events and accommodates more than 135,000 delegates at its Canterbury campus. 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 £19.75 per person/night (self-catering).

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