At Chaucer College Canterbury we offer single sex accommodation blocks to all residents. Each student has their own individual, spacious bedroom comprising of a comfortable bed, wardrobe, desk, washbasin and plenty of storage. Some rooms have balconies which offer a beautiful view of Canterbury. High speed Wi-Fi access to the internet is available in all the accommodation blocks and all over the campus, free of charge.
The accommodation blocks are spread over two or three floors, made up of either seven or nine bedrooms. Each floor also benefits from its own kitchen with a seating area and bath, shower and toilet facilities. All bed linen and towels are provided by the College and changed weekly. Students can also use the designated laundry room to do their own washing at a small extra charge of £3.00 per wash.
Security is taken very seriously at both Colleges. We have 24 hour monitored CCTV security across both campuses and porters are on duty day and night.
As well as residential accommodation at Chaucer College Canterbury, we also offer homestay accommodation to students. The purpose of Homestay is to give students the opportunity to come in to close daily contact with English speakers and their way of life and it is seen by many students as one of the most important and enjoyable aspects of their stay in England. To make students feel welcome, we ask our families to involve the students in family activities or outings whenever possible.
The majority of our homestay families are located in central Canterbury and neighbouring seaside towns Whitstable and Herne Bay, giving an opportunity to students to visit and explore these local areas. All students are transported to and from the college each day by our private minibuses. Students consistently report on the kindness and friendliness shown by homestay families and many remain in contact even after their homestay has finished.
All meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, are freshly prepared and cooked by our in-house catering team and served in our large dining hall. All dietary requirements can be catered for and residents can choose from a range of dishes from an international menu. During the summer, we often provide BBQs to residents on our large lawn area, which is always popular amongst our residents.