Canterbury, Medway and Tunbridge Wells Campuses will close for Christmas from 20 December 2019 and will re-open on 2 January 2020.

However, we are delighted to confirm that Augustine House will be open for students as follows during the Christmas holidays: 

  • Between 16 December – 23 December, Augustine House will follow standard hours so it will be open between 7.30am – 1am.
  • On 24 December and from 27 December – 31 December Augustine House will be open from 9am – 5pm.
  • Augustine House will be closed on Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December) and New Year’s Day (1 January).
  • Augustine House will re-open as normal on 2 January 2020 at 07.30am and resume 24/7 opening hours.

In order to support our students, we will also be offering Library, i-zone and IT support service at Augustine House every day between 12:00pm – 5:00pm from 21-31 December, except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when Augustine House will be closed.

Please note the catering outlets in Augustine House will not be open but there are  self-service  facilities available. The last shuttle will leave Augustine House at 5.30pm.

Also please be aware that Medway Campus will be closing early on 18 December at 6pm, 19 December at 7pm and 20 December at 5pm.

You can contact the i-zone by telephone 01227 922222 or email

Please note that:

  • Salomons Library will close at 4.30pm on Friday 20 December. The building will reopen at 8.15am with a staffed service from 8.30am on Thursday 2 January 2019.
  • Drill Hall Library, Medway Campus will close at 5:00pm on Monday 23 December. The building will reopen at 8.00am on Thursday 2 January 2019.

Security Arrangements

Security staff are on duty 24 hours per day, 365 days per year across all campuses.

In an emergency please ring the North Holmes Road Security team on 01227 922111, internal extension 2111 Remember, you can download SafeZone, a free app for students that connects you to the University security team if you ever need urgent help, first aid or if you have an emergency while on any of our campuses. Click here for details.