UCA Open Days at Canterbury

Attending an Open Day at UCA Canterbury is the best way to get a feel for the place where you may be spending the next few years as a student.

At the Open Day you’ll be able to explore UCA Canterbury’s outstanding facilities, tour the campus and student accommodation and find out more about the courses you’re interested in. You can meet academic staff and current students – helping you get a feel for what it’s like to live and study here. You’ll also have the chance to receive expert portfolio advice, so you can make your application stand out from the crowd.

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Open Day FAQs

Need to find out more? Read through our frequently asked questions about Open Days at UCA.

Questions to ask at an Open Day

We’ve put together a list of questions you may want to ask at your next Open Day. 

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Contact details & directions

Details of how to find our Canterbury campus.

UCA Canterbury
New Dover Road

Tel: +44 (0)1227 817 302


By road

From London, take the M2 towards Dover, then the A2 at Faversham (take the exit at Junction 7).

Exit the A2 at the A2050 to Canterbury. At the outskirts of the city, take a right at St Peter's Roundabout and follow the A290/A28 Ring Road. Turn right at the third roundabout by the cinema (signposted A2050 to Sandwich) into New Dover Road.

Immediately after the traffic lights turn left into the University drive - look for the signs to Canterbury College and to UCA. Follow the drive round to the right and UCA is on your left.


We have limited parking on campus particularly if you are visiting us on a week day. Exceptions are made for blue badge holders and anyone with special requirements should contact the campus directly on + 44 (0)1227 817 302 to arrange this.

We recommend that you use the Park and Ride car park which is on New Dover Road (postcode for satnav CT1 3EJ). The bus journey to the campus is only about 5 minutes. If you mention to the driver where you are headed they can help with stops. You can also look out for the large Canterbury College sign as the UCA campus is located to the left of this.

For information about the all the car parks available, please visit the Canterbury City Council website.

By rail

Take a National Rail train from London Victoria to Canterbury East, then take a taxi to the University (Make sure that you ask for the University for the Creative Arts in New Dover Road - Canterbury has several colleges and universities and sometimes the taxi drivers get them confused!).

Alternatively take a National Rail train from London St. Pancras International or London Waterloo East to Canterbury West, changing at Ashford International if necessary, then take a taxi to the University.

Eurostar passengers can get off the train at Ashford International in Kent. This station has direct rail links to Canterbury.

By air

It takes between one and two hours to drive from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports to the UCA campuses. The same journeys take between two and three hours by train. There are rail and coach connections from all airports via central London to all UCA campuses. 

By sea

The English Channel ferry crossing arrives at Dover and the Eurotunnel at Folkestone. Dover and Folkestone are both less than 30 minutes from Canterbury.

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