UCA Canterbury has one on-campus hall of residence – Ian Dury House and we are delighted to announce a new partnership with a vibrant accommodation option just 20 minutes’ walk from campus – Riverside Student Quarter.

You'll be in shared accommodation with single bedrooms, each of which comes with a bed, wardrobe, desk and chair – you can put your personal stamp on it with your own soft furnishings.

Read on for more details about our accommodation options.

Ian Dury

Our purpose-built on-campus accommodation features nine flats, one of which is accessible for students with disabilities. Each flat has six en-suite single bedrooms, with a shared kitchen and communal dining area.

Your accommodation fees include:

  • Internet access
  • Utilities (heating, lighting and water)

A TV licence is not included.


  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Tea towels


  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • Pillow(s)
  • Duvet (and cover) or blankets

Please note: all beds are singles.


Washing machine capsules or liquid gel that can go in with your clothes (machines are not fitted with powder dispensing drawers)

We’ll provide a vacuum cleaner, broom, dustpan and brush, and mop and bucket in each flat.

For 2024/25, prices average around £153 per week and vary depending on your level of study and the location and/or type of accommodation you choose, for more details please see the full residence fees:

  • Student wardens live on-site, so there's help out of hours if you need it
  • 24/7 laundry facilities, costing around £3 per wash or tumble
  • We operate a no-smoking policy in all our residences and buildings
  • There are no parking facilities

Please make sure to read the Terms & Conditions of Residence (2024/25), which explains the accommodation agreement between us, including services provided, payment and responsibilities.

Riverside Student

UCA is delighted to announce a new partnership with a vibrant accommodation option just 20 minutes’ walk from campus.

UCA is delighted to announce a new partnership with a vibrant accommodation option just 20 minutes’ walk from campus.

Riverside student accommodation forms part of the city’s new development, the thriving Riverside leisure quarter. Riverside Canterbury sits alongside a number of cafes, bars, restaurants and a Curzon cinema.

In all, UCA has acquired 150 purpose-built en-suite rooms. The rooms are part of a cluster flat of either six or eight bedrooms plus a shared kitchen space.

Each bedroom comes with a single bed, desk with draw, shelves, desk chair, pin board and desk light, two double power sockets with USB charging points, Wi-Fi/Ethernet access point, waste bin, double wardrobe, coat hooks, full length mirror and wall. Each bathroom has a shower, sink, toilet and shaver socket.

The communal kitchens contain all the appliances you need for cooking, cleaning and ironing, together with seating areas for eating and relaxing.

Outside of the flats there’s a communal lounge with TV for movie and game nights, an extra communal kitchen that can be booked out, a study area with booths/desks, and a fitness suite featuring yoga mats, exercise balls and spin bikes.

There’s also a communal courtyard with a games area.

For 2024/25, prices range from £171 to £176 per week depending on length of tenancy. You can only access this discounted rate if you apply through UCA.

  • All units are self-catered
  • There are disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders, but no other on-site parking
  • There is 24-hour security, including night guards
  • There is an on-site laundry room for washing and drying

Contact the Accommodation Team

The Accommodation Team are available 9am-5pm Monday-Friday to answer any questions you have about living at UCA.

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