University of Kent scoops travel accommodation award

The provider has won ‘Best University Accommodation for Groups’ for the past 13 years

The University of Kent has won an award for its travel accommodation.

The university was named ‘Best University Accommodation for Groups’ by Group Travel Organiser magazine. This is the 13th consecutive year the university has won the accolade.

Sheena Butterworth, conference manager at the University of Kent, was awarded the prize by TV personality Patrick Kielty at a virtual awards ceremony on 3 September attended by senior figures from across the group travel sector.

“We are very proud to deliver a high standard of accommodation for groups here at the University of Kent, at a very affordable price in a superb location,” said Ms Butterworth. “It is the combination of our excellent product along with the outstanding customer service our team consistently delivers which drives the continued success in winning this national award year after year.

“I would particularly like to thank every member of our team whose dedication and hard work has enabled us to achieve this very important accolade once again. 2020 has of course been a particularly challenging year in view of the coronavirus pandemic so it’s extra special for the university and our team to receive this national recognition this year.”

At this year’s awards, The University of Kent fought off strong competition from fellow shortlistees Imperial College London, St Aidan’s College at Durham University, University of Portsmouth and York Conferences at the University of York.

During the spring and summer vacation periods the University of Kent offers group accommodation to a wide range of UK and overseas groups including special interest groups, sports groups, academic groups and language school students. There are an extensive range of different accommodation options on its 300-acre parkland campus – from self-catering houses and flats to rooms in halls of residence.

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