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Kent Union runs an assortment of outlets for you, so there’s everything you need on campus. You can eat in Woodys or the Library Café, get your groceries in Essentials, buy stamps at the Mandela Reception and party at the Venue.

Essentials is your one-stop shop for groceries, drinks, stationary, magazines, toiletries and snacks.

You can grab breakfast or lunch on the go.

Get 10% off Co-op branded goods in Essentials with your NUS extra card.

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Our on-campus nursery cares for children across four age-dependant rooms.

This gives your child the opportunity to thrive and flourish in peer groups, and have access to activities and learning experiences appropriate for their age and stage of development.

Oaks Nursery is registered for children aged 0-5 years.

Prices vary for student parents and non-student parents.

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Woodys serves a variety of food every day of the week. With main meals, light bites, paninis, breakfasts and jacket potatoes, Woodys is here to cater for all your food needs!

We serve a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and halal dishes and our staff are happy to help with any dietary questions.

Can't see something for you or not sure about ingredients? Just ask and our professional bar and kitchen team will be happy to help!

  • Opening Hours
  • Monday12pm - 12am
  • Tuesday12pm - 12am
  • Wednesday12pm - 12am
  • Thursday12pm - 12am
  • Friday12pm - 12am
  • Saturday12pm - 12am
  • Sunday12pm - 12am
  • Christmas Opening Hours
  • December 17th12pm - 5pm
  • Closed Until:
  • January 9th - 13th12pm - 4pm
  • Normal opening hours start on January 14th
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The Venue is the on-campus nightclub spread over two levels.

Upstairs is a bar with lounge and downstairs is a bar with dance floor.

The Venue has played host to a huge range of acts in the past including Zane Lowe, Ministry of Sound, 5ive, Marvin Humes (of JLS), Coolio, Tinchy Stryder, Reggie Yates, B*Witched, S Club, X Factor Stars & many many more.

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Need to take a break from studying?

You can enjoy a light lunch at the Library Café, situated on Level 1 of the Templeman Library.

We have a wide range of hot and cold drinks, panini’s, sandwiches, soups, pasta, cakes and crisps.

  • Opening Hours
  • Monday9am - 10pm
  • Tuesday9am - 10pm
  • Wednesday9am - 10pm
  • Thursday9am - 10pm
  • Friday9am - 10pm
  • Saturday10am - 5pm
  • Sunday10am - 5pm
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