University Nursing Service (UNS)

Contact Details

University Nursing Service
University of Kent
01227 823503 or ext 3503

University Nursing Services can be found next to  Campus Security on Giles Lane, near the Grimond building on central campus.


University Nursing Service (UNS)

nursing services

Waiting Room

UNS is situated next to campus security, University of Kent

The service is available to all students and staff at the University of Kent (Canterbury Campus) and is staffed 24 hours a day during term time by registered nurses.

UNS offers a confidential drop in service, which provides support and advice, treatment of minor illnesses and minor injuries, contraceptive advice and can arrange emergency contraception via the University Medical Centre (01227 469333) Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).

UNS offers a walk-in service Monday to Friday, 7am - 10am and 5pm - midnight.

10am until 5pm Monday to Friday is appointments only and these can be booked by calling UNS (on 01227 823503) or the University Medical Centre (01227 469333).

UNS offers a walk-in service at the weekend from 7am to midnight. 

Midnight until 7am is for emergencies only, UNS is then accesssed via campus security on 01227 823300 who will contact a nurse on your behalf.

Walk-in waiting times can vary. We strive to see all patients as quickly as possible, but during busy periods and when we have in-patients your wait may be longer. During these times the nurse will endeavour to keep you informed of the waiting time.

patient bedroom

Patient Bedroom

patient bedroom

Patient Bedroom

UNS has two patient bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms where students may stay if the nurse or doctor feels it is appropriate. If you are going to stay in UNS please bring clothing and toiletries and any essentials that might make your stay more comfortable.

The UNS team look forward to seeing you.

treatment room

Treatment Room