On 30 March 1966 Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent was formally installed as the first Chancellor.
Over the years, changes in government policy and othe changing demands have largely destroyed this original concept, leading to the present state, which is nearer the norm for a British University.
The campus has a selection of shops, including a grocery store, bookshop, pharmacy and launderettes.
Food and drink is provided by range of cafes and bars run either by the University or the student union.
The University of Kent (formerly the University of Kent at Canterbury), abbreviated as UKC, is a semi-collegiate public research university based in Kent, United Kingdom.