Q: Module – Can I study more than one module?
A: All the modules run in parallel through the weekend and you are asked to nominate the module for which you are most likely to attend sessions plus any others you may wish to attend.
Attendance at sessions for other than the primary module will depend on space in the teaching room and will be at the discretion of the tutor. Tutors will be asked to provide any handouts they produce for all students who declare an interest in their module.
You may request a change to your nomination at any time prior to the weekend, provided that the module group you wish to join is not full.
A: Students can travel by train to Milton Keynes, and onward by bus or taxi.
Buses. Buses run from central Milton Keynes and from opposite the railway station. The bus numbers are 11, 11a, 12 and 12a, and the stop is the one before the Open University stop. Central Milton Keynes from the railway station is a 15-minute walk.
Q: Taxis: Is there a taxi rank at Milton Keynes station and what can I expect to pay for a taxi from there to Kents Hill?
A: Taxis. There is a taxi rank at the railway station, and a firm recommended by Kents Hill, Skyline, telephone number 01908-222111. The fare from Skyline was about £7 in 2016.
Kents Hill are willing to arrange and book shared taxis on Sunday. Please request this service at the reception desk no later than noon on Sunday.
Q: Payment – Can I pay by credit/debit card, or by PayPal?
A: No. We are a small voluntary society and do not have any of those systems set up. You can pay by cheque or equivalent (postal order for example) or by online transfer to our bank account. See the BACS page for the bank account details.
Q: Bedroom – Are bedrooms single occupancy?
A: Bedrooms at Kents Hill all have double or twin beds, but we use them for single occupation, unless partners or friends specifically ask to share a room.
Q: Bedroom – Do I have to bring my own bedding, towels and toiletries?
A: No. Kents Hill provide bedding, towels, liquid soap and hair/shower gel.
Q: Food – Can the venue cater for vegetarians, or special diets?
A: Yes. Kents Hill routinely offer vegetarian meals on their menus, so there is no need to make specific requests for these options.
If you need to follow a special diet – vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, etc. – please inform us of the details in advance and Kents Hill will cater for you personally. You will need to make yourself known to the catering staff at each meal time.
Q: Internet – Is Internet access available?
A: Yes. Kents Hill provide free Wi-Fi throughout the conference buildings and in all bedrooms.
Q: ATM – Is there an ATM at the venue?
A: Yes, in Swallow House bar area and it is free to use.