Studying At ESO Kent

Boxley House Campus

The ESO’s main academic campus, Boxley House, is a stunning 17th century country manor house set in 17 acres of parkland in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Boxley is situated just outside Maidstone, the county town of Kent, and just an hour from London by train. Beautiful countryside and miles of coastline are also just on the doorstep. Our campus provides a relaxed atmosphere conducive to study, with 5 teaching rooms, a well-resourced Library, in-house catering facilities plus a range of study and leisure facilities for student use. Most of our classes take place here, with some taking place at the clinic or online.

The ESO Clinic

Our dedicated teaching clinic has been providing excellent osteopathic care for over 40 years.

Located just around the corner from the buzzing town centre, our busy clinic has 21 treatment rooms and provides free parking for patients and students. It is a short car journey to Boxley House Campus. The clinic also has a library with areas to study, as well as student rooms for students to discuss patient matters with their Tutor.

Student Clubs and Associations

ESO Student Association

The role of the Student Association (ESOSA) is to organise social events and help make the student experience at the ESO enjoyable. They aim to provide some much needed relief to a busy course and create opportunities for students of all years (especially new ones) to meet and have fun.

The ESOSA run a range of activities including a cinema club, games nights and quizzes and the infamous Boxley Mud Run.  They also organise and play host to fellow osteopathic students who visit each year to compete in the Inter Collegiate Sports Day, usually co-sponsored by the Osteopathic Sports Care Association and Institute of Osteopathy.

Student-led activities

There are informal student-led groups and social activities taking place throughout the year, which help bring our student community together. These include the weekly ESO Climbing Club, weekend trips and surfing breaks.

Boxley House has plenty of space and students are welcome to talk to us about reserving a room or scheduling a regular class; we often have qualified fitness instructors join the course, who offer classes in yoga, pilates, etc, and the student rooms have been ideal for boxing and martial arts practice, meditation – even salsa!

Barefoot Club

The Barefoot Club is an independent student society, which exists to invite graduated osteopaths and other experts of their field to share their experiences, insights and inspiration. The Barefoot Club was set up by students to host talks or workshops on a variety of topics towards developing students’ personal and professional perspectives. Events are open to staff and students from all years.