Studying At ESO Kent

Kent Campus

Our Kent campus is situated in 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. Located just around the corner from the buzzing town centre, the ESO’s integrated teaching and clinic site at 104 Tonbridge Road, Maidstone ME16 8SL, will have all our clinical, educational and social activities on one site for those students joining us from September 2025. We have exciting plans for the development of our Tonbridge Road site and building work is already well underway.

Our campus provides a great student atmosphere conducive to study, with teaching rooms, clinic rooms, a well-resourced library and a garden area. Most of classes take place in person with some online teaching.

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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. They also organise for fellow osteopathic students 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.

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.