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Medway is friendly and close-knit, with students from a variety of backgrounds working and socialising together. There are great transport links to South-East and Central London, including high-speed rail services, so whether you are planning to live in university accommodation at Pier Quays or commute from home, the campus is very accessible.

As a Kent student at Medway you become a member of The Hub. From amazing events to sports, socials and advice, The Hub has it all. In addition, it’s also home to the Students’ Union bar, The Deep End. Here you can often enjoy live music, DJs, comedy nights and even quiz sessions! They also offer a fantastic selection of delicious food for you to enjoy once lecturers are finished including a wide range of vegan options.

If you enjoy playing sport then we offer competitive and non-competitive sport, which is fun and inclusive and is a great way to meet new people and try new things.

For students who are passionate about music, we have a number of choirs and ensembles in Medway as well as regular band and open-mic nights. You could also join the University's Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Concert and Big Bands, or Chamber Choir; these are based at our Canterbury campus, but it's easy to travel between Medway and Canterbury on the free shuttle bus.

Medway has two sites: Pembroke and The Historic Dockyard Chatham, which are just a 10-minute walk apart. They are in close proximity to both Rochester and Chatham, both of which have rich histories and are part of the redeveloped Chatham Maritime area.

There’s plenty to do locally, including shopping at the Dockside retail outlet or in the many independent shops of Rochester or Chatham. When you’re ready for a break from the cobbled streets and historic architecture, there are plenty of bars and riverside restaurants for you to visit as well as a ski slope and ice rink.

The Central Theatre in Chatham offers a full programme of music, theatre and comedy, while the Brook Theatre acts as a cultural hub for the area, offering dance and theatre classes and arts workshops. If you love films, multi-screen cinemas in Chatham and Rochester offer reduced tickets for students.

Join Timi on a tour of our Medway campus.

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