New students

Arriving at the Medway campus

Students living at Liberty Quays accommodation will find information below about what do to when you arrive in Medway, including how to find accommodation for friends and family who may be travelling with you.

For all accommodation enquiries please contact the Accommodation Office on +44 (0) 1227 766660, or Liberty Quays direct on +44 (0) 1634 853285 or you can also contact them by email.

Arriving at Medway

If you will be arriving at Liberty Quays very late at night or in the early hours, you should book a local hotel or guest house accommodation and move in the following day (see the 'Hotels/guest houses' tab).

Arriving at other times during the year

If you are arriving at another time of the year you will be notified of your arrival date and time.


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The full address is: Liberty Quays, Blake Avenue Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1FL.

If you are arriving by car, you are able to park at Liberty Quays for unloading only. Parking is strictly limited to two hours and penalties may be applied by an external authority. We advise that you unload and then move your car to the Drill Hall Library car park on the University campus where free parking is offered to University of Kent visitors.

Parking on campus at all other times

Parking is severely restricted at the Medway campus at all other times. The University of Kent promotes itself as a Green University and encourages everyone to travel sustainably where possible.

Please visit our transport pages for more information about the local transport, including discounts available to students for buses and bicycles.

Exclusion zones

Students residing in Liberty Quays or within the exclusion zone are not entitled to park a car on campus. There are special arrangements for people who require a vehicle for accessible parking, medical reasons or have an exceptional circumstance.

Registered students, residing outside the exclusion zone can apply for a permit to park. Complete the application online at to apply for a permit. There is a charge for the permit.

Students resident in the following post code areas are unable to apply for a permit: ME1 1**, ME4 3**, ME4 4**, ME4 5**, ME4 6**, ME7 1**, ME7 2**, ME7 4** and ME7 5** (including residents of Liberty Quays).

Parking permit

Registered students, residing outside the exclusion zone can apply for a permit to park. Complete the application online to apply for a permit. There is a charge for the permit.

Accessible parking for those with restricted mobility

Accessible parking bays are available but you must display the appropriate University of Kent permit as well as your Blue Badge. You can apply online for your permit.

Further information about transport and parking is available from the Estates Department

Students living in University accommodation

Once your accommodation is confirmed, Liberty Living will supply you with all documentation for your accommodation. Please remember to bring your accommodation agreement and a form of personal identification (eg a passport), which will be required before you can collect your keys from the reception at Liberty Quays.

You must ensure that you have completed all aspects of your online agreement prior to arrival. Failure to do this will result in you being delayed from accessing your accommodation. Please refer to Liberty Living's 'A Guide to Living: Essential Information for Tenants' document for further information.

Liberty Quays opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

Students not living in University accommodation

If you will not be living in Liberty Quays, you should arrive at the Medway campus in time for the start of term (18 January 2016). If you need further information or assistance with finding private sector accommodation, you can contact the University’s Accommodation Office (T: +44 (0)1227 766660 or E:

Hotel and guest house accommodation

We regret there is no on-campus accommodation for family and friends. If you require accommodation for family and friends you are advised to book hotel or guest house accommodation well in advance. Information on local guest houses and hotels close to the campus can be found using the links below:

Medway Visitor Information Centre

T: +44 (0) 1634 338141

Bed and breakfast, hotel and guest house accommodation directory

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Last Updated: 03/12/2015