The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
The Medway campus
A vibrant campus less than 45 minutes from London (St Pancras) by train, with innovative buildings and facilities.
At Medway you can expect outstanding teaching, learning and leisure, and an exceptional level of personal support.
In partnership with Liberty Living, the University offers Medway students accommodation at Liberty Quays. This development, of over 1,100 rooms, is adjacent to our campus and is part of the new ‘waterside village’ set on the banks of the River Medway. Accommodation is offered to all eligible, new full-time students.
Liberty Quays is situated in Pier Road - a short walk from the main campus. Facilities include a social area, launderette, Tesco Express store, Domino’s Pizza and Subway.
The development is arranged in clusters of flats for five, six or eight students, each sharing a fully-equipped kitchen. All bedrooms have their own shower, toilet and wash-hand basin and each room is networked. A number of specially adapted rooms are available for disabled students and students with other learning support needs. Subject to availability, students also have the option of studio flats with their own en-suite bathroom, shower and cooking facilities.
Accommodation is offered on a 39-week contract (50-week contracts are also available). This includes all utilities, 10Mb/s internet, personal contents insurance of £5,000.
The security and welfare of Kent's students is of the highest priority, and Liberty Quays features comprehensive CCTV coverage, 24-hour security and electronic entry systems.
Parking for disabled students
There is limited parking at Liberty Quays, available only for disabled students who hold an appropriate permit.
We aim to offer University accommodation to all eligible new full-time undergraduate students starting in September for their first year of study, providing the following criteria are met:
- you firmly accept (ie as your first choice) either a conditional or unconditional offer from University of Kent by 31 July
- the University receives your online application for accommodation by 31 July.
We hope to be able to offer University accommodation to insurance, late, adjustment and clearing acceptances and for the duration of your course of study where possible (subject to availability).
When all the accommodation has been allocated in mid to late August, Liberty Living will notify you of your allocation, which you will be able to view and accept online direct with Liberty Living.
Off-campus private accommodation
For students who prefer to live in private houses off campus, our Accommodation Office can offer advice and assistance when looking for accommodation in the private rented sector.
At www.studenttenant.com/kent you can access up-to-date details of off-campus housing in the nearby towns of Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester. Private landlords usually rent their properties on a 12-month contract, although some may reduce rental costs for the period of the summer vacation.
All off-campus accommodation has been checked to make sure it meets the standard safety requirements and that it holds current gas and electricity safety certificates.
Depending on where you live, nearby on-street parking may be available. In some cases, you may need a parking permit, which is available from Medway Council.