Medway Application timeline

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Accommodation application timeline

It's easy to apply for accommodation. See here what you need to do and when.

So you’ve applied to study at the University of Kent at Medway and you're waiting for an offer. What's next? Apply for accommodation of course!

Where you live is a major decision so whether you'll be an undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) student use this time to get as much information as you can before you apply for accommodation. 

Accommodation applications open in mid-January every year for students starting in September and all students who apply are guaranteed to receive an en-suite room offer!

January 2023 starters

If you are due to arrive in January 2023 you can apply for accommodation online from the 1 November 2022. If you apply before the following deadlines you will be guaranteed to receive an offer:

  • If you are an exchange or LLM student you will need to apply by Monday 5 December 2022.
  • If you are an international foundation or pre-sessional student please apply before 19 December 2022.

If you are a postgraduate student starting in January you should also email us at accomm@kent.ac.uk once you have completed your online application to confirm your interest.

When will I get my offer?

Exchange students and new LLM students will receive their accommodation offer from Unite via the email they applied with by Monday 19 December 2022.

International Foundation (IFP) and pre-sessional will receive their offer from Unite via the email they applied with by Friday 13 January 2023.

When should I arrive?

If you are an exchange or LLM student, you should aim to arrive on campus for Monday 9 January 2023.

Foundation year and pre-sessional students should arrive on campus on Monday 23 January 2023.

September 2023 starters

From applying to arriving our timeline takes you through the process.    

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18 January 2023

New student applications open

Application Page

New undergraduate and postgraduate students who have received an offer from the University can submit an accommodation application

Medway School of Pharmacy students should apply using their dedicated online application form.

2023 eligibility criteria
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18 January 2023

Returning students applications go live

Second, third or fourth year students (including MPharm) who want to live in Pier Quays again for the next academic year can also submit an application.   

When applying through Kent you'll also receive a free sports membership (worth up to £479!)

Returners accommodation
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April 2023

Returning student accommodation application offers will be sent

Accommodation offers for returning students will start to be sent out in batches from late March onwards depending on your application date.  

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17 August 2023

A level results day

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The University receives confirmation of A level results and makes decisions on applications. Other results may be received at different times.  

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17 August 2023 onwards*

Accommodation offers sent out

Once all conditions have been met, unconditional places are confirmed, and we complete the room allocation process we start sending out offers in batches to the email address you supplied in your application.

Offers expire 48 hours after being sent.

Check your account
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Mid-August 2023 onwards

Clearing

Kent's clearing webpage

UG and PG late, adjustment and clearing applicants must apply online and answer the question requesting university accommodation when prompted via the online clearing application process. 

Your details are then passed to the Accommodation Office**

Kent's Clearing pages
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August/September 2023

Pre-arrival

Visit the accommodation website for information about Arrivals and useful advice such as what to bring with you.

You should also read the University's Welcome pages for more information on what to do before you arrive.

Medway Arrivals
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16 and 17 September 2023

Arrivals Weekend

You made it! Welcome to all our new UG and PG students and we wish you all the best as you settle in and begin this new adventure

If you will be arriving outside normal office hours please contact Pier Quays so your keys are available for collection.

Medway Life
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18 - 24 September 2023

Welcome Week

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Join (in person and online) social activities, meet your housemates - there is so much to do so keep an eye on Kent's Welcome pages as well as the student Unions' Hub pages to see what's going on.  

Welcome to Kent
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25 September 2023

Term starts

If you plan to arrive late or outside of normal hours, you need to get in touch with Pier Quays to ensure your keys are available for collection.  

* If you hold an unconditional offer of a place to study at the University of Kent before August, you will hear from us with an offer of a room earlier via email.


** Late, adjustment and clearing applicants, as well as late postgraduate applicants, will be offered accommodation subject to availability with applications considered in line with the stated 2023 eligibility criteria (PDF 139KB).

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Medway Arrivals

Congratulations you've accepted your offer to study at Kent and have received your room offer and we can't wait to meet you!

It can seem like there's a lot to do to get ready to arrive but if you follow our simple steps and advice you'll be ready to settle in in no time at all!