at our Open Days
We look forward to welcoming you to Pier Quays
From arrival slot dates to arriving late here's everything you need to know.
There's only so much you can pack up to take with you so find out what's already included in your room and what you should bring.
Pier Quays is managed by Unite Students and you'll be interacting with them throughout your time living here.
You should aim to arrive at Pier Quays for the start of your contract date. For most students, this will either be Monday 8 or Thursday 11 January 2024 and for Oxford International students this will be for Saturday 6 January 2024.
As Pier Quays is managed by Unite Students you'll be asked to download the free My Unite app on your phone before you arrive.
Through this app you will receive further information about how to collect your keys/fob from reception and unload your car.
You will need to show one form of official ID (such as your driving licence or passport) to collect your keys/fob. Don't forget you will also have needed to have paid your first rent instalment before any keys/fobs will be issued.
It's also a good idea to return all your signed guarantor forms with proof of address and two passport photos before you arrive to avoid any delays in accessing your room.
You don't need your KentOne card (your student ID) to collect your keys but you can collect this from the Medway Student Administration reception 48 hours after receiving your registration confirmation email.
Don't be shy about asking questions, no matter how stupid they might seem, because everyone is extremely friendly
It can be tough knowing what to bring with you, but there's a lot already included in your kitchen and rooms so be sure to check what's already included in your accommodation to make sure you don't double up on anything.
To get you started and help you settle in, we recommend packing the following:
We also asked some current students to share their insights into what to pack. When you accept your accommodation agreement you'll also be given the chance to select any 'add-ons'. Here you can purchase any essential items you may need to be be delivered direct to Pier Quays for when you arrive.
Don't bring too much stuff but make sure you're going to be happy to live in the room you rent in terms of decoration
Pier Quays is managed by Unite Students, and their website has lots of information available ranging from the specifics of living in student accommodation in their Help and Advice pages to the student advice section in their Common Room.
You'll need to download the MyUnite app which is where you can book your arrival slot, report any maintenance defects in your room and talk to your flat mates.