Pier Quays, Medway student accommodation

Welcome to Pier Quays, Medway

  • All en-suite accommodation
  • Exclusive free Sport Premium Plus membership or a Medway Park Premier membership when booking with us.
  • Guaranteed offer
  • Riverside location, plus free shuttle bus to campus
  • No utility bills (including free Wi-Fi and insurance)
  • On-site laundry facilities, cycle storage
  • 24/7 security and maintenance teams

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Located just a short walk from the Medway campus, Pier Quays offers lots of opportunities to meet new people and socialise with your friends. Cook together in your flat's spacious kitchen, go for a swim or take a class at Medway Park with your included sport membership, or relax in one of the two large social spaces for residents.  

Pier Quays, which is owned and managed by Unite Students, is also home to lots of useful facilities including a reception for all your deliveries, a launderette, cycle storage, a Tesco Express store, Subway's and Domino's Pizza. Plus with it's own stop for the free campus shuttle bus it's easy to reach either campus for socials or classes from your new home.

With its riverside location, modern en-suite facilities, free shuttle bus, and 24/7 security and maintenance teams, Pier Quays offers convenient, secure accommodation for all our Medway students at great value. 

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What's included

  • Your bedroom includes a 4ft double bed, wardrobe, desk and chair, noticeboard and lots of storage space and private shower room/toilet
  • Exclusive offer of your choice of Kent Sport Premium Plus membership or Medway Park Premier membership. Only included when booking with us and worth up to £479 purchased separately.
  • Access to a fully-fitted kitchen which is shared with your 4 -10 flatmates. The kitchen includes an oven and grill, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer and storage space. 
  • No utility bill costs as Wi-Fi, heating, water, electricity and personal possessions insurance are all included
  • Your 39 or 51-week contract includes the winter and spring vacations meaning you (and your belongings) don't need to move out.

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Take a look around

Here Yemurai, one of our residents, shows us around her flat in Pier Quays

Enjoy Medway life

Housed with fellow undergraduate or postgraduate Kent students you'll be part of the Medway College community and can look forward to getting involved with any of the events your Kent Union at the Hub or the team at Unite regularly host.

Lots of students choose to return to Pier Quays for their second and third years as well to live with the friends they met in their accommodation or on their course during their first year. So while returning students live separately from first-year students there is always familiar and friendly faces around. 

2024/25 Prices

A single classic en-suite room: 

September to June (39 weeks) is £5,928 (weekly equivalent £152)

September to July (42 weeks) is £6,216 (weekly equivalent £148).

September to September (51 weeks) is £7,191 (weekly equivalent of £141).

Accommodation costs include sport membership, utility bills, internet, and personal contents insurance when you apply through the University's MyAccommodation portal. 

When accepting a room offer you will need to pay an Advanced Rent Payment of £250. This amount is then deducted from your first rent instalment when it is due.

Live with friends

If you're coming to University as a first-year student with a friend, or are a group of returning students you can apply to live together in Pier Quays.

All you need to do is include the full names of your friends and their Kent student/applicant number in the 'other comments' of your application. That's it - as long as they've done the same we'll house you together in the same flat.

Sound good? Just follow our advice and apply early, especially if there is a big group of you! We do our best to ensure all preferences are met, but this is subject to availability so the earlier you apply the better! 

How to apply

We welcome applications from new and returning undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Our MyAccommodation Portal application pages open in mid-January and you should aim to apply as soon as you know you want to come to Kent. Check out our guaranteed offer of accommodation to see if it applies to you.

Have a question? Read our application advice or visit our application timeline.

Medway School of Pharmacy

If you are a Medway School of Pharmacy student (MPharm) you'll need to apply via this dedicated application page for Pier Quays accommodation. 

Please note Medway School Pharmacy students are not eligible for a free Kent Sport membership, but can still access these facilities by taking out a membership offering. You can view all membership types on the Kent Sport webpage.   

Come visit us

Get a real feel for the Medway campus and living in Pier Quays at one of our Open or Applicant Days. 

Pier Quays and the Medway campus has excellent transport links and is easy to get to from London, just take a look at our Maps and Directions.  

Of course for when an in-person visit isn't possible we have the next best thing with 360 degree virtual tours available online or you could catch one of our virtual open days!

Find out more about living at Pier Quays on our blog