Medway student accommodation

Student accommodation – Liberty Quays

Liberty Quays is a great accommodation option for students in Medway. You would be living in an en-suite room in a flat with between 5 and 8 students and a spacious kitchen. The accommodation has two purpose-built social spaces making it easy to socialise, as well as a University Bar and Grill, Cargo on the retail plaza. Accommodation costs for 2019/20 at Liberty Quays is £6,006 for the 39 week period, weekly equivalent £154.

Liberty Quays is owned and managed by a private accommodation provider, Liberty Living.


Four key facts about student accommodation in Medway

  1. You can apply for accommodation during every year of study at the University
  2. 1,100 rooms, on-site laundry and social spaces - check out the virtual tours
  3. Just a short walk from the main Medway campus, next to a retail plaza which includes a Tesco Express, Domino's Pizza, Subway and Cargo Bar and Grill
  4. You can live in Liberty Quays for all three years of your degree.

Further information


Postgraduates will be allocated together in Liberty Quays separate to undergraduates. We advise postgraduates to accept a 39 week (September to June) offer of accommodation initially. This can easily be extended at a later date if required.

The University of Kent is offering a limited amount of Medway Postgraduate Accommodation Scholarships. The scholarship is available to both taught and research students, from any country, paying tuition fees at either the home or overseas rate. Click on the above link for further information, including how to apply. Application deadline is 30 June 2019.

Students with disabilities needing adapted accommodation facilities

Liberty Quays can offer ground floor accessible rooms and adapted studio rooms for students with disabilities. We recommend arranging a visit to Liberty Quays via the University Student Support and Wellbeing service once you are sure that you will be attending a course at Medway

Second and third year students

Liberty Quays accommodation is also available to returning second and third year students. You can apply directly through Liberty Living's website here.


Please note that there is no available car parking at Liberty Quays. Further information for car parking, Medway campus

Medway School of Pharmacy (MSOP) Students

Students pursuing a degree at the Medway School of Pharmacy have the choice of living either in student accommodation provided by the University of Kent at Liberty Quays or halls of residence provided by the University of Greenwich. Information about the accommodation available and how to apply can be found at each university's website (addresses provided below).

Please note that students must only apply for either University of Kent at Medway halls OR University of Greenwich at Medway halls - not both. If students cannot be offered a room in their preferred hall, they will automatically be referred to the other university to be offered a room in their accommodation (subject to availability).

University of Kent at Medway student accommodation - Liberty Quays

This accommodation, which is owned and managed by Liberty Living, is arranged in clusters of flats for 5-8 students, with each flat sharing a fully equipped kitchen. Bedrooms all have their own wash basin, shower and toilet and each room is networked.

The Liberty Quays development is a short walk away from the Medway campus and has its own social areas, launderette, Tesco Express store, Subway and Domino's Pizza. There is also a popular Bar and Bistro called Cargo adjacent to Liberty Quays.

For more details about this accommodation, visit our Living in Medway page.

If you have applied for accommodation at Liberty Quays, Liberty Living will contact you by email to offer you a room. At this stage you can accept or decline the offer. When you accept the offer you will then be asked to make a deposit payment of £200.

Medway School of Pharmacy students
can apply here for University of Kent at Medway student accommodation.

Please note that all MSOP students need to complete the above online form and not our accommodation application pages. If you are unsure about which one you need to complete please contact us.

University of Greenwich at Medway Halls of Residence

Located on the Medway campus itself, the accommodation consists of flats with shared kitchen/dining facilities for 4-6 students. Each bedroom has its own en suite toilet/shower facilities, mini-fridge and internet access with Wi-Fi (for which a charge will apply).

These halls are within walking distance of both Chatham and Gillingham town centres, which feature a range of high street stores and banks. Also nearby is the Dockside Outlet Centre, offering plenty of good value shops and food outlets.

For more details about this accommodation, visit

You can apply as soon as you receive a conditional offer from the University, whether we are your first or insurance choice.

Applying for this accommodation does not commit you and you will not be asked for any payment. We will not allocate accommodation until the examination results are received in mid-August.

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Explore Medway - Virtual tours

Click and drag to explore our Medway campus: catering outlets, accommodation and social spaces.


Accommodation at the University of Kent Medway campus, Liberty Quays, is provided by a private accommodation partner, Liberty Living. The contact details you provide when applying for accommodation will be shared with Liberty Living so they can offer you accommodation at Liberty Quays and contact you subsequently about any matters relating to staying in the accommodation. Your accommodation contract will be with Liberty Living and payment for the accommodation is made directly to them rather than the University of Kent.

For further information or questions on data protection, please refer to the University of Kent Information Compliance website.

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Last Updated: 03/06/2019