New students

Plan your arrival

This section gives you all the essential informaiton you need about getting to the campus and Liberty Quays to ensure a stress-free Arrivals Weekend.

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When to arrive

You should plan to arrive the weekend of 17-18 September 2016 (Arrivals Weekend).

If you will be arriving after Arrivals Weekend, you should notify Liberty Quays direct by email at

Travel and parking (Arrivals Weekend)

Please visit our website for Arrivals Weekend travel and parking information

If you are living in University accommodation

You must ensure that you have completed all aspects of your online agreement prior to arrival. Failure to do this will result in you being delayed from accessing your accommodation. Download the Liberty Living Guide (pdf)

Unloading your belongings and collecting your room key

  • Arrive as per your allotted time (see Parking at Liberty Quays (Arrivals Weekend)), collect your room key from Liberty Quays reception and unload your vehicle
  • Please have your photographic ID available to show to the receptionist on arrival. You will need to show this before you will be allowed into your accommodation
  • Move your car to the Drill Hall car park on the University campus, where a free shuttle service will be operating between 09.00 and 15.30 to take you to and from the campus to Liberty Quays. The walk from the Drill Hall car park to Liberty Quays is along Pier Road and takes approximately ten minutes.

What next?

Please make your way to the Medway campus and the Pilkington Building to register and collect your KentOne card. If you need to go back to Liberty Quays, you can use the free shuttle service. Our student tweeters will be monitoring the queues and giving live updates, so make sure you're following them @UKMStudentLive

If you are not living in University accommodation

If you will not be living in University accommodation, you should still come to the Medway campus over Arrivals Weekend (17-18 September 2016) to complete your registration.

It is also important that you attend Welcome Week which commences on Monday 19 September 2016. Your academic school will be hosting a number of induction events that will ease the transition into studying at Kent and you will get to know the people on your course. There’s also lots of social activities and events run by the students’ union that will help you settle in and have some fun.

If you need further information or assistance with finding private sector accommodation, you can contact the University’s Accommodation Office (+44 (0)1227 766660 or by email at

Arriving outside of the specified dates/times

If you will be arriving very late at night or in the early hours outside of the times listed on the key dates page (for September 2016 arrivals only), you should contact Liberty Quays on +44 (0) 1634 853285 or by email in advance so they can make the necessary arrangements for your arrival.

If you are planning to arrive before 17-18 September 2016, please contact Liberty Quays on +44 (0)1634 853285. Subject to availability and individual circumstances, you may be able to move into your room ahead of Arrivals Weekend.



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