Higher Degree Apprenticeships Conference Accommodation

If you're travelling to Medway for the Higher Degree Apprenticeship Conference and require accommodation, we've put together some options that you may find useful. Additionally, we've compiled information to help with travel to and from Kent.

We understand that travelling can be stressful, so we want to make it as easy and comfortable as possible for our attendees. Our accommodation options have been carefully selected to ensure convenience, comfort, and affordability. Furthermore, our travel information will provide you with everything you need to know to get to the conference without any hassle.

Please take advantage of these resources to make your experience at the conference as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.


The conference venue is at the University of Kent's Medway campus which is located on Central Avenue, Gillingham, Chatham, ME4 4AG. We've identified the closest accommodation but please bear the address in mind if you seek alternative options. 

Premier Inn - Victory Pier, Chatham 

Cost: £52 per night (approx.)

Distance: Approximately 1.8 miles by car or a 21 minute walk. 

Travelodge - Chatham Maritime

Cost: £47.99 per night (approx.)

Distance: Approximately 0.6 miles by car or an 11 minute walk. 

The Ship and Trades 

Cost: £101 per night (approx.) 

Distance: Approximately 0.8 miles by car or an 18 minute walk.

You may also wish to check Airbnb for alternative short stay accommodation. 


The Medway campus is easily accessible by motorway, rail, and bus services, and is located under two hours from London airports. 


Chatham and Gillingham train stations are the most accessible stations for the campus and have regular services from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge, Cannon Street, London Victoria, London St Pancras International, Ramsgate and Dover. 


For those travelling from further afield, Chatham is approximately a 2 hour journey by train from most of London's major airports. National Express also runs an airport transfer service. 


The Medway campus is easily accessible by roadTo get to the campus, follow the brown anchor signs for the Historic Dockyard and Chatham Maritime via the A289 and the Medway Tunnel. The campus entrance is the first exit at the next roundabout, signposted Pembroke and Universities at Medway. Car parking will be available onsite free of charge. 

Further and detailed travel directions are available on the University of Kent website. 

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