Nightlife and activities

Clubs and bars

The Student Hub opened in January 2017. It's a fantastic building with a long history - when the campus was a naval barracks, the Hub building was a swimming pool, which inspired our students to name the new restaurant and bar The Deep End. There's lots of different events held there, including quiz and comedy nights, to live music and nightclub events.

The fun doesn't stop when the sun sets as our purpose built nightclub has nights run by Student Republic and GK Unions. There's live music and comedy nights, as well as DJs and performances from big names. The Hub is best place to meet new people in your first few weeks, and cement those friendships all year round.

Off campus, you’ll find a thriving music scene and great pubs and clubs, which offer regular discounts to students. Favourite haunts include Bliss in Gillingham and, if you fancy heading a bit further afield, there are some great nights out to be had in Maidstone. Medway’s excellent location means you get to sample the best of Kent’s nightlife and, if you fancy a night out in London, the bright lights are less than an hour away by train.


Kent Union provides many student activities including sports societies, volunteering and student media. With a wide range of societies covering academic, cultural, performance, political, professional, religious and special interests, and sports societies ranging from athletics and dance to martial arts and waters ports; there is something for everyone. GK Unions runs year-round events, including the yearly Summer Ball featuring celebrity DJs.

Medway College Master's Office

The College Master at Medway runs a calendar of social and sporting activities for University of Kent students, in addition to those provided by GK Unions. Social activities include; cultural visits, trips to theme parks, club nights, quizzes, stand-up comedy evenings as well as shopping trips to the famous Bluewater Shopping Centre. Sporting activities have included specially arranged ‘taster’ sessions for trampolining, horse riding and dry slope skiing, to name just a few as well as free and subsidised sport sessions at Medway Park at specified times.

All our activities are free or subsidised and transport is free to Kent students and University of Greenwich students studying at Medway or living at Liberty Quays.

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Last Updated: 29/09/2017