Social life

The key to a great student life is striking a balance between study and play. There are lots of student activities to keep you busy outside the classroom, including sports clubs, societies, volunteering and student media.

GK Unions

Greenwich and Kent Students’ Unions Together is a partnership between the University of Greenwich Students' Union and Kent Union on the Medway campus.

As a student member of Greenwich and Kent Students' Unions Together you get the best of both worlds, as you’re not only a member of GK Unions but of Kent Union too.

Find out more about GK Unions and Kent Union.

Students sitting outside Cargo
Students enjoying the outside space at Cargo

Societies and groups

Student societies are a great way to make new friends and to try things you have never done before. Whether you want to get crafty or political, take up a new sport or find your inner drama queen, we have a society for you. There are also course-related societies, where you can meet with your coursemates in a more relaxed environment.

We are very proud of the number of hours our students spend volunteering in the community and fundraising. Volunteering can be very rewarding and is a great way to get experience in new areas; you help others and learn a lot about yourself.

And don't forget, a CV packed full of experiences and activities shows potential employers that you like to get involved.

See the wide range of clubs and societies at Kent.

Quote Barbara Blackwell

Barbara Blackwell

The social facilities are good. The Student Hub brings in DJs and has good music. It’s a nice open space.

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Team Medway

Sports hall at Medway
Try a new sport

Whether you play competitively or just for fun, sport is an important part of the student experience. Team Medway unites University of Kent and University of Greenwich students. We offer competitive and non-competitive sport which is fun and inclusive and is a great way to meet new people and try new things.

We have clubs that compete against other universities in BUCS (British University and College Sport), but also welcome students who just want to play. There are lots of clubs to choose from including men's and women's football and rugby, martial arts, rowing and cricket, but if there isn't a club for your favourite sport, we'll help you create one.

We also run Let's Play, where, for a small fee, you get to try different sports in a non-competitive environment, helping you to stay fit and healthy.

Find out more about Team Medway.


Local band performing live
Medway has a vibrant music scene

Do you sing or play an instrument? Join one of Medway's choirs or ensembles or take part in one of our regular band and open-mic nights. You could also join the University's Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Concert and Big Bands, or Chamber Choir; these are based at our Canterbury campus, but it's easy to travel between Medway and Canterbury on the free shuttle bus.


Band performing in The Deep End