Medway Events

This page provides directions and useful information on how to get to our Applicant Days, Campus Tours and Open Events for Medway campus.

Whichever mode of travel you are using; give yourself plenty of time to plan your whole journey before leaving to travel to this event. This will ensure you are prepared for any disruptions and plan where to stop for breaks and refreshments if you are travelling a long-distance.

Please be aware that there are very limited train services on the 21st, 23rd and 25th of June and severe disruptions on the 22nd, 24th and 26th of June. Therefore, it is essential to plan your journey prior to travelling.

For more information and Southeastern journey planning tools: www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/travel-information/live-travel-information/industrial-action

Location of Event

At our Medway campus - for details of where to go when you have arrived onto campus; please refer to the information provided by our Recruitment team when you signed up for the event. 

To find the building location you are visiting: 

  • use the pedestrian wayfinding signs and maps located around the campus, next to bus stops and within the car parks. 
  • use our online map. Type in the building name to highlight where it is located on campus. 
  • speak to an event student helper who are located around the campus to help and provide advice.

Public Transport Travel Directions

When using online tools to plan your journey to travel by public transport to our Medway campus, use the main University address and refer to travel advice given below.

Rail

Southeastern journey planning app and page are useful tools to help with plan your journey to Medway by train. Southeastern rail serves 5 different main line stations in Medway, these include; Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester and Strood. The two stations nearest to Medway campus are Chatham and Gillingham.

From both train stations, we recommend using the local bus service from the train stations to/from the campus.

Local Buses

Arriva Journey Planning app and page are useful tools to help with where and when to catch a bus within the North Kent area.

Buses serving our campus

  • Number 116 service operates through the campus, stopping at New Kent Road bus stop.
  • Number 1 service operates to Pier Quays residences, the Historic Dockyard

Campus Bus stops are located around the campus. For this event, we recommend you alight at one of the following bus stops: 

National Express

When using National Express planning your journey page type in Hempstead Valley (Gillingham) as your destination. From there, catch the 116 Arriva bus to campus. The bus journey is approximately an hour.

Taxi

Medway offers many taxi services to get you to the University from the city, an airport or other destinations. 

There are also a number of taxi ranks around the city centre. Ranks can be found at all 5 train stations and many others across Medway towns; Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester, Strood and Rainham. 

For more information, please visit our Taxi Travel webpage.

Walking and Cycling Travel Directions

When planning your journey to walk or cycle find the building you are visiting first on our maps page. Insert the postcode given for the building you are visiting first within the online tool you are using to navigate. There are some useful links to online tools and maps on our walking & cycling planning your journey advice pages.

Car Directions

When planning your journey by car use the following Navigations to direct you to our Medway campus:

See directions below for free parking on Open Days, Applicant Events and Campus Tours.  

Open Day Parking Instructions

Our next Medway Undergraduate Open Day will be on Saturday 25 June 2022, you will be able to book this nearer the time.  

Follow the University of Kent yellow Open Day parking signs, which will direct you to the car park. You can park free of charge within this car park and you do not require a permit to display for this event.

Image of University Open Day parking wayfinding sign

Image of University Open Day parking wayfinding sign    

Applicant Events Parking Instructions

Follow the University of Kent yellow Applicant Event parking signs, which will direct you to the Drill Hall car park. You can park free of charge within this car park, you do not require a permit to display for this event.  

Image of University Applicant Day parking wayfinding sign

Image of University Applicant Day parking wayfinding sign  

Campus Tours Parking Instructions

You can book a Medway Tour online. When booking you will be asked if you are coming to campus by car. If you select yes, you will be asked to provide your vehicle registration number. These details are then uploaded onto our parking system and you will then receive an email confirming that your parking has been arranged. You can park free of charge in a marked bay within Drill Hall car park, you do not require a permit to display for this event.  

Making the most of your visit

If you have time, visit Medway and local areas to get a feel for where you could be studying and/or living. Medway offers a rich history, a variety of activities, restaurants, shopping and nightlife for all students, as well as, countryside and beaches nearby.  

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