Studying at Medway Campus

Rowan Williams Building
Our Medway Campus is located in the heart of the historic Chatham Maritime site and offers some of the best facilities in the local area. Image Courtesy of Canterbury Christchurch University.

We deliver the same occupational therapy curriculum with the same teaching staff at each campus  – however the start date for Medway is April not September.

About Medway Campus

The Medway Campus of Canterbury Christ Church University, based at the Universities at Medway on the Chatham Maritime site, provides a supportive and professional learning, teaching and research environment in the heart of the Medway towns and within easy access of London.

As a leading provider of public service training in Kent, the University’s Medway Campus is a popular choice for people looking to develop a career in the education or health and social care sectors.

Studying at Medway Campus means you will benefit from

Our courses are designed to give you the practical and theoretical skills needed to succeed in your career, whether it’s in early years education or one of the many health and social care professions.

The Campus is also home to the University’s Centre for Health and Social Care Research. The Centre carries out applied, practice focused and policy research and works in partnership with NHS and social care commissioning and provider organisations, voluntary and community groups, and industries in Kent, Medway and South East London.

With three towns on the doorstep and London only 42 minutes away by train, Medway Campus is a well connected place in which to live and study.

Watch this video to get a feel for Medway campus and the surrounding area.

Watch this video to see what Brendan says about studying a degree alongside family life.

Student life

about-medway

The Students’ Union organises a wide variety of events and activities for you to get involved in.

There is a lot to see and do in the local area including six gyms, extensive leisure and football facilities together with two arts centres. Each year over 20 days of free festivals are hosted by the Medway towns (Rochester, Gillingham and Chatham).For more details click on the Visit Medway site

Nearby to the Campus are restaurants, a large cinema complex and a shopping outlet and the historic city of Rochester, home to the Cathedral where graduation ceremonies are held, is just a short bus ride away.

For more information about studying at Canterbury Christ Church University go to the study here section.

Watch the video to see what Bella says about finishing college and moving to Medway to study.

Watch the video to see what Sara says about the support from lecturers and working with other students.

Skills labs

skills-lab

Staff will help you to become familiar with the very latest health and social care technology and equipment so that you are prepared for your placement. Technicians are also on hand to help you with any additional practice sessions.

Skills lab facilities include:

  • A fully equipped operating theatre with anaesthetic equipment, an observation room and scrub room
  • Computer operated SimMan
  • Fully operational radiography suite and dark room with facilities for digital imaging which is linked with a 40 person IT suite so that images can be viewed immediately
  • Maternity and child nursing room complete with SimBaby
  • Ward areas
  • Occupational therapy daily living suite and workshops
  • A range of equipment to support cardiology and minimally invasive surgery students

 Drill Hall library

library

A major facility available to all Universities at Medway students is the state-of-the-art Drill Hall Library.

The building, at 184 metres long, is thought to be the longest library in Europe and contains 2.7 miles of shelving, an extensive collection of around 130,000 books and journals, 400 computers and 100 netbooks/laptops, training rooms, and discussion spaces.

The learning environment

activities

Our two purpose built buildings (Rowan Williams Court and Cathedral Court) and the St George’s Centre (shared with Medway Council) have lots on offer to support you in your studies or research.

Facilities include:

Other facilities including the library and the Students’ Union are shared with the University of Kent and University of Greenwich as part of the Universities at Medway Partnership.

The University’s Centre for Health and Social Care Research is based at Cathedral Court

Medway Accommodation

Liberty Quays Student Accommodation
Liberty Quays Student Accommodation. Image Courtesy Liberty Quays.

The second phase of the Liberty Quays student residential development in Medway provides purpose built student accommodation for the University from September 2013.

In conjunction with the University of Kent, the site provides over 500 student bedrooms, up to 150 of which will be occupied by Christ Church students. Conveniently placed next to the Medway Campus teaching sites and easily accessible on foot, Liberty Quays offers Medway students contemporary bedrooms in a busy and student friendly environment. The rooms are groups in flats of 6 or 8 students with shared communal lounge and a fully equipped kitchen. The accommodation is managed by an external contractor, Liberty Living.

Liberty Quays - Medway
Liberty Quays Student Accommodation – Gillingham. Image Courtesy Liberty Quays.

Facilities

  • En suite study bedrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen facilities
  • Launderette
  • Free internet access
  • All utility bills are included in the rent
  • 24 hour security and secure swipe card access

 Student Housing Medway, Liberty Quays – Residence Information

Click here for link to Liberty Quays information

Liberty Quays in Medway is just one example of our excellent quality, campus student accommodation in highly secure and comfortable environments.

Our Student Homes

Liberty Quays - Shared Lounge
Liberty Quays Student Accommodation – Shared Lounge – Gillingham. Image Courtesy Liberty Quays.

Liberty Quays is a purpose-built residence comprising of 4 individual blocks all located just 5 minutes walk from the Medway Campus giving residents full access to the Universities at Medway facilities. The residence is within easy reach of all local amenities and transport links, including both Gillingham and Chatham railway stations. Liberty Quays close proximity to the region’s town centre and Medway Campus allows residents to participate fully in the exciting student scene both on and off campus.

Bedroom facilities

Liberty Quays - Apartment
Liberty Quays Student Accommodation – Apartment – Gillingham. Image Courtesy Liberty Quays.

Liberty Quays offers 992 Single study bedrooms plus 114 Studio apartments. All rooms/apartments are fully fitted to a high standard and include an en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin plus a data point for high-speed Internet access as well as Wi-Fi throughout the building. All study bedrooms share a fully fitted kitchen and living area – Studio apartments are self-contained.

The accommodation is arranged in apartments of between 4 and 10 bedrooms and includes purpose-built rooms designed for residents with disabilities.

Liberty Quays - Shops
Liberty Quays Student Accommodation – Shops – Gillingham. Image Courtesy Liberty Quays.

On-site facilities
Liberty Quays is fully staffed with an on-site management and maintenance team. We provide 24-hour security for our residents including a comprehensive CCTV system monitoring the site, electronic entry systems for access to and from the residence plus a manned reception area 24-hours a day for maximum security. The residence also provides a spacious communal living area and on-site laundry facility.

Liberty Quays’ purpose-built design maximizes security and quality of living by including state of the art amenities in an independent environment.

What is included in the cost of the rent?

  • All utility bills
  • Personal contents insurance
  • Free internet access including Wi-Fi – find out more

What is provided in your study bedroom?

Liberty Quays - Living Space
Liberty Quays Student Accommodation – Living Space – Gillingham. Image Courtesy Liberty Quays.
  • En-suite shower, toilet and washbasin
  • Bedroom furniture including a bed, fitted wardrobe, study desk, chair and bookshelf
  • Data point for high-speed Internet access
  • Television point

What is provided in your shared kitchen?

Liberty Quays - Shared Kitchen
Liberty Quays Student Accommodation – Shared Kitchen – Gillingham. Image Courtesy Liberty Quays.
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Electric oven with grill and 4-ring hob/extractor fan
  • Fridge freezer
  • Microwave
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Ironing board

 Liberty Quays

Liberty Quays - Medway
Liberty Quays Student Accommodation – Gillingham. Image Courtesy Liberty Quays.

Liberty Quays is a purpose-built residence comprising of 4 individual blocks all located just 5 minutes walk from the Medway Campus giving residents full access to the Universities at Medway facilities. The residence is within easy reach of all local amenities and transport links, including both Gillingham and Chatham railway stations. Liberty Quays close proximity to the region’s town centre and Medway Campus.

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