Kent’s Medway Towns
Kent’s Medway Towns are home to three key universities; University of Greenwich, University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University.
The Medway campus is situated on the mouth of the River Medway. The Medway towns; Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester have been known as the historic capital
of maritime Kent and the university site was once a Royal Naval barracks.
Medway Towns have good access to London but there is so much going on in Kent you might not need to travel that far. Here is what students in the Medway
Towns have to say about their second home...
If you love Indian food, there are plenty of places to try in Rochester but my personal recommendation is Cumin Club. It's not a cheap and cheerful option, but the quality of the food and the chic surroundings are worth a couple of extra pounds. Head for the Gourmet menu if you're feeling fancy or pile in to one of their banquets with your friends. Delicious!
Maidstone is a beautiful town with stunning sights such as the Archbishops Palace and the All Saints Church. There is a huge selection of shops and over 80 places to eat and drink so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Maidstone also holds a great river festival every year on the River Medway and the Hazlitt Theatre is another highlight.
This is the best place to go for a coffee, a bite to eat and to get your daily dose of culture too. I often grab a coffee and read the newspaper for a bit of peace and quiet, it’s also a good place to meet and talk about assignments because of the laid back atmosphere (and comfy sofas). All the drinks served are Fairtrade and that gets a big thumbs up from me. Most people eat or drink there before the theatre, which means it can get busy at times.
My favourite shopping centre in Medway is Pentagon in Chatham. It has almost all the high street shops such as Dorothy Perkins, HMV, Miss Selfridge and Debenhams where students can get discounts with a valid NUS card. There are lots of eat-outs including fish and chip shops, a Chinese take away and plenty of coffee shops and Pentagon has a bowling centre where students can chill-out after a hard day’s work at University. There are also opportunities for students to get part-time jobs in the variety of shops here.