why move to Medway

Why Students Should Move to Medway?

Within easy distance to the University of Kent, Greenwich, Canterbury Christ Church and the University for the Creative Arts campuses- Medway is a popular haunt for students! 

If you are looking to make the most of your time in Medway, whether that be Gillingham, Chatham, Rainham, Stroud or Rochester, check out this guide!

No. 1
Head to Dockside ?

​Dockside is a Chatham hotspot and the filming location for “Call the Midwife”. It has a variety of amazing restaurants and stylish bars to explore, as well as a cinema and plenty of shops to discover. 

No. 2
Watch a Football Game ⚽

​Home to the League One football club Gillingham FC plays their home games at MEMS Priestfield Stadium (go Gills!). We deffo recommend watching a match during your stay!

No. 3
Go to the Ice Rink⛸❄

​Enjoy ice skating all year round at Planet Ice Gillingham. Planet Ice in Gillingham is the South East’s premier ice rink boasting a full-size, bright and modern ice pad.

No. 4
Electric Go-Karting ?

​Soar electric karting is the first karting track in the UK to use EFD karts. Head down to SOAR Gillingham regardless of the weather as the indoor facility caters for all!

No. 5
Visit Rochester’s Castle and Cathedral ?

​It is definitely worth visiting the historic town of Rochester, which was famously once home to Charles Dickens. Here you can see the breath-taking Castle built on the site where the Romans originally settled as well as the equally impressive Rochester Cathedral, another architectural jewel. 

No. 6
Pretty Nature Walks ?

Fancy a beautiful country stroll? Go to Riverside Country Park you won’t regret it. You can even head down to Waterside and see its man-made beach and outdoor swimming pool.

No. 7
Taco Bell?

​Taco bell! Enough said. 

No. 8
Experience the Nightlife?

Head to Medway for a night you won’t forget anytime soon! For nights out, students and locals head to the Tap N Tin known for its cheap beer and good music. 

No. 9
Great Transport Links?

London is a mere 45-minute train ride away, thanks to the HS2 service into St Pancras. There’s a reliable bus service that operates all over the Medway region, with buses arriving every 10 minutes or so. If you drive, there’s good access to the rest of Medway as well as the other Kent towns via the M2/A2 and the M20.

No. 10
Retail Therapy ?

Gillingham’s town centre itself has all the usual high street brands, plus there’s a regular weekly market selling everything from fruit and veg to clothes. For an even greater dose of retail therapy, head to the Pentagon Shopping Centre or Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre. 

No. 11
Great Student Properties!

Medway is huge, meaning there’s lots of student housing at affordable prices. There are loads of student properties – whether it’s shared student houses or private purpose-built flats that you’re after, Student Places can help. We have a great selection of student accommodation located all over Medway. Get in touch to find out more.