Study at the Universities of Medway

The Universities of Medway is a unique collaboration which brings together the University of Greenwich, the University of Kent, and Canterbury Christ Church University to provide a huge new campus at Chatham Maritime.

The £120 million scheme is the first of its kind in the country and aims to open up higher education to as many people as possible. Each of the partners welcomes applications from people without traditional qualifications, as well as from those entering higher education through a more formal route. Each partner is also committed to the highest standards of teaching and support services expected by students in the 21st century.

The shared campus is an economic, social and cultural focus for the Medway region, and is at the heart of the strategy to bring renewed economic prosperity to Medway.

The campus is also home to Medway School of Pharmacy, which opened in 2004. Jointly established by the Universities of Kent and Greenwich, the School has been a great success and has won a prestigious seal of approval from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

Herewith the University of Greenwich Medway Guide for 2019. Medway Guide 2019

Student Hub

In 2015 Greenwich and Kent Universities announced plans for a further investment in student facilities at the Medway Campus with the creation of a new student union building; work began in August 2015.  The building, formerly used as a swimming pool, is being brought back to life and will be a vibrant hub for students to enjoy.  It will have a flexible entertainment and social space and an Advice Centre together with offices for GK Unions and bookable activity space for students.  It is being designed based on lots of student feedback and is expected to open in Autumn 2016.  In November and December 2015 students voted on the names for the new building and the bar/café area.  After receiving 118 suggestions, the student building steering group short-listed the names.  Over 1,200 votes were received in total and it was great that students had shown such a keen interest.  The student building is to be called the Student Hub and the bar/café will be named the Deep End. 

Up until the end of July 2016 Cardy Construction was working on building the new student hub. Cardy went into administration which inevitably impacted on completion of the project but the brand new facility is now open.

The new student hub had a soft opening on Monday 16th January 2017; it is set across two levels.  The former Navy sports hall features a café and bar, open-plan spaces for meetings and social activities as well as spaces for reading or working.  There is a cinema-style big screen for movie nights and students can also watch Sky Sports on flatscreen TVs.  An official opening will be held in March.

The Student Hub offers a host of activities on and off campus.  Activities include film screenings, cocktail workshop, jewellery making and more.  Any questions contact the Give it a Go team on .

For all information check out GK Unions.

Lynne Martin

A friend and support to all students across the three Universities is the Medway Campus Chaplain, Lynne Martin.  Lynne provides support for all students and staff of any faith or none.

Lynne’s door is often open and the kettle is almost always on!  Her office is in Pilkington 004/003 located opposite the Faith Space.  Any student, who feels that they might be struggling or feeling stressed, and needs a confidential listening ear, then Lynne is there for you.  Lynne works closely with the well-being teams on campus and will sign post those who may need more specialist help.Lynne organizes various events for students and you can follow her via the blog.

The faith space is located in Pilkington 039.  This is a multi-faith space, open to all to go and pray in a quiet and respectful manner.   The space is open from 8 am to 8 pm  Monday to Friday.  There maybe certain times of the week allocated for faith-specific prayer; these times are advertised at all entrances to the space.

Lynne’s office no. is 01634 883935 and email: 

Official Opening

Unveiling of Plaque at Official Opening

On Thursday 23rd March Dame Julia Goodfellow and Professor David Maguire officially opened the new student hub.  They were given a tour of the new facility, met students and unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion.

Alison Chambers has been appointed as the new Head of GK Unions Partnership.  Alison has event management experience and facilitating student-led activities and will join the Medway Campus team from the 16th September, just in time for the new arrivals on campus.  Alison can be  contacted by email: and by telephone on 01634 888925.

Hannah Plewis has been appointed as the new Deep End General Manager.  Hannah joined the team at the Student Hub at the end of August and has over 20 years experience working within the hospitality industry.  Hannah’s contact details are: and by telephone 01634 888989.

The Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Greenwich at Medway

Medway Talks 2023-24 is a series of lectures run by academic staff at the University of Greenwich, Kent and Canterbury Christ Church.  The talks are open to the public but registration is required.  Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The talks start at 6 pm and close at 7 pm; refreshments available on arrival.  Lectures will be held in the Pilkington Lecture Theatre in the Pilkington Building.  FREE car parking available at Drill Hall Library.

The next in the series of these talks takes place on the 31st January 2024 titled Scientific Innovations: How they help patients. 

Proferssor Rahul (Kenny) Kanegaonkar is an internationally renowned Consultant Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon, working at the Medway Maritime Hospital.  He has lectured around the world and has published many journal papers and books.   His academic work is based at Canterbury Christ Church University where he Professor of Innovation.  Kenny has produced and developed many exciting surgical and scientific innovations.

Imagine – you have had knee surgery and the physiotherapist has given you exercises to do.  “Here you are” they say. “I’ve loaded them onto your phone – just strap the phone to your knee and we’ll see how you are doing”?  The next day you decide not to do your exercises – tomorrow will do.  Then at the end of the day, you get a call from the physiotherapist. “You haven’t done your exercises!”.  “How did you know?” you say.

In this lecture Kenny will present various innovations that he has developed and will give the answer to the question!

There are 9 FREE talks in total, running from September 2023 to June 2024.

The talks are open to everyone in the local community, including students and staff at the Universities at Medway. Talks will be free of charge to attend, but registration is required.

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