The social side
Socialising on campus couldn’t be easier with three cafes and Coopers pub, there is something to suit everyone.
There are a large number of student societies based on the campus as well as many sporting activities. The campus facilities include a sportshall, tennis courts and we are closely situated to the Medway Park Sports Centre. In addition to this, the area boasts a number of health and fitness clubs. Football is very popular and locally Gillingham Football Club has a loyal following. Other active pursuits in Medway include rowing, snowboarding, ice skating, ten pin bowling and if you want to stray further afield Thorpe Park and Brands Hatch are not far away.
The campus itself is situated next to the Dockside Outlet Centre which contains numerous restaurants as well as an Odeon cinema complex. The Medway region has recently undergone some massive investment including a new development adjacent to the campus at Victory Pier which houses new student accommodation.
Each Kent town boasts good local shopping zones and a wide variety of superb restaurants including Chinese, Thai, Indian, Italian and French cuisine. Less than an hour away you can reach Europe’s largest shopping centre at Bluewater near Dartford. For those with an adventurous streak; you can get to the centre of London within 45 minutes by train and to France in less than 2 hours by Eurostar.
For more cultural outings, there are local theatres and a nearby comedy club or explore the history of the area at the Historic Dockyard and the castle and cathedral in Rochester. There are also numerous festivals including the Sweeps and Dickens festivals. The local attraction at Dickens World takes you back into old London to celebrate the life and works of Charles Dickens. Slightly further afield you can visit Canterbury and find many historic places to visit, including Leeds and Hever Castles. Alternatively, you can go down to Whitstable, famous for its oysters or visit Herne Bay where you’ll find jet-skiers riding the waves. Just a little further on are the well known traditional seaside towns of Margate, Ramsgate and picturesque Broadstairs.
Medway has a thriving night life with local night clubs such as Bliss in Gillingham and the Casino rooms and Amadeus in Rochester. For an extra special night you can hop in a taxi with a few friends to Maidstone reach some popular haunts of Medway students which include Mu Mu and Liquid. Maidstone as well as having a lively music scene has many restaurants, from Spanish tapas to traditional fish and chips.
In addition to all this, you still have the opportunity to be involved in the School's very own student association, the MPSA, which has organised events such as paint balling, trips to Thorpe park and the award winning annual Pharmacy Ball.
This Google map, compiled by a Medway student, provides lots of information about the Medway area local to the campus.