A unique learning experience on the Medway Campus


Find extensive laboratories, modern lecture theatres and unique learning and social spaces in the former naval buildings on the Medway Campus.

What is the Medway Campus?

In the vibrant and historic Chatham Maritime area – an area famously televised in the TV show Call the Midwife – are the collection of stunning former naval buildings that form the University of Greenwich’s Medway Campus. Within these redbrick buildings students will find modern teaching spaces, exciting and distinct social spaces, and specialist laboratories purpose-built for students of the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Science. The campus is also home to the Medway School of Pharmacy, a collaboration between the university and the University of Kent, and the Natural Resources Institute, a research and education organisation focused on food, agriculture, environment and sustainable livelihoods.

The Medway Campus comprises of the three Universities at Medway. Its shared spaces and joint Students’ Union make for a unique student experience that attracts many local students from areas in Kent or London who value being able to commute to their studies. Medway Campus students also hail from further afield in the UK and abroad thanks to the University of Greenwich’s reputation for providing quality teaching; its excellent student support, including the STAART initiative; and its welcoming atmosphere and diverse student population. Great student accommodation mean students can live within minutes of their studies.

Living in the Medway halls has given me the opportunity to live near the university, the Student Hub and more. It means I can meet my friends and enjoy my time with them.
Carolina San Pedro Liberal, BSc Hons Biomedical Science

Get inspired at Medway

The university’s spacious lecture theatre in Pilkington building is the perfect place to learn and get inspired by our knowledgeable staff and industry guest speakers, as are the ornate lecture theatres in the university’s iconic Pembroke building. Meanwhile, the laboratories on site are specialised and well-equipped, spanning over 8,000m2. Engineering facilities include labs catering for the latest CAD and modelling software; 3D printing facilities; laser profiling; CNC machining facilities and more. Science facilities include crime scene examination rooms for forensic sciences students and an entomology facility, while labs are equipped with analytical equipment with techniques in mass spectrometry, electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and nuclear magnetic resonance. At the Natural Resources Institute, the campus is used as a teaching facility for looking at aspects of conservation and biological surveying, sustainability, mapping and land use, with the specialised laboratories being used for as environmental chemistry, computing applications and paleoenvironmental analysis. All labs are supported by on-hand dedicated technical teams.

The campus is very nice with good facilities. I find the Drill Hall Library a very good environment to independently study as well as collaborate on group work.
James Mills, BSc Hons Chemistry Degree Apprentice, employed at Pfizer

Students can get ahead with project work in workshop areas or consolidate their studies in the Drill Hall library, which has a claim to fame – it is regarded as the longest library in Europe. Artwork in the Drill Hall Library Cafe was created on commission by a Kent-based artist, silenthobo, to reflect the history of the Medway region and the Medway Campus. In their free time, students can take advantage of this café; the cosy cafe in Pembroke; the modern restaurant and social area in Pilkington, or The Deep End, the Medway Campus’ buzzing social venue open until late, which welcomes guest DJs and hosts regular themed nights. It is named the Deep End as it was formerly a swimming pool and still retains some of these unique features!

Come and see us for yourself

The university holds regular Open Days and campus tours throughout the year, allowing prospective students to see the campus for themselves, and there is also a virtual tour of each campus available on the university website for prospective students to explore at their own leisure.

The experiences I had whilst studying at Greenwich really brought out a completely new side to me; this has helped me on the path to being my most authentic self.
Jake Nebel, BSc Forensic Sciences graduate, Digital Forensic Examiner

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