With three distinct campuses, Greenwich offers a unique experience in Medway, Kent.

Medwho? Medwhere? You might not be familiar with Medway, but we'll give you five reasons to put it on your map.

1. Top-notch. World-class. You get the gist.

Here at the Medway Campus, we don't do things by halves. In fact, we go all out. So much so that we've invested £50 million since 1996 and recently undergone a renovation of our laboratories and teaching spaces. It's all designed to support the delivery of the degrees on offer, and it's been a rousing success. 98% of Medway graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months, and 85% of students are completely satisfied. You can't argue with the numbers.  

It's the mix of industry-standard facilities and world-class teaching that makes us so special. We're lucky enough to have one of only three research centres in the world that specialises in bulk solids handling. And our Medway Campus houses other bespoke research facilities – everything from a robotics laboratory and a fully functional anechoic chamber to the largest ground slab tester in Europe. It all supports programmes on offer at our Faculty of Engineering and Science. The Medway Campus has everything from Biology to Engineering for Intelligent Systems. Impressive, right?

2. Leisure on your doorstep  

Even when you're in the zone revising, it's important to have some down time. But we know that finding a spare hour is easier than it sounds. Which is why we've made sure that social and leisure facilities are right on the doorstep of the Medway Campus – you don't even have to hop on a bus.

The Dockside Outlet Centre is home to a multiscreen cinema, several restaurants and has easy access to the marina, while Medway Park is a local £11 million centre boasting sporting excellence. You can flex your muscles and cry at a rom-com in one easy outing.

And if that's not enough, a brand new £4 million student centre is being developed, meaning there's a hub of social activity right on campus. You could say that we've thought of everything…

3. Sandcastles and skyscrapers  

We're not experts like Phil and Kirsty, but we think our campus has got one huge sell – location, location, location. Most students will be lucky to keep a cactus alive, but in Medway you're right in the middle of the Garden of England. In a short hop, you can take in views of rolling hills, local nature reserves or natural beauty spots such as Darland Banks which is preserved by the Kent Wildlife Trust, and Cliffe Pools, protected by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Or if you fancy a trip to the seaside, you can pop to Margate or Broadstairs and get a (bracing) blow of sea air. And when it's time to paint the town red, you can be in central London in under an hour and take in the bright lights. It's the best of both worlds.

4. Five for one

Roll up, roll up – we've got a special offer for you. Five for one. Yes, really. It's because Medway is made up of five separate towns: Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Strood and Rainham. It means that you get a unique mix of experiences, architecture and culture – cobbled high streets next to shopping centres, branded outlets next to start-up stores. There's so much on offer.

5. Anchored in history

Chatham is home to the Historic Dockyard, which is where HMS Victory was built. And it's also where Lord Nelson boarded his first ship. While Medway's history is largely anchored in the sea, its legacy is also dotted around in its other towns. Rochester Castle was instrumental to the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 and it's also home to England's second oldest Cathedral. But its real claim to fame is Charles Dickens, who lived in Rochester for many years.

It's nice to know you're part of something that's got such an impressive legacy, but with such a forward-thinking, innovative attitude.

Start your adventure

Discover Kent's best kept secret. Book your place on the next Medway Open Day or campus tour.