The University is sponsoring Medway Pride 2022 and we’re really excited to be able to celebrate this joyful event, following the success of our involvement in Pride Canterbury earlier in the year.

Having originally been planned for 2020 but being disrupted by the pandemic, this year will be the first full Medway Pride that has taken place and we can’t wait to be a part of the celebrations. We have been rooted in the community in Medway for almost 20 years and are proud to be sponsoring the event alongside the University of Kent and the University of Greenwich, under the Universities at Medway banner. Medway Pride is an opportunity to show support for each other without discrimination or prejudice, to bond as a community, and come together to celebrate equality and progress. We’d like to invite all students and staff to join in the festivities.

This year’s Medway Pride is planned to take place on Saturday 20 August 2022, with a parade through Rochester High Street and live entertainment in Rochester Castle Gardens.

What’s On at Medway Pride 2022?

Medway Pride is a celebration of LGBTQ+ identity for the whole family set in the heart of Rochester. Featuring a parade through Rochester High Street, followed by live entertainment with food and drink in the Rochester Castle Garden. Find out more about Medway Pride’s schedule and line-up.

Can I join in the parade and attend?

Yes, you can! We would love for you to get involved and we welcome friends and families to come along too. Please sign up on the website and select ‘join as an organisation’ before registering with your university email address, please select Universities at Medway as the organisation name. Please note that we only have a limited number of wristbands so if you have not registered, we cannot guarantee you a wristband.


Expect Repsect

Expect Respect

As part of Pride we want to take the opportunity to encourage students and staff to take our expect respect pledge. Canterbury Christ Church University and the Students’ Union believe all students, staff and visitors have the right to live, study and work in a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, bullying or harassment of any form.

We believe that we all have a part to play in creating inclusive and welcoming campuses, free from harassment. We can take positive action in a number of ways to educate ourselves, reflect on our own behaviour and challenge behaviour in others.

We actively encourage staff and students to report any harassment or sexual misconduct they experience through our Report and Support platform. If you have witnessed, been impacted by or experienced harassment, we are here to support you.