It’s been a difficult couple of years and we’ve missed being able to run open day events, but we’re delighted that they’re back!

Our Medway campus open days are great fun and enable you to get a feel for life at the university, and in the wider Medway towns. But if you’re still on the fence about coming along, below are ten reasons that might just sway you…

1. Meet your lecturers

Your lecturers will lead and support you through your education at university. They’ll be your primary point of contact, mentors and guides as you study. Coming to an open day is a great opportunity for you to meet them, ask questions about the course(s) you are interested in and hear how they'll support you in your studies.

One of our female academics smiling at the camera
Meet our friendly academic team.

2. Learn about your course options

Before you apply it's important to understand how and what you'll learn. As well as speaking to lecturers you can discover more about the content of courses, the modules you can choose, and the way they're taught. At open days, you can choose to go to interactive and engaging subject talks, taster sessions, workshops and demonstrations.

Students chat in one of the Medway campus buildings
Learn about courses at Medway.

3. Chat to current students

Our Student Ambassadors will be on hand to show you the way, with guided tours and plenty of opportunities to answer your questions. Speaking to them is a great way to get an honest insight into what it's like being a Christ Church student and to hear their experiences about living and studying (and partying…) in Medway.

Current students talking at the Medway campus
Chat to students currently studying at Medway.

4. Discover our fantastic campus

Our Medway Campus is a modern, professional environment with everything you need to excel in your studies. Set adjacent to the historic dockyard and river Medway, it’s a blend of old and new buildings, open spaces and areas dedicated to enabling you to knuckle down and work in a complementary environment. We think you’ll love it here!

Medway drill hall library
The Drill Hall Library at Medway.

5. Look around your future accommodation

Whether you know you want to fly the nest or haven't yet decided, it’s a great idea to take a look around our purpose-built student accommodation. Located at Pier Quays, it has an array of shops on-site as well as dedicated security, is a short walk from campus and has all-inclusive bills representing great value for money!

Liberty quays accommodation in Medway
Come and see accommodation in Medway.

6. Get a feel for the place

Visiting one of our Open Days is an ideal time for you to get a real feel for what it's like to study and live in Medway. Experience for yourself our friendly student and staff community, walk around the campus or along the riverside, explore the Drill Hall Library and grab a drink in the Touchdown Café and imagine yourself studying here.

People eating along Medway riverside
You can get a feel for the Campus and local area.

7. Check out the local area

University isn't just about learning. There's plenty of time for you to explore and enjoy life both on campus and in the surrounding area. Medway is steeped in history which can be found next door at the Chatham Historic Dockyard. Literature is celebrated in the area thanks to Charles Dickens’ association with Medway, including an annual Dickens Festival. With great train links to Kent’s country town, Maidstone, as well as the coast, Canterbury and London, it’s a convenient place to study.

Rochester high street in Medway
Explore the local towns, shopping and leisure.

8. Find out about the application process

If you'd like more detail about a course, student life or the services we offer, then our range of talks will complete your visit. It gives you the chance to hear about a subject in depth, from accommodation options or student finance, to completing a UCAS application. It also provides another opportunity to ask questions.

Students filling in applications
Find out how to apply.

9. Discover our student services

Our student services are here to support you throughout your studies. From student loans, grants and bursaries to counselling, health and wellbeing, our teams will be on hand to answer questions and give great advice on what you can access as a student.

Two female students - one disabled - talking to one another
Find out about how we can support you.

10. Hear about the Students' Union

Going to uni is a potentially life-changing experience, and Christ Church Students' Union is here to support you from application through to graduation – and beyond. Meet our Students' Union and learn about the range of sports clubs, societies, events and guidance on offer, and how to get involved in influencing how the university operates.

Students from our student union at an open day posing for the camera.
Meet our Student Union and find out about the societies on offer!