We're looking forward to meeting you! Here you'll find everything you need to know before your visit to our Medway Campus.

Plan your day 

There's lots to see and do in one day, so if you are travelling from afar, we recommend that you plan early and create an itinerary! You can find the timings of our open day events on our website or through the email communications that we will send you in the run-up to the event.

Don’t forget, open days run a flexible format, so you can come and go as you please. This means you can go and explore Medway as well as visiting the university.

Medway is easy to get to by car or public transport. Where possible, we recommend coming by sustainable means to help reduce Open Day traffic.

How to get here

Like most large urban areas, Medway’s traffic can get busy so please allow plenty of time. Parking on campus is limited, though there are plenty of car parks nearby.

Please visit Medway Council’s website for full information on public car parks.

Chatham is the nearest station to our Medway Campus. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes from London and once at Chatham, it’s a 1.5 mile walk to the Campus. Taxis are readily available from outside Chatham rail station.

There is the possibility that train services on 25 June will be impacted on by industrial strike action. If this action goes ahead, we recommend that visitors consider alternative travel arrangements or allow more time for their journeys.

Visit the National Rail website for full timetable and accessibility information.

Chatham’s bus station is located 1.2 miles south of Campus, near to the train station. Regular local services, including bus numbers 1, 2, 100, 116 and 170 (among others) run straight to the Campus from bus station stop B11, to St George’s Centre – opposite the Campus entrance.

Please visit the Medway Council’s bus service website for full information.

Medway is served by National Cycle Network Route 1 and is an easy ride from the nearby towns of Rochester, Gillingham and Strood. We have plenty of cycle parking around the Campus which also benefits from CCTV and on-site security.

Find out more on the Sustrans website.

On the day


At some point during the day (you don't have to do it as soon as you arrive) please bring your registration email to the welcome desk. This is so that we can scan your QR code to note your attendance, and ensure you receive any relevant follow-up information. Don't worry if you forget your QR code; we will have forms you can fill out on the day.

Listen to a range of talks

If you'd like to get more detail about our courses, or learn more about student life then attending our programme of talks is ideal. You'll get the chance to hear about a subject in depth, learn more about financing your studies, and it also provides an opportunity for you to ask questions. Check the open day programme to find the talks you want to attend.

Look around the accommodation

Whether you have decided to move away from home or not, take a look around our halls of residence at Pier Quays. You can join one of our popular accommodation tours and find out what it’s like to live here!

Explore the campus

Open days are a fantastic opportunity to experience for yourself our friendly student and staff community, take walk around the campus and imagine what it would be like to study here. You can use our interactive campus map to navigate through campus.

Discover the local area

University isn't just about learning, there's plenty of time for you to explore and enjoy life, so discover what the local area has to offer. Our Medway Campus is in the heart of Medway with its historic streets lined with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as the picturesque riverside area. Discover what it has to offer!

Plus much more...

You can meet your future lecturers and learn about your chosen subject in depth. Representatives from the Student Union will be around campus to chat to you about what they can offer as well as all the activities you can get involved in once you're a student.

Read our 10 reasons to attend a Medway Campus Open Day blog for more!

Keeping safe

We recommend considering wearing a face covering in enclosed busy spaces on campus.

Hand sanitiser will also be available at the entry to our buildings and throughout the Campus.

If you or your guests have experienced COVID symptoms, received a positive test, or been a close or household contact of someone who has tested positive in the last 5 days we politely request that you not come to campus. Instead, let us know as soon as possible and we will try to rearrange your visit.

Please come prepared for the weather! Comfy shoes are a must as open days typically involve a lot of walking and standing. 

Any questions?

If you have any questions before you visit us, please send us a tweet using the hashtag #CCCUopenday or email us at opendays@canterbury.ac.uk

Any questions?
Any questions?
Contact our Course Enquiries Team