Category Archives: Medway Student


£5 deals across Kent Hospitality Catering Outlets for January

For the next two weeks Kent Hospitality are offering £5 deals across their catering outlets to welcome in 2018.

This means that from now until Sunday 28 January you can start your day right and grab a mega breakfast and drink from No1 or drop into Cargo for an all-day breakfast each for just £5.

This offer is open to both staff and students, plus if you are using your KentOne card to pay you can save an additional 5%.

The full list of available deals can be found at the UniKentFood blog.

All offers are valid from 15/01/18 – 28/01/18 inclusive whilst stocks last.

Medway Housing Fair

Medway Housing Fair

Every year, students rush to find properties as early as possible, and every year they face the same issues. Home Stamp are here to give you the advice you need to make the best decisions.

Make sure you attend our Housing Fair on 24 January 2018 in the Pilkington Building, where you can get free impartial advice, as well as have the chance to win a week’s rent – just by attending the event!

Find out more about the Medway Housing Fair.

Arriva January-December 2018 discounted bus ticket

Missed out on the Arriva discounted bus ticket at the start of the year? You have another opportunity to purchase the discounted bus ticket which is valid until 31 December 2018.

The ticket allows travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. This includes the 191 service which operates to and from Liberty Quays- Campus- Chatham- Isle of Grain, and stops on Pembroke campus and at Western Avenue and Dock Road for access to the Historic Dockyard Chatham.

The student annual ticket is £140 which works out at around 39p per day. The staff annual ticket is £280 which works out at around 78p per day. To get access to these huge discounts you will need to enter the relevant promotional code found at . Once you have entered the code, the price will drop down from £940 to £140 or £280 accordingly.

Arriva are attending the Refresher’s Fair at the Student Hub Tuesday 17 January 2018 if you want to find out more information about tickets and timetables.

Pint of Science Festival

Share your research at a Pint of Science event

The Pint of Science festival is an international public engagement event that takes place over three days in May each year. Last year some 450 events took place across 26 cities in the UK including Canterbury and Medway. More than 1,000 scientists took to the stage in bars and pubs, sharing their research with members of the public.

A Pint of Science provides a unique platform for researchers to present, discuss and explore their work with their local community. It’s a fantastic opportunity to use your research to inform, explore and interact with a live audience.

Call for expressions of interest
Following a successful inaugural Kent festival last year (three sold-out events!), the Kent Pint of Science Team is co-ordinating the University’s festival for 2018. We plan to  double the number of events to six adding Tonbridge to the line-up with Canterbury, and Medway.

We’ve already selected a number of pubs and are looking for expressions of interest from speakers, particularly Early Career Researchers and final year PhD students looking to develop their public engagement skills.

If you are interested, please email with the following details by 23.59 on Wednesday 31 January 2018:

  1. Your name and school
  2. A summary of your research (max 100 words)
  3. Your plan for an interactive session of 20-30 minutes (max 100 words)
  4. A short summary explaining how you plan to engage a live audience (max 100 words).

Kent’s Pint of Science Team will review the expressions and develop themes for each evening of the festival – for examples of past themes, see: and

The outcome will be announced by the end of January. A practice run will take place in the spring.

Please direct any questions to the Kent Pint of Science team c/o Dr Simon Scott at

International English Language Testing System

Free taster sessions for IELTS and Cambridge Exam preparation courses

The Centre for English and World Languages will be launching Cambridge English and IELTS exam preparation courses in January 2018.

The FREE taster sessions will take place on 16 January for the Cambridge course and 17 January for the IELTS course.

For more information on our IELTS course please see our web pages, and for more information on our Cambridge English course please click here.

Language Express

Still time to join our 10 week beginners’ courses in French, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish

The Centre for English and World Languages are still taking bookings for the 10 week Language Express courses starting on 22 January 2018.

Classes take place on Monday evenings during weeks 14-23 at the Canterbury campus.

People who take the language courses say it not only increased their knowledge of the language of a country, but also its culture, and encouraged them to continue learning the language.

For more information on classes, fees and how to book your place, visit the Language Express webpages.


Get on your bike this term

Bicycle hire is available for students and staff from this weekend, 13 and 14 January.

To do your bit for the environment and get a little fitter too, visit the Cycle Hub near the Pavilion at Canterbury campus to hire a bike from 10am to 4pm. The bikes come complete with lights, a lock and a bell and hire is from only £30 per term.

The service is provided by Chris and his team at ByCycle, working with the Transport team within the Estates Department. Bikes are provided by CyclingAge. For more information get in touch with Chris at

You can hire a bicycle from Liberty Quays at Medway campus. Simply ask at reception for more information.

Free bicycle checks

Dr Bike will be back at the Canterbury campus during term time to check and adjust your bike. Visit the Cycle Hub on Wednesdays to get your free bicycle health check. The service also returns to Medway from Thursday 18 January and is located outside the Rochester Building.

Check for updates on Twitter @unikent_travel



graduation launch

Graduation Launch 2018

Final year students at the University of Kent are invited to pop into the 2018 Graduation Launch event which will be held on the Medway campus between 11.00 and 17.00

This event will take place on Wednesday 17 January 2017 and will give you details of:
– what to expect from your graduation
– what you need to before your graduation
– recent Kent alumni and where they are now
– and finally… which date and time you will be graduating!

There will also be representatives from local hotels and restaurants around Rochester who will be available to give information and take bookings for your graduation day. We recommend that students book their accommodation and meals early to avoid disappointment – Rochester sells out quickly graduation week!

More details will be divulged soon. Please note the event is not compulsary however, this will be the official release of your graduation date which will not be available until this time. So we highly recommend that you attend!