Canterbury Christ Church University accommodation
Almost 18,000 students study at Canterbury Christ Church University across several different campuses, including plenty of international students from across the globe – and our student accommodation in Medway is right on the doorstep of one of the campuses.
Canterbury Christ Church University (otherwise known as CCCU) has become an important part of the Kent landscape and local makeup. It prides itself on providing life changing education which can make a real difference – not just in the region, but around the world. In 1962, it was a humble teacher training college, and by 1995, it had progressed to being able to issue its own degrees. By 2005, it was a full-blown and fully fledged University, and the rest, as they say, is history.
There are almost 18,000 students studying at the University across several different campuses, including plenty of international students from all corners of the globe.
You can study a range of different things at CCCU, from your undergraduate degree, right through to postgraduate. You can even take professional courses as well, so there’s a lot of scope, no matter the direction you want to go in.
Plenty of graduates go on to do great things, and there are many famous grads, including a BAFTA award winner. You never know where your degree might take you!
Our Canterbury Christ Church University accommodation is based in Medway, right on the doorstep of one of the campuses. You’ll never struggle to make it to class on time, and you’ll be surrounded by like-minded students – you’ll get the full student experience.
There are several campuses at Canterbury Christ Church University. One of these is in Canterbury – as you might imagine – but the one closest to our CCCU accommodation is undoubtedly Medway.
The Medway campus itself is modern, having only opened in 2004, and it’s part of the Universities at Medway partnership, which includes three universities in the area. It’s a modern and welcoming place, complete with many excellent facilities to air your studies. The refurbished Drill Hall Library is fantastic for all the resources and quiet study areas you may need. Based at Chatham Maritime, the Medway campus is a vivacious mix of old and new architecture which blend perfectly to provide a brilliant student landscape. The Medway Building has even won awards for its unique design!
You’ll also be able to access a range of support services, including careers advice and anything else you can think of, plus there’s a great Student Union where you can relax and unwind, join a club, or just get stuck into student culture.
Sport fans aren’t neglected here, and if the facilities were good enough for Olympic training, we’re sure they’ll impress you, too. You can join a range of competitive teams or just give something new a try, the choice is yours.
At our Canterbury Christ Church University accommodation you’ll be in the middle of all the Medway madness and you’ll be able to take full advantage of the student experience.
No matter where you’re at in life, a degree can broaden your horizons and your career prospects. There are plenty of undergraduate courses available at CCCU, with an exciting range of disciplines and subjects which you can study. Options range from science to dance, and graphic design to law – it’s incredibly diverse.
You can build practical and vocational skills in addition to gaining a solid academic foundation. The teaching staff are excellent and will ensure a great quality education throughout your time in Kent, and there are connections with industry which you’ll have access to as a student to make the most of your time there. As a result, you’ll hopefully join countless graduates who are working in their dream careers.
Our CCCU accommodation is great for undergraduates as it gives you the freedom and independence you need to forge your own path and succeed.
Postgraduate study sets you apart from other job candidates and it’s also a great way to learn more for your personal development, too. There are a range of subjects which you can specialise in – you’ll be an expert in your field in no time!
Whether you choose a taught degree, or a research degree among a small but friendly community of professionals, you’ll be in great hands. You can even gain work experience, or simply study a short diploma. The choice is yours!
The Medway Campus is also home to the fantastic Institute of Medical Sciences. The Institute represents a centre of excellence for postgrads looking to specialise in areas of clinical practice.
Our CCCU accommodation is ideal for those postgraduate students who are studying at Medway; however, most of the postgraduate degrees aren’t taught there and are instead taught at the Canterbury Campus. Regardless, it’s still a great investment to boost your future potential.
Accommodation available in Medway
Liberty Quays is a purpose-built residence comprising of 4 individual blocks all located close to Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent. Stay here and you’ll have all of the facilities of the Universities at Medway right on your doorstep, in addition to some great ones of our own!
Living at Liberty Quays also places you at the heart of the action within the town itself. The residence is within easy reach of all local amenities and transport links, including both Gillingham and Chatham train stations.
Return home every night to know you’re safe and in good hands, thanks to security and CCTV. You’ll also have all-inclusive rent, because we like to make life easy!
Why choose Liberty Living?
We welcome group bookings
Want to live with your friends? We can make it happen! At Liberty Living, we’re happy for you to book with whoever you like. So, if you can’t bear the thought of being separated for even one moment, now you don’t have to be. We know how social University is and we don’t want to split anyone up who’s quite happy in their own little group. We’d also be the last ones to split up a relationship, so you can even share a room with a partner thanks to our room shares – in residences that have double rooms or studios.
Perhaps you’re coming back for your second or third year with us, or maybe you all met on your course – it doesn’t matter, we’d love to have you stay with Liberty Living. We’ll welcome you (or welcome you back!) with open arms. As an added incentive, we’ll even help you settle in, too. Book in a group of four or more people and we’ll give you a £100* shopping voucher for a supermarket of your choice. Better get sharpening those cooking skills – you’ll all have to do your fair share!
It’s super easy to make a booking together, so follow the link to find out more about group bookings.
*Shopping voucher offer of £100 differs in some residences and is only available at selected residences.
The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2017
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2017
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2012
Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011
Winner 'Best Private Halls Provider' 2010
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Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.