University of Kent accommodation
The University of Kent ranks in the top 20 universities in the country, and holds the impressive claim to being the 5th best in the country for student satisfaction. Our student accommodation in Medway is in the perfect location for anyone hoping to study at this impressive University.
According to the Guardian, the University of Kent ranks in the top 20 universities in the country, and holds the impressive claim to being the 5th best in the country for student satisfaction – which is where it really counts, after all.
When it’s compared to other UK universities in general, the University of Kent is somewhat of a baby. It’s only existed since the 1960s, and so it’s relatively young at around 50 years old. However, what the University lacks in age, it makes up for in its approach to learning, which is innovative, and provides plenty of opportunities for its students thanks to world-leading research.
The University is diverse and cosmopolitan, accommodating students from all over the world. Great effort is made to help international students to integrate, for example, providing English lessons to ensure that you can make the most of your degree.
Our University of Kent accommodation is perfect for anyone hoping to study at the University. At Liberty Living we understand the transition to independent living and we aim to make the whole process as easy as possible for you.
Our Liberty Living University of Kent accommodation is situated close to the Medway campus, so it’s perfect for students who’ll be based in this awesome location.
The campus at Medway itself is both state-of-the-art and in a great location near the redeveloped dockside. You'll find incredible buildings as well as first-class library facilities, and you’ll be well placed for an enviable social life and plenty of new experiences.
Based at Chatham Maritime, the Medway campus is a bustling, vibrant mix of both old and new buildings, complimenting one another perfectly to provide a fantastic student experience. In fact, the Medway Building has even won several awards for design excellence.
If you’re into your niche subjects or you’re a bit of a creative soul, the University has invested heavily in bespoke facilities for the School of Music and Fine Art. Additionally, it’s put a lot of time and money into the Kent Business School at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham.
Medway Park Leisure Centre is the prestigious sporting facility which all students are able to use to train or simply exercise. The Centre was even used as a training ground for the 2012 Olympics!
Kent Union is the place to be for all of your fun and activities, as well as everything from Welfare advice to people to hang out with during Fresher’s week!
When you stay at our University of Kent accommodation, you will be close to the Medway campus and the close community feel that it will offer you.
With Kent’s 23 academic schools and over 400 undergraduate courses, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to exactly how you’re going to spend your student days. Whichever subject you decide on, you’ll be given exactly the right learning environment so that you can do your very best.
There are plenty of opportunities to enhance your academic studies, with access to work experience as well as study abroad programmes. Such initiatives will greatly add to your employability in many fields once you graduate.
From day one, our University of Kent accommodation will help you settle right in to your time studying in Medway, and you’ll be surrounded by other like-minded students who will be in exactly the same boat as you are.
If you’re looking to do a research degree, you’re in luck – the University is one of the top 20 in the country when it comes to world-leading research, and this is especially beneficial to postgraduates. You will be assigned an excellent supervisor throughout your journey, so you’re in good hands every step of the way.
There are 120 postgraduate degrees available – both research based and taught – so you can expand your knowledge and broaden your mind and consequently excel in the field you’re passionate about. There are excellent opportunities to gain experience in your industry as well, so you’ll feel able to join the ‘real world’ seamlessly as soon as you graduate.
The postgraduate community in Kent is relatively small with around 2,200 students furthering their education here in this manner. We equip all of our University of Kent accommodation to make sure that you’re ready for all of the exciting challenges you face!
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?
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…
Finalist ‘Best Individual Accommodation in the UK’ 2019
Awarded ‘Best Halls of Residence in the UK’ 2018
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
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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.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Liberty Living follow a distinct set of standards for our student accommodation, called the ANUK/Unipol National Codes. The purpose of these Codes, (membership of which is voluntary), is to provide students with professional housing services.
The standards chosen for the Codes reflect a balance of common sense obligations and responsibilities between landlords and tenants. They also reflect established best practice in the sector and are based on what an average student and their parents would expect of a good quality housing supplier. The standards are supported by the voice of students themselves through the National Union of Students.
What does being a member of the codes mean?
- Both parties can enjoy the benefits of good standards of housing management and practice.
- Misunderstandings and disputes are reduced.
- If problems do occur they can be promptly resolved.
- The independent complaints procedure operated by the Codes can be used for complaint resolution.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
Stay with us this summer at one of our 46 residences across 17 cities in the UK. We offer both short-term and long-term stays.
Whether you’re planning to work, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield, we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and offer a wide range of room options.
Did you know, you don't have to be a student to stay with us over the summer? All bills and internet access are included, and you’ll feel safe round-the-clock with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
Unfortunately our summer availability period has now ended, we will have availability again from the start of 2019 so watch this space!