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Good area. Mostly all present within the area. But around the university or on campus could do with a shop so could pick up a few things when not much time.

By member584885 on 24th April 2023

Study in Gillingham

Gillingham is home to the Medway School of Pharmacy, which sits near the river it’s named after. Historically a town of maritime importance, Gillingham hosts a variety of museums, as well as scenic country parks to be explored.

 

Medway School of Pharmacy

The Medway School of Pharmacy is a collaboration between the University of Greenwich and the University of Kent. Since opening in 2004, the School has established an ‘innovation led’ teaching ethos, and is recognised as an established School of Pharmacy by the GPhC.

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Gillingham Student Life

Despite being a small campus, the Medway School of Pharmacy is built on an attractive site, making it an inspiring place to study. The campus is easy to navigate around, and boasts a diverse population of students.

Cost of Living

Accommodation

Student accommodation costs are on average £152 per week (we've tracked costs for private and uni halls over the last 12 months)

Compare the average elsewhere: Portsmouth: £183/week, Canterbury: £186/week, London: £287/week.

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Public Transport

Gillingham is well positioned for easily getting into central London (it takes about 1 hour on the train), as well as seeing the sights across the South East of England. There are extensive bus routes and PlusBuses provide student discounts if you have the 16-25 railcard. Gillingham isn’t a large place, however, so you may find that walking is the cheapest and easiest way to get about!

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Shopping

Gillingham has a large Asda, as well as a Tesco Express, to do your weekly shopping in. Whilst the town itself doesn’t have a huge variety of shops, the Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre is a mere 20 minutes drive away from the Medway School of Pharmacy, featuring a good selection of high street names.

Days Out

Mythologic Escape Room

With six different themed rooms, the Mythologic Escape Room provides the perfect place to test you and your housemates. Located right in the heart of Gillingham, it's a convenient and challenging activity for any occasion.

Priestfield Stadium

Gillingham is best known for its football club Gillingham F.C., so pay them a visit at their stadium! The grounds play host to a wide range of teams, so if you can’t get first team tickets you have plenty of options.

 

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Riverside Country Park

After a long day at university, take a long walk either by yourself or your friends to wind down at Riverside Country Park. The park contains around 100 hectares of wildlife, nature, cycle paths and a picnic area, so there’s plenty to experience in all seasons.

Royal Engineers Museum

The Royal Engineers Museum is Kent’s largest military museum, telling stories of the Royal Engineers and their roles in British military history. Exhibits include Wellington's map of Waterloo, Chard’s weapons from the Zulu War and many others.

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member584885
24th April 2023

Good area. Mostly...

Good area. Mostly all present within the area. But around the university or on campus could do with a shop so could pick up a few things when not much time. read more

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member459926
10th June 2021

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Thank you for everything. I am glad. read more

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member1259849
10th June 2021

The area is cheap...

The area is cheap to live compared to london. Major outlets have their shop in the nearby area. It is a good area to live if you like quite places. read more

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