3 Reviews by Students #21 out of 80 University locations
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.
By member104219 on 10th June 2021
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
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.
Past and Present is a micro pub in Gillingham serving real ale, beers, ciders and more. The pub hosts an active darts scene, so dust off your mental maths, and get involved!
If you’re up for a cosy pub night, The Britannia is the place to be. They serve Sunday roasts and a range of alcoholic beverages. What better place to go for a weekly catch up with your housemates, or for a society social?
Medway’s largest student party club, the Tap n Tin is for those local nights out you’ll never forget. With regular free entries for students, as well as cheap drink offers on Mondays, Tap n Tin is the perfect place to start the week!
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!
Bollywood Buffet is a family run Indian restaurant, with an extensive menu. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of takeaway services.
Within the Avenue Tennis Club is a Brasserie-Style Restaurant. With a seasonal menu and a great wine and beer selection, Avenue Tennis has created a cosy, relaxed atmosphere to sit and enjoy a meal.
Ela Kendro offers a unique and authentic Greek dining experience, right in the heart of Gillingham. The restaurant offers different menus for both eating in and taking away, with a wide selection of choices for vegetarians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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