University Of Greenwich Chatham
About the Medway Campus
Located on the Kent coast, approximately 30 miles from central London, this splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus – dating from 1903 – has benefited from £50 million in investment since 1996. It is home to the Faculty of Engineering and Science, and also hosts programmes from the Faculty of Education and Health.
Extensive new purpose-built laboratories and research facilities have been opened at Medway. The centrepiece of the campus is a magnificent learning resource centre, the Drill Hall Library, converted from a naval drill hall and offering 100,000 square feet of space. It houses a library, computers, study areas and teaching rooms. The Pilkington Building next door, converted from the naval canteen, contains a lecture theatre, exhibition space, teaching rooms and a bistro-style café. Pilkington is used to host a variety of events, from the annual Christmas Dinner and Dance to Robot Wars.
The Medway Campus has benefited from a recent renovation of many of its principal laboratories and teaching spaces. From the state-of-the-art computing facilities in the Nelson Building to the specialist engineering laboratories in Hawke, you will find all the industry-standard facilities required to support the delivery of the full range of engineering and science degree programmes on offer.
In addition to the laboratories, the campus is also home to the Wolfson Centre, which is one of only three research centres in the world specialising in bulk solids handling. The Natural Resources Institute was the recent recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for excellence in research and development on cassava, an important food security crop in Africa.
Furthermore, the campus is also host to many bespoke research facilities, such as:
- The largest ground slab tester in Europe.
- A fully functional anechoic chamber.
- A wide range of spectroscopy and microscope platforms.
- A robotics laboratory (including RoboThespian and a wide range of advanced prostheses).
- 3D whole body movement trackers and force analysis equipment.
The campus boasts a good mix of social and leisure facilities on site, from a mix of café’s, bars and restaurants to sports facilities. A brand new £4 million student centre will be opening in September 2016 and will form the new focus of student social activity on campus.