Attending an Open Day at UCA Rochester and Maidstone TV Studios is the best way to get a feel for the place where you may be spending the next few years as a student.
At the Open Day you’ll be able to explore UCA Rochester and Maidstone TV Studios outstanding facilities, tour the campus and student accommodation and find out more about the courses you’re interested in. You can meet academic staff and current students – helping you get a feel for what it’s like to live and study here. You’ll also have the chance to receive expert portfolio advice, so you can make your application stand out from the crowd.
Need to find out more? Read through our frequently asked questions about Open Days at UCA.
Take the M2 from either London or East Kent direction, then exit the M2 at junction 3 (A229). Follow the signs to Chatham/Rochester. After the roundabout, stay in the left hand lane and continue onto City Way.
After about 2 miles, at the bottom of the hill, turn right at the mini roundabout into New Road Avenue, then after 1/4 mile turn right into Fort Pitt Hill. The entrance to the University is at the top at the hill.
Unfortunately there is no parking available at Rochester and visitors are encouraged to use public transport where possible. Exceptions are made for blue badge holders, and anyone with special requirements should contact UCA Rochester directly on +44 (0)1634 888 702 to arrange this.
There is some street parking is available near to the campus but this can get very busy. There are a number of car parks nearby and the nearest one is at the Pentagon Centre in Chatham (postcode for satnav ME4 4LA) or there is also King Street Car Park in Rochester (postcode for a satnav ME1 1YD). Both of these are about a 10-15 minute walk away and the campus is on top of a steep hill!
For more information about car parking in and around Rochester please visit the Medway Council website.
Trains leave from both London Victoria and London St. Pancras stations and you can go to either Rochester or Chatham stations as our campus is an equal distance between the two. However we recommend that you go to Chatham station as the walk to the campus is slightly quicker and a more direct route. For times and details of trains please see the National Rail website.
Eurostar passengers should change at London St. Pancras International and then join a train to Rochester or Chatham as above.
It takes between one and two hours to drive from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports to UCA Rochester. There are rail and coach connections from all airports via central London to all UCA campuses.
The English Channel ferry crossing arrives at Dover and the Eurotunnel at Folkestone. Dover and Folkestone are about an hour from Rochester.
The Maidstone Studios
The Maidstone Studios is the home to some of the most exciting creative television space currently available, for more information about the studios and the work produced there please visit The Studios website.
If you’re using a SatNav system, our postcode is ME14 5NZ.
Take the M20 towards Maidstone-Channel Tunnel. Continue on the M20 and exit at Junction 7, sign-posted Maidstone.
At the first roundabout, take the third exit signposted Maidstone-Bearstead. Stay in the left-hand lane.
At the next round about take the first exit on the left, drive past Notcutts Garden Centre. You will approach another roundabout, take the second exit (the Studios are signposted from here).
You will start driving up a small hill, at the top of the hill is another roundabout. You will see the Studios positioned on your right.
The nearest train station is Maidstone East (there are two train stations in Maidstone). The Trains depart from London Victoria and London Bridge.