In the heart of Kent, Rochester has a history stretching back to the Romans, and was the much-loved home of author Charles Dickens.
Full of character, Rochester has quirky shops, a vibrant nightlife and a whole host of activities and festivals to attend throughout the year. With links to London, the Kent coast and Europe, there’s plenty here to explore.
Our Rochester campus
UCA Rochester sits high on a hill, ten minutes’ walk from the town centre. It features a host of state-of-the-art facilities, and is a creative hub for students studying fashion, photography, computer animation arts, games design and design for Theatre and Screen, and also acts as a base for our Television Production students, who are mainly taught at Maidstone TV Studios.
With lovely views over the river, UCA Rochester’s hall of residence, Doust Way, is just minutes from campus. It’s made up of en-suite study bedrooms organised into flats of six, with shared kitchens. There are also some adapted rooms here for students with disabilities.
Student life in Rochester
Whether you’re sipping on a Fairtrade coffee in the sustainable campus café, taking in one of the town’s green cycle routes or free festivals, or browsing the unique speciality and boutique shops, Rochester boasts an impressive variety of things to do. You’ll find plenty to keep you occupied in the evenings, too – from cosy wine bars to live music venues, there’s an ideal hangout for everyone.