Lockdown Update for GKSU Services

Lockdown Update for GKSU Services

The latest news for Medway students

Posted 4th November 2020 at 7:33pm
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With so much uncertainty, we just wanted to let you know what you can expect from GKSU over the coming weeks.  Things are changing all the time so we will update you with news as we have it.

What’s on

The Student Hub and Reception is open - You can still come in to Reception in the Student Hub Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.  Alternatively, email the helpdesk at [email protected] or go to www.gksu.co.uk and use our live chat to talk to a member of the team instantly.  The Student Hub is available for individual study, or with a household group (this will be checked on entry). All users are expected to wear a face mask throughout their stay or wear an exemption badge/lanyard if unable to wear a face covering.

Societies are moving online - Stay up to date with their pages at https://gksu.co.uk/your-experience/societies or visit their stall at the Virtual Fair to find out all you want to know. Now is the perfect time to discover a new society and connect with people who enjoy the same things as you do.  Visit https://gksu.vfairs.com/ to register and view.

Reps and Networks are moving online – Staying connected is more important than ever.  If you have any queries about your course, get to know your Rep. You can find them here https://gksu.co.uk/your-voice/find-my-rep . If you were interested in joining or starting a Network to stay in touch with people, explore your options here https://gksu.co.uk/your-voice/medway-networks

Advice and Support remains online - our Advice centre has been working remotely since March and has helped hundreds of students through the first Lockdown. Their award winning service remains available, free of charge, to all students studying at Medway. Check out their services here https://gksu.co.uk/advice-and-support

Give it a Go and Team Medway Social are moving online – our popular programmes will continue to run online where possible. We will be offering a range of activities to keep you entertained. As always, we welcome your ideas so get in touch if there is something you’d like to see us offering by emailing [email protected]

What’s off

The Deep End – The Deep End will remain closed for food and drink during this current lockdown. We will bring you news about the reopening as soon as we have it.  Please support other outlets on campus who are remaining open.  Details of those can be found at https://gksu.co.uk/your-union/explore-and-eat

Sports - Indoor sport and gym use is not permitted during lockdown. We are actively reviewing the latest guidance for outdoor sport and will update teams as soon as possible.

Most importantly, you are not alone .  We remain here for you and are committed to always being one stop or one step away from the support you need.

There are resources available for your wellbeing, if you are a Greenwich student, click here or a Kent student, click here." to "There are resources available for your wellbeing: if you are a Greenwich student click here or if you are a Kent student click here.

GKSU are also here Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  You can get in contact us with by either emailing h[email protected], visiting our website www.gksu.co.uk , or calling on 01634 888989.


#WeAreMedway and we will get through this!