GKSU deliver bespoke support and activities for University of Greenwich and University of Kent students studying at Medway. Our students define us and we celebrate the diversity of our campus. With a passion for inclusivity, empowerment and sustainability – we are the voice of the Medway student community.
There is so much more to student life than studying. This is your gateway to social activities, student groups run for students by students, and bespoke drop-in programmes like Give it a Go! We offer an experience as diverse as our students and events that are geared to enhance your education, indulge your creativity, and make a difference in your community.
You are always one step, or one stop away from the support you need. This is your gateway to resources and advice that empowers you to make the most informed decisions about your student life and studies. The GK SU Advice Centre is independent from the university and offers free, impartial and confidential advice on the Medway Campus.
Have your voice heard! We aim to provide you with the tools to shape your student experience, feel empowered to make positive change through championing the views of your fellow students, collaborating on campaigns, and leading on meaningful action. We want every student to get the best out of their studies while at Medway.
Reps are the link between the student body, your students' union and your University - here to represent your voice whilst studying at Medway!
Who are Reps at Medway?
Reps are students just like you, that volunteer some of their time across the academic year to represent and support their peers. Reps at Medway are change makers. They act as an advocate during the academic journey and students can approach them with concerns regarding course content, feedback, resources, or exams that they will pass on to the relevant staff. Reps are not limited to just academic feedback. We encourage and empower Reps to seek feedback about the Medway student experience overall and GKSU will provide a clear framework for how we can make the change together.
Reps work in teams at a subject, department, school, faculty or division level. The reason your Reps are based in teams is to ensure that you don't just have a single representative, but access to a whole group of passionate, dedicated and skilled representatives that you can talk to about any questions, concerns or ideas to improve your university experience.
What do Reps do?
The role of a Rep is a diverse one. As a Rep you have the chance to shape the role for yourself and future Reps. Reps are there to:
Represent the academic interest of your peers
Advocate for positive change to the academic experience at Medway
Build academic communities and lead the way on activities and events
Campaign on issues that matter to you and the students you represent
Engage with and support other Reps in your team and contribute to group initiatives
Ensure that your activities and events are inclusive
Duties and responsibilities:
Attend regular meetings organised by your school or programme in order to act as the voice for your fellow students
Attend boards & committees outlined by GKSU to make a positive change in Medway
Participate and lead on campaigns, working with Full-Time Officers’ and GKSU staff
Attend the training provided for you at the beginning of the year, as well as any subsequent training required in order for you to carry out your role effectively
Can I become a Rep?
Any student can become a Rep. All you have to do is express your interest and be willing to volunteer some of your time across the academic year to help your fellow students. Once you've registered as a Rep you'll receive some basic training about the role as well as access to resources and dedicated support from a GKSU staff member. More information can be found at www.gksu.co.uk/your-voice/medway-reps
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