December 2019

With the festive break just around the corner, we have a few updates and dates for the New Year.  Stay tuned to our socials and www.gkunions.co.uk. 

How good was GK's first ever Winter Fair?!   We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  Please share any pictures on our socials and tag us.  If you have any suggestions on how we could make next year even better, please email yasmin@gkunions.co.uk.   
Time is running out to have your say.  What could you spend £250 on?
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RZPBPC6
Student Volunteer Week - Save the Date for 10-14th February 
 
National Student Volunteering Week celebrates our fantastic student volunteering and champions how volunteering:
 
Improves student wellbeing
Develops students' employability
Contributes positively to the community
 
We will be organising a week of different projects and activities to engage new volunteers as well as showcase our existing volunteers!
 
The Welcome Back Fair is on Wednesday 29th January from 11am until 2pm at the Student Hub.  Come along to find out about student groups, volunteering and events and to grab an array of fun freebies! If you are a society or club and want to book a table, please complete the form here.
Don't forget December 12th is voting day.
Thinking of campaigning for a leadership position on campus or running as a committee member? This is an event to celebrate and educate on the diverse cohort of students studying on the Medway campus and inspire the next generation of leaders. Hear about the experiences of current students and think big about what you can achieve as a student!
 
Attend a Diversity training workshop from 11am then listen to a panel of current leaders from 12.15-13.30 followed by a free networking buffet! 
 
https://www.gkunions.co.uk/ents/event/2394/
????  PAY NOTHING UNTIL YOUR 1ST DAY OF TERM  ????
 
Join today and pay NOTHING until 6th January 2020! Just use promo code: GKUROYF at www.trugym.co.uk/gyms/chatham
 
? 40 Free Classes Per Week
? Fully Staffed
? Lots of Great Kit
? Fresh Protein Shakes
? Sauna Relaxation Area
? Opening 5am - Midnight
? 5 Minute Walk From Campus
? Exclusive Partnership With GK Unions
 
If you would like a free tour, or you have any questions then
please call 01634 890711.
 
What's On Christmas 2019

Merry Music Medway
@ the Student Hub
Tuesday, December 10th   8pm til late
An evening of live music and Christmas cheer!
 
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Christmas the World Café
Wednesday, Dec 11th  12-2pm
Student Support Centre, Blake building, Medway Campus
 
A Christmas Café open to ALL Medway students!
 
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The Music Man Project
Christmas Concert
Wednesday, Dec 11th 2019
7pm – 8:15pm
St George’s Centre, Pembroke Road ME4 4UH
(3 minutes walk from Medway Campus)
A concert of joyful music, including carols for all, presented by musicians with learning disabilities from Medway
 
ADMISSION FREE but an offering will be taken.
 
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TABLEtalk
Christmas Party
Thursday, Dec 12th   7-10pm
(note extended time)
 
TICKETS:  £3 per person
(please register/purchase in advance)
 
** Venue to be decided **
 
Join us for our annual TABLEtalk Christmas Party!!
Food, fun, games, a gift exchange and, maybe, a spot of carol singing.
PLEASE NOTE that you need to sign up for this event.
Tickets cost £3 towards food.
Christmas hats & Christmas jumpers are encouraged.
 
GIFT EXCHANGE:
1. Buy a gift for between £3-£5
2. Your gift should be suitable for a guy or a girl
3. Be creative – don’t just resort to chocolate!
4. Wrap your gift, but DO NOT label it
5. Everyone who buys a gift will go home with a gift!!
 
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World Café
Wednesday, Dec 18th   12-2pm
Student Support Centre, Blake building, Medway Campus
 
Our last café of 2019
 
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Why not get involved?
Contact Lynne to volunteer with this event.

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TABLEtalk
Film Night @ Lynne’s
Thursday, Dec 19th  7pm onwards
 
 Join us for a Christmas Film Night.
Please sign-up for this event.
 
If you need directions to the venue, please let me know.
 
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Welcome in 2020 with both
friends and strangers.
 
You are welcome to join the Chaplain
on Wednesday, January 1st 2020
Come along anytime between 10am-6pm
to meet, eat and greet the New Year!
 
For more information regarding any of the above events,
or to register for an event, please contact:
 
Lynne Martin, Medway Campus Chaplain
Email:  medwayinternationals@gmail.com
OR:  l.martin@gre.ac.uk
Look out for information in the new year for election dates.
Check out The Deep End's amazing menu here. Fill in a feedback card when you order and be in with a chance of winning a free meal. 

Keep it social

The best way to stay up to date with what's on at GK is to follow us on Insta, Twitter and Facebook.  The Deep End have pages too so follow today and don't forget to share what you've been up to and tag us!
If you want to give feedback on this newsletter on anything GK related, please get in touch through one of the links below.  NEVER be bored on the Medway Campus - there is so much going on. Check out our What's On guide and get involved.