November 2019

What a term! With courses well underway, trips, events, campaigns and elections all happening - read on to find out all you need to know.  We have an exciting sports announcement coming soon so stay tuned to our socials and www.gkunions.co.uk to be the first the hear. 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RZPBPC6
Read our article here to find out all you need to know to get your voice heard.
Sign up on the Facebook event today 
 
This month, here at GK Advice, we want to help you help yourself.  

Maximise Student Finance England funding:  if you receive funding from Student Finance England make sure you are getting the maximum funding you are entitled to.  Check out our
webpage for information and guidance and also what options are available if you are struggling financially.
Register with a local GP:  Winter is coming - if you haven’t already, register with a local GP if you live in Medway.  View our webpage for details of the GP nearest to campus and how to register.

University of Kent Bursary:  All University of Kent students should check their Kent Financial Support Package eligibility
here.  

Are you interested in how universities are
governed and making change
at a National level?

The NUS National Conference is a 3-day conference where representatives from each student union affiliated with NUS are given the opportunity to represent student views to discuss, debate and vote on motions, in order to elect the political leaders of the organisation for the next year.

GK Unions is able to send one representative. Nominations are open now until Sunday 9th November and you can put yourself forward here. The voting will take place the following week online. 

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal 

 
By filling a shoebox with simple gifts you can bring some joy and laughter to a child or older person who would not otherwise receive presents this Christmas.
 
The Blythswood Care Shoe Box Appeal packs and sends shoeboxes full of toiletries, clothing, and gifts around the globe.
 
If you would like to get into the spirit of giving back this Christmas, please take part in one of our volunteer days with them. It only takes a few hours of your time and you can make a huge difference to the lives of others. The dates are 26th and 28th November and 4th December.
 
Meet at the Student Hub at noon and transport will be provided to the
Lok'n'Store in Gillingham.
 
Email volunteering@gkunions.co.uk to sign up!
Get involved #ThisMedwayGirlCan 
We are gearing up for one corker of a winter celebration.  Stay connected to get details of all the key events as well as times for the Ice Rink - Yes - ICE RINK! 
Visit Give it A Go for more info. 

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!
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. 
If you want to give feedback on this newsletter on anything GK related, please get in touch through one of the links below. And NEVER be bored on the Medway Campus - there is so much going on. Check out our What's On guide and get involved.