Freshers' Helper

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Arrivals Weekend 2018 will take place from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September, with Freshers' Week continuing from Monday 17th until Friday 21st September.

Compulsory training for Freshers' Helpers will take place on Wednesday 12th September or Thursday 13th September. Sign up to become a Freshers' Helper by clicking here.

Medway Freshers’ Helpers are students who loved Freshers Week so much that they volunteer to come back and do it all over again to make sure new students have a fantastic time this year!

Our amazing Freshers’ Helpers are a vital part of the Freshers’ experience when new students are arriving at Medway.

Freshers’ Helpers provide a warm welcome to the University, on campus and in halls, and help make the brilliant fairs, events, trips and activities on offer happen!

Shifts: Friday 14th September to Friday 21st September 2018 (blocks of 2, 4 or 5 hours)

Shift Details: You’ll need to be able to commit to at least 2 shifts during the Welcome period.

You will be supported by your Full-Time Officers and GK Unions staff.

Sign up to become a Freshers' Helper by clicking here and completing the form.

For more information click the role descripton below:

Roles include:

  • Helping students move into student accommodation over arrivals weekend (14th to 16th September 2018)
  • Providing assistance and information on GK Unions and campus to new students
  • Assisting with activities for new students during Medway Freshers’ Week
  • Assisting at Medway Freshers’ Fair

Benefits of the roles to you:

  • Have fun
  • Free T-shirt
  • Gain valuable hours towards the KSCV/GSCV
  • Develop your employability skills
  • Make new friends
  • Help new students settle into University (just as other Freshers' Helpers helped you)

Why volunteer? This is what a couple of our Freshers' Helpers said:

'If there is something I can say to encourage students to volunteer it would be that three of the people I moved in in September have become really good friends of mine and I do not think that there would have been any other way for me to meet them other than meeting them on day one. I am so happy I chose to help and I think it is great for new students to be welcome by friendly peers as well. In addition, from an employability point of view it is a great way to develop your interpersonal skills, communication skills and just a really good way to spend your day.'.

'I volunteered for this academic year’s new students and it was really fun. The training was also well organised and equipped us with all the necessary skills and knowledge necessary to greet and welcome the new students. I really enjoyed helping new students and hearing about their reason for choosing Kent it’s a great way to network and make them feel welcomed and happy at Kent.'