Awards

 

Kent and Greenwich Student Certificate for Volunteering - KSCV / GSCV

 

GK Unions and the Universities run a joint award scheme whereby students, through the Volunteer Toolkit, can log volunteering hours to achieve various levels of certification. To help you reflect on the employability skills you are gaining each level has criteria for you to complete. You will be prompted on your profile page.

  • KSCV / GSCV Bronze: 25 hours of volunteering: Rate your skills.
  • KSCV / GSCV Silver: 50 hours of volunteering: Re-rate your skills: Record at least 6 employability skills: Have a review with a member of GK Unions - email volunteering@gkunions.co.uk
  • KSCV / GSCV Gold: 100 hours of volunteering: Re-rate your skills: Evidence one training session: Complete an online written reflective review of your volunteering focusing on your employability.
  • KSCV /GSCV Gold Plus: 200 hours of volunteering: Re-rate your skills.

You must work through all the previous awards before moving on to the next one.

Remember that volunteering, both on and off campus can be recorded on your Toolkit. If you are not sure please check on the Volunteer Toolkit homepage

Each year Medway will host a KSCV / GSCV awards evening to celebrate the achievements of Kent and Greenwich volunteers. This usually takes place in May.

  • KSCV Platinum - Kent students only: This is a module based level of the KSCV that takes your volunteering to a higher level. For more information click on the Platinum tab or volunteering@gkunions.co.uk 

 

Volunteer of the Month

 

Is there a fellow student who has exceeded in volunteering? If so, you can nominate them for Volunteer of The Month: Nominations are viewed by the Medway Volunteer Committee who will choose a winner. The winner will then recieve a £20 Amazon gift voucher plus a certificate.

To nominate please click this link here.

 

Jekka Jeyathansan

 

Jekka had taken the initiative at the start of the year, when she noticed her society wasn't getting much engagement, which led to her wanting to create a big annual event to put themselves on the map. She planned and executed a night event in the Deep End from start to finish, mainly herself and with the help of her friends, including guest performers, a DJ and photo booth. She showed great management skills and has set the standard for next year's event. The effort she put into making it a good night for her attendees is admirable.

Jekka receives a certificate and a £20 Amazon voucher.

Also nominated was:

Adrian Leong

Adrian did a fantastic job helping to get students on the buses to Varsity. He walked up to the bus stop 5 times in the pouring rain to check students on to the bus - always with a smile, never complaining about how wet and cold he was getting. Adrian was a great help and we couldn't have done it without him.

Jeena John

 

Jeena has taken the lead on organising the post pals sessions at the student hub and encouraging other students to take part. She has also organised a session at the Drill Hall Library to try and engage more students. Jeena is very passionate about Post Pals and without her efforts we would not be running regular sessions.

Jeena receives a certificate and a £20 Amazon voucher.

Hazel Chan

 

Hazel has been proactive since the society was created and jumps at the chance to get involved. She gave lots of advice in what to do for the Chinese New Year celebrations and also led a very successful calligraphy session, where she confidently encouraged students to get involved.

Hazel receives a certificate and a £20 Amazon voucher. The photo is of Priya, GK societies coordinator, presenting Hazel with her awards.

The following student was also nominated for February:

Oliver Silver

James Woodyer

 

James has fantastic production skills which he put to use to help us out when our four water ballasts were emptied by a member of the public shortly before we were due to use them for an outdoor screening. James stayed late top supervise the refilling of the ballasts in his own time and came up with techniques to avoid the same thing happening again. He's an asset to the events team and there are lots of things we couldn't do without James!

James receives a certificate and a £20 Amazon voucher. The photo is of Jenni, GK Volunteer Projects Coordinator, presenting James with his awards.

Arun Silva

President of Music Society

 

Arun has been going above and beyond to put on events for Music Society. He's already established Tuesday nights as 'Music Nights' in the Deep End and has been liaising with Yasmin to put on GIAG sessions and get more people involved with Music. He has also been collaborating with various other societies to put on events, lending instruments and even providing expertise to them.

Arun receives a certificate and a £20 Amazon voucher. The photo is of Jo Hollamby, GK receptionist, presenting Arun with his awards.

The following two students were also nominated:

Katie James

Get Crafty Young Carers session

Jemma Patrick

Shoebox Appeal

Kwame Osei Owusu

ACS Society President

 

Kwame has taken the initiative to work with Kent's Afro Caribbean Society to put on a very popular event with them. He has also recognised the need to address issues the society is having and held an ACS forum, where members/non-members could come and talk about how they can improve. He has also shown entrepreneurial efforts by providing discounts with local businesses for members. Lastly, he has placed an emphasis on holding events that show off the diversity of their members and celebrates everyone equally.

Kwame receives a certificate and a £20 Amazon voucher. The photo is of Priya, GK societies coordinator, presenting Kwame with his awards.

The following two students were also nominated for October:

Richard Tabeart

Kent Wildlife Trust

Nadia Mcmillan

Netball