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.

 

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