GK Unions: Our Impact

What we've been up to last year...

14 Diversity Fair events to celebrate diversity

90 student stalls at the Freshers' Fair

2000 students attended Freshers' Fair

1000 students attended Re-Freshers' Fair

1st ever Medfest, over 500 students celebrated the end of the year in style!

Key successes


85 student led events held in the hub


9723 volunteering hours logged


Medfest, Diversity Fair, Leadership Elections, GK Awards, Housing Fair, Freshers...plus loads more!

Student Voice

+140 Greenwich & Kent Student Reps trained

474 votes cast in Leadership Elections

3 Medway Candidates standing for the full-time positions in the 2017/18 leadership elections

300+ members of Team Medway

20 accredited sports clubs

15 BUCS teams

4:7 Varsity win to Team Medway

£1000 raised by sports teams for charity

#FitForPurpose sports survey

Medway students and staff told us what they wanted from a sports and recreation programme in our #FitForPurpose survey last year. You said, we did:


All the information you need about local facilities, places to go, things to do and how to get there in one place: online and mobile friendly for easy browsing on the move! #DiscoverMedway

Better Communication

The message for this programme is simple – we’ve joined forces so that everyone on the Medway campus can participate in one shared programme!

Team Medway Social

This programme offers a wide range of activities that you can turn up and try! It will promote wellbeing, fitness and female friendly activities from beginners to advanced. Team Medway Social


We have two minibuses to take students where you want to go! Helping clubs travel to games, or connecting you better with local facilities.


37 societies led by students

111 members of Medway student paramedic school

5 new societies launched this year

793 society memberships

£3660 given from the big events fund to support student led events

Over 100 activities and events held in Medway throughout the year

£4000 given back to students through Give It A Go employment and funding for events

1562 participants enjoying the programme


£5500 raised by Raise and Give through fundraising events

9723 volunteering hours logged by Medway students

86 students awarded KSCV/GSCV certificate for volunteering

Employability & Advice

9723 volunteering hours to enhance the CV!

19 volunteer projects set up in the Medway community

1718 temp hours worked by Medway students

736 vacancies advertised to Medway students

Our advice centre...

Helped EU students appeal their status to Home students meaning they will receive approximately £9,000 extra funding each academic year.

Supported students to submit academic appeals resulting in an upgrade of their final degree classification or students continuing on their course.

Opened approx. 1,000 cases and interacted with approx. another 350 students to raise awareness of the advice centre.

Coming up

More events to improve student experience

Better representation for Medway students

Active Academic Communities in Medway

Increased engagement and satisfaction with all of our services

Stronger sense of identity #WeAreMedway