GK Unions

Students' union

Greenwich and Kent Students’ Unions Together (GK Unions) is the students’ union at the Medway campus. It is a partnership between Kent Union and the Students’ Union at the University of Greenwich. It co-ordinates all the societies and sports clubs, organises social activities and runs the student pub (Coopers), Advice Centre, Jobshop and the campus shop, Essentials. Each year, the student body elects officers who represent students at the University and in the wider community. GK Unions also trains and supports student representatives on each course to provide additional support and representation for students.

Kent students are also members of the University of Kent student union, based at Canterbury campus.

Events and activities

GK Unions run 'fresher' and year-round socialising events, many of which are held in the lively on-campus bar, Coopers. Events include the yearly Summer Ball featuring celebrity DJs.

College Master

The College Master for Medway is there to offer advice, help and support for all Kent students, and is your first port of call when you need assistance of any kind. All matters are dealt with in the strictest confidence. The College Master and a dedicated Student Events Team run a busy calendar of social, sporting and cultural activities for students at Kent, in addition to those provided by GK Unions.


GK Unions runs Jobshop, which can help you find part-time or temporary paid work while studying at university. Vacancies are received via email, or can be accessed online once you have registered with Jobshop. Volunteering


GK Unions’ Advice Centre provides free, confidential and impartial advice on a range of topics, including academic issues, finance, student funding, immigration and housing.

The Advice Centre offers full appointments and drop-in sessions for less complicated issues. There is a dedicated email address and advice line number for students who may not be on campus and require advice remotely.

Further information

GK Unions

T: 01634 888989

Volunteering Service

T: 01634 888874

E: medwayvolunteering@

GK Unions Advice Centre

T: 01634 888989 (appointments)

T: 01634 888855 (adviceline)


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Last Updated: 22/04/2015