Student Services

Student services in Medway

The Student Services Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Gillingham Building. We provide the following services:

  • Careers Guidance
  • Student Wellbeing
  • Support for students with Disabilities / Specific Learning Difficulties.
  • Information on a range of other services including Medical Services and Chaplaincy.

Health and Safety Contacts

  • In case of emergency call University of Greenwich Security on 01634 883138 or
  • Emergency Services: 999
  • Police Community Support Officer: Joyce Mcevoy 07772 225961
  • First Aiders: Contact Medway Building Reception on 01634 888801/02 or Gillingham Building Reception on 01635 888881
  • Medway Maritime Hospital: 01634 830000

 

Student Support

The Student Support team is located within the Student Services Department on the Ground Floor of the Gillingham Building.

We will do everything we can to make your time at the University of Kent a positive experience. We are committed to improving access to learning for all students and provide a wide range of educational support services.

Depending on your specific needs, Student Support may be able to assist with the following:

  • Applying for funding to pay for specialist equipment and support
  • Arranging signers, note-takers and other support workers for you
  • Helping you find out if you have dyslexia
  • Talking to your lecturers about any particular help you may need in lectures and seminars
  • Discussing any special arrangements you need for exams
  • Contacting other departments about any specific assistance you may require

We have a resources room, G0-05/06, which you are welcome to visit any time. Appointments for specific advice can be made by e-mailing medwaystudentservices@kent.ac.uk or telephoning 01634 88 8474.

 

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Student Wellbeing

The Wellbeing team is located within the Student Services Department on the Ground Floor of the Gillingham Building.

The Wellbeing team provides help for all students to get their thinking, feelings, behaviour or perspective on life back into balance again. The team also support students experiencing mental health difficulties. The Wellbeing Counsellor or Wellbeing Advisor will seek to help you focus on and understand more clearly the issues that cause concern.
The following services are available:

  • Initial assessment interviews
  • Referrals to other services
  • Weekly counselling sessions
  • Support for mental health difficulties
  • Support in applying for funding to pay for specialist equipment and support
  • Discussing any special arrangements you need for exams

We have a resources room, G0-05/06, which you are welcome to visit any time. Appointments for specific advice can be made by e-mailing medwaywellbeing@kent.ac.uk or telephoning 01634 20 2984.

 

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Careers and Employability Service

The Careers and Employability Service is located within the Student Services Department on the Ground Floor of the Gillingham Building.

The following services are available:
·  Drop-in advice sessions.
·  Individual guidance interviews.
·  Confidential and impartial guidance.
·  Resources room with computer access, careers information and prospectuses.

The Careers Advisers are Natalie Basden and Amy Wiggins
Room G0-05/06
Tel: Ext. 2996
E-mail: medwaycareers@kent.ac.uk

The Careers and Employability Service website gives help on many topics including choosing a career, applications and interviews, and postgraduate study.

 

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Spiritual Support

The University of Kent chaplaincy is an ecumenical agency set up to provide spiritual support for staff and students, regardless of their faith background. Revd Sally Apokis is Medway Campus’ first full time chaplain caring for students and staff across the three universities of Kent, Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church. She offers a student, staff and community development focussed approach involving good food, coffee and dialogue groups, activities connected with GK Unions, pastoral care for individuals and groups, spiritual and faith support and campus leadership in seasonal and life cycle celebrations.  The chaplaincy provides:

  • confidential pastoral support for all staff and students at UKM
  • a programme of Christian worship on an ecumenical basis
  • support for people of all faiths seeking opportunities for prayer and worship
  • a point of reference for staff and students of other faiths
  • opportunities to share in learning about faith perspectives through discussion and study groups


The Medway Chaplaincy works in co-operation with chaplaincy colleagues at the University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church Universityand organise some events on a campus-wide basis. Further details about the Medway chaplaincies, or about any of the local Medway churches (of any denomination), can be obtained from the Chaplain. 


Medway Campus Chaplain Rev.d Sally Apokis
Canterbury Christ Church, Greenwich, Kent Universities
Room 222, second floor
Pembroke North Building
Chatham Maritime ME4 4JB
Office: 01634 88 3203
Email: sally-medwaychaplain@gre.ac.uk
Facebook: Chaplaincy Universities of Medway Campus

 

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Medical Services

If you have moved into the area to study at the University of Kent Medway campus, you are advised to register with a G.P. practice near to your accommodation. If you are living in Liberty Quays or within 6 miles of the University, you can register with the Sunlight Centre Surgery. You may apply directly, or collect a registration form and information from Student Services. Alternatively, information on how to find other G.P. practices in the Medway area is available from Student Support & Wellbeing, located on the Ground Floor of the Gillingham Building.

Sunlight Centre Surgery
105 Richmond Road
Gillingham, ME7 1LX
Tel: 01634 283847
Email: sunlight.richmond@nhs.net
Web: www.sunlightsurgery.co.uk

Medway Maritime Hospital 
Windmill Road 
Gillingham 
Tel: 01634 830000

 

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