Hi, I'm Lupe.

I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Kent in 2018 to study at Medway. I’ve enjoyed lots of things during my time at Kent. A highlight was running to become Vice-President of Academic Experience at the students’ union. Being VP enables me to raise the student voice and tackle any issues with their needs in mind. It’s a large and important part of my role to share with students how much support is available to them, raise awareness of our services and increase Medway representation within Kent Union and the wider University.

Exploring Medway

I love grabbing a book and walking to the pier in Pier Quays. You can watch some boats, chill on a bench and take in some fresh air. It’s very peaceful. Rochester High Street has some of the best independent coffee shops in Medway too. It’s a great place to have a wander around and grab a coffee. A personal favourite is The Deaf Cat Café right across the street from Rochester cathedral – well worth a visit. It was the first independent coffee shop I visited when I moved to Medway.

Getting involved

You don’t have to be elected as a student representative to join in with Kent Union. You could join a society or sports club to continue with an existing hobby or try something new. Societies are an amazing way to make new friends.

Studying your way

The Drill Hall Library quiet study space is my favourite. It’s very calming and seeing so many other people working super hard motivates me. The group study area of the Library has always been a hot spot to hang out. It’s so central, you can do your work after lectures or seminars, and get some food while you’re at it. There are also lots of common rooms scattered across campus so you’re sure to find one that suits you. And don’t miss out on student support. Look at webpages, social media platforms and your emails to make sure you are taking advantage of all the opportunities at Kent.

The best trips.


50 minutes by train; enjoy the art and museums.


300 stores, an urban beach, boating on the lake.


Walk along the white cliffs and visit Dover Castle.