We understand that this year is going to be different and you may feel like you need additional support when it comes to studying online and looking after your wellbeing. But please don’t worry, there are loads of people on hand at the University to help. This blog outlines the support on offer and how to get in contact.
First points of contact
The Colleges that make up the Canterbury and Medway campuses are made up of the friendly Colleges and Community Life Team, who are a first point of contact for any kind of assistance, advice and support. All Medway students are affiliated with Medway College.
You can also get in touch with your School if you have a query. Your School should be able to help you or point you in the right direction for further support.
Support with your studies
Studying for a degree is very different to studying at school. You have a lot more control over your learning and greater independence.
You will also be asked to do things you’ve never had to do before (eg referencing in a certain way or writing a dissertation). This is where the Student Learning and Advisory Service (SLAS for short) steps in. SLAS can help you with everything from perfecting your essay writing to learning how to reference properly.
As part of our blended learning approach, you may want to take our Online Learning at Kent: A Guide to Successful Study moodle module to help familiarise yourself with online study. You can also find more help with your studies on the coronavirus studying webpage.
Don’t forget your School is also there to help you with your studies and offer a range of study support.
Have you checked in with Student Support and Wellbeing?
If you have a disability, chronic condition, mental health condition, specific learning difficulty or autism, please contact Student Support and Wellbeing to see how they can help you make the most of your university journey.
We have a team of expert staff who can help you face the challenges of studying, socialising and living independently, whatever else you might be going through, whether it’s something you’re experiencing for the first time at University or have dealt with for a while.
There is also a free confidential counselling service which offers you a safe space to address issues concerning you and can help get thoughts, feelings, behaviour and perspective on life back in balance again.
GKSU are your Students’ Union at Medway. From money worries to housing issues, academic problems to visa support, GKSU Student Advice Service is available to help through their free, impartial and confidential advice service.
You should register with a local doctor near to your accommodation in order to receive treatment under the National Health Service (NHS): Find your nearest NHS Surgery.
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate, please see our coronavirus health and wellbeing page.