With enrolments, inductions and some lost students, it’s not difficult to say the start of the first term might just be the busiest and hardest time of the academic year. When there are thousands of students pouring through the doors of both of our College campuses, it seems fitting that the Students’ Union, and myself, might just want to make a good first impression. After all, that’s the impression that sticks, isn’t it? And as the new President, it might be helpful for my team and me to begin the year with a few successes.
Of course, that means assembling the members of the team across the campuses, and arranging a smile on their faces. I’m lucky in the fact that they’d already pretty much done that themselves. Handy, really. With more students enrolling this year, I’m certain that we have an excellent team to represent students as effectively as possible.
Some might think that the Students’ Union is just here to give the College hassle, strike and cause general chaos. That’s not our aim at all. We do what the students want us to do. If general chaos is what they want, then general chaos is what they get. Of course, this is never usually the case and we might just have to draw the line a little before that point. Last year, we improved our learner voice system and now have an effective forum for feedback, so we can do the things that students want us to do. Examples include making the security gates safer and easier to use at our Medway campus, and refurbishing the social zone at our Maidstone campus to make it friendlier and more comfortable. All these developments have stemmed from the feedback that the Students’ Union has received.
With a new year starting, we are keen to keep students in the loop with everything that’s happening around College, preparing to run more and more events to involve everyone, as well as provide more opportunities for students to confidentially tell us exactly what they think about the College.
Anyone who studies at MidKent College is part of the Students’ Union, and that means that anyone who studies at MidKent College is entitled to our representation, and has a voice that can be heard and acted upon, whenever. We are here to help, to listen and to do what you want us to do. So, whatever your query, come and find us. We will almost always have a friendly representative in the Social Zones at both campuses to talk to, completely dedicated to helping you!