Last March the SU hosted a travel debate to enable students to air their grievances in public, resulting in bus company Arriva launching several new services to the Medway Campus.
The project had already earned the union second place in last month’s Speaker’s School Council Awards, but there was further success for the students when they won Campaign of the Year at the annual NUS Awards earlier this week.
Former SU president James Phillips, who chaired the travel debate, said: “We are really pleased the student voice at MidKent College is being listened to by Arriva, and that the hard work of our volunteers has been recognised by the National Union of Students.
“We are thankful to all of those who have supported us in this process. For me personally this was a fantastic way to end my term as Students’ Union president.”
Topics covered at the travel debate included the scrapping of the Education Maintenance Allowance, the rising cost of public transport and problems with existing student travel schemes.
Medway councillors Vince Maple, Andrew Mackness and Geoff Juby also participated in the event, as did Gillingham MP Rehman Chishti and representatives from the train provider Southeastern.
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