, June 6, 2019

CHANGES IN TENANT FEES 1 JUNE 2019 The new law applies to private tenants with an assured shorthold tenancy, if you’re in student housing, or you’re a lodger with a live-in landlord. From the 1st June 2019 you can no longer be billed for: Referencing Credit and immigration checks Administration fees Renewing your contract The only […]

Transgender heroes in LGBTQ+ History

, February 25, 2019

Transgender people have been heroes in LGBTQ+ history, and vital in the progress of LGBTQ+ rights today. As the LGB communities have progressed toward better inclusion and acceptance, trans people have often been left behind. In 2014, England, Wales and Scotland gained marriage equality, with Ireland following the next year. Unfortunately, the lack of legal […]

Union Update Dec 2018 – Jan 2019

, February 15, 2019

  We’re back! December was a quiet month, quickly followed by a full-on January packed with ReFreshers fairs, taster sessions and planning for some big upcoming events. As we were winding down for the holidays, our cheerleading team Hellcats won first place in the Winter Wonderland competition, making them national champions for the second year […]

April Elections 2019

, February 14, 2019

This year, you will be electing TWO full-time sabbatical officers; President Kent and President Surrey. You will also be electing ONE student governor (a part-time and voluntary role). Nominations for this year’s election open on MARCH 18 at 10am and close on MARCH 29 at 3pm. The elections theme will be announced as nominations open […]

A spotlight on LGBTQ+ Mental Health

, February 12, 2019

For the second week of LGBTQ+ History Month, we’re putting a spotlight on mental health and wellbeing. LGBTQ+ communities have a complex history with mental health and social stigma, with many significant LGBTQ+ people of the past famously struggling with mental illness. Alan Turing and Virginia Woolf both died by suicide; Oscar Wilde suffered from […]

By-elections – October 2018

, September 17, 2018

This October UCASU will be hosting their annual By-Elections to elect the following positions: – 12 x Campus Executive Officers (comprising of 1 x BA / MA, 1 x FE, and 1 x Open Place part-time voluntary positions per campus) – 2 x NUS National Conference Delegates (1 x Open Place, 1 x Women’s Place) […]

Annual General Meeting

, September 6, 2018

Wednesday 26 September 2018 – 1pm Canterbury – Kirk Lecture Theatre // Epsom – Lecture Theatre // Farnham – G14 // Rochester – Seminar Room So, what is an AGM and why is it so important? An AGM is a large forum the Students’ Union must hold once a year to allow its members the […]


, July 25, 2018

Fresher’s is one of the busiest and most exciting times of year at UCA. With all the new and returning students arriving in September, we’re working hard to make sure that you’ve got a number of great events to start your year on a high note! Whilst we have a number of official channels across […]

You asked, UCA responded

, June 13, 2018

In the 2017/18 Student Engagement Workshops, the University wanted to hear what you had to say on the topic ‘Value for Money’. Here are your questions, and their answers.   Students at UCA said this…. The University responded with this… 1.      When students start their course, there is a lack of awareness of what additional […]

Elections FAQ

, February 19, 2018

Are you considering running for election but have a couple of questions? Check out our FAQ’s and myth busters for common misconceptions about running. Can I run for election if I’ve not been involved in the Students’ Union before? YES!  You don’t have to have taken part in the Union before to nominate yourself and […]