Clubs and Societies Election Results

These elections have been run freely and fairly by UCASU as deemed by The Returning Officer: Katie Badman (UCASU). Results are announced in alphabetical order for each campus. All vacant positions will be able to be filled in the September round of elections, however if you wish to take over a society or club in the […]

Posted in: Blog, Clubs and Societies on Friday, May 19th, 2017 by


COMING OUT TO FAMILY #IDAHOBIT

By Riley Clowes (Vice-President Kent-elect) IDAHOBIT is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia. The theme of this year’s IDAHOBIT is ‘families’.  The great RuPaul once said ” We as gay people, get to choose our families” and she truly was spot on. As an activist for the LGBTQ+ community I have seen many […]

Posted in: Blog, LGBTQ+ on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by


AGENDERS ASSEMBLE

By Katy Garnham   Agender: Gender neutral, without gender, genderless. Being agender is a struggle at times, as many people are not aware that agender people exist. I came out when I was very little – around 6 or 7 – though I wasn’t aware of it at the time. The conversation went something like […]

Posted in: Blog, LGBTQ+ on Monday, May 15th, 2017 by


HOW I EMPOWERED SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

BY BETH ASHLEY   I was invited by the women’s charity Refuge to speak at Avon’s International Women’s Day event in London, which I attended in March. I was part of a panel of researchers (myself providing a personal approach to the issue) with amazing people like the Refuge and Avon CEOs, and MP Jess […]

Posted in: Women on Friday, April 28th, 2017 by


WHEELCHAIR AND RUNNING BASKETBALL GAMES

We would like to invite all students, staff, alumni and Weydon School members to an evening of basketball with fun mini games of wheelchair and running basketball. This is a FREE event supported by the Woking Blackhawks Basketball Club and Weydon School and will take place on Wednesday 26th April from 6-9:30pm at Weydon School […]

Posted in: Blog on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by


AWARDS!

It’s AWARDS TIME! Has your Course Rep been **AWESOME** this year? Do you **LOVE** the leader of the club you go to? Is your tutor the **BEST**?! Nominate them now for an award! https://ucasu.com/awards Categories include: Staff Member of the Year Volunteer of the Year Course Rep of the Year Society of the Year Sports […]

Posted in: Blog on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 by


WHY SHOULD I RUN IN THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS?

It’s elections season at UCASU! Hopefully by now you will already know about the new roles of President, Vice-President Kent, and Vice-President Surrey. These are the roles you voted for in the recent union referendum, and more info can be found about them on the nominations page. But why should you run to be President […]

Posted in: Blog, News on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by


NOTIFICATION OF ELECTION

We are holding the annual UCASU elections in March. Students will be able to nominate themselves for the role of President, Vice-President Kent, or Vice-President Surrey, from 13 -24 March, and will be asked to vote in the week of 27 – 31 March. The President and Vice-President roles will begin on July 1st 2017 […]

Posted in: Blog, Canterbury Blog, Epsom Blog, Farnham Blog, Rochester Blog on Monday, March 6th, 2017 by


REFERENDUM FAQS

What is the referendum? The current Campus Presidents have proposed that instead of electing four Presidents each year, we should elect one President and two Vice Presidents (one covering Kent and one covering Surrey). What is a President? A President is an elected position that exists to represent UCA students. You can run to be […]

Posted in: Blog, News on Monday, February 20th, 2017 by


BENDING GENDER

By Jordan Hoctor   For many people, the terms “gender” and “sex” are not changeable or questioned.  The idea of changing our sex or gender is still taboo and it is assumed we are born, assigned a sex, and sent out into the world.  Perhaps we should consider that our biological physical anatomy, sex and […]

Posted in: LGBTQ+ on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by