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


By Aoife Casson Having a panic/anxiety attack is a pretty horrible thing, but it can be just as bad for the loved ones who want to help but don’t have the faintest idea what’s going on. Here are 5 key things to do if that situation arises, as well as some helpful tips for avoiding the […]

Posted in: Disabled on Monday, February 6th, 2017 by


TLDR: For current first or second year students the fees won’t be raising for the 2017/18 academic year; it will be decided in June if the fees will rise for you in 2018/19 and from that point onward. For new students starting in 2017/18 the fees will be £9250; year 0 students are classed as […]

Posted in: Blog on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by

Inclusivity – Is it for everyone?

University and Union staff from all 4 campuses and departments attended the Inclusivity Conference last week in Epsom. Created BY staff FOR staff, conversations and workshops revolved around topics including the evolution of language used in Higher Education, inclusive practices in the studio and technical support, internationalisation of the curriculum and considering the experience of […]

Posted in: Blog on Monday, January 9th, 2017 by

Introducing… Student Engagement Workshops

Do you want to know where your £9000 goes? Or just want to ask the University Leadership Team* a question? Well, you can this month! The University have organised Student Engagement Workshops so we can have open conversations about your campus, community and academic life alongside members of staff who deal with how the Uni […]

Posted in: Blog on Friday, January 6th, 2017 by

House Hunting … HELP?!

It’s the time of year when students have to make that tricky choice of where they will live next year – and who with. BUT DON’T RUSH!!! We’ve compiled a few top tips before you sign anything. Also check out the list of letting agencies the uni have – here   1) Who’s who Chances […]

Posted in: Blog on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by

Students celebrate success over Canterbury council policy but issue warning to commit

Students across universities and colleges in Canterbury are celebrating at securing policies in the Higher and Further Education in Canterbury Impact Review, conducted by Canterbury City Council. The project, commissioned by Canterbury City Council in September 2015, carried out a review into the economic, physical and social contributions of educational institutions in the city. Canterbury […]

Posted in: Blog on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by


From the 22nd till the 25th of November, UCA students will have the opportunity to vote in a university-wide referendum on the NUS National Ballot. The ballot poses the question, ‘Should NUS conduct and publish a risk assessment and equality impact assessment before finalising the NSS boycott / sabotage action?’. For most students, this probably […]

Posted in: Blog on Friday, November 18th, 2016 by


On Friday afternoon I was called by Elliott – the Coordinator of London Nightline. (Nightline is a confidential listening service BY students FOR students. Open each evening during term it means that there is always someone to listen to you – whether you can’t sleep, had a stressful day or need to vent. Check out […]

Posted in: Blog on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 by