BENDING GENDER

, February 14, 2017

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 […]


DON’T PANIC! WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR FRIEND IS HAVING A PANIC ATTACK

, February 6, 2017

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 […]


NOTICE OF BY-ELECTION AND REFERENDUM

, February 1, 2017

BY-ELECTION Due to the current Epsom Campus President (Silviu) leaving his post early we are holding a by-election to replace his position for the remainder of this academic year. The post will start immediately and run until July 1st 2017. This will be a part time paid position. If you have any questions regarding this […]


VICTORY IS OURS!

, January 31, 2017

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 […]


Inclusivity – Is it for everyone?

, January 9, 2017

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 […]


Introducing… Student Engagement Workshops

, January 6, 2017

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 […]


House Hunting … HELP?!

, December 21, 2016

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 […]


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

, November 29, 2016

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 […]


THE NATIONAL BALLOT REFERENDUM

, November 18, 2016

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 […]


EMMA’S FIVE MINUTES OF FAME

, November 17, 2016

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 […]