Election dates announced

, February 3, 2020

This is formal notice of the dates of our annual Elections. Nominations will open at 10am Monday 9 March and close 3pm Monday 16 March. Candidates will be announced soon after, and they can begin campaigning straight away. Voting opens 10am Thursday 19 March and closes 3pm Friday 20 March. Voting will be by paper […]


, January 24, 2020

We are sorry to say that in light of the coronavirus outbreak in China, the university and students’ union is taking the precautionary measure of postponing the Lunar New Year celebrations scheduled to take place at UCA Farnham today. This is an entirely precautionary step, but at this time it does not feel appropriate to […]

Resignation of Katie Taylor and notice of By-Election

, September 19, 2019

We regret to announce that Katie Taylor, President Kent 2019/20, has submitted her notice of resignation and will be leaving the Union next month. Her final day will be Wednesday 9 October. The Students’ Union thanks Katie for her contribution since June and wishes her the best for the future. Arrangements are being made to […]


, 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

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”6″ gal_title=”Trans-blog-post”] 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 […]

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 […]