THE IMPORTANCE OF LIBERATION GROUPS

, June 6, 2017

BY SIMONE ZIEL (FARNHAM CAMPUS EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BAME GROUP LEADER, AND STUDENT GOVERNOR-ELECT)   This year the Students’ Union introduced the four liberation groups. Decided in a referendum last year, the SU decided to abolish the regular ‘officers’ structure that most universities have (BME officer, women’s officer, etc.) and were replaced with liberation groups – […]


WE’RE GOING TO PRIDE!

, May 26, 2017

This year UCASU along with the hard work of UCA students started four liberation groups on each campus. Students have stepped up to organise events like the Farnham BAME debates and run campaigns like the disabled students’ disability awareness badges, which you might have spotted around campus. LGBTQ+ students on all four campuses set up […]


COMING OUT TO FAMILY #IDAHOBIT

, May 17, 2017

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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 […]


AGENDERS ASSEMBLE

, May 15, 2017

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 […]


HOW I EMPOWERED SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

, April 28, 2017

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 […]


WHY SHOULD I RUN IN THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS?

, March 15, 2017

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 […]


REFERENDUM FAQS

, February 20, 2017

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 […]


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 […]


WHAT DOES A CAMPUS PRESIDENT DO?

, February 7, 2017

As we’re coming up to a referendum about the Campus President structure, students have asked us what exactly the Campus Presidents do now. Here’s a rundown from each of the current Presidents about what a day in their work life might look like. Becky, Farnham Campus President Get into the office, straight away check and […]


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 […]