NOTICE OF SUSPENSION OF BY-ELECTION

, October 19, 2017

This week’s by-elections for the roles of Campus Executive Officer and NUS delegate are now suspended, to be held again at the end of November. The nominations will not be re-opened, but voting will now instead take place 16th-17th November 2017. This means that campaigning is also suspended until that voting period opens again. This […]


HELP! WHAT ARE THESE ELECTIONS ALL ABOUT?

, October 6, 2017

This October, we’re electing 8 Campus Executive Officers and 2 NUS delegates. Voting for these is really important, because Campus Executive Officers campaign for issues you care about and work closely with the President/Vice-Presidents to make changes for students. NUS delegates represent UCA on a national level at NUS National Conference. Nominations open at 10am on […]


NOTICE OF BY-ELECTION

, September 26, 2017

In October, we are hosting the annual by-election for eight part-time voluntary Campus Executive Officers and for our two NUS National Conference delegates. Previously we have elected NUS delegates in our main elections later in the year, but this year we will be electing them in October due to an earlier NUS conference date in […]


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 […]