Green Impact Excellent

, August 14, 2019

We’re chuffed to bits to have been scored ‘Excellent’ by the NUS Green Impact scheme. As a Union, we have been working hard to reduce our impact on the environment, and over the last four years we have improved steadily from Good to this latest top-level score of Excellent. The NUS Green Impact scheme takes […]


CHANGES IN TENANT FEES – 1 JUNE 2019

, 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 […]


Some Information about the Trump Rally & Grenfell Silent Walk

, May 31, 2019

June is around the corner and it is looking to be a fairly interesting month for us all. Not only is June the end of May (see what I did there?!), there are many political and social events going on but I wanted to make you all aware of two important events that you should […]


Student Action Regarding Budget Cuts

, May 9, 2019

Over the past few weeks, we have noticed a high number of students interested in the UCA budget cuts that will be coming into effect before the next academic year. We’ve had students approach us with their concerns which led to the creation of the ‘Stop UCA Staff Cuts’ petition in April, which has now […]


FriYAY

, March 22, 2019

Hello everyone, I hope you had a good month since the last blog post and that you have submitted most of your work, the deadlines have passed and you’re under less pressure currently! The weather has been a bit up and down, but for those who enjoy the sun and some extra vitamin D, it […]


Triumph Thursday!

, March 20, 2019

It’s the 3rd Thursday of the month which means it’s time for my Triumph Thursday post!   The hate crime and incident survey is now live! Like I have mentioned in the previous blog post, the purpose of it is to measure the amount of hate crimes and incidents that have happened to students during […]


IWD: How Did It Come About?

, March 8, 2019

Happy International Women’s Day everyone! Today, I decided to start my work day by looking into the history of IWD because, being honest, I did not know how the day came about (and you may not either!) So, here is a very brief history session on International Women’s Day. On February 28th 1909, the Socialist […]


CLIMATE CHANGE IS A THING

, March 6, 2019

By Lou Hardy and Lucy Sherwood 17/02/2019 “NO COAL, NO OIL, LEAVE YOUR CARBON IN THE SOIL.”   Cries of desperation from Children, Young Adults and Parents echoed through the streets of Canterbury on Friday 16th February 2019, and we were more than proud to join in and make lots of noise with other passionate […]


Saying Goodbye to LGBTQ+ History Month

, February 28, 2019

Well it’s the end of LGBTQ+ History Month, but just because it’s the end of the month doesn’t mean we should take down our flags and banners for another year. Instead we should carry on educating, we should hold the hands of those brave enough to carry on fighting when life has knocked them down, […]


#WednesdayWins

, February 27, 2019

It’s time for another #WednesdayWins I’ll start with LGBTQ+ Training, with all the sessions done this has been fairly dormant, however I have been invited to UEG to deliver a brief training session encouraging them to send staff to another session I have been asked to deliver in April to a crowd of (so far) […]

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