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) […]


Transgender heroes in LGBTQ+ History

, February 25, 2019

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 lack of legal […]


Triumph Thursday!

, February 21, 2019

Hey everyone! It’s Triumph Thursday which means it’s time to give my monthly update of what I have been up to recently. This semester I have launched my ‘Is My Curriculum Inclusive?’ discussions for my Building Bridges for an Inclusive Curriculum campaign. These discussions will be an informal way for both students and staff to […]


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 […]


FriYAY

, February 14, 2019

Hey you! Missed me? Well it’s been a month and we are at my favourite month of the year- LGBTQ+ History Month! This gives me the amazing reason (and excuse) to dedicate this month’s blogpost to this wonderful topic. I’m going to use this platform to introduce you to one of the sides of the […]


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 […]

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