Statement in Solidarity with Yeon Jeong Lee

, November 16, 2018

We are saddened by the news that one of our students, Yeon Jeong Lee, was the victim of a violent hate crime in London earlier this week. We have been in contact with Yeon in the last few days and are doing all that we can to support them going forward. Yeon has created a […]


The Black Voices of UCA: In A Perfect World…

, October 10, 2018

By Fi Akinyemi   I don’t argue for the sake of arguing, contrary to the belief of most of the people who know me. I argue when I genuinely see a problem because there’s no gain to be had sitting in silence. Silence can’t solve problems, but words can. Actions can. Expressed beliefs can. It’s […]


#WednesdayWins

, October 3, 2018

So this year we’re launching the Bi-Weekly Wednesday wins! We think it is your right to know about what we’re doing with our time, So thanks for choosing to read my Wednesday Wins.   It’s been a hectic time here in the Students’ Union! Freshers! You were amazing! I don’t know about you but I’m […]


The Meaning of Black History Month

, September 24, 2018

This October at UCA Students’ Union, we are celebrating Black History Month. Every year, millions of people across the UK come together to uplift black history – to remember the incredible achievements and cultural impact that black people have had in the UK and worldwide. Black History Month has been celebrated in different ways by […]


Statement about sex-for-rent exploitation in Canterbury

, September 17, 2018

In recent weeks, an investigation by Unified revealed that a number of Canterbury landlords have been luring students into exploitative sex-for-rent arrangements. The article explains how more than 10 landlords have admitted to taking women students as tenants – some of whom are international students – in exchange for regular sexual favours.   UCASU condemns […]


IDAHOTB 2018

, May 17, 2018

May 17th marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and is the world’s single most important  day in the LGBTI calendar. Created in 2004 to get the attention of policy makers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the alarming violence and discrimination experienced by Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex […]


LGBT+ History Month

, February 1, 2018

Today marks the beginning of LGBT+ History Month. The first LGBT History Month in the US in October 1994. LGBT History Month UK was initiated by Schools OUT, who have been fighting for LGBT+ equality in education for 32 years, in February 2005. Both were based on the creation of the highly successful Black History […]


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 […]

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