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 […]


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 […]


A spotlight on LGBTQ+ Mental Health

, February 12, 2019

For the second week of LGBTQ+ History Month, we’re putting a spotlight on mental health and wellbeing. LGBTQ+ communities have a complex history with mental health and social stigma, with many significant LGBTQ+ people of the past famously struggling with mental illness. Alan Turing and Virginia Woolf both died by suicide; Oscar Wilde suffered from […]


LGBTQ+ History Month

, February 4, 2019

Hey everyone! It’s LGBTQ+ History month! We’re so excited to be putting on various events throughout the month. Keep your eyes peeled for the Pink posters on your campus which give you more details about upcoming events.   This year the theme nationally is around Peace. Reconciliation and Activism. It’s important that we remember our […]


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 […]

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