Black Lives Matter

, June 2, 2020

We are appalled and saddened by the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota, US. As a Students’ Union that strives to support every student in their university journey, this is an issue we can’t stay silent on. Although this murder is horrifying, this is far from the first time a police […]


OPEN LETTER TO LANDLORDS OF UCA STUDENTS

, April 29, 2020

AN OPEN LETTER TO LANDLORDS OF UNIVERSITY FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS STUDENTS 29 April 2020 Dear Landlord We at University for the Creative Arts and UCA Students’ Union care deeply about our relationships within the community and recognise the importance of supporting the local economy and many organisations. As we all respond to the outbreak […]


COVID-19: UCASU’s response

, March 16, 2020

You’ll be aware that there is a great effort at the moment to limit the transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19, with many people and businesses taking action.


Election dates announced

, February 3, 2020

This is formal notice of the dates of our annual Elections. Nominations will open at 10am Monday 9 March and close 3pm Monday 16 March. Candidates will be announced soon after, and they can begin campaigning straight away. Voting opens 10am Thursday 19 March and closes 3pm Friday 20 March. Voting will be by paper […]


Annual General Meeting – Thursday 31 October 2019

, October 14, 2019

Canterbury – Boardroom // Epsom – Boardroom // Farnham – W02 // Rochester – Xchange What is an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and why is it so important? The AGM is a large forum the Students’ Union must hold once a year to allow its members the opportunity to debate and decide the direction of […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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