UCA Budget

, May 1, 2019

DEFEND YOUR STUDENT EXPERIENCE As you might have heard, UCA is planning to reduce its spending by around £5m in the 19/20 academic year. We want to represent your views to the university once they are available. It’s important we hear from as many students as possible so we know how you think you might […]

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, […]

Housing Guide

, February 20, 2019

Housing Guide We understand the importance of getting good and affordable housing whilst at University. That’s why we’ve compiled all the best tips and advice to make the UCASU Housing guide. The guide is filled with all that hard to find information like council tax exemptions, different types of tenancy agreements, house viewing checklists, how […]

Campus Maps

, September 21, 2018

Finding your way around new campuses can be hard. We’ve created some handy maps to help you navigate around your campus.

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 […]

Mitigating Circumstances

, October 6, 2016

MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES Circumstances may arise for students whilst studying that are beyond their control and may affect performance or result in a loss of attendance. In these cases you can apply for Mitigating Circumstances. With no effect on grades, you can get some extra time to complete the work. If you believe that your work […]

Drugs & Alcohol

, July 16, 2014

ALCOHOL THE NHS RECOMMENDS: Men should not regularly drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day. Women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units a day. That’s equal-ish to 1.5 pints of lager OR 1 large glass of wine OR 3 small measures of spirits.   People who regularly drink more than the […]

Sexual Health

, July 9, 2013

SEXUAL HEALTH SEX CAN BE GREAT FUN, BUT REMEMBER TO PROTECT YOURSELF BOTH PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY Just because it’s on offer, doesn’t mean you have to do it, and keep yourself protected. However clean they seem, you never know where they have been! CONTRACEPTION There are 15 different methods of contraception that you can get […]

Leaving & Interruptions

, July 9, 2013

THINKING OF LEAVING There may be many reasons why you’re thinking of leaving. You may be unhappy being away from home, the workload may be heavier than expected, the course or university could be wrong for you, or perhaps you are having a tough time personally or financially. Whatever the reasons, please talk to someone! WHO […]