Black History Month

, May 21, 2019

BLACK HISTORY MONTH Mon 26 Oct - Fri 20 Nov The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Stephon Clark, Tamir Rice and the many others whose names we do not know have brought sadness and anguish to our University community and our deepest sympathies go to the families and friends of those who have been impacted. We [...]


, May 2, 2019

SATURDAY 6 JULY Join us in the Pride Parade in London to march for equality and have fun. Students, staff & allies welcome. Sign up for London Pride 2019 Fill in the form below, and you will be contacted to confirm your spot. Tickets for pride are limited, and will be allocated on a first […]

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, […]

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 […]

Turner Submission Form

, November 7, 2018

JOIN US AT THE TURNER CONTEMPORARY UCASU is excited to be collaborating with Turner Contemporary on a late night event, celebrating the launch of their Spring 2019 exhibition ‘Katie Paterson and JMW Turner’.  The exhibition shows the work of Scottish artist Katie Paterson, known for extraordinary works such as planting 1000 trees in Oslo that […]

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 […]


, 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 […]

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 […]

Know your rights! Know the rules?

, February 6, 2018

UCA starts its National Student Survey (NSS) on the 5th of February in which you will be encouraged to complete the online survey over the coming weeks. Do you know the rules and your rights when it comes to NSS? The University must abide by a set of rules and regulations regarding NSS which outline […]

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 […]