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, […]


#WednesdayWins

, October 17, 2018

Well that was a quick two weeks! Where’s it gone!   The last Two weeks have been wild for me. As some of you may know – Last year I was made the lead officer for the recruitment of the new CEO. The process was extremely competitive; you may already know this but we got […]


#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 […]


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 […]


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 – […]


COMING OUT TO FAMILY #IDAHOBIT

, May 17, 2017

https://dayagainsthomophobia.org/idahot-2017-poster-series/

By Riley Clowes (Vice-President Kent-elect) IDAHOBIT is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia. The theme of this year’s IDAHOBIT is ‘families’.  The great RuPaul once said ” We as gay people, get to choose our families” and she truly was spot on. As an activist for the LGBTQ+ community I have seen many […]


AGENDERS ASSEMBLE

, May 15, 2017

By Katy Garnham   Agender: Gender neutral, without gender, genderless. Being agender is a struggle at times, as many people are not aware that agender people exist. I came out when I was very little – around 6 or 7 – though I wasn’t aware of it at the time. The conversation went something like […]


HOW I EMPOWERED SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

, April 28, 2017

BY BETH ASHLEY   I was invited by the women’s charity Refuge to speak at Avon’s International Women’s Day event in London, which I attended in March. I was part of a panel of researchers (myself providing a personal approach to the issue) with amazing people like the Refuge and Avon CEOs, and MP Jess […]

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