Have Your Say

, April 29, 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. The universities proposed business cases have been released, and can all be found at ucasu.com/haveyourcay/ucabudget . It’s important we hear from as many students as possible so we know how you […]

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, […]

Activity monitoring

, November 14, 2018

Activity monitoring We want to make sure it’s easy to understand how the students’ union is impacting student life at UCA. To do this, we’ve provided a series of metrics to help gauge our performance, along with last year’s totals for context. If you’d like to receive more information about a specific area of our […]

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 […]

VP Kent February 2018 Report

, April 20, 2018

VICE-PRESIDENT KENT, FEBRUARY 2018 REPORT Ongoing Campaigns Catering Due to Holidays and General business, I have been able to schedule a meeting with Catering on the 6th of March. Safe Taxi Scheme Andy and I are looking into options – we we’re hoping to start work on this soon but until we can find a […]

VP Kent January 2018 Report

, April 20, 2018

VICE-PRESIDENT KENT, JANUARY 2018 REPORT Ongoing Campaigns Healthier Catering After meeting with Catering and discussing my #100DaysOfVeganism with them, they were very interested in how I achieved it and how financially viable Vegan food is in our Canteens. Value for money is a big topic that has been mentioned across the university but Catering are […]

Executive Committee Awareness Policy

, April 17, 2018

Executive Committee Awareness Policy Valid from: 10 January 2018 Reviewal date: 10 January 2021 The Union notes: That many members are not aware of the Executive Committee, who elected representatives are, their role, and how to contact them. That the Executive Committee is beneficial and valuable to all students. That the purpose of the Executive […]

Boycott Prevent Policy

, April 17, 2018

Boycott Prevent Policy Valid from: 10 January 2018 Reviewal date: 10 January 2021 The Union notes: The government’s Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a statutory requirement on public bodies and ‘specific authorities’, including Universities, to ‘prevent people being drawn into terrorism’ and to implement the ‘Prevent’ agenda. The Prevent agenda, as part of the […]

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 […]