Sol Gjøines
President Kent


01227 81 7337 |


Hi, hey, hello!

My name is Sol Gjøines, and I was a BA Fine Art student on the Canterbury campus. In March of 2021 I was elected as President Kent for the UCA Students’ Union. I had the privilege of being able to continue this work, and in March of 2022, I was re-elected, and I am now in my second and last year as your representative.

Being completely transparent, I had little to no contact with your Students’ Union during my time at UCA. Ironically enough, that is one of the reasons I wanted to be your representative the following academic year - to work toward making sure you as a student know how your Students’ Union works for you, and all of the amazing things you can expect from your membership. As such, I aim to make your Students’ Union as visible, approachable, and personable as possible.

Working closely with President Surrey, there are many exciting projects and campaigns already in the works to better the student experience. Such as Cultivating Campus Community, Enhancing Employability, Implementing International Inclusivity, and more.

We are here for you, the students. Your Students’ Union is a separate entity from the University, and although there is a close working relationship between the two, the students will always be our first priority. Ultimately, we serve as your voice, and I am ready to fight for it! Even if that means ruffling some feathers. ;)

As President Kent, I will primarily be located on the Canterbury and Rochester campuses. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me about any queries you may have, or just to have a chat, either in person or through email. My door is always open!

I look forward to another exciting year of representing the student voice!


What have the Presidents been up to?:


The basic job description for President:

The President will:
• Be the figurehead of Kent campuses
• Develop campaigns in students’ interests
• Sit on relevant committees, including the Board of Governors
• Liaise with the University on the development of the student experience, complaints, equal opportunities and disciplinary procedures.