On Thursday 5th May the second Police and Crime Commissioner Elections are being held. These roles are responsible for ensuring that the Police listen to the voice of people living in their areas. These elections have attracted very little coverage but have the potential to make a major difference to the approach to Policing in both Canterbury and Medway.
With the recent sign off of Kent Union’s Education Strategy (available on the website), the upcoming round of elections for Stage 2 & 3 course and school representatives are more important than ever. It will be the elected student reps that will help lead the implementation of the strategies short and long term aims, giving you the students a real opportunity to put your mark on your degree.
A blog from your officers
Click here to read the Kent Union Education Strategy.
This project will be looking into the BME (black and minority ethnic) attainment gap and participation of BME students at the University of Kent (Medway and Canterbury) in order to identify barriers to academic and social success whilst studying.
None of the three MP’s representing students at the University of Kent have offered to support students in trying to save maintenance grants after the government’s proposal to replace them with loans.
Kent Union has submitted its formal consultation response to the Government’s Green Paper outlining proposed changes to Higher Education in the future.