Last night Canterbury City Council considered changing local planning policy to limit how many students could live in an area. The policy would have meant that only 10% of houses in a 100metre area would be able to be Houses of Multiple Occupation. For the most part these are student houses, although not exclusively.
Yesterday the Chancellor, George Osbourne, announced as part of the summer budget that student maintenance grants are to be abolished. These non-repayable grants, which are available to anyone with a household income of up to £42,620 and offer essential cost of living support to students, will now be converted into loans.
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Kent Union volunteers escaped the stress and strain of the exam term with a trip to Whitstable beach.
A huge congratulations to all those who earned their KSCV Awards and to the Kent Union Award winners and nominees!
Student Media groups at the University of Kent have made history, in this the University’s 50th Anniversary year, walking away from their respective national conferences with a record 7 awards.