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Celebrating our Kent Union Volunteers!

Congratulations to Casey Bartlett for achieving her Silver KSCV Award this week!

Enjoy an evening of food and fun at our Annual General Meeting

Take a look at our latest Financial Statements as well as how you can be involved with our AGM on Tuesday 1 December.

Celebrating our Kent Union Volunteers!

Congratulations to Karisma Indra for achieving her Gold KSCV Award this week!

Rutherford College Student Committee

If you could make any changes to the Rutherford’s common room what would you do? We are holding a joint consultation with Rutherford Student Committee on revamping the JCR.

The 1, 2, 3, 4 of Road Safety: The numbers you need to know

This week is Road Safety Week and your fellow student, Keren Hollands, has explained why road safety is so important.

Leader of Canterbury City Council meets with Kent Union

On Monday 17 November Kent Union welcomed Simon Cook, newly elected leader of Canterbury City Council, to campus to discuss student issues within the community.

Home Stamp launch the Wait Campaign!

Already thinking about next year’s accommodation?
WAIT! It’s important you make the right decision, not a rushed decision.
MYTH – “I have to sign-up for next year’s off-campus housing before Christmas or all the good housing will be gone.”

Tammy Naidoo: A message on campus unity

In light of recent events, Union President Tammy Naidoo writes on the importance of cohesion and unity amongst the student body at this time.

Campus to Gatwick service announced

National Express is to launch a brand new service which will see a direct coach service from campus to Gatwick airport.

Kent Gets It!

This year we are launching our Kent Gets It campaign. Everyone at Kent has the right to study, live and socialise in a safe, supportive environment. By bringing together our work on liberation, equality and diversity we will continue to improve the culture on campus and to clearly demonstrate that harassment and discrimination of any kind is unacceptable.

Celebrating our Kent Union Volunteers!

Congratulations to Ellesse Cooke for achieving her Bronze KSCV Award this week!

CSRfm wins two National Awards

CSRfm, Canterbury’s local Community & Student Radio station won 2 awards at the National Student Radio Awards at the O2 last week.

Woodys Christmas Dinner

The Festive Season is on its way and nothing says Merry Christmas like a big dinner to get stuck in to. Woodys will have a special Christmas Dinner available between Monday 30 November and Friday 18 December. Vegetarian options are also available.

Alcohol Awareness Week: Alcohol and your health

For Alcohol Awareness Week, today we will be looking at alcohol and your health. It's not to say you shouldn't drink, but more to make you aware so you drink responsibly.

Teaching Awards nominations now open

Nominations for the Teaching Awards 2016 are now open!
This is your chance to nominate that lecturer, technical member of staff or Course Rep who has made a real impact on your learning experience during your University adventure.

Student Rep Bye-Election Results

The results from October's
Bye-Election are now published.

Breast Cancer Now Megaraid

Congratulations to Kent RaG for raising £12,639.84 in just one day for the Breast Cancer Now Megaraid in London last Friday 23rd October, smashing their total from last year by almost £1000! Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers in Kent RaG - you're incredible!


As of 12:00pm today (Tuesday 20 October), we are launching a brand new democratic structure, ChangeIt!

Local Council passes housing policy against students

Canterbury City Council has passed a new housing policy which will aim to cap the amount of students able to live in certain parts of Canterbury.

Nina Mehmi - Your Vice President (Sports)

Get to know your Vice President (Sport) and read about who she is, what she does...and something not many people know about her!

Tammy Naidoo - Your Union President

Get to know your Union President and read about who she is, what she does...and what hobbies she has!

Rory Murray - Your Vice President (Welfare)

Get to know your Vice President (Welfare) and read about who he is, what he does...and what's his favourite movie!

Kent MP’s refuse to offer support to students in saving grants

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.

Jack Lay - Your Vice President (Education)

Get to know your Vice President (Education) and read about who he is, what he does...and what his favourite dessert is!

Stop the Grant Cut! Today’s National Lobby

Kent Union today takes part in the national #CutTheCosts lobby, joining the National Union of Students and students’ unions across the UK in opposing the government’s proposal to axe student maintenance grants.

Kent Union announce amount raised

From trekking the Great Wall of China to jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet, Kent Union has raised a whopping £166,562.10 for charity over the past year.