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‘Success as a Knowledge Economy’: White Paper Briefing

Yesterday the government released the much anticipated White paper: ‘Success as a Knowledge Economy’. This is an 85 page document, outlining the changes the government intend to make to Higher Education for the rest of the parliamentary period. This follows the Green paper released in October 2015 and Kent Union responded to on behalf of its members.

Industrial action by University College Union

Last week UCU (University College Union) announced a 2 day strike and a work to contract thereafter.

Kent Union Student Satisfaction Survey

It's that time of year again - we want to hear your thoughts!

DONE: VP (Welfare) secures reduced gown hire

Congratulations to Rory, who has managed to secure some gowns for free or at a reduced cost for students who may be thinking of not attending their graduation because of the cost of gown hire.

Course Rep Elections – Summer Term

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.

NUS Conference 2016

A blog from your officers

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.

Kent Union responds to Government consultation on future of higher education

Kent Union has submitted its formal consultation response to the Government’s Green Paper outlining proposed changes to Higher Education in the future.