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Peaceful march planned to show support for our Muslim community

Last Sunday (7 February) Canterbury Mosque, situated on the UKC campus, took part in ‘National Mosque Open Day’. The day saw Mosques across the UK open their doors to the public as an opportunity for people to learn about the Muslim faith.

 
Find your house or housemate for next year

Looking for somewhere to stay next year? Looking for a housemate? We have now uploaded all the ‘Find a Housemate’ postcards we received and these can now be found on the Message Board on the Home Stamp website.

 
Canterbury Varsity is back

Varsity, the annual sporting competition between Canterbury Christ Church University and University of Kent, kicks off this Saturday (13 February).

 
Adapted exam arrangements

Kent Union together with University of Kent Student Support and Wellbeing (SSW) would like to highlight the need for any student who thinks they may need adapted examination arrangements to make an appointment to register with SSW in Keynes College for Canterbury Students and Gillingham Building (G0-05) for Medway Students as early in the academic year as possible.

 
Campus mosque opens doors to welcome community

On Sunday 7 February Canterbury Mosque, situated on the UKC campus, took part in ‘National Mosque Open Day’. The day saw Mosques all across the UK open their doors to the public to put on events and refreshments for the community, as well as an opportunity for people to learn about the Muslim faith.

 
Kent Union leaders present to University senior officials on student experience

This week, your full time officers attended a strategic residential with senior members of the University to present on improving the student experience.

 
Leadership Elections Nominations now open

This year’s Leadership Elections is under way and the nominations period is now open as of 9am Tuesday 19 January. You now have the opportunity to put yourself forward or recommend a friend who you would like to see lead the students’ union for the academic year 2016-17, with the nominations deadline being 12pm Tuesday 16 February.

 
Kent Union SHAG week

Kent Union’s first ever Sexual Health, Advice and Guidance (SHAG) week launches on Monday 8 February!

 
EU Referendum Event & Campaign Funding Available!

We have secured funds from the University to give to students and student groups who would like to run an event or campaign relating to the debate of the UK’s membership to European Union.

 
Celebrate Pancake Day at Woodys

Pancake Day is almost here, and Woodys is catering to every taste! With options on their menu ranging from the classic lemon and sugar to an American themed stack topped with bacon and maple syrup, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

 
Varsity 2016 timetable announced

This year’s Varsity is getting closer and the timetable has now been announced.

 
NUS Conferences’ Delegates Election 2016

It’s time to decide who will represent you at this year’s NUS conferences.

 
Kent Student Awards 2016

The Kent Student Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution students make to the Kent student experience. Find out how you can get involved.

 
Free events for young adult carers

Carers’ Support, a local charity who support carers across Canterbury, Dover and Thanet, have a number of events coming up which will help develop adult carers between the ages of 16-25. Find out more info...

 
Government sneaks removal of student maintenance grants though back door

Yesterday (14 January) the government progressed its attempt to scrap maintenance grants for the most financially vulnerable students in what has been described as an attempt to avoid proper scrutiny and sneak legislation through the back door.

 
Student Volunteering Week 2016

From Monday 22 February to Friday 26 February we will be celebrating the success of our amazing Kent Union volunteers. A variety of exciting activities are planned for the week which we want all of you to get involved in.

 
Kent Union launches new project for BME students

Kent Union is pleased to announce the launch of a new equal opportunities project looking at the experience of BME students at the University of Kent.

 
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!

 
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.

 
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.