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Month: September 2015

Kent Union policy win helps students save money

After vigorously campaigning for three years, the University of Kent have finally approved a new policy that will force module convenors to notify students of any extra costs for their course at the earliest possible date. Named the ‘Programmes of Study: Costs to Students‘ policy, students will no longer have to wait until the first lecture of their course to be told that they have to pay out extra money for events, books, etc. that are vital to passing their modules. Currently, creative courses like Drama and History of Art, where students are expected to pay to attend exhibitions and theatre shows…

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BUCS 2015/16 preview

With Freshers’ Week fully underway, Patrick Kamalu provides a preview of the incoming BUCS season. The arrival of the new 2015/16 academic year also signals the return of the British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) league, the governing body for university sport in the UK. While Loughborough University have topped the overall points table every year since the league’s inception, the University of Kent sport teams will be hoping to build upon last year’s performance, which had plenty of positive results. A number of teams enjoyed success during the 2014/15 season, such as the women’s UKC hockey 1st team,…

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Are students being exploited in the rental market?

With research confirming that half of Britain’s undergraduate students are struggling to pay their rent, is it fair to say that students are being exploited in the rental market? Sophie Waeland looks into this idea. The majority of adults outside of education see students as having an easy life: many are unemployed, we have a reputation of choosing to party and binge-drink over attending lectures, and we can get away with not doing the washing-up for questionable periods of time. We also have some financial benefits, such as the loans and grants from the government, and the numerous student discounts…

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Nightclubs in decline: Who’s to blame?

The end of an era and a decline in the nightclub scene; that is what figures from the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) claim. Georgia Goldsmith gives her view. A decade ago there were at least 3,144 clubs across the UK, but in 2015 only 1,733 are left standing. So are students becoming more studious? Is partying out? Who is to blame? ALMR believes that the smoking ban and residents complaining about noise are some of the key catalysts. However, IBISWorld’s marketing insurance suggests that the increase of tuition fees and youth unemployment are affecting the economic growth…

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Eight literary ways to decorate your student room

It’s that time of year again. The summer holidays are finally over, you’ve arrived at Kent and are all settled into your new student bedroom. But although you’ve already unpacked your treasured belongings, something about your new room still looks a little bit… bland, and definitely not literary enough. Never fear, for all you book lovers out there, here are Website Culture Editor Julia Mitchell’s top tips for personalising your room with a bookish twist. Your bedroom will have never looked this amazing! 1) Create a quote wall out of post-it notes This is something that I do every year and…

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