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Month: October 2016

Kent Union Black History Month Controversy: Where We Go From Here

The events that have unfolded over the past week emphasise more than just issues within Kent Union itself, they highlight broader failures by the National Union of Students and their policy towards Black History Month. To say that the past few days here at Kent have been turbulent would be an understatement. In fact, in my three years here at UKC this has certainly been the most fractious time of all. I’m writing this piece on a train leaving the city and I do so with a sense of relief. To be getting away from campus and its divided…

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Impressions: Battlefield 1

From the get-go, Battlefield 1 throws you into the sombre and brutal setting of World War 1. Before being bogged down in the game’s menus, you are dropped into a battle for territory, and what you eventually realise is, this game will not glorify the horrors and struggles that took place in this conflict over 100 years ago. This unglorified portrayal continues throughout the game’s campaign. Though short in duration, it effectively highlights the various conflicts that took place across Europe and Africa as well; from advancement of British and allied tanks through the French Countryside towards Cambrai, to…

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Medway Campus appoint Kier Group to complete £5 million Student Hub

  A £5 million Student Hub at Medway has recently taken a big step forward with the appointment of leading construction company Kier Group to complete the project. A state-of-the-art student centre, the Hub will provide entertainment and social space for all students at the shared Medway Campus at Chatham Maritime. The universities of Greenwich and Kent are working in partnership to transform a listed building, once the site of a swimming pool and skittles alley, and place it at the heart of the Medway student experience. Employing more than 20,000 people, Kier has many years of experience working…

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Canterbury City Council propose renovation of St George’s Street

A renovation of St George’s Street has been proposed by Canterbury City Council. If given the final go ahead, the project would be expected to cost £640,000. This is the equivalent of 481,203 Greggs steak bakes.   Changes to the city’s high street would include the removal of fully grown trees to be replaced with semi-mature trees to avoid potential root damage to paving, the provision of free WiFi for shoppers along the street, and the creation of event spaces.   The council has stated that rejuvenation is required for the high street to modernise its appearance and increase…

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London Hackathon seeks enterprising Kent students to win $10k investment

London Hackathon seeks enterprising Kent students to win $10k investment. The event is the first ever dual-nation UK/Saudi Hackathon. It’s open to anyone aged 18-32. Teams will work together to find the next big tech-health innovation which could potentially save millions of lives.   This is a fantastic opportunity as the winning team will win $10k investment and mentoring from people including Jan Ward (former UK Female Entrepreneur of the Year and founder of energy business, Corrotherm), the SCO and Chairman of successful app SWAG’r and many more. It is a great way for students to network with prospective…

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