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LIVE: Varsity 2016

Last Updated: 17:00 | Click here for Live Twitter feed / Scroll Down Keep up-to-date on all the Varsity games and competitions with InQuire’s extensive coverage. – CCU take Women’s Football 1-0 – Football 3s: UKC 1 – 3 CCU – UKC take Men’s Basketball 43-39 – UKC Women’s Basketball win 56-50 – CCU take Men’s Volleyball 3-1 – UKC Badminton teams triumph over CCU – UKC Women’s Volleyball: Decisive 3-0 victory Feb 17, 16:30 | FOOTBALL (WOMENS): UKC 0 – 1 CCU | Maddy Dunn “UKC then hit back with a close call from UKC’s no.5 Harriet Woolston…

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Students plan solidarity rally with Muslim community

By Matthew Seary In response to the Britain First rally outside the Canterbury Mosque on the 7 February, students from the University of Kent and the wider community have set up a Facebook event to ‘Stand Together with our Muslim Community’, with over 1,000 people interested in the demonstration. The Facebook Event page description reads: As some of you may be aware, the political group Britain First were recently on campus protesting against Islam. We would like to show people that the University of Kent stands together with our Muslim Community, and will not let racism undermine us. Make sure…

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Britain First protest at Canterbury Mosque

Britain First By Matthew Seary On a day the Canterbury Mosque opened it’s doors to welcome in the wider community on the 7 February, Britain First, a far-right nationalist movement, held a small and short protest outside with a sign saying ‘no more mosques’. The group dispersed as the short demonstration lasted only 45 minutes after being repeatedly denounced by the community, visitors at the event, and passers-by. Bio-medical student and Vice-President of the Islamic Society Ihsan Khan said: “there were only about five of them”, compared to the “almost 300 people [who] come to visit us”. The open day…

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Kent in top 100 global rankings for ‘international outlook’

By Matthew Seary The Times Higher Education table has positioned the University of Kent at 66th out of 800 global institutions. This placed Kent in the ‘top 10% of the world’s leading universities for international outlook’. On the Times Higher Education website they state: The international outlook indicator considers each institution’s proportion of international staff, proportion of international students and proportion of research papers published with at least one co-author from another country. All the institutions that feature in the top 800 of the overall 2015-2016 ranking have been considered. Imperial College London placed the best out of the…

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Major new arts festival coming to campus

Wikimedia Commons From the 18 to 20 March 2016, the University of Kent will run and host the International Festival of Projections as part of the Beacon Projects. By Matthew Seary. Held in Canterbury at the University of Kent’s campus and around the city, the festival will be host to intimate installations, performances, celebrated architecture, and ‘spectacular large-scale moving and still image projections’. These will be spread out across the campus, many in public spaces but with some being held in the woodland and more obscure areas, that need to be explored. The festival will also be witness…

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