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Author: Natalie Tipping


Reports of a student stabbing at Liberty Quays, Medway

There are reports coming in today that a University of Kent student was stabbed in block 1 of Liberty Quays in the early hours of the morning. South East Coast Ambulance Service have confirmed that they were called to the student accommodation just before 6am and took one person to hospital. Police remained at the scene until 8am. The University has said that it is working with the police on this matter, and has confirmed a student’s involvement. There are also unconfirmed rumours that the assailant stole some of the victim’s belongings. Liberty Living UK, the company that manages the…

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School of Engineering and Digital Arts create new wheelchair

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts have developed a new wheelchair design, aimed at giving wheelchair users greater independence than ever before. InQuire member and wheelchair user, Liam Megran, tried it out. How difficult is life really from a wheelchair user’s perspective? It is a question that is commonly asked by more able-bodied members of the public, yet when challenged, it is always a question of how these difficulties and obstacles can be overcome. In this day and age, technology is progressing at an exponential rate, among these technologies we have powered wheelchairs that in turn provide a new…

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Interview: Amy Ziering, Producer of The Hunting Ground

Editor-in-Chief Natalie Tipping speaks to Amy Ziering, the producer of the critically acclaimed documentary The Hunting Ground, which looks at the epidemic of on-campus sexual assaults in the US. What was the reception of the film when it was first released in the US? It’s been received extremely well, the reception’s been kind of astonishing for us. I’ve made a lot of films and we were doing 100 campus screenings a week in the spring after the film came out, which was pretty incredible. At those screenings we were getting standing room only crowds, and students were asking…

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A look at: Breakin’ Convention at The Gulbenkian

Coming to The Gulbenkian on 28 and 29 May, Breakin’ Convention is a hip hop dance festival, which has been internationally acclaimed by theatre critics. Now in its thirteenth year, this Sadler’s Wells Production has been curated once again by associate artist Jonzi D, a dancer, spoken word artist, and director. Jonzi D is a big advocate of hip hop and has enlivened the hip hop and theatre scene through his work in recent years. The performance has been called “one of the world’s greatest celebrations of hip hop culture”. It involves three international acts, including Antoinette Gomis, who…

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John Inverdale to open new 3GX pitch at University of Kent Canterbury campus

Sport pundit John Inverdale is set to come to the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus to open the new Kent Sport 3GX pitch. This decision by Kent Sport has sparked controversy among many students, who feel that comments previously made by Inverdale on Twitter show that he is not a suitable person to be opening the pitch. Inverdale got heavily criticised in July 2013 after making comments on BBC 5 Live during the Wimbledon Ladies Final about one of the finalists, the French player, Marion Bartoli. He said: “I just wonder if her dad, because he has obviously been…

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