OVERDUE KIT TO BE RETURNED BY 3pm on 30th MARCH 2017 Priority

Mar
29

Please would all students with overdue kit return it and pay the fine no later than 3pm tomorrow, thursday 30th march.

There is high demand for kit and I am unable to supply other students pending the return of overdue kit.

DO NOT CHECK YOUR KIT IN WITH ANY OTHER MEMBER OF STAFF. 

I will not be available this friday for return/checkout of kit.

Failure to return overdue kit by the deadline will result in an increased penalty.

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Earn £150 for making a short film

Mar
20

The Stationers' Crown Wood Academy is keen to hire a CfJ student to make a short video (c. 2 minutes) to promote the facilities and opportunities available in their new Digital Media Centre. Emma Smith, Deputy Principal of the Academy, which is located on the Greenwich Peninsula, would like a classy piece of film including shots of students at work, brief interviews etc.

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Bob Friend Memorial Lecture 2017

Mar
17

Missed this year's Bob Friend Memorial Lecture? Fear not! Thanks to our incredible team of student volunteers Ed Conway's insightful lecture on fake news and the age of Trump is available on Youtube. You can also watch previous lectures by Stuart Ramsey, Adam Bolton & John Humphrys and Alex Crawford.

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A byelection autopsy: the Labour Party and Copeland

Mar
09

In my first ever post for Backbench, I wrote about how the Labour Party faced an extremely perilous position in its northern seats, seats which had previously been safe for the party for years.

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International Women's Day: The Aftermath

Mar
09

Yesterday was the 8th of March, also known as International Women’s Day. 8th of March has always been a date for me to look forward to, being born and raised in Norway. It’s known for having speeches and processions and sometimes protests, and I’ve always seen it as an important day to highlight women’s rights and battles.

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I'm think I'm getting old, fam

Mar
09

The other day, while narcissistically examining myself in the bathroom mirror, I found a grey hair. Then, I found another. Then, another. Before I knew it, I was pulling them out of my head like a mother chimpanzee (I know they actually pull bugs and dirt out, but it was the best comparison I could come up with).

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Let´s talk about the big nasty F word

Mar
08

It´s 2017 and here I am adding on to the continuously growing manifesto. Another one of the millions of fed up women who just want the one thing we should have earned the second we were born: equality. In the spirit of International Women´s Day, we are going to talk about the one word that seem to terrify and disgust people more than pineapple on pizza. We are going to talk about feminism. So what is it that transformed the perception of such an empowering movement into some kind of lesbian whining committee?

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Everyone Enter the 2017 SPA Awards!

Mar
07

Just a quick note to say the 2017 Student Publication Association are now open until March 20 and it would be great to see some winners from The University of Kent this year!

It's pretty much the only full set of awards students can enter their journalism too now, after the closure of the Guardian Student Media Awards last year.

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I don't believe in grammar schools, and here's why

Mar
07

Today, ahead of tomorrow’s budget, it has emerged that Philip Hammond will set out a payment of £320m for 140 new free schools, some of which could be grammar schools.

It’s still very much an open question as to whether the Conservatives will lift the ban on opening new grammar schools and this is a very controversial subject.

Particularly in Kent- one of the major areas of England which has an abundance of grammar schools.

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The reality of racism, and the curse of the echo chamber

Mar
06

At the start of the year I made a vow to myself to lose weight. Two months have passed and the failure to do so was as sad as it was predictable. But if I’m anything, I’m resilient. So earlier today I took a trip into Chatham’s high street and made to my way to Poundworld to rinse their supply of cherry Tango. You see cherry Tango has a surprisingly low calorie count for such a delicious carbonated drink at 33 calories for a 330ml can. Compare that to the 139 calories in a can of Coca Cola and the benefit of cherry Tango to my diet becomes clear.

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