Gender balancing will not tackle issues of inequality

During the NUS National Conference 2013 earlier this week, a controversial topic was brought up and deliberated by delegates from universities across the UK. The issue was on 'Gender Balancing', and whether the NUS should adopt a policy where at least 50% of its executive and 50% of its student delegates are made up by women.

Kent Union Elections 2013

The Kent Union Elections are now open, giving the opportunity for University of Kent students to vote for who they wish to oversee their union.

More than 30 students are vying for five part-time sabbatical officers on offer at the Union. Roles up for grabs include Union President, VP (Welfare), VP (Education), VP (Activities) and VP (Sports).

“You never feel more alive than when you’re about to fall off a cliff in China!”

Former Kent film graduate turned adventurer Leon McCarron visited the University of Kent to talk about his adventures as a cameraman travelling through the USA and China. Kieran Watkins reports on the highs and lows of his trek.

The Budget 2012

Undoubtedly one of the main events in our news agenda, the Budget 2012 assmebled together the proposals for our country's finances. It was described by Chancellor George Osborne today as a "fiscally neutral budget", one which would "reward work" and stop tax avoidance, which the chancellor slated as "morally repugnant", among just a few key proposals.


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