The foundation of us as a union is to be there for our Members; to provide outstanding student opportunities and to encourage and embrace every student.

Support and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework

The Union was a partner with the University and students in the creation of a new University-wide Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework.

The framework takes a holistic whole-University approach to positively contribute to positive staff and student mental wellbeing.

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411 Students Cases

The Union’s Advice and Projects Coordinator formally supported a near-record 411 student cases.



Total compensation won for students over the year was £38,362.75

Chooseday Chill

The Union and University jointly and successfully established Chooseday Chill, an informal event designed to attract students that would otherwise not actively seek wellbeing support.  This regularly attracted over fifty students each week.

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Inclusion Officers

All societies implemented a formal Inclusion Officer as a person who was trained and tasked to prioritise the wellbeing of club members as well as ensuring members felt included.

Wellbeing Officers

All sports clubs implemented a formal Wellbeing Officer as a person who was trained and tasked to prioritise the wellbeing of club members.

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Canterbury Nightline

Canterbury Nightline, the student-led peer-to-peer listening service, which was established in 2018, gained full accreditation by the Nightline Association.

Take a breather


Puppy Day’s are a great way to take your mind off work and studies and a chance to have some great puppy fun too. This year we helped provide puppy days for staff at CCCU too and combined with the student events we raised £432 for TAG Pet Rescue.

Medway Healthcare Ball

The Union helped organise and subsidise and first Healthcare Ball at the Medway Campus, led by the Paramedics Society.

Wellbeing on campus

Accommodation Committee

The Union and University established the Accommodation Committee as a formal student voice committee to represent those who live in University-provided accommodation.

Alcohol Impact Accreditation

The Union and University were awarded NUS Alcohol Impact accreditation, recognising the commitment of the partnership to a safer alcohol culture on campus.

Responsible Futures

We gained Responsible Futures Accreditation from the NUS, in recognition of the University’s & the Students’ Union’s shared commitment to sustainability and social responsibility across the curriculum.

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