Join Suprina Thapa, Jay Gohil, Alice Beckett and Graham Hukins live between 6 and 9pm tonight (8 Mar) for the results from both Kent Union and Christ Church Students’ Union as they are announced!  They’ll bring you the announcements and acceptance speeches along with interviews with as many of the successful candidates as possible.  Click the listen button above or tune in on 97.4fm across Canterbury.


It’s the time of year that around 20,000 students that make up Kent Union decide who they want to lead them for the next year.

The Union’s five full-time officer roles are expected to be hard-fought with four candidates nominated for the post of Students’ Union President, two running for Vice President (Academic Experience), while five hopefuls are seeking election as VP (Postgraduate Experience).  Voters will be able to pick from four nominees for VP (Student Engagement) whereas role of VP (Welfare and Community) is a two-horse race.

In addition, a further 13 positions will be contested in the elections.  Campaigning will take place from 25 February with voting open from 4 – 8 March.

To help you make up your mind, CSR will be covering candidate debates with special live programmes from 6 – 8pm on Tuesday 26, Thursday 28 February and Friday 1 March and will be on hand as the results are announced live on Friday 8 March.

For full details of the elections see the Kent Union election website.


CSR will also bring you reports as students at Canterbury Christ Church University also go to the polls to choose their representatives for 2019/20.  Hear highlights from the candidate debates at 12.00 pm on Wednesday 6 March.

The four roles at CCSU up for grabs are Union President and Presidents for Wellbeing, Sport & Engagement, and Development.

Full details, including how to vote can be found at the CCSU Elections Site.