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10 tips that will make you good at debating

The art of debating is one that many people shy away from because of the amount knowledge and research it requires.  More than that, debating is generally associated with speaking in front of crowds, which is a nightmare for the average human. No one is born on stage, even renowned public speakers admit that they had to overcome stage fright. But there are a few things which will make it easier for you to become a well-rounded debater. Here Sibhekile Magagula provides the the top 10 tips that will improve your debating skills and confidence.  1. Be inquisitive Have...

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VARSITY 2017: Women’s Tennis

The day started poorly for UKC’s women, with the two doubles matches both losing in straight sets. Despite putting up a good fight, UKC never really looked like challenging, with CCCU’s service game just too strong. Things began to look up as the first three single games got underway, with all three Kent women winning their first, and then second sets, to claim three points over CCCU. With the overall matches at 3-2 to Kent, the last singles match was a tense affair. Despite the pressure, some fantastic returns and strong mobility ensured a win, again in straight sets,...

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Quick and easy Valentine’s breakfast

Valentine’s Day is just the perfect excuse to take a little time in the morning and do something really cosy, like having an extra nice breakfast. As it happens when the 14th of February also coincides with reading week, and we’re spending 10+ hours in the library, we should take the opportunity to show ourselves some love. Treat yourself (or someone else) to this nice and easy breakfast recipe on Valentine’s Day! Lovely Coconut and Chocolate Scones  These scone’s take about 20 minutes to make (baking time included!!) so it’s an easy morning activity. Serve them with cream cheese...

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The Canterbury Valentine’s week calendar

The week of Valentine’s Day is a fun week to be in Canterbury. There are a multitude of events to attend regardless if you are a sucker for heart shaped fuzzy love or if you find Valentine’s Day dumb, commercial or just completely uninteresting. The Canterbury scene will offer something for everybody! Here is your calendar plan with most of the can’t-miss events for Valentine’s week! 13th of February:  Bombo What better way to ring in Valentine’s day than by shaking the floors of Ballroom and sipping a rose petal martini? The concept of Bombo is the same as usual,  with drinks...

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VARSITY: Cross Country 11th of February, 2017

On this cold, Saturday morning, students from the University of Kent and Christ Church University participated in a cross country run. The 5K/3.1 mile run brought everyone together and created an amicable spirit. One of the event organisers said that it was “an inclusive” experience rather than a competitive one. The light hearted atmosphere was demonstrated with one of the participants pushing a baby stroller along the way. The run started at around 9:05AM in 1°C weather, following a night of light snow. The first three runners to cross the finish line were UKC students; James Mckenzie, Andrew Headley and Charlie...

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