Fraser Inglis image: Kent Union

UKC Student’ Union Vice-President of sports sacked for ‘gross misconduct’

Fraser Inglis, Vice-President (sports) at Kent Union was dismissed on Friday (January 26) for ‘gross misconduct’ allegations just days before CCCU and UKC clash at Varsity.

Fraser was elected just last year as one of Kent Unions full-time paid officers but it’s now been decided after an investigation that he will not be allowed to continue his role.

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Ruth Wilkinson, Kent Union president said in a statement: “Following a comprehensive investigation, a Kent Union Disciplinary Panel met last week and concluded that Fraser Inglis should be dismissed for gross misconduct.

“Therefore, as of Friday 26 January 2018, Fraser Inglis is no longer a Vice-President nor trustee of Kent Union.”

“We expect all of our full time elected officers to uphold the highest standards of behaviour and will take action against anyone who falls below these standards.”

Fraser was elected as Vice President (sports) last March and has helped the university in the run up to their Varsity matches against CCCU, starting on February 8.

UKC campus shop and Kent Union building

Speaking about UKC’s sports teams Wilkinson added: “We will absolutely continue to support our 55 sports clubs and the 3,000+ students who are members of them, and the Vice-President (Sports’) responsibilities have been reallocated between myself as President, Aaron Thompson, Vice-President (Activities), and the staff team in the Student Activities Centre.

“We are dedicated to ensuring that the work we do to support sport at Kent does not suffer as a result of Fraser’s departure.”

Christ Church Student’ Union

CCSU say that Varsity 2018 will not affected, a spokesperson said: “Christ Church Students’ Union are unable to comment on specific Kent Union matters but would like to assure students that Canterbury Varsity will not be affected.

“Canterbury Varsity will not be affected”

“Varsity is planned and run by a wide partnership, including colleagues from CCCU, University of Kent and Kent Union, and this ensures that the event runs accordingly.”

Kent Union and Fraser have been approached for further comment but at the time of publishing had not replied.

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