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Cambridge Students’ Union (Cambridge SU)

Postgraduate students at Cambridge are supported by the Cambridge SU (Students' Union), which represents student interests and ensures student’s voices are heard in decision making processes at the University.

The SU is led by a team of eight elected sabbatical officers who campaign and lobby for change across the collegiate University to improve the student experience. Cambridge SU:

  • represents student interests on University committees
  • campaigns on students’ priorities, such as mental health provision, structural disadvantages faced by marginalised groups, education policy and climate action
  • supports and connects College student unions (usually called JCRs and MCRs) through training, forums and advice
  • runs the professionally-staffed Student Advice Service
  • manages projects like the Shadowing Scheme for prospective students

The SU is proactive in building student communities and our seven SU campaigns; BME, Class Act, Disabled Students, Ethical Affairs, International Students, LGBT+, and Women’s Campaign, are active and vibrant groups that help connect students with similar interests and backgrounds through events and campaigning. 

Every College also has its own students’ union, to which postgraduates are elected to represent students at a College level. So, if you want to have a say in student affairs, consider running for election! 

For further information, see the Cambridge SU website.

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