Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU)
CUSU represents the interests of all University students and provides a range of central services and support beyond those delivered by the Colleges.
CUSU is run on a day-to-day basis by six elected full-time student officers, known as sabbaticals – students or former students of the University who are elected annually by the student body.
- represents the student body on University committees
- supports the student-run societies
- runs the professionally staffed Advice Service
- offers training to College officers to deliver welfare support and services
- champions diversity and access group campaigns
- manages the Alternative Prospectus website (which includes the ‘Ask a Student’ facility for each course and College)
College students' unions
In addition to CUSU, every College has its own students' union (both the College students’ unions and Junior Common/Combination Rooms are often referred to as the JCR), to which undergraduates are elected each year to represent students at a College level. So, if you want to have a say in student affairs in your College, you might want to consider running for election one year!