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Ben (back, left) with the Cambridge SU team.

Cambridge Students’ Union (Cambridge SU)

Your time at Cambridge isn’t just about academic work – Cambridge will be your home for the duration of your course and it’s important that you have time out from your studies and get involved in all the opportunities the University and city have to offer.

Our Students’ Union, Cambridge SU, is a single union for all students, undergraduate and postgraduate. Its aim is to make sure that all students, regardless of level of study, are represented, supported and have their voice heard across the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge 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 the student body on University committees
  • campaigns on important student issues, such as student support, liberation work and education policy
  • supports and connects College student unions through training, forums and advice
  • runs the professionally staffed Student Advice Service
  • manages the Alternative Prospectus website (which includes the ‘Ask a Student’ facility)

There are seven campaigns that exist within Cambridge SU; they are communities within the SU’s student membership. Each group has its own committee, events and campaigns that they run. Groups include those representing self-identifying women and non-binary students, disabled students, BME students, international students, LGBT+ students, and students from access backgrounds.

Every College also has its own students’ union, to which undergraduates 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 and Alternative Prospectus.