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Undergraduate Study


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!