The Graduate Union President has two major responsibilities:
The GU President works closely with and is supported by the the Vice-President (another sabbatical officer) and the GU’s manager (a full-time staff role). The CUSU/GU Welfare and Rights Officer is also a member of the GU’s officer team.
Because the GU is such a small organisation, the day-to-day activities of the GU President are enormously diverse, ranging from high-level strategic University business to basic things like ensuring the quality of the GU’s range of student services. The President is simultaneously required both manage the affairs of the GU from an organisation-level perspective, and also to get involved with the grunt work when required. For this reason, it is a demanding yet richly rewarding position.
The GU Trustee is, ex officio, a member of the University’s Council (and a University trustee) and General Board of the Faculties.
More information on the GU is available at www.gradunion.cam.ac.uk.
If you would like to find out more about the role, you can email Chad, the current GU president at firstname.lastname@example.org