The CUSU Board of Trustees has not made any decisions regarding the future of The Cambridge Student (TCS). We have engaged with the Directors of TCS for initial responses to the proposal of TCS moving to an online paper. These responses were then received in a meeting with the CUSU Coordinator and Education Officer and relayed back to the Board of Trustees. Any decisions regarding the CUSU Budget are subject to approval by CUSU Council.
The Trustee Board is at present looking at many decisions to ensure the financial sustainability of the Union over the next financial year, which has included looking at activities that are not part of the core activities and aims of the Union. This, in part, included looking at the financial sustainability of TCS. We are committed to continuing to meet with TCS so that together we can explore ways in which CUSU can undertake its activities in a way which makes best use of its limited resources.
Note to editors:
Some reports have suggested TCS is a profit making venture. The assertion appears to be based on projected figures in the 2015-16 budget and not on actual received income. Despite the hard work of the TCS team and support of CUSU, the paper has in fact made a loss in recent years.