The outgoing CUSU sabbatical officer team (2015-2016) are pleased to announce that, after extensive consultation and research, the CUSU Welfare Grid has just gone live. CUSU hopes that this tool, which compiles Colleges’ data on their welfare and pastoral provision, will be the beginning of a sea ofchange in how cross-Collegiate information is provided to current and prospective students.
Outgoing President Priscilla Mensah said:
After several iterations of the Grid, I’m really pleased current Cambridge students will be able to benefit from the use of the Grid as a campaigning and change making tool first and foremost. Principles of transparency underpin our efforts to introduce the Grid and I hope the incoming team will continue its development, using the next year to build on the interactivity and content of the Grid.
Incoming Welfare and Rights Officer Sophie Buck said:
The Welfare Grid, developed meticulously by outgoing sabbatical officers, is a hugely important step towards increasing the transparency and equality of college welfare policies, procedures and resources. It is important for College officials, JCRs/MCRs and current students working to improve welfare at their college. I look forward to building on and developing the Grid in the coming year, particularly in regard to developing methods of assessing the quality of these provisions.
For further information, or queries, you can contact a member of the CUSU team at: email@example.com
For further comment, please contact Amatey Doku (CUSU President 2016-17) or Sophie Buck (Welfare and Rights Officer 2017-18)