Referendum: Do you approve of the dissolution of CUSU and the GU and the creation of a new single students' union in the form of Cambridge SU?
Students have voted 'YES' to a new single students' union.
(Count Sheet available Monday 12:00)
3,223 students cast votes in the CUSU referendum and elections, from 23,947 registered voters, for a turnout of 13.5%, satisfying the 10% threshold for a valid CUSU referendum. 1,134 members of the Graduate Union cast votes in the referendum, satisfying the threshold of 200 votes.
For the referendum to be approved, the memberships of both CUSU and the GU must vote in favour of the proposals.
Amongst the CUSU membership, there were 210 blank votes. Of those casting a vote, 2,272 members voted Yes, and 737 students voted No. Therefore the CUSU membership approved the proposals for a new single students' union in the form of Cambridge SU.
Amongst the GU membership, there were 64 blank votes. Of those casting a vote, 714 members voted Yes, and 356 students voted No. Therefore the GU membership approved the proposals for a new single students' union in the form of Cambridge SU, and the proposals are approved.
What happens next?
Both unions and charities will now begin the process of dissolving both charities, and creating Cambridge SU. Memberships will be updated with the progress via the appropriate channels such as councils and forums. We are working towards a July 2020 creation date for Cambridge SU. If students have any concerns or queries, please don't hesitate to contact the Sabbatical Officer teams: firstname.lastname@example.org
The original proposals for a new single students' union can be found on the new-su website: www.new-su.co.uk