CUSU Bulletin: Week 5, Lent 2014-2015
Sent at: 1:27 am, 16th February 2015.
Your voice, your students' union
7 full-time, paid positions are up for election at CUSU and the GU this term. Nominations close 12 noon, Monday 23rd February. Find out more: bit.ly/cusuelects15
The big CUSU news for this week is that NOMINATIONS OPEN TODAY for our Sabbatical Officer positions. These are full-time, paid roles which allow students to work for a year to represent student interests and campaign on the issues students care about. If you have ideas about how to make life at Cambridge better for students, how to improve our educational experience or just make CUSU more effective at representing students interests and meeting their needs, then think about running.
You don’t have to agree with everything we’ve done over the past year to run. In fact, if you are critical of how CUSU works, then this could be your chance to really change it!
You can take on a sabbatical position at the end of your degree, or take a sabbatical year in the middle and return to study after your year in office is finished. There are 6 of these full-time positions available at CUSU and these are:
- CUSU President
- Education Officer
- Access and Funding Officer
- Welfare and Rights Officer
- Women’s Officer (only open to those who self-define as a woman)
If you aren't prepared to take a year out to work as a Sabb, you may be more interested in the voluntary positions that are available to students while they are studying. In this term’s elections you can run to be:
- NUS Delegate
- Ethical Affairs Officer
- University Councillor
You can find out more about any of these roles at bit.ly/cusuelects15 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and guidance. Just be sure to act quickly as NOMINATIONS CLOSE 12 NOON, MONDAY 23RD FEBRUARY.
In other news, Week 5 is upon us so I hope you are all looking after yourselves and finding ways to fend off the stress that can so often burden students at this point in term. The #EndWeek5Blues initiative is in full swing, launching a petition to call for a Reading Week (available here: https://www.change.org/p/the-university-of-cambridge-endweek5blues-introduce-a-reading-week ) and will be holding a rally on Wednesday at 2pm ( https://www.facebook.com/events/1559193140985795/?fref=ts ).
As always, CUSU can provide free, professional and confidential support to any student who is struggling with work, stress or any other issue through the CUSU-GU Student Advice Service. Email email@example.com to get in contact with an advisor.
All the best,