When you are at University it is important that you leave having had the experience you wanted and deserved.
Should anything happen whilst you are here that requires extra support, we want to make sure that you’re looked after. CUSU offers support to students in a number of ways, but there is also numerous support offered throughout the university, do take some time to familiarise yourself with the links, resources and recommended services to ensure you get the most your of your time at university.
Christine, Welfare Officer
As the CUSU-GU Welfare and Rights Officer I have the important task of representing the welfare needs of Cambridge students, improving the ways in which the University supports them, and making sure they know about and feel comfortable accessing the welfare provision that they are entitled to. For me there are two levels to Welfare here at CUSU; on the personal level there’s encouraging self-care and individual health and wellbeing, and on the structural level there’s the political importance of campaigning and lobbying so that the university abides by its responsibility to look after its students
Emrys, Disabled Students’ Officer
As the Disabled Students’ Officer, welfare is a big priority! Lots of people don’t realise that mental health issues fall under the umbrella of disability. The Disabled Students’ Campaign is a really lovely, supportive community and touchpoint for anyone struggling with mental health and welfare-related issues, or anyone who wants to help make change in how the uni deals with disabled students’ welfare – and we always have snacks!