Welcome to the Student Reps website. Here you will find information about what Faculty and School Reps do and how you can vote for who represents you. As well as this, you will find resources for Reps and information on how you can run to be a Rep yourself.
(If you have any questions, or are looking for information that you cannot find here, please get in touch with the CUSU Education Officer, Jia Hui Lee, at email@example.com)
Nominations close: 19th November
Elections: 26th November
Save the DATE: 3rd December, 7.30PM, Small Exams Hall, New Museums Site.
All past and newly elected student representatives are invited to an introduction evening, with drinks and seasonal snacks. It will be an opportunity to get to know other Reps, CUSU, and representatives from the University.
Announcement: Due to a glitch with the electoral rolls, School Rep Elections have been postponed by the Univeristy to 4th December, with nominations closing on 27th November. Faculty Rep Elections are set to go as usual!
What are Reps?
Reps are students elected to sit on Faculty and School meetings, representing the views of students on committees that have the power to really change your educational experience at Cambridge. Their job is to collect feedback from their peers and make sure students have a say in their own education, and can contribute to any discussions on the issues that affect them. Being a Rep is a great way to contribute to the workings of one of the oldest universities in the world, while making education at Cambridge better for everyone.
Faculty Reps sit on Faculty Board Meetings, the highest decision making bodies within Faculties. They also keep close contact with the student representatives on Departmental meetings (Staff-Student Joint Committees/Staff-Student Consultative Forums), making sure that important issues are raised and dealt with at the appropriate level. Having students present on Faculty Board Meetings is an important part of making sure that students have a say in their own education.
School Reps sit on the Council of a School, which is responsible for the financial and strategic leadership of the particular School (Technology, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Physical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities). These Councils meet twice a term, and are the main decision making bodies within Schools. With such important decisions being made, it is vital that students are properly represented - this being what School Reps are for.