Faculty and School Rep Elections
You course is run by one of around 25 Faculties of the University (or a couple of equivalent bodies), which are grouped into six Schools. Faculties are the governing bodies of teaching and research in your subject area, and Schools are the governance tier above them.
Reps are key figures in Faculties and Schools, they have a real say in how their institution is run and get to lead students to improve their education. They receive training and support from CUSU's Education Team, and CUSU - with our very broad membership of University and intercollegiate committees, right up to the governing University Council - can plug them into the broader network of governance and decision-making in Cambridge.
If you have ideas about how to improve the education and opportunities Cambridge offers, and are passionate to lead student representation, be the voice for students to senior levels of the University, and bring about change in your academic environment, then stand to be a Faculty or School representative!
If you're interested, or have any questions, please get in touch with the CUSU Education Officer, Sam Wakeford, on: firstname.lastname@example.org
To stand for election you need to get your nomination in to the Secretary of your Faculty or School. If you're studying in a Faculty that is split into Departments, it's possible you're not familiar with the administration of your Faculty, and most students have no reason to know anything about their School. With any luck, however, you will (or will shortly) have received an email to your course email list explaining the necessary information. If you haven't, get in touch with Sam and he can confirm what you need to do.
Key dates should be as follows:
- Nominations close: Tuesday 20 November
- Voting online: Tuesday 27 November
(Dates may vary in some Faculties - check with your Department or Faculty Secretary for details if you're unsure.)