Policy sets out the principles by which Cambridge SU conducts itself and its campaigns, and mandates the Executive to carry out specific actions.
Cambridge SU's policy is usally set by Student Council, or by a Student Members' Meeting or referendum of the student body.
Policy sets out the principles by which Cambridge SU conducts itself and its campaigns, and mandates the Executive to carry out specific actions. The sabbatical and part-time officers are bound by policy, and held to account for its delivery by Student Council. Once policy is passed, it is valid for three years unless it is renewed.
The usual route is by a vote of Student Council on policies proposed by students at regular meetings. Information on how to put together a motion to create policy is show on the Student Council page, or you can get in touch with the Council Chair and support staff who can provide impartial help.
16 Nov 2023
Motion to support ongoing climate campaigns working to cut all ties between Cambridge University and the fossil fuel industry.
This policy is a merger of two previous policies that were due to lapse, "Boycott Barclays," and "Cutting Ties between Cambridge University and the Fossil Fuel Industry."
Motion to support fair pay and conditions for non-academic staff.
This policy is a merger of two previous policies that were due to lapse, "Support the Justice for Workers Campaign," and "Stop Job Cuts."
13 Oct 2023
Motion to Support Cambridge Climate Justices Fossil Free Research campaign
12 Oct 2023
Motion to Reform OSCCA’s Disciplinary Procedures and Create a Racial Harassment Advisor. Passed 24/10/2022
27 Sep 2023
Motion to improve street lighting in Cambridge. Passed 07/11/2022
05 Sep 2023
Motion to lobby colleges to only use the university fitness to study procedure at the formal stage. Passed 15/05/2023.
Motion to Support the Climate Change Education Campaign. Passed 15/05/2023
Motion to resolve inter-college discrepancy in student vacation storage and accommodation provision. Passed 20/02/2023.
Motion to support the UCU. Passed 20/02/2023
Motion for Anti-Racism Freshers Workshops. Passed 20/02/2023.
Motion to commit the university to provide multi-faith spaces in all colleges, and within convenient walking distance of all university buildings including departments and faculty spaces. Passed 20/02/2023.
Motion to support the transition to 100% plant-based catering across Catering Services. Passed 20/02/2023.
12 Jun 2023
Motion for the SU to campaign for the universal provision of lecture recordings. Passed on 21/11/22.
23 Aug 2022
Motion to create a student Decolonisation Hub. Passed Easter 1 2022.
Motion to Support the U Bus Campaign
Motion to Continue Support for the Strikes.
Passed Lent 3 2022
Motion to oppose Cambridge University outsourcing the maintenance division of the Estates Management team. Passed Lent 2 2022.
Support Fossil Free Careers and advocate for an Ethical Careers Policy and the removal of oil, gas and coal mining companies from careers advertising. Passed Lent 2 2022
11 Nov 2021
Motion to Support the Strikes (In The Event of Positive Ballot)
Passed Michaelmas 2 2021
Motion to Support the Boycott Barclays Campaign
01 Oct 2021
Motion in favour of women and non-binary only gym hours across the collegiate university.
Motion for Cambridge SU to support the Justice for Workers campaign.
Motion for Cambridge SU to support the abolition of the postgraduate application fee.
Motion on the rights of and support for trans students.
Motion for the SU to campaign on barriers to access and applications for international students.
Motion in opposition to job cuts across the collegiate University.
21 Sep 2021
Motion for the SU to campaign for all University Dept or Faculty produced reading lists to have content notes.
Motion for the SU to support the SU Disabled Students' Campaign's Accessibility Pledge.
Motion for the SU to campaign for partners of students to receive University Cards.
Motion for the SU to campaign for better support for student parents. Renewed 6/11/23
Motion for the SU to support student campaigns for fairer rent in Colleges.
Motion for the SU to work with student campaigns to lobby the University to cut its ties with the fossil fuel industry. Passed 26/10/20.
Motion for the SU to adopt a harm reduction approach to the issue of student drug use.
Motion for the SU to campaign for staff in the University and colleges to receive anti-racism training.
Motion for the SU to oppose the Prevent duty and support the Students not Suspects Campaign.
Motion for Cambridge SU to campaign for all admissions staff to receive unconscious bias training.
Motion for Cambridge SU to boycott the Socialist Workers' Party.