Meet your Disabled Students' Officer, Anna!

Fri 22 Oct 2021
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Statement on anti-Asian hate and violence

Following the attack on Mr Zhang Yuan Zhao last month, several of our societies, in partnership with the SU’s BME Officer, have come together to put out a statement condemning this horrific violent attack and call for action and solidarity.

Tue 19 Oct 2021
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Meet your President (PG), Anjum!

I’ve recently stepped into my role as the new Postgraduate President of the SU after finishing an MPhil in English at Murray Edwards College. Alongside Zak Coleman, my Undergraduate counterpart, I lead the sabbatical officer team, attend University committees where I represent the interests of students, and work on campaigns that improve the student experience.

Mon 11 Oct 2021
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Get Your Free Freshers' Fair Ticket Today

Tickets are available now for the 2021 Freshers Fair, which takes place on October 5th and 6th on Parker's Piece.

Mon 20 Sep 2021
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Your Freshers' Fair is coming soon!

Thu 09 Sep 2021
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SU Statement on Afghanistan

Wed 01 Sep 2021
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Update on plans for Michaelmas 2021

Update On Plans For Michaelmas 2021

This morning, the University provided continuing students and offer-holders an update on plans for Michaelmas Term 2021.

Fri 30 Jul 2021
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Cambridge SU Annual Wins: Postgraduate Wins

This year was only the first year postgraduates and undergraduates have been represented by a combined union, Cambridge SU, but we’ve already managed to achieve some amazing wins.

Thu 15 Jul 2021
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Cambridge SU Annual Wins: The Student Voice

The pandemic has had a profound impact upon the lives of Cambridge students, but this hasn’t put a stop to the wins we’ve achieved via students mobilising for change.

Thu 08 Jul 2021
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Cambridge SU Annual Wins: Undergrad Wins

Despite our intense focus on the ongoing impact of the pandemic on students, Cambridge SU has managed to achieve some immense victories for undergraduates this year.

Tue 06 Jul 2021
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SU Win: £1 million for COVID-19 doctoral funding extensions!

We are delighted that after months of campaigning for increased financial support for postgraduates, the University has now launched a new PGR COVID-19 Assistance Scheme (PGR CAS) to provide a total of £1 million extension funding for final-year doctoral students in financial hardship.

Fri 02 Jul 2021

Cambridge SU's Annual Wins: Dealing with the Pandemic

COVID-19 has unfortunately been a defining feature of this academic year, but together with students, we changed University policy to work in the interests of students.

Thu 01 Jul 2021
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Reading week progress update

We are delighted to announce that Cambridge University has established a working group to look into the practicalities of implementing a reading week for Michaelmas and Lent Terms.

Wed 09 Jun 2021
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BEST Night Out: Support for Event Organisers

Cambridge SU believes that every student has a right to be safe, supported and empowered to have the BEST night out possible. We've put together a series of recommendations with expanded tips for organisers.

Tue 08 Jun 2021
This months's SU Wins. May.

SU Wins: May

What have we all been up to in May? Here’s a little update on some of our successes over the last month!

Tue 08 Jun 2021
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What about my Extra Time?

What kind of exams get extra time? What can you do if you think you've not been given the extra time you're eligible for? What exam mitigations are there? Find the info here:

Thu 27 May 2021

Cambridge SU demand £2.1 million for funding extensions

Cambridge SU’s Postgraduate Officers, Aastha Dahal and Siyang Wei, have called for the University to urgently provide £2.1 million for a scheme to grant funding extensions for doctoral students whose work has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wed 26 May 2021
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Statement on ongoing violence in Palestine

Cambridge SU joins the Arab Society, Palestine Solidarity Society, and other student groups in condemning the recent escalation of violence in Occupied Palestine and Gaza.

Wed 19 May 2021
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Student-Led Teaching Awards: Winners announced!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at this years virtual awards ceremony of Cambridge SU’s Student-Led Teaching Awards!

Thu 13 May 2021
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Welfare & Community Officer Update

Hello everyone, I hope the beginning of term has been going well despite the terrible weather! While a lot has been happening, I’ve been terrible at updating you all on what I’ve been up to, so here’s a roundup of all my updates from the past few months.

Fri 07 May 2021
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SU Wins: April

Your Sabbatical Officers have been busy working on lots of different projects this past month, here's a look at some of Cambridge SU's wins during April...

Tue 04 May 2021
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SU Campaign Elections. Winners Announced

Campaign Elections Lent 2021: Meet your Winners

Well done to all the candidates who ran in the elections and a huge congratulations to our winners.

Wed 28 Apr 2021
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Student Grievance Project

We are conducting a survey to understand students' experiences when they have or have had a complaint or grievance with a provision of the University. Find out more about what the project entails in this article.

Tue 27 Apr 2021
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Preventing Prevent Toolkit

Preventing Prevent Toolkit

The Preventing Prevent Toolkit is a set of resources designed to both educate students on why we should oppose Prevent, and to offer concrete ways in which students can oppose the policy. For the educational side, you’ll be able to find a briefing on major developments in the legislation, criticisms and its local history in Cambridge.

Thu 22 Apr 2021
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Exams and Easter Term Guidance

Thu 22 Apr 2021
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Blog Post: NUS Conference Day 3

Thu 08 Apr 2021
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Blogpost: NUS Conference Day 1

Tue 06 Apr 2021
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Reforming the Term: Update

I was absolutely delighted that two weeks ago our All Members’ Meeting passed a motion mandating us to lobby for changes to the Cambridge term, including a reading week and a full welcome/freshers’ week.

Wed 31 Mar 2021

Cambridge SU Muslim Students Survey

Mon 29 Mar 2021
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Student-Led Teaching Awards: Shortlist announced!

We’re proud to release our shortlist for the 2021 Student-Led Teaching Awards!

Thu 25 Mar 2021
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SU Campaign Elections: Nominations Open!

Nominations are now open in the Cambridge SU Campaign Elections!

Mon 08 Mar 2021
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Democracy Committee Minutes - Lent Elections 2021

Minutes of meetings of the Democracy Committee during the 2021 Lent Elections period.

Mon 08 Mar 2021
This Months SU Wins. February.

SU wins: February

In February the SU has worked on a number of issues from exams mitigation, postgraduate access to divestment. Here are our wins for the month.

Fri 05 Mar 2021
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SU Lent Elections. Meet your winners!

Lent Elections: Meet Your Winners!

Thu 04 Mar 2021
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Student Advice Service Update: February

The Advisors at the Student Advice Service are not only a team of professionals specializing in providing support on academic and personal concerns – they also work on projects and this year our focus has been on developing student resources.

Wed 03 Mar 2021

Withdrawal of Candidate - Liam Webb

Liam Webb has withdrawn from the election for President (PG)

Sun 28 Feb 2021

Lent Elections: Meet the Candidates!

Fri 26 Feb 2021
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Postgraduate Funding Survey

Postgraduate Funding Survey

The SU’s Postgraduate officers are doing a survey about postgraduate students’ funding needs!

Wed 24 Feb 2021
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Calling all Phd Students

We are running a research project focused on understanding the relationships between PhD students and their supervisors within the University of Cambridge.

Wed 24 Feb 2021

Democracy Committee Minutes - 11/02/21

By-Laws Review Timetable, Lent Elections planning, Election Rules

Fri 19 Feb 2021
Exams and Assessment Announcement

Exams and Assessment Announcement

Cambridge University has now announced a package of exam mitigation measures, after publicly stating at the beginning of term that they would not be offering a no detriment policy for students taking exams this year.

Tue 16 Feb 2021
SU Lent Elections. Nominations now open. Who will lead your union?

Lent Elections: Nominations are open!

Mon 15 Feb 2021
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A day in the life with Aastha. Aastha, President (PG)

Day in the Life of the President (PG)

As the Postgrad president, I work on a variety of issues that affect students. I also work in internal organisational aspects of the SU. Most of my work days are slightly varied but here is an example of an average day at work for me.

Mon 15 Feb 2021
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A day in the life with Chloe. Chloe, Women's Officer

Day in the Life of the Women's Officer

Woweee! It’s hard to believe that it has been almost an entire year since I decided to run to be the SU Women’s Officer. I remember how intimidating the role seemed because of the incredible history of the Women’s Campaign and the amazing work of feminist organising at Cambridge. However, I have found that the support provided by the amazing staff at the SU, members of my campaign and the other sabbatical officers have made my working days enjoyable and fulfilling.

Mon 15 Feb 2021
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A day in the life of the AEP (PG) Officer

I’m Siyang, the Postgraduate Access, Education, and Participation Officer - a bit of a mouthful, but I like to think it reflects the exciting variety this job has to offer. As does this peek behind the PG AEP curtain, which has ended up quite long, so without further ado...

Wed 10 Feb 2021
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Shape your SU: We want your feedback

Strategy Update

Let us know what is important to you. We’re in the process making the first ever strategy for Cambridge SU. Tell us what matters to you as a student and help shape your SU!

Mon 08 Feb 2021
A day in the life with Howard. Howard, BME Officer

A day in the life of the BME Officer

My year so far has been quite challenging (as it has been for everyone!) due to the pandemic but I’ve really enjoyed representing BME students and bringing my vision for this role to life. Here’s a brief snapshot of what I might get up to on an average day.

Mon 08 Feb 2021
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A day in the life with Esme. Esme, AEP Officer (UG).

A day in the Life of the AEP Officer (UG)

I can’t believe that it’s now been a year since I was agonising about whether to run for this role! My plans for exploring the possibilities of this relatively new sabbatical officer position which combines the access and education portfolios have been slightly derailed by the pandemic but I love the endless variety of the job. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the UG AEP’s future, but here’s an insight into what happens behind the (virtual) scenes of my day in this role.

Fri 05 Feb 2021
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This months SU Wins. January.

SU Wins: January

Although this term will look different in many ways, the SU team has been continuing our work to ensure that the student voice is heard at all levels of University decision-making. We wanted to update students on some of the material gains that we have made since the beginning of this calendar year, and remind you that your safety and wellbeing will remain our top priority in the coming weeks.

Fri 05 Feb 2021
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NUS Delegate By-Election - Results

Brittany Bursa was elected as NUS Delegate.

Thu 04 Feb 2021
Student workloads: A new approach

Student Workloads: A New Approach

The truth is the Cambridge Undergraduate education doesn’t work for everyone. Students have long known this, and senior figures in the University have admitted this at various points over the last decade. The evidence given ranges from the exacerbation of students’ loneliness; to students’ inability to explore areas of interest in depth; to students not being able to engage with extracurricular activities due to worries about academic work.

Wed 03 Feb 2021
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A day in the life with Ben. Ben, President (UG).

A day in the life of the President (UG)

As an SU Co-President, I take on a variety of different tasks in my day-to-day from leading the sabb team, to sitting on committees, to working on my own projects. Obviously outside of COVID-19 times you can expect a bit more variety in locations, but for now most of this takes place from my office at home!

Thu 28 Jan 2021
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Student Advice Service Update: January

Lent term started last week under lockdown measures which means the Student Advice Service continues to be extremely busy with students getting in touch with an array of issues as a result of this.

Wed 27 Jan 2021
A day in the life with Alice. Alice, Welfare & Community Officer

A day in the Life of the Welfare & Community Officer

The role of Welfare and Community officer is incredibly varied, so while this may be a day in my life, none of our work days seem to ever be the same! There’s always something new to be working on, new challenges coming up and exciting projects beginning which makes it really interesting, but often quite hard to get into a routine around.

Tue 26 Jan 2021
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Visit Your Virtual Refreshers today!

Check out our Virtual Refreshers for the chance to connect with different groups and gain an opportunity to build new friendships and discover new hobbies.

Mon 18 Jan 2021
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Demanding a No Detriment Policy

Sign our open letter to the University calling for ‘no detriment’ measures produced in collaboration with students for this year’s exams.

Wed 13 Jan 2021
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SU wins: December

The SU closed for the winter vacation period starting from the week of the 21st, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t busy in the days and weeks leading up to it coordinating support for students staying in Cambridge over the winter vacation period

Fri 08 Jan 2021
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National Lockdown: What this means for students

Following the government’s recent announcement of another lockdown, you will have received a bulletin from the University confirming their plans for Lent Term to be conducted remotely.

Thu 07 Jan 2021
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Outcome of Elections appeal

Outcome of an appeal against a ruling on the conduct of the Mathematics (UG) Rep Ballot, held as part of the SU Michaelmas Elections.

Wed 09 Dec 2020

Academic Reps By-Election Michaelmas 2020: Results

Results of the Michaelmas 2020 Academic Rep by-election for unfilled posts are now available.

Fri 04 Dec 2020

An update from your Student Advice Service

With less than a week until the end of Michaelmas term, you might be planning for your return home to spend the winter break with loved ones. While this would usually be an easy and joyful task, for some students, this year planning to return home might pose some questions and uncertainty.

Wed 02 Dec 2020
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SU Win on Remote Working for Research Students

After extensive lobbying, the University has decided to give postgraduate research students (PGRs) the option of remote working in Lent Term if they have limited access to in-person University facilities.

Mon 30 Nov 2020

Democracy Committee Minutes - 19/11

Minutes of a meeting of the Democracy Committee held on 19th December 2020

Wed 25 Nov 2020

Ruling on Election for Mathematics (UG) Subject Representative

Ruling of the Democracy Committee on complaints received regarding the Maths (UG) Subject Rep

Tue 24 Nov 2020

Studying MML at Cambridge (a student perspective)

MML is a popular degree, but is quite unique and differs from other subjects in many ways. Here Cate Horn explains what it's really like to study Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge.

Sun 22 Nov 2020
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Tips for Applying for a ‘Weird’ Cambridge Subject

Cambridge has such a wide range of courses which you can choose to apply for, amongst which are some pretty confusing titles. What is Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic? Is Education just a teaching training course? Although I can’t speak on behalf of everyone studying one of the smaller, more niche courses which Cambridge has to offer, I do remember feeling pretty puzzled by the prospect of applying for a course which doesn’t map nicely onto the pre-university curriculum.

Sun 22 Nov 2020
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But What is an Education Degree?

Whenever I tell people that I’m studying Education at Cambridge I’m met with the ever-infuriating response ‘so you’re training to be a teacher then?’ No, I say with a sigh – in fact a lot of people on this course find themselves giving a similar response on almost daily basis.

Sun 22 Nov 2020
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Studying History at Cambridge

Although History is offered at the vast majority of UK universities, the course content and structure differ greatly. Studying History at Cambridge involves an exceptional degree of freedom to explore students’ personal interests within history; regular opportunities to talk to leading academics about these chosen topics; and a variety of different teaching and examination methods. I’ve listed a few factors which make the Cambridge course unique, and why I enjoy studying it!

Sun 22 Nov 2020
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Writing a Personal Statement for ASNC

The question of how to write an ASNC personal statement is one we get a lot in the department, so let me clear it up once and for all: don't. No really, I'm serious. Just don't.

Sun 22 Nov 2020
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What to Consider When Choosing a Degree Subject

Any quick Google search will tell you that choosing your degree subject is a super important decision. Whilst that isn’t necessarily wrong, it’s also not the be-all and end-all that it can sometimes feel like.

Sun 22 Nov 2020
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Correction to Errors in Maths (UG) Electoral Roll

Statement from the Democracy Committee on changes made to voting eligibility for the Mathematics (UG) Subject Rep.

Mon 16 Nov 2020
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Democracy Committee Minutes - 02/11

Minutes of a meeting of the Democracy Committee held on 2nd November 2020 covering Michaelmas Elections and review of the By-Laws.

Mon 09 Nov 2020
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COVID-19 Update

Tue 03 Nov 2020

Michaelmas Elections: Nominations now open!

Mon 02 Nov 2020
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SU Wins: October

Your SU has been working every day to make the University better and safer to study and live in for all students, and we're really pleased to be able to present you with some of our wins for students over the past month.

Fri 30 Oct 2020
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Student Advice Service Update

Michaelmas term is now underway and it has been a busy start for us at the Student Advice Service.

Wed 28 Oct 2020

SU to campaign for opt-in system for face-to-face teaching

The democratic SU body has mandated the SU to campaign for an opt-in system for in-person teaching, with all education available online.

Tue 27 Oct 2020
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How (and how not) to choose a college

Picking a college from 31 strange names can be daunting if you don’t know where to start. What should you look for in a college? How are the colleges different? Which college is best for you? We’ll try to answer all of these questions here!

Sat 24 Oct 2020
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The SU and the path to Divestment

Wed 21 Oct 2020
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Why we need a transition to online teaching

Mon 19 Oct 2020
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Sign Our Face-to-Face Teaching Pledge

We have released a pledge for students to ask for all non-essential in-person teaching to be moved online.

Thu 15 Oct 2020
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Womcam Byelections

Mon 12 Oct 2020
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Welcome to CURnR

Mon 05 Oct 2020

Cadenza Auditions 2020

The time has come! If you’re a current student at Cambridge and want to be part of the university’s premier a cappella group, auditions are now open. See below for details, and feel free to email us or drop a Facebook message to @CadenzaCambridge if you have any questions.

Mon 05 Oct 2020
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Demand Safe Cambridge Campaign Update

Mon 05 Oct 2020
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Register Your Interest For Michaelmas 2020!

Sat 03 Oct 2020
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Statement on Divestment

Thu 01 Oct 2020
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Meet the Shakesoc Committee at the Virtual Freshers' Fair!

Our first event of the year is up! Discover the Shakespeare Society and its committee members at the 2020 Virtual Freshers' Fair.

Sat 12 Sep 2020

Thrilling Varsity Match sees victory for M2 & M3 but narrow overall defeat

The Captains report on the 2020 Varsity match, the closest in nearly a decade. After CUBaC's historic 2019 win, we had been training harder than ever to achieve that winning feeling agian.

Fri 11 Sep 2020
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Coronavirus Update

Suffering is not a Competitive Sport.

There is pain and grief, kindness, hope, and relief ahead. There will be no medals at the end.

We are still teaching and training whilst following WHO and Government guidelines for COVID-19/Coronavirus. Please contact your Instructor to find out more.

Not a member yet? Instructor Karim Daoud will answer your questions on how to start your training with us.

Email: karim@fwcinstructors.com
Phone: 07957 261 417

Be up-hearted. Stay safe.

Fri 11 Sep 2020

Come to Crete if you dare – and even if you don’t

Following another successful training camp in Crete this Summer, Carmine Pariante was tasked with writing about his experience – you can spot him in the photo listening intently. Rather than a day-by-day, blow-by-blow account, he has decided to throw down the gauntlet to everyone else…

Fri 11 Sep 2020

Once Upon A Time in Yongchun

It is late November and a group of Instructors and Students gather once more in an airport to travel back to China for a week of soaking up the culture and training. Led by Chief Instructor Dennis Ngo our destination is Yongchun in Fujian Province – a visit to Mr Su Ying Han of the Yongchun Yi Yun Society. Mr Su and his family have trained in the White Crane System of Kung Fu since Mr Su was a young man over 60 years ago. But their traditions go back further than that. Amongst the group tra

Fri 11 Sep 2020

40th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday 16th September 2017 the whole Club came together at the Watford Colosseum for the Club’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. There was much to see – how far we have come since the Club was founded in 1977.

Fri 11 Sep 2020

FWC Competition 2018 – the photos

Enjoy a selection of the 2018 competition photos.

The competition was well-run by the host Club, (FWC London South) under the leadership of Instructor Richard Wagstaff. As always the competitors were friendly but committed.

All these photos were taken by Club Members Ben Hallifax and Claire O’Keefe. Many thanks to them for the high standard of images.

Fri 11 Sep 2020

FWC Cambridge Mug Challenge

Welcome back to the FWC Cambridge Mug Challenge. It’s challenging and it involves mugs. There seem to be a lot of scientists in this update, but such is the nature of the FWC Cambridge Club. Instructor Karim Daoud has been goading his students into ever more efforts both in their training and in using some ingenuity to meet these challenges

Fri 11 Sep 2020
Keeping Tabs with CULNC

New CULNC Podcast !

CULNC have just launched their own podcast, on Spotify and Apple podcasts - Keeping Tabs with CULNC. Give it a listen for funny and relaxed conversations, about university life, sport, netball, women's sport and so much more !! Some topics include veganism, yoga, mental health, sibling rivalry and international netball.

Wed 09 Sep 2020
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Introducing the Cambridge Bibliophiles

Between the pages and dusty shelves you'll find us: the book-lovers, book-collectors, book-guardians, book-users and bibliophiles of the University of Cambridge.

Mon 07 Sep 2020

CUHC Promo Video

For all you freshers AND current students looking to get involved in hockey at Cambridge!

If you're not sure about University hockey, ask around your college to see if there is a team for more social hockey.

Fri 04 Sep 2020

Demand Safe Cambridge Campaign

Today Cambridge SU is launching our #DemandSafeCambridge campaign.

Thu 03 Sep 2020

Response to Post-U-Turn Uni Statement

Your Cambridge SU sabbatical officers respond to the University's statement on the government U-Turn on A-Level results.

Tue 18 Aug 2020
Statement on A Level Results Day

Statement on A Level Results Day

We are deeply concerned that the students who have been unjustifiably downgraded so as to miss their offers by a large margin are not being fairly considered.

Fri 14 Aug 2020

An important message from your sabbatical officers

It’s now been almost a month since we took over as your students’ union officers and we decided it was time for an update.

Fri 07 Aug 2020
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Cambridge SU Freshers’ Fair: Update

Fri 10 Jul 2020
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Goodbye from Cambridge University Students' Union

With your new students’ union, Cambridge SU having launched, the time has come to say goodbye to CUSU.

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Operational Update

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Online Teaching Statement

Thu 09 Jul 2020
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CUSU Statement on Antiracism:

Statement on Antiracism: Black Lives Matter

CN: anti-black violence, death, police violence

Wed 03 Jun 2020