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SU Parent Toddler Group
14th January 10:30am - 11:15am
Zoom
Tzu Chi at Refreshers Fair
17th January 10am - 5pm
Cambridge Corn Exchange, 2 Wheeler St, CB2 3QB
ABBA Disco Wonderland
17th January 10pm - 3am
Mash
Join us at mash for a night of Abba!!
SU Parent Toddler Group
21st January 10:30am - 11:15am
Zoom
Varsity training
23rd January 9:30am - 12:30pm
Romsey Mill Centre
Tim from Ultimate Taekwondo is coming back to give us some training tailored for Varsity rules sparring. This is open to all members, and is strongly encouraged for anyone who wants to compete against Oxford in the Varsity event. Let's go Cambridge!
Litter Heroes
23rd January 10am - 11:15am
Great Eastern Street Play Area, CB1 3AA
Student Council
24th January 7pm - 8:30pm
TBC
Lent I meeting of Cambridge SU's Student Council
Fireside Chat with Jon Scholz
25th January 4pm - 5pm
Mark Box AKA @humanofcambridge
25th January 7pm - 8:30pm
St John's College, Cambridge
Much-loved local photographer Mark Box, AKA @humanofcambridge, will be speaking to us about his work shooting the inimitable residents of our very own Cambridge. Attendance is free for members, £5 for non-members, all through QPay.
MCR College Forum
27th January 5pm - 6:30pm
SU Lounge
This is a special College Forum for MCR Officers. College Forum is a space for J/MCR leaders to to discuss the key issues facing colleges, share experience and best practice, network with each other and input into the SU's work.
Police Intervention Training: WomCam x BME Campaign x Sisters Uncut
27th January 7:30pm - 9pm
Online - Google Meets
The Women's Campaign and BME Campaign are hosting Sisters Uncut to run their police intervention training, adapted for the Cambridge context.
SU Parent Toddler Group
28th January 10:30am - 11:15am
Zoom

For more events across the full Lent term, check out the SU what's on page.

 

 

Connect with SU Campaigns

 

Cambridge SU has seven campaigns which represent and support communities within the student population. Campaign teams host events throughout the year for students to participate in and will lobby the university to tackle challenges specific to their memberships. Joining a campaign opens opportunities for extending your social circle, creating positive change for the causes you're passionate about and, if you choose to get involved at a committee level, will add skills and training to your CV to boost employability.

 

BME Campaign logo This term, the BME Campaign will be working on tackling the lack of dedicated mental health support for BME students, standardising faith-based provisions across colleges, and campaigning to break the silence around racist harassment and reform discipline procedures. We’ll be working to build closer links with student-staff groups from across the Collegiate University such as the Liberation Campaigns, Cambridge UCU, and End Everyday Racism (to name but a few), as well as with community-based groups in order to ground our anti-racist campaigns in the concerns of the wider community. Whether you’re BME and want to find support and solidarity in a community of other BME students, or you’re not BME but passionate about tackling racism and want to get involved in campaigns for social justice - the BME Campaign is the space for you. Follow our social media (you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CambridgeBME) and check out our LinkTree to stay up to date on all of our events and projects. You can also speak with the committee by attending our BME Forums, which are held every week and decide the direction of the BME Campaign (Forums are open to BME students only).

To keep up to date with all our latest news and events, join our mailing list and check out our intro video here!

Class Act Campaign

Class Act Campaign

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Class Act Campaign logo Class Act is the newest Liberation Campaign, but no less important! We represent, support and advocate for all students who have faced any kind of social, educational, cultural or economic disadvantage. This includes lots of different things, from identifying as working class, low income to state comprehensive educated or first generation. It also includes care leavers, estranged students, and those with unstable accommodation or experience of homelessness. This campaign is very much a continuation of widening participation work, as although there’s a lot of work going into getting students from these backgrounds to apply to Cambridge, there is little support for them specifically once they are here. We firmly believe that access should not end at Admissions. If you feel like Class Act is a space for you, then it is! You’ll never be asked to explain, or prove, why you belong, and there is no hierarchy of criteria.

To keep up to date with all our latest news and events, join our mailing list!

Class Act Campaign

     Disabled Students' Campaign

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Disabled Students Campaign logo The Disabled Students’ Campaign is open to all students with a long term health condition or disability, including mental health conditions, invisible conditions & neurodivergences. This term the campaign is working on raising awareness about exam allowances ahead of Easter term, a project on accommodation costs and also on the rights of students to access remote learning! Come to any of our events or join our private community group to meet other students and share experiences.

To keep up to date with all our latest news and events, join our mailing list!

Ethical Affairs Campaign

 Ethical Affairs Campaign

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Ethical Affairs Campaign logo The Ethical Affairs campaign at Cambridge SU aims to increase the awareness of social and environmental issues around campus and help student campaigns. We also represent students on certain University bodies, such as the University Sustainability Strategy Council.

To keep up to date with all our latest news and events, join our mailing list!

International Students Campaign

          International Students' Campaign

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International Students Campaign logo The International Students' Campaign represents, campaigns for and runs events for international students. It is also the umbrella body for all international societies and students in Cambridge University. We aim to serve as a hub for all things international happening in Cambridge, whilst looking out for the needs of international students.

To keep up to date with all our latest news and events, join our mailing list!

LGBT+ Campaign

          LGBT+ Campaign

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LGBT Campaign logo LGBT+ is the Cambridge SU Campaign for LGBT+ students at Cambridge. We seek to represent and support all students who self identify as LGBT+ (or other, similar identities).

To keep up to date with all our latest news and events, join our mailing list!

Women's Campaign

           Women's Campaign

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Womens Campaign logo This term the Women’s Campaign will be preparing for our annual Reclaim the Night event with FLY as part of our campaigns against sexual violence and reclaiming space (you can get involved in planning in our online group). We will also be building on our work to tackle transphobia on campus by updating our How to Spot TERF ideology resources and organising a workshop on meaningful trans-led activism. Our weekly forums will continue to take place alongside our ongoing work to support student care-givers, tackle period poverty on campus, demanding reforms to the University disciplinary procedure, and make our campaign space more accessible and trauma-informed. WomCam will also be co-hosting a number of events with the other SU liberation campaigns around themes such as family abolition, trans-liberation and bringing a restorative justice focus into our consent education (you can find updates on our Facebook page!).

To keep up to date with all our latest news and events, join our mailing list!

 

 

Projects to get involved with

 

What are we working on? Read about our current Cambridge SU projects and find out how you can get involved.

 

 

STUDENT-LED TEACHING AWARDS

 

These awards are a unique opportunity for students to formally express appreciation for the hard work of staff across all areas of the Collegiate University, who make our experiences as students possible. In the context of the new challenges we’ve all had to face this year, mutual support and solidarity among students and staff is more important than ever, as is the chance to send a clear message to the University about what we as students value. Nominations are open until 5th February 2021 - you can find more information about the Awards and how to make a nomination here.

 

DEMAND SAFE CAMBRIDGE CAMPAIGN

 

This campaign has grown out of extensive consultations with student representatives, societies, campaigns and academic/non-academic staff on how they envision the University to look over the coming year. We believe that the University is currently not doing enough to provide for the essential safety and wellbeing needs of students, staff and the wider Cambridge community, in spite of its capacity to do so. Sign our Open Letter to the University calling for 'no detriment' measures produced in collaboration with students for this year's exams.

 

IMPROVING DOCTORAL SUPERVISION

 

This term, we’re also launching a project aiming to improve doctoral students’ experiences of their supervisory relationships. The supervisory relationship has a huge impact on every doctoral student and their overall experience at Cambridge, and we are planning to formulate proposals to understand and address these perennial issues on a structural level, through conducting qualitative research with both doctoral students and doctoral supervisors. In addition to student participants, we will also be looking to recruit two PhD students as research assistants to do paid transcription work. Please get in touch with Siyang or Aastha if you’re interested in either of these opportunities, or have any questions about the project in general!

 

 

 

Overhauling taught student workloads

 

One major focus for us on the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught side this term is a project to overhaul student workloads. Following on from previous SU work on student loneliness, our team is working on a proposal to alter the structure of the Cambridge term to include a full Welcome Week in Michaelmas, a Reading Week for Michaelmas and Lent, and to start the week on a Monday. This would relieve some of the pressure on students during term time and encourage a more healthy study-life balance.