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As a democratic organisation, the GU is led by a elected officers. Running in an election is a great way to get involved.

Michaelmas Elections for Part-time (voluntary positions) for our student executive


Nominate yourself for election here. - Nomination are now closed

Updates throughout the election will be found on the CUSU Website.

The part-time student Exec officers run campaigns alongside the full-time officers, to promote the interests of postgraduate students, represents GU members to the University, and implements the GU’s policy. You’ll need to commit to one meeting a fortnight and to be accountable to the GU council for your work. You will be eligible for three termly honorariums of £230.
Roles on the Executive are for current postgraduate and undergraduate mature students at the University of Cambridge. These are volunteer roles undertaken alongside your studies.
Your term of office will start from the 1st January 2020, but don’t be discouraged if you’ll be leaving Cambridge within the year.
Roles available are: 
Role Description
Faculty Liaison Officer
Acts as the link between Faculty reps and the
Graduate Union Exec
Families Officer
Represents and campaigns for student
parents and student families
International Officer
Represents and campaigns for members of the
Graduate Union who are international students
BME Officer
Represents and campaigns for BME members of
the Graduate Union
LGBTQ+ Officer
Represents and campaigns for LGBTQ+ members
of the Graduate Union
Environmental Officer
Works to make the Graduate Union and the
University more sustainable and environmentally

Disabilities Officer

Represents and campaigns for disabled members
of the Graduate Union
Women's Officer
Represents and campaigns for women in the
Graduate Union
2x Open Portfolio
Campaigns on any issue of their choice on behalf
of the Graduate Union


The timetable for this year's Michaelmas elections will be: 

Monday 4th November 9:00 Nominations Open
Tuesay 12th November Nominations Close
Wednesday 13th November Time tbc Candidates Briefing
Thursday 14th November  Deadline for amending materials
Friday 15th November 9:00 Campaigning Opens
Monday 18th November 9:00 Voting Opens (referendum and elections)
Thursday 21st November 17:00 Voting Closes
19:00 Provisional results announced
Friday 22nd November 10:00 Official Results Announced