A Guide to Cambridge University Student's Union – A Student’s Guide

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28 February 2023

For all students studying at the University of Cambridge, here’s a short run-through of everything you need to know about your SU.

What is the Student Union, you ask? It’s an embodiment of you, the student. Here to champion and advocate your interests and needs, represent you, provide support and be your voice in the community.

Led by fellow elected student officers, they are focused on helping and improving all matters that impact your student journey throughout university.

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Exeter Students Guild is led by Exeter students, with a team of full-time officers representing your interests, from voting in elections to tackling issues on campus.

The student union at Exeter is a one stop shop for you and anything you could need while you’re studying at Exeter University.

We think it’s important to get to know what your student union can do for you while you’re at uni, that’s why we’ve put together a useful guide as a starting point. Whether you’re at the Streatham or St. Luke’s Campus – both are very easily accessed from our student accommodation in Exeter – you’ve got the opportunity to join societies, access support services, vote in elections or just somewhere to go to catch up with course mates over a coffee.

The Role of Cambridge SU

In a nutshell, the role of the student union is to help mould your student experience and help you think about life beyond university, by empowering members and building communities. But not only this, there will be social events, sports and more to cater for all types of hobbies & interests throughout the year.

“Cambridge SU provides high-quality tools, skills, strategies, knowledge, and development opportunities for students to shape their education and experiences”.

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Groups & Societies at Cambridge SU

Every year Cambridge SU holds its freshers fair with all clubs and societies attending too. It’s a great way to speak to and meet like-minded students who enjoy what you do, or even take up something completely different and explore brand-new opportunities.

Societies and groups can range from your favourite sports, and hobbies to cultures & faiths, music groups, animal lovers and more… take a look for yourself.

You’re not just limited to joining, you can create your own society too!

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What’s on at Cambridge Student Union

There will be a number of events and activities going on throughout the year for Cambridge students. To find out what’s on and keep up to date with the happenings at the SU simply search here.

Some of the upcoming events are the Cambridge festival and Cambridge Students Awards, and there will be much more to come!

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Advice & Support

Cambridge SU not only provides the fun, but the support too – If you’re looking for some info and guidance on your studies, or possibly just need someone to talk to in a time of need, you can find it here.

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Between a 20-30 minute walk or short bus ride depending on which of our Exeter University student accommodation spaces you’re staying at, you’ll find Exeter Students Guild at the following address; Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ.

Student Accommodation in Cambridge

One of the other most important things to consider when you start university is your student accommodation in Cambridge. Our self-contained en-suite studio apartments are designed with student wellbeing in mind, ensuring you can enjoy every moment of your university life. What’s more, our accommodation boasts stunning communal spaces – so if you want to burn off steam at the on-site gym, or kick back with friends over a game of pool or table tennis, we have it all!