The Student Union (SU) is an essential part of College life and has been set up to help represent students' views to those who run the College, as well offering a vital support network to current or prospective students.
The Student Union arranges entertainment events in College such as film and pizza evenings, cocktails and cupcakes parties, themed bops and much more besides.
Please feel free to contact the relevant committee member if you have a question or concern, or if you are seeking information about the work the Committee does. Student Union members are elected by student vote each year, contact the committee to find out how to put yourself forward for the next round of elections.
Read notes and view minutes from the SU Open Meetings on the SU Open Meetings webpage.
2013/14 Committee members
President - Shelly Gathigia
The SU president is the person to talk to if you have any problems which you have not been able to / do not wish to resolve with your Director of Studies or Personal Tutor. She can also give one-to-one advice and assistance on personal matters. She also oversees the work of the SU Committee to ensure that it works within the confines of its constitution. The President also sits on various committees including the College's Governing Body and College Affairs where she communicates the views of the students.
Vice-President - Karolina Wojtowicz
When the President is unavailable you can discuss the same questions as above with the VP. She is also responsible for the administration of the extensive SU DVD collection, allocation of Oldham Cages for storage, newspapers and the SU guest beds.
Treasurer - Jasmine Jiminez
Contact the Treasurer for payment of all expenses approved within club and society budgets or within an SU open meeting. Appropriate invoices and receipts need to be submitted. She can also be contacted for details of the SU budget (including submitted club and society budgets).
Graduate Representative - Evangelia Vezouviou
Grad Rep represents Lucy Graduates on University-wide level. You can contact the Grad Rep with any queries or issues that are relevant to graduate studies.
Secretary - Fran Rodger
As a secretary, Fran keeps track of Agenda and Minutes. Please contact her if you would like to raise something at a SU committee or an open meeting. Furthermore, please send her any items for the weekly Lucy bulletin.
2013/14 Non-executive Committee members
Entertainments Team - Jerene Anderson & Yana Kalcheva
The Ents team is in charge of the College social events and occasions, including all of the Fresher's Week events. They can be contacted if you have any queries about, or suggestions for, social events. For information about the Lucy Cavendish College Bar and a list of upcoming student 'Ents' please visit the Lucy Ents webpage.
International Officer - (vacant)
International students can contact this officer regarding any issues specific to studying as an international student at Lucy Cavendish College. The International Officer is also in charge of organising the international movie nights in the common room.
Web&IT Officer - Sarah Stilliard
Please contact me with any IT issues, comments for suggestions, including updates to information on the website. I am responsible for the SU updates on College Website and CamTools.
Women's Officer - (vacant)
Equal Opportunities and Wellbeing Team - Heather Hind & Jess Humphreys
Hey, I'm Heather and my main roles include dealing with issues arising such as student health, safety and general well-being. Please feel free to drop me a line and if I can't help directly, then hopefully I will be able to point you in the right direction.
Green Officer - Katarzyna Szubert
The Green Officer is here to encourage the college and all its members to minimise the impact they have on the environment. We plan to improve the recycling rates in Lucy and reduce the energy usage.
Library Officer - Kate McCombe
Please contact me if you need any advice about books, past-papers folders, studying space or any general questions related to the library. Comments and suggestions are very welcome!
Sports and Societies Officer - Elinor George
Please contact me to find out what Clubs & Societies we currently have at Lucy. If you don't find one that you want, I can help you set up a new club or society. I am also responsible for giving inductions to students who want to use the Lucy Gym.
Access Officer - Samantha Massey
As an Access Officer, I work with the CUSU Access team organising campaigns to attract more students from non-privileged backgrounds to apply to Cambridge. Also I discuss admissions policies with Lucy Cavendish Admissions Officer and Senior Tutor. If you have any ideas about improving Access or concerns about current Access policies, please contact me.
Food Officer - Rebecca Daniels
It's my job to pass on any comments or suggestions that you may have about the food to the catering team. I also look after the tea/coffee making facilities as regards supplies.
2013/2014 College Council Representatives
Graduate Rep - Elizabeth Forbes
Undergraduate Rep - Kate McCombe
Other non-SU support contacts around the College
Personal Tutor - Your Personal Tutor is available if you have any personal problems. They can also refer you to the best point of contact in more serious matters.
Director of Studies ('DoS') - Your Director of Studies is there if you are having any problems of an academic nature, such as problems with supervisors, lecturers etc.
Senior Tutor - Stephanie Ellington (skle2) - The Senior Tutor can be contacted with more formal complaints and queries, or if you feel there is a conflict of interest with an assigned Tutor or Director of Studies.
College Dean - Jenny Koenig (jk111) - The College Dean is another contact for formal complaints, and will deal with issues where there is a conflict of interest with the Senior Tutor. The Dean is also involved in college disciplinary matters.