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Would you relish using your skills and knowledge to make a positive difference to Postgraduate and Mature Students at the University of Cambridge? The University of Cambridge Graduate Union is looking for three external trustees to serve a term of up to four years (and renewable for up to a further four).

The University of Cambridge Graduate Union is a small and specialist Students' Union representing the postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge. It is a registered charity, number 1147864.

The Graduate Union was founded in the 1950s by humanitarian Greta Burkill, essentially as a combined soup kitchen and social hub for postgraduate students and their spouses, who she felt were neglected as a consequence of the University's focus on undergraduates. Over the years, the union has evolved from a University-run members' club into a student-lead representative organisation, becoming first in the late twentieth century a modern students' union and then in 2012 a registered charity. It is officially recognised by the University, and is responsible for providing postgraduate student representation to a large number of University bodies, including the University Council and the General Board of the Faculties.

In 2016-17, the operating budget of the union was c. £240,000. The union's income streams include direct University support, affiliation fees paid by Collegiate students' unions, and commercial income generated in the course of providing services to students (e.g. hard-case thesis binding, gown rental).

If you are interested in applying, please see our pack here

Application is by cover letter and CV by 9am on 11 April 2018. For more information, please visit

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Ali Chahine (General Manager) at to schedule a discussion.