Cambridge University Students' Union

Cambridge University Students' Union

17 Mill Lane

Our offices, in the New Museums site (off Downing Street) are also the place to come to for the cheapest quality colour/mono photocopying and binding in Cambridge and to collect your NUS Extra Card.

Union Facts

Number of students

  • Total: 20,885
  • Full time: 12,265
  • Part time: 345
  • Postgraduates: 8,275

CUSU is your Students' Union.
We exist to represent your interests and ensure you have a say in how you experience University, whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate. Every Cambridge student is automatically a member of Cambridge University Students' Union - and that includes you.

CUSU works by bringing together students from all colleges and departments to campaign for positive change in Cambridge. We make sure that student concerns are at the centre of University decision making while providing entertainment, services and welfare support for the benefit of students.


Campaigning and negotiating to improve students' lives is at the centre of what a students' union does. Students are most powerful when they organise and cooperate as a collective body. CUSU provides a strong voice and practical support to ensure that the issues you care about are actively pursued. We are currently running a number of exciting campaigns on issues ranging from ethical affairs to student safety. You can read about some of them in the campaigns section of the website and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.


There are lots of groups and committees in the University where decisions are made that will affect how you live and work in Cambridge. Students elect CUSU representatives who attend these meetings, voice your opinions and influence decisions. If you have ideas for how student life can be improved and don't mind letting the University hear about them, why not stand for election to one of the various CUSU teams?


CUSU offers a huge number of useful services to ensure you get the most out of Cambridge. CUSU helps not only individual students, but also provides support and training for your societies, faculty representatives and JCR/MCR committees.