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About CUSU Ethical Affairs

CUSU Ethical Affairs is the part of Cambridge University Students' Union that focuses on the environment, social justice & development. It aims to promote awareness of these crucial issues to the student population and empower them to act upon them in a number of ways [ethical-chair@cusu.cam.ac.uk]

We campaign on three main areas, each with their own dedicated part-time student officer: the environment & climate change, ethical investment, and fair trade & ethical purchasing. We also support a number of smaller campaigns and projects.

CUSU Ethical Affairs is organised and represented on the CUSU executive by the Ethical Affairs Chair (role currently shared by Suyin Chalmin-Pui and Poppy Damon). The organisation of campaigns and events is shared by five elected sub-officers. CUSU Ethical Affairs is also responsible for supporting the network of college green officers, and providing a space for them to co-ordinate and network with other like-minded student societies and CUSU Ethical Affairs officers.

The CUSU Ethical Affairs Chair

CUSU has an Ethical Affairs Chair, elected every March by cross-campus ballot.

The Ethical Affairs Chair role for 2013-14 is shared by Suyin Chalmin-Pui and Poppy Damon.

They can be contacted at <ethical-chair[at]cusu.cam.ac.uk>.

Responsibilities of the Ethical Affairs Chair

The Ethical Affairs Chair has two main responsibilities:

Running CUSU Ethical Affairs Campaigns

We co-ordinate the campaigns, sort out meetings of the Ethical & Environmental Committee and liase with the EEC elected officers and with College Green Officers.

Being on the CUSU Exec

The Ethical Affairs Chair is a member of the CUSU Executive. This entails attending the weekly CUSU Exec meeting, fornightly CUSU Council meetings and helping out with general events which CUSU organises such as the Societies Fair at Kelsey Kerridge.

The Ethical Affairs Team

The Ethical Affairs Chair is the chair of the CUSU Ethical Affairs Team. This team consists meets weekly, and all are welcome to attend these meetings. The team consists of:

Environment Officer

Ethical Investment Officer

Ethical Consumership Officer

Communities and Volunteering Officer

Ethical Affairs Coordinator (Open Portfolio Position)