CSA Cranfield services available during lockdown

The CSA Cranfield building will remain open Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm for the following services.

The Office for all your usual services. Remember we have free hi-vis vests for walking or cycling on these dark nights.

If you are feeling nervous or would just like to chat to someone on a one to one basis, we promise Glenda or Sue are good listeners! Email csa@cranfield.ac.uk for an appointment so we ensure we can meet safely outside.

The CSA Shop for stationery, snacks, drinks, sandwiches, East Asian food range, Cranfield branded merchandise.

Cash machine + photobooth.

Microwaves – if you need to heat up your food whilst on campus, microwaves are available upstairs opposite the office.

We’re in this together. You are not alone.

Recreate a work of art challenge

CSA Election results – Cranfield campus

The votes have been counted and the results are in. Overall a total of 360 students voted in the election.

Green Officer
Niall Marsay: 262 votes
R.O.N.: 35 votes
Niall Marsay is duly elected as Green Officer

International Students Officer
Vatsal Mathur: 241 votes
R.O.N.: 61 votes
Vatsal Mathur is duly elected as International Officer

Residences/Services Officer
Rahul Warrier: 257 votes
R.O.N.: 37 votes
Rahul Warrier is duly elected as Residences & Services Officer

SATM Education Rep
Prahlad Rajhans: 143 votes
Pritish Tayal: 148 votes
R.O.N.: 29 votes
Pritish Tayal is duly elected as SATM Education Rep

SOM Education Rep
Ronit Kamboj: 240 votes
R.O.N.: 49 votes
Ronit Kamboj is duly elected as SOM Education Rep​

In addition, as no-one stood for either of these positions in the election, Manish Singh is co-opted as SOM Research Representative and Yulia Hryshchenko Sumina ​is co-opted as SATM Research Representative.

Free deck of playing cards

Hi everyone
We realise this is a strange and unnerving time for all.
We are working hard to bring you a range of activities during lockdown to encourage you to take a break from your laptop and have a bit of fun. Keep in touch on CSA Cranfield facebook page​ to see the latest competitions and activities.
We have packs of playing cards to give away free, pop into the CSA building today to pick up a pack and try out all the different variations of patience. If anyone manages to get a clock patience to play out, I want to hear about it! I’ve tried for years and never managed it (without cheating!)
The CSA Office will remain open throughout the lockdown Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, so if you are feeling nervous and would like to chat, Glenda or Sue will be on hand to have a face to face individual meet outside over a coffee, so do come along. I promise we are good listeners!
We’re in this together. You are not alone.

CSA Elections 2020

Election time is coming soon for positions on the CSA Cranfield Executive Committee. Elections are an exciting time of year – it’s when you are able to decide who will represent you in different student officer positions.
During the elections candidates will be asking for your vote to help them become your elected representative.

See the candidate names and manifestos at https://mycsa.org.uk/your-csa/csa-elections-who-will-get-your-votes/


Pumpkin Carving at the CSA – 26th-30th October

Ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Michelangelo? Here’s a chance to sculpt something different! Join us and carve your very own gruesome pumpkin. Take your spine-chilling pumpkin home to scare/impress your housemates.
We’ll supply the pumpkin, tools and candles.
Socially distanced, face masks to be worn.
Places are limited to 15 each evening so remember to pre-book your slot:
Activity start time:6pm

University Challenge 2021 – the ultimate quiz

Do you have what it takes to represent Cranfield University in one of the most prestigious television quiz shows, University Challenge?

If you enjoy answering general knowledge questions on a wide range of subjects, then this is the quiz for you!

Taking part in BBC2’s University Challenge is a unique experience; it is extremely enjoyable, a bit nerve-wrecking, but most of all an achievement of which to be extremely proud.

The programme can be seen on BBC2 at 8:30pm on Monday evenings.

Cranfield Students’ Association is looking for four students plus one reserve to make up the Cranfield University team. Any Cranfield University student, Shrivenham or Cranfield, research or masters, full or part time, can apply for a place on the team.

To enter, contact Martin Davey at m.davey@cranfield.ac.uk

The closing date for entries is Friday 30th October 2020, with trials taking place the following week.


Stand for election – CSA Cranfield & CSA Shrivenham

Are you interested in….

  • helping fellow students?
  • representing their views?
  • meeting new people?
  • influencing change?

If so, there are several positions open for election at CSA Cranfield and Shrivenham CSA.

It is especially important there are committed and enthusiastic CSA Exec teams at both Cranfield and Shrivenham to offer support and representation during these challenging times.

Student Trustee (1 position). Students from both campuses have the opportunity to stand for election as a Student Trustee on the CSA’s Board of Trustees.

At Cranfield CSA, the Executive Officer positions of Events Officer, Green Officer, International Students Officer, Residences & Services Officer, Research Reps for SATM, SWEE & SOM, and Education (taught course) Reps for each of the schools of SATM, SWEE, SOM and CDS-Cranfield are open for nominations. To find out more about the role commitments, contact Lucy Lu, csapresident@cranfield.ac.uk​

At Shrivenham CSA, the Executive Officer positions of Publicity Officer and Social Officer are open for nominations. For more information about the roles and responsibilities contact csa.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

See the candidate packs links below for more information about the positions, nomination form and process of standing for election.

CSA Student Trustee Candidate Pack 2020
CSA Executive Officer Candidates Pack October 2020 – for all other positions.
Nominations open Tuesday 6th October and close at 12.00, Monday 26th October.

Voting for this election will be online. A link to the voting platform will be emailed out to all students at the start of voting. Voting period – 09.00hrs 3rd November until 17.00hrs, 5th November.

Stand and make a difference.

CSA Cranfield Services

The good news is the CSA building will be reopening on Monday 28th September!

Please protect yourself, others and our staff by wearing a mask in the building.

CSA Shop – Monday – Friday 08.30 – 18.00

CSA Cafe – Takeaway Only – Monday – Friday 08.30 – 18.00

CSA Bar – Bottle Bar Only – Monday – Thursday 18.00 – 20.00

CSA Office – Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00

We look forward to seeing you again soon.


CSA Fortnightly Update