Stand for Election – CSA Cranfield & CSA Shrivenham

Coronavirus has affected everyone and everything in one way or another, so it is especially important there are committed and enthusiastic CSA Exec teams at both Cranfield and Shrivenham to help rebuild and re-invigorate the sense of community at each campus and offer support for students.

Are you interested in….
• helping fellow students by representing their views?
• meeting new people and influencing change?

If so, there are several positions open for election.

CSA President. Students from Cranfield and Shrivenham can stand for election to this part time sabbatical position. The position runs from 1st May 2021 until the end of May 2022. If you are interested, please contact the current President, Lucy Lu, csapresident@cranfield.ac.uk  to find out more about what is involved.

Student Trustee. Cranfield and Shrivenham students can stand for this student trustee position. The position is for 2 years, but can be taken for one year.

At Cranfield CSA, the Executive Officer positions of Vice President, Events Officer and SWEE Research Representative are open for nominations.

At Shrivenham CSA, the Executive Officer positions of Vice President, Social Officer, Publicity Officer and Secretary/Welfare Officer are open for nominations.

The nomination period will run from 16th March until noon on 14th April. Download the appropriate candidate pack for more information.
CSA President, Vice President Shrivenham and Cranfield Candidates Pack
Executive Officer Candidate Pack (Cranfield – Events & SWEE Research + Shrivenham – Social, Publicity & Secretary/Welfare)
Student Trustee Candidate Pack

Contact your local CSA csa.cranfield@cranfield.ac.uk or csa.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk to find out what is involved in each position.
Elections will be held 27th – 29th April via an online voting link that will be emailed to all students.

CSA Cranfield Fortnightly Update

🚲 New bike path:
Bedfordshire coucil is asking for opinions on the new bike path being planned at the north of campus. Please take 5 minutes of your time and support this proposal to make Cranfield a safer place for cyclists with better access between the university and the village: https://centralbedfordshire.researchfeedback.net/s.asp…
📚 Academic:
Academic English in-sessional programme is free for this AY 2020/21 and free to all taught and research students. Essentially it comprises one-to-one tutorials bookable daily in 30-min slots, and reserved by students at their discretion, and group classes, designed to be small and interactive, offering students extra writing, speaking and listening practice, specifically thesis writing, seminar discussion skills and presentation skills.
This link details our in-sessional programme
🚧Facilities:
1. The Uno bus service will be returning to full service timetable ‪on the 8th of March‬.
2. Costa opens 8/3, fair trade coffee offer at Reggie’s
3. March’s topic of the month survey is now live and it’s focusing on campus services
🤩 Events:
1.Pebble hunt is still going, look out for pebbles while you’re walking
2.Download SEEK app and complete December challenge
🌱Green & safer campus:
This week our Green Officer Niall has worked with people and planet (the largest student campaign body in the UK) to pressure the university to declare that it will never invest in the stocks and shares of fossil fuel companies like BP and Esso. He also challenged the health and safety board on the dangerous driving seen on the main road and the lack of transparency around lab space allocation under current covid restrictions. And finally, he requested that they investigate training academic staff in mental health first aid to help improve student wellbeing.

CSA Fortnightly Update

CSA Events:

Let’s dance – every Saturday 5pm
Live dance tutorial with Kashish, room space would be enough
See all the entries for the Valentine’s love poems at CSA Instagram: (@cranfieldcsa)

Society activities:

Newly born, Cranfield Autonomous Vehicle Society hosted 3 events-
1) 26th January with Dr Erik Dahlberg from SCANICA about Truck Platooning
2) 1st February with Dr Stefano Longo from Embotech AG about Automated driving -Industry Insights
3) 8th February with Dr Umar Zakir Abdul Hamid from Sensible 4 Finland, about Future of Mobility – Recent Progress and Trends
Stay tuned for more events.

Environment:

The environment team will be installing new bins to recycle the vegware boxes from Reggie’s and are running a climate change quiz with the chance to win Reggie’s vouchers, deadline 20th Feb. https://cranfielduniversity.eu.qualtrics.com/…/SV…

Green Team:

Calling all eco-warriors, green fingers, climate collaborators and generally interested in fighting climate change students. I’m aware that the Green Team hasn’t been very successful this year and so I want to pause and take measure and find out what you would like to get out of the green team. If you care about climate change and want to meet up with other like-minded people, please fill out this short survey https://forms.gle/e5Zysz6uGnHnAz6M9 to help decide the future of the green team.

Residences:

Extra hoovers and sink strainers have now been provided in residence halls

CANVAS:

Information about Cranfield hardship funds uploaded on CANVAS, please check the criteria before applying. There is also a short, anonymous survey on work and finances, please take one minute to fill these out.
Key contact guidance for different departments on campus is now on CANVAS.

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 and 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.

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.