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

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,​

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

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 – Friday 18.00 – 20.00

CSA Office – Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00

We look forward to seeing you again soon.


CSA Fortnightly Update

Railcard applications for students over 26 years old

Rail Cards Application approvals are still available for students over 26 years old. Please email who will try her very best to find a way of how this can still be done for you.

Herb Garden @CSA

Be seen, be safe – Free Hi-Vis Vests at CSA

The nights are drawing in and it’s getting darker earlier so it’s important that pedestrians, runners and cyclists can be seen by motorists. The CSA is running a campaign to provide students with a free hi-vis vest to ensure that you can be easily seen when walking/cycling around campus and the local area.

If you would like a vest then you can pick one up at Shrivenham or Cranfield CSA Offices.
Shrivenham – CSA office, Slim building, room 23. Our office is open on Wednesday’s between 13.00 and 14.30.
Cranfield – CSA Office, building 114. Office open Monday-Friday 09.00-17.00hrs.

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