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Student life at Darwin is what you make of it! Many find Darwin to have a relaxed, sociable, and welcoming atmosphere, with a wide array of facilities and amenities available for the benefit and well-being of students and fellows.


Want to get more involved in Darwin life? Stand for election for the DCSA!

10 positions will become available for election in November:

Ents (Entertainment) Officer (2 positions) – As an Ents Officer, you will co-organize the highly acclaimed Darwin BOPs and other DCSA events. Enjoy the Freshers’ BOP? This is your chance to get involved in Darwin’s entertainment scene. For more information, contact Isak Herman (ih285 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Sports Officer (2 positions) – As a Sports Officer, you will be responsible for maintaining the gym and for working with Darwin’s sporting societies. You will also be involved in organizing the Darwin-Wolfson Sports Day, a day of sporting fun against our sister college at Oxford, held every March. For more information, contact Laurens Geffert (jlg57 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk).

External Officer (Ambassador) – As the External Officer you will be responsible for organizing those lovely and delicious formal swaps with other colleges. For more information, contact Claire Raisen (clr52 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk).

Communications Officer: As Communication Officer, you will be responsible for sending out these WhatsUp emails, maintaining the website and otherwise attend to the DCSA communication needs. For more information, contact Andrew Melzer (am905 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk).

Green Officer – As the Green Officer, you will be responsible for the co-ordination and implementation of sustainable policies and organize college events promoting awareness of sustainability. For more information, contact Philipp Braeuninger-Weimer (pab96 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk).

International Officer – As the International Officer you will be looking after the international side of Darwin by setting up fun events with an international flavour. For more information, contact Jan Kvasnicka (jk499 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk).

LGBT Officer – As LBGT Officer, you will be ensuring the needs of the LGBT community are met alongside the two welfare officers, whilst also providing help in a similar manner to the welfare officers. For more information, contact Giles Shaw (gwhs2 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) or Ariana Phillips (asp38 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk).

College Council Student Member - As a Student Member of the College Council, you will be a full member of the governing body of the college. This is an opportunity to both ensure student voices are being heard and to be involved in issues that affect the entirety of the college. For more information, contact Thilo Richter (tr359 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk).

To apply for any of the positions, please send the DCSA Secretary, Christina Schweitzer (cls82 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) and President, Isak Herman (ih285 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) a manifesto of no more than 200 words. It should include what position you are applying for, why you want to apply and what you plan to do in that position. All applications must include your name and email, as well as those of a proposer and seconder, who are current students at Darwin. Please submit you application by Sunday 2nd November, 11:59 pm. All applications will be invited to the hustings at the General Meeting on Tuesday, 4th November at 8:00 pm. Here you will give a brief 2-minute speech to the attendees and answer questions. Voting will be online form Thursday 6th October – Sunday 9th October.


Mark your calendars: the Michaelmas Term General Meeting of the DCSA will be on Tuesday, 4th November at 8:00 pm in the Common Room. Termly General Meetings happen three times a year and are an opportunity for DCSA members (that’s you!) to participate. Any DCSA member can propose (with a seconder) a motion to be voted upon by the members present at the General meeting, which is the supreme decision making body of the DCSA.

To propose a motion, please submit the motion and the names and emails of the proposer and seconder (both must be current Darwin students) to the DCSA Secretary, Christina Schweitzer (cls82 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) and President, Isak Herman (ih285 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) by Sunday 2nd November, 11:59 pm.

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