Darwin College Student Association (DCSA)

About the DCSA

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The DCSA is an organization representing the interests and activities of students at Darwin College. All Darwin students are automatically members of the DCSA. An executive committee is appointed in biannual elections in June and November.

Contact us

For specific enquiries, contact details for the relevant representatives can be found under 'Your Representatives'. For publicity/newsletter and communications matters, contact dcsa_coms@darwin.cam.ac.uk. For general enquiries and issues, contact dcsa_president@darwin.cam.ac.uk or dcsa_secretary@darwin.cam.ac.uk.

 

DCSA Elections: June 2014

The term of the DCSA is reaching an end and it is time for a new team to take over ready for the new academic year. 9 positions are up for elections. This is a chance for you to represent Darwin students, voice your opinion during committee meetings and have a hand in the running of the College. Hustings will take place on Tuesday 3rd June at 20:00 at the termly General Meeting. Here, all applicants for contested positions will give a two minutes in support of their application.

Applicants for positions should submit a short manifesto (approx. 200 words) to Samy (dcsa_secretary@darwin.cam.ac.uk) and Giles (dcsa_president@darwin.cam.ac.uk). Manifestos should include applicants’ reasons for running, ideas that they might have for their position, and evidence of their suitability for the role. Applications must include their name and CRSid in their application, as well as the names and CRSids of their proposer and seconder, who must be Darwin students. The deadline for applications is Sunday the 17th November 11:59 pm. There will also be a referendum held, where 15% of the fee paying students (DCSA members) are required. You will be voting on changes in the constitution including the societies spending cap, Be there Darwin so we can make a change. Below you will find attached a document of the recommended changes.

The positions up for election are as follows:

 

 

President

The representative of the DCSA to college, voicing the opinions of the students in college to all college members. You will also coordinate the committee by chairing DCSA executive meetings and termly general meetings. You will be working very closely with the secretary and treasurer to ensure work is completed. As President you sit in the college council as a student representative. This position entitles you to the Presidents room in the Old Granary. This is a 1 year position. If you would like more information contact Giles Shaw (gwhs2@cam.ac.uk).

 

Secretary

Administrator of the committee and Vice President. Alongside the president you ensure that meetings are running smoothly, you minute all the meetings carried out by the DCSA.You will be in charge of the TV room and its bookings as well as magazine subscriptions for the meeting room. As Secretary you sit on both the Building and Grounds Committee as well as the Darwin College Society. As Secretary you are entitled to a bedroom in college. This is a 1 year Position. For more information contact myself, Samy Yassin (sy309@cam.ac.uk).

 

Treasurer

As treasurer you will be in charge of all the finances in the committee, reporting how much is spent and assess the feasibility of projects on a financial basis. You will be responsible in ensuring all the societies are receiving the required funding whilst ensuring that the money they ask for is necessary for what they want to do. You sit on the College Finance Committee as treasure. You are entitled to a bedroom in college when taking up this position. This is a 1 year position. For more information contact Thilo Richter (tr359@cam.ac.uk).

 

Admiral of the Punts

Admiral of the all the vessels the punt club owns, including punts, kayaks and the equipment which comes along with them. Ensuring both administrative work is completed alongside maintenance. You work with your 5 trusted punt captains to ensure work is done. You are entitled to the Admirals Room in college which overlooks all the punts. This is a 1 year position. Talk to Nicolas Köhler (nk407@cam.ac.uk).

 

College Council Representative

Elected by the students to represent the college in College Council meetings. This is an opportunity to ensure that the needs of all parties in college are being met. This is a 1 year position. For more information talk to Arnav Narain (an423@cam.ac.uk) and Jason Grant Allen (jga26@cam.ac.uk).

 

Entertainment Officer

You will be one of the Ents, co-organising the highly acclaimed Darwin BOPs and other DCSA events with the events officer, nets officer and the DCSA. This is your chance to get involved in Darwin's entertainment scene. This position is for the summer term, until November 2014. For more information contact Isak Herman (ih285@cam.ac.uk) and Jennie Berneke (ijlb2@cam.ac.uk).

 

Male Welfare Officer

You will be the student contact for students who are troubled or in need. You will give advice on how students can deal with their problems and who they should contact so as to get the help they require. This is a 1 year position. For more information talk to Daniel Molnar (dm611@cam.ac.uk).

 

Female Welfare Officer

You will be the student contact for students who are troubled or in need. You will give advice on how students can deal with their problems and who they should contact so as to get the help they require. This is a 1 year position. For more information talk to Raph Clem (raphjclem@gmail.com).

 

LGBT Officer

As LGBT 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 to the welfare officers. This is a 1 year Position. For more information talk to Giles Shaw (gwhs2@cam.ac.uk).