DCSA

Darwin College Students' Association

Meet the DCSA Executive Committee

 

 

NOTE: The committee is now in it's the handover period. This page will be updated in June. 
 
 
 
President
dcsa_president @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The President is the representative of the DCSA to College, voicing the opinions of the students to all College members. They coordinate the committee by chairing DCSA Regular Meetings and General Meetings. The President works very closely with the Secretary, Treasurer, and the rest of the committee to ensure work is completed. The President sits on the College Council as a student representative, attends fortnightly CUSU meetings, sits on the Strategic Planning Committee, sits on the PREVENT committee, sits on the Health and Safety Committee, and often sits on one or two other college committees.
 
 
 

Secretary
dcsa_secretary @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Secretary is the administrator of the committee and Vice President. Alongside the President they ensure that meetings and DCSA business run smoothly. The Secretary ensures up-to-date files of the DCSA’s affairs, minutes, and policy documents are maintained, including the DCSA Constitution and Schedule and Regulations. The Secretary is in charge of the TV room and its bookings, sits on the Building and Grounds Committee, and sit on the Darwin College Society Committee. Importantly, the Secretary is the person responsible for chairing meetings and running the committee, should the President be unavailable for any reason. 
 
 

Treasurer
dcsa_treasurer @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Treasurer is in charge of all the finances in the DCSA, reports how much is spent, and assesses the feasibility of projects on a financial basis. They are responsible for ensuring all the clubs and societies are receiving the required funding whilst ensuring that the money they ask for is necessary for what they want to do. They are responsible for maintaining accurate records and checking the validity of all paperwork submitted for reimbursement. The Treasurer sits on the College Finance Committee. 
 
 

Women’s Welfare Officer
dcsa_womens_welfare @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Women’s Welfare Officer is the student contact for students who or in need of help or advice. They advise students on how to deal with their problems and who they should contact to get the help they require. The Women’s Welfare Officer is responsible for representing and furthering the needs of female students. Along with the Men's Welfare Officer, they will organise welfare events throughout the year.
 
 

Men’s Welfare Officer
dcsa_mens_welfare @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Men’s Welfare Officer is the student contact for students who or in need of help or advice. They advise students on how to deal with their problems and who they should contact to get the help they require. The Men’s Welfare Officer is responsible for representing and furthering the needs of male students. Along with the Women's Welfare Officer, they will organise welfare events throughout the year.
 
 

LGBT Officer
dcsa_lgbt @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The LGBT+ Officer is responsible for representing and furthering the needs of LGBT students, whilst also providing help in a similar manner to the Welfare Officers. They try to involve LGBT+ students in college events and organise events aimed at LGBT+ students.
 
 

International Officer
dcsa_international @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The International Officer is responsible for representing and furthering the needs of international students, whilst also providing help in a similar manner to the Welfare Officers. They try to involve international students in college events and organise events aimed at international students. 
 
 

Admiral of the Punts
dcsa_punts @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Admiral of the Punts is responsible for all the vessels the punt club owns, including the punts, kayaks, canoe, and the equipment which comes along with them. They are the President of the Punt Club and manage the membership, the finanical and administrative work, and the maintenance of the vessels. They work with several trusted punt captains to ensure the work is done. 
 
 

Events Officer
dcsa_events @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Events Officer coordinates, organises, and promotes social and entertainment activities in college, including the May Week Garden Party, summer BBQ, and other smaller events throughout the year. 
 
 

Entertainment Officer I
dcsa_ents @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Ents Officers coordinate, organise, and promote the Darwin BOPs, held roughly three times a term. They are responsible for the music, decorations, security, and all the other financial and administrative work that comes with it.
 
 

Entertainment Officer II
dcsa_ents @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Ents Officers coordinate, organise, and promote the Darwin BOPs, held roughly three times a term. They are responsible for the music, decorations, security, and all the other financial and administrative work that comes with it.
 
Ents Officer II (November 2016 - November 2017): Astrid Wendler
 

External Officer
dcsa_external @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The External Officer is responsible for organising Formal swaps with other Colleges and for hosting other Colleges when they visit Darwin for Formal swap. They also represent the DCSA at CUSU meetings.
 
External Officer (November 2016 - November 2017): Oliver Fleck

Environmental and Ethical Affairs Officer
dcsa_green @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Environmental and Ethical Affairs Officer is responsible for the coordination and implementation of environmental and ethical issues and organises college events promoting awareness of these issues. They manage the student vegetable garden and they can sit on the Buildings and Grounds Committee if requested.
 
Green Officer (November 2016 - November 2017): Bryn Pickering

Communications Officer
dcsa_coms @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Comms Officer is responsible for sending out the Whatsup emails, helping to maintain the website, and to otherwise attend to the DCSA communication needs. The Comms Officer sits on the College Computer Committee.
 
Communications Officer (November 2016 - November 2017): Ruben Drews

 

Sports and Societies Officer I
dcsa_sports @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Sports and Societies Officers are responsible for maintaining the gym and for overseeing Darwin’s sporting societies. They are also responsible for organising the Darwin-Wolfson Sports Day, a day of sporting fun against our sister College at Oxford, held every March.
 
 

Sports and Societies Officer II
dcsa_sports @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Sports and Societies Officers are responsible for maintaining the gym and for overseeing Darwin’s sporting societies. They are also responsible for organising the Darwin-Wolfson Sports Day, a day of sporting fun against our sister College at Oxford, held every March.
 
Sports and Societies Officer II (November 2016 - November 2017): Meltem Gürel

College Council Representative I
dcsa_council_reps @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The College Council Reps are elected by the students to represent the College in College Council meetings and sit ex officio on the DCSA Executive Committee (meaning their Primary Office is the College Council). They bring any matters to the College Council and the DCSA and try to ensure that the needs of all parties in College are being met.
 
 

College Council Representative II
dcsa_council_reps @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The College Council Reps are elected by the students to represent the College in College Council meetings and sit ex officio on the DCSA Executive Committee (meaning their Primary Office is the College Council). They bring any matters to the College Council and the DCSA and try to ensure that the needs of all parties in College are being met.
 
 

Bar Committee Chair
dcsa-bar @ darwin.cam.ac.uk
 
The Barcomm Chair is not voted on to the DCSA Executive Committee, as with all other positions, but sits ex officio on the committee. The BarComm Chair is in charge of the Bar Committee, which runs the Darwin Bar (Darbar).
 
Bar Chair: Patrick Ball (from May 2017)
 

 

 

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