President - Sandy McCleery (ajm308)
Hi, I'm Sandy, a second-year Emmanuel Geographer. As president of the fine institution that is CUGS, my role is to coordinate and direct the society in organising lots of fun and stimulating events for our members. This involves everything from attracting the best geographical minds to come and speak to the society, running a wide range of ENTs events, and coordinating the Bedford Travel Grant. As a committee we already have lots of ideas about how to make CUGS better but we are always looking for your comments and suggestions as well. Outside of Geography, I can usually be found on the rugby field, singing or supporting the mighty Chelsea FC!
Vice President - Joseph Chroston-Bell (jc786)
Hello! I'm Joseph, a third-year Trinity Hall Geographer and CUGS Vice President. It is my job to support Sandy in the swift operations of the many society services: careers, sponsorship, ENTs, financial support, stash and speakers. Persistently jolly, I'm always happy to hear new ideas and suggestions as well as chat about most things geographical - please chuck an email my way or grab me while I'm ambling about.
Treasurer - Sam Briggs (seb94)
Hi! My name's Sam and I'm a third-year at Tit Hall. I'm also the CUGS Treasurer for this year. Despite my love of spending money, my job is to make sure that we don't splurge out too much so that we have enough to fund all the great events CUGS hosts, such as our annual garden party and the Christmas dinner. Outside of CUGS you'll most likely catch me procrastinating in Downing Cafe, though I also do a lot of volunteering, enjoy hanging out with my friends and have a (somewhat flaky!) relationship with the gym.
Secretary & Web Officer - Janice Chui (jc779)
Hi, I'm Janice, a third-year Geographer at Murray Edwards, and I'm from Hong Kong. As the Secretary & Web Officer, I'm in charge of all the admin and updating the information on the CUGS noticeboard (outside the LLT) and the website. When I am not doing Geography or CUGS-related activities, I often spend my time just relaxing with friends and enjoying all that Cambridge has to offer! I also love dancing - you'll find me performing in student productions sometimes. Do get in touch if you have any queries or suggestions! :)
Speakers Officer - Emerson Sharp (ejs89)
Hi! I'm Emerson, a second-year from Fitz, and one of the Speakers Officers for CUGS. Together with Lauren, our role is to provide you with the best and most interesting speakers we can- both physical and human- in order to make your termcard as exciting as possible. I'm also a Peer Supporter and a lover of fine West Country Cider, and am always looking to hear suggestions for any speakers you'd be interested in; nobody is out of reach!
Speakers Officer - Lauren Taylor (lst32)
Hello, I'm Lauren and I'm a second-year Emmanuel geographer. As Speakers Officer, it is my responsibility to organise a full and exciting term card for the academic year 2014-15. This year, we hope to invite a wide range of individuals to speak, at CUGS covering aspects of both physical and human geography. Please feel free to contact me if you have any particular individuals who you would love to speak, or have any questions or suggestions. Beyond geography, I love to travel, and I am a keen netball and basketball player.
Careers & Ents Officer - Laura Whalley (lew47)
Hello! My name is Laura and I am a second-year geographer at Emma. I am part of the Ents team on this year's committee, but I am also the Careers Officer. I am really looking forward to being involved in the organisation of the annual Garden Party and the Christmas Dinner, amongst all the other amazing events that we will be holding this year! My role as Careers Officer means that I will (hopefully) be co-ordinating with employers and alumni students to organise a flag-ship Geography Careers Event at the beginning of 2015, a prospect I am very excited about! Outside of Geography, I enjoy listening to music, arts and crafts, and shopping, and in my spare time I try to travel as much as possible. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us - we would love to hear your ideas and feedback!
Ents Officer - Megan McCluskey (mm952)
Hi, I'm Megan, a third-year geographer from King's and part of this year's Ents team. We will be organising a variety of social events throughout the year; including the May Week Garden Party, Freshers' socials and the Christmas Dinner. Hopefully they will provide a good opportunity to get to know your fellow geographers! If you have any suggestions for events, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Ents Officer - Rachael Lally (rl496)
Hi I'm Rachael a second-year Medwards Geographer and part of this year's Ents team. This year we hope to continue the great events from previous years including the garden party, Freshers' events and the Christmas dinner. We hope to make them better than ever before and hopefully introduce something new. If you have any ideas or suggestions then please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!
Green Officer - Becky Hart (rh566)
Hello, my name is Becky and I'm in second-year. As Green Officer for CUGS I'll be doing all that I can to improve the society and the geography department's green practice, from small things like probably being the only volunteer recycling collector at the garden party, to looking into ways the department as a whole is and could be improving its green policy. I am involved in the green committee at my college (Emma) as well as working on the university Green League Table. Outside my life as a geographer and keen green, I enjoy volunteering at a primary school in Cambridge as well as playing hockey for my college.