The CSC provides societies with grants to fund their activities - information on filling out your grant application is available in the handbook. The CSC office also provides services to help you run your society - see CSC Office Services. The CSC also allocates rooms in college to societies, and can provide amenities and furnishings. A full guide to what the CSC can do for you is contained in the handbook section.
Grant Applications are submitted online. When you have submitted your grant application, the CSC Executive may ask to meet with your Treasurer to discuss your claim. The Executive will then decide your allocation for the year. Supplementary Grant Applications can be made throughout the year to cover additional activity.
Societies normally set up stands during Freshers' Week (the week before term starts) to attract new members. Additionally, you may sign up members at society meetings and events. See the Running a Society section of the handbook for information on Freshers' Week etc. It is important to note that membership of your society must be open to all members of college, i.e. you cannot operate a selective membership policy.
The Executive is made up of the CSC Officers, plus eight ordinary members elected by the Treasurers of currently recognised societies. The Executive's job is to run the CSC day-to-day, making decisions on grant applications, recognition of new societies, and other matters. The Executive holds regular meetings during term time.
Yes! Executive members are elected at the CSC's Annual General Meeting, which is held in Trinity Term. Executive positions to be nominated in a week advance in addition to the Officer positions. if you are interested in running for one of the 8 positions on the CSC Executive, please ensure that you get the treasurers of two fully recognised societies to propose and second you, using the forms that have been emailed to them. Being on CSC Exec is a great way to see how societies work, and to get involved. It doesn't take up too much time - Exec meets once a week during term time - in Michaelmas Term, meetings can go on for up to 2 hours, but once grant applications have been dealt with, that tapers off, and they are invariably finished within an hour. If you want to know more about it, please get in touch.
So - if you want to run - your nomination needs to be handed into the CSC (2013 date to be confirmed).
Yes! It may help to have already served as an ordinary member of the Executive, but anybody can be nominated for any of the Officerships of the CSC, as long as you are proposed any nominated by Treasurers of fully recognised societies. See the About Us section for details of the CSC officerships.