Graduate Student Body

Who are the GSB?

All graduate students at Clare Hall are automatically members of the Graduate Student Body (GSB). The GSB Committee is elected to represent student interests throughout the College and the wider University, as well as arranging regular social and sports events. The GSB Committee is a great way to be actively involved in College organisation, meet new people and promote students' well-being.


How are they elected?

  • All members of the GSB are entitled to stand for election or re-election to the Committee which is elected annually.
  • The President and Treasurer are elected at the end of the Full Easter Term, whereas the remaining officers are elected at the beginning of the following Michaelmas Term.  
  • Students interested in any of the roles can get in touch with the current or previous Committee members.
  • Call for self-nominations is open from 16 days to 2 days prior to the election taking place.
  • Voting is held by way of secret ballot, which may include online voting.


Your Graduate Student Body for 2018

President: Mariana Pinto-Leitao-Pereira

Head of the GSB committee and represents Clare Hall students both internally and outside of the College.

Vice-President: Marno van der Maas

The Vice-President is the second head of the GSB committee after the President and takes over when they are unavailable. The most important responsibility of the presidential roles is to represent the students in College and the University. The Vice-President also makes sure committee meetings run smoothly and that the GSB can effectively reach its goals

Treasurer: Emily Goodacre

Manages the GSB budget and all reimbursements.

Secretary: Andrew Eslich

Prepares the agenda and takes minutes for each GSB meeting and creates weekly GSB bulletins.

Social Officers: Simone de Rijk, Tim Coorens and Alexander Goodacre

Organises and coordinates social events for students

Welfare Officers: Viktoria Kabel and Anujan Poologaindran

Ensures the general well-being of the student body and promotes a healthy study-life balance

Fellows-Students Interaction Officer: Nick Stember

Organises the Fellow-student receptions and the Easter term graduate conference.

Green Officer: Logan Malik and Emily Morison

Works with Clare Hall students and the College to reduce our impact on the environment.

External Officers: Viviana Pupeza and Warren Pan

Collaborates with graduate bodies at other Cambridge Colleges to secure inter-college partnerships and formal swaps, including an annual swap with St. Cross College, Oxford.

Equalities Officers: Aldo Kempen and Casper Gelderblom

Provides support for all those who identify with groups including, but not exclusive to, race, gender, sexuality, accessibility and socio-economic background.

Arts and Music Officers: Gianmarco Raddi

Plans art, concerts and other music‐related events in College and is responsible for the maintenance of the GSB Music Room.

Information Technology Officer: Ivan Mouraviev

Responsible for managing the GSB's website and online presence across different platforms, as well as facilitating any student IT needs (for example workshops on how to use Excel or reference management software)

Sports Officer: Marcel Hinsche

Organises sports activities and is the main contact for the Clare Hall sports teams.


Keep in Touch

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