General Meetings happen three times a year and are an opportunity for all DCSA members to participate.
Any current DCSA member can propose (with a seconder) a motion to be voted upon by the members present at the General Meeting, which is the supreme decision making body of the DCSA.
The GMs are also when election hustings take place, should there be positions available. Being on the DCSA Executive Committee is a great way to get more involved with College life. The DCSA Executive Committee consists of up to 19 volunteering PhD and MPhil students. Executive Committee members are primarily elected to their positions in the Easter and Michaelmas DCSA elections. The Committee is responsible for a lot of different things (see all here http://www.dcsa.dar.cam.ac.uk/what-we-do), including organising events, looking after the welfare of students, managing the DCSA budget (including budget allocations for sports clubs and societies), and is there to listen to and voice any concerns from any DCSA member. There are roles to suit everyone and each post has a different workload commitment, so whether you want to be heavily involved or have less time to spare, there is sure to be a role suited for you. Being on the DCSA is definitely a great way to get involved in College life, but it’s also a great way to meet lots of new people – not only on the Committee, but through all the events.