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A welcome from the CUGS President…

Welcome to the Cambridge University Geographical Society! We are a student-run society for students at the University of Cambridge. 

Sitting in the nexus of the physical and social sciences, geography provides an ideal framework for understanding the complex relationships and processes between humans and their surroundings. Alongside the rest of the CUGS committee, I aspire to foster a space for students to discuss contemporary issues in, around, and beyond the field of Geography through a range of speakers, panels, and social and networking events that enrich students’ time at Cambridge.

CUGS runs its own magazine, Compass, which seeks to publish thoughtful and interrogative pieces from various perspectives in and around the geographical discipline. Its own committee is always welcome to submissions. CUGS also runs a travel grant to support undergraduate students with their dissertations. I hope to expand the grants available to all Geography students.

Please do get involved with what the society has to offer! I hope to welcome you to one of our forthcoming events!

– Eric Taylor, President 2024

CUGS - President, Eric Taylor


We put on a number of events and socials during the year for all our members, including the Christmas Dinner, Garden Party and various speaker events. Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to keep updated with all of our events!


Compass is the student run magazine produced in partnership with CUGS.
Compass covers a broad range of contemporary issues, with articles produced by our own geographers, alongside hosting readers’ photography and career advice.


Geography students who are members of CUGS are eligible to apply for the Bedford Travel Grant which is available to support undergraduates with their dissertation.


Do get in touch if you would be interested in partnering with us! We’re always keen to work alongside companies and groups, and we can offer a range of specifically tailored sponsorship packages.

Geography at Cambridge

Thinking about studying Geography at Cambridge or a current Fresher? Take a look at our Alternative Prospectus.