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Student committee

Student committee representatives attend various institute-wide committees, from the Board of Trustees (the equivalent of a university council) through to the Academic Board (which has both taught course and research degree student members) and a range of other groups including the Equality Steering Group and the Public Engagement Forum.


The student committee is run by students, for students.

The student committee is open to all ICR students and operates on both sites.

Our student representatives seek students’ views on issues of concern and identify issues to raise with Faculty and Registry staff.

We also organise social activities for research students throughout the year, including:

  • a dinner each autumn in Freshers’ week to help the new PhD students settle in;
  • an annual cross-site away weekend which provides further opportunity for PhD students to get to know each other; and
  • an annual student conference, focussed on careers advice and personal development, which is followed by a social event.

We are affiliated to the National Union of Students

Committee representation

The ICR considers student involvement to be an essential element in the decision-making process. Student representation is preserved in the ICR's articles of association.

The student committee includes representatives on the ICR's key academic committees, including the Board of Trustees (one student member) and the Academic Board (two student members).

Student liaison committees meet regularly to discuss research degree and taught course business:

  • The research degrees student liaison committee is chaired by the student president, with faculty and administrative members, and all members of the student committee are invited. It discusses issues on behalf of research degree students as a whole and issues on which the ICR is keen to hear students’ views at an early stage.
  • The taught course student liaison committee meet at least twice a year for much the same purpose. A taught course representative chairs the meeting and the meetings are open to all taught course students.
Student representatives are expected to attend all meetings and put forward a student perspective on items of the agenda.

Student committee members 2021-22

Registered students can access the full list of student representatives on our intranet, Nexus (log in needed).

Key people:

  • Imogen Thrussell (President)

  • Annemarie Knill (Vice President, Sutton)

  • Rachel Evans (Vice President, Board of Trustees Rep, Chelsea)

  • Sophie Williams (Vice President, Chelsea)

  • Rosie Goodburn (Treasurer, Sutton)

  • Mandy Wan (Treasurer, Chelsea)

PhD studentships

Applications for our main PhD studentships recruitment round are closed.

ICR values

Our values – developed together as an organisation – make it clear how each and every one of us work to meet our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.