Conservatoires UK Student Network

The Conservatoires UK Student Network (CUKSN) was formed with the support of the CUK Board in 2013 by Student Union Presidents and student representatives of the UK conservatoires.

It was established from a desire to engage with, and inform, the views and decisions of Conservatoires UK, regarding the student voice and sector issues.

CUKSN is committed to working with CUK for the benefit of all Conservatoire students.

CUKSN is inclusive of all conservatoire disciplines and departments, representing the diversity of all the member institutions of CUK and is committed to operate in a fair, democratic, and unbiased way to the benefit of all students studying in conservatoires.

The Student Network engages with its student representatives, student bodies, graduates, staff, and external professional organisations, in order to progress an informed student opinion regarding Conservatoire education and experience.

Alongside the CUK Board, the Student Network and its members are consulted and work with organisations such as Healthy Conservatoires Network, Help Musicians UK, Equity, the National Union of Students, and the Association of European Conservatoires Student Working Group.

In 2017/18, CUKSN joined the ISM’s Free Move Create campaign, which is aiming to secure free movement for musicians post-Brexit.

The Student Network meets four times a year and discusses the creative arts and higher education sectors, as well as sharing best practice and resources for the betterment of conservatoire students.

The members for 2017/18 are:

  • Chair: Miranda Harmer
  • Conservatoire for Dance and Drama: Alexandra Piro
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama SU: Felicity Chilton
  • Leeds College of Music SU: Caitlin Stubbs
  • Royal Academy of Music SU: Rachel O’Brien
  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire: Cam Athanasiades
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama SU: Jake Saunders
  • Royal College of Music SU: Nathan Cho
  • Royal Northern College of Music SU: Theo Fowler
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland SU: Will Stringer
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama SU: Lloyd Pearce
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance SU: Luke Faber

If you would like any more details on the Student Network, or would like to collaborate and consult with us, please email

You can also keep up to date with us on Twitter: @CUKSNOfficial.