Graduate Accommodation for 2014-15

Dear MCR members,

Please see the email from the TAS office regarding the Grad Rooms Ballot for the next academic year. It contains pertinent information for those wishing to enter the Ballot(s). In summary, the deadlines are as follows:

1. Advanced Students Rooms
Groups Ballot: opens 21 April 08:30 and closes 23 April 16:00
Individuals Ballot: opens 28 April 08:30 and closes 30 April 16:00

2. Wolfson Flats and Maisonettes
Deadline is 18 April 2014.

Lastly, a preview of sample rooms and common areas for various Graduate Accommodation in college are available on the MCR website:

I wish you all a safe Easter break.

Conference on Everything – Call for Posters

Dear Churchill,

We hope to see a great turn out for posters at this year’s Conference on Everything! Aside from being a brilliant and fun opportunity to practice poster presenting in a very friendly environment, all posters also compete for the Alex Mischenko prize. For more details you can always check out the MCR website ( or email us!

The poster session this year will be held from 6:30-7:30pm during the drinks reception for the Advanced Students’ Dinner, this means that you can of course  attend the Advanced Students Dinner afterwards at 7:30pm, and we advice to just wear your formal hall outfit whilst presenting the poster if you so wish.

Also, we aim to subside poster printing in case people need this. We have provisioned up to £14 per poster in line with a cheap place that we have found ( who print A1 sizes from £14. The subsiding will very likely go up once we know exact numbers!

If interested in presenting, please contact us before the end of the week (Friday 4th of April)!

Many thanks,
Sonke (sh767) and Jan (jf420)

MCR refurbishments and CUSU survey

We are in the midst of discussing refurbishment plans for the MCR (Sandy Ashmore Room) with college and would like to receive feedback from you. This will help us better understand how often the MCR is being used and for what purpose(s) by the MCR community so that we could keep your preferences in the refurbishment plans. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Please fill out the following survey before next Thurs Mar 20th:

Secondly, a message from CUSU (Cambridge University Student’s Union): “The Big Cambridge Survey is a CUSU initiative surveying all aspects of student life at Cambridge. The aim of this survey is to give us a large body of data on student opinions and experiences with which to evidence claims when campaigning. There will be £100 prize to the J/MCR with the most respondents and all respondents will be entered into a £200 prize draw!” The CUSU survey can be found here: