Event

The MCR organises a large number of intriguing and exciting activities. These change on a termly basis; however, there are some permanent fixtures which are described below. A full listing of events and important dates can be obtained from the calendar. You can also keep up-to-date with MCR news by following us on facebook or twitter, which may be a useful form of procrastination. People are always welcome, so please do come along!

If you would like to organise an event for the MCR yourself, you can use this online form to ask for funding from the MCR.

Academic

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge, regular academic seminars are given by MCR members. Most talks that are given in the MCR are recorded and uploaded to the official Churchill College website as CHUtalks, so you can always catch up if you miss a date on the seminars calendar. Presenting an academic seminar can be a handy way of practicing your presentation skills and also of bringing a recording of your presentation to a professional platform, via CHUtalks. They are followed by wine and cheese in the Sandy Ashmore Room. You can also learn more about the research done by Churchill’s students at the annual Conference on Everything. If you are interested in taking part in either, please contact the Academic Officer.

Language Mentoring

The MCR is made up of students from all over the world. For many, English is not their first language. The MCR runs a language mentoring programme to help students to improve their English. The mentoring is informal, and many students find it is a good way to meet people they might not have otherwise met. If you would like to get involved, either as a mentee or mentor, please contact the Welfare Officers.

Social

Being a graduate student is hard work. To help students unwind after a long day in the lab or library, the MCR organises a number of social events throughout the year. Even if nothing is planned, then there is always the MCR Bar. We have a mailing list if you interested in playing games. The most popular social events are the termly Guest Nights, which are always a lot of fun. If you have an idea for an event, please contact the Social Secretary or Bar Secretary as appropriate.

Sport

MCR members also engage in a variety of sports. College has a range of sports facilities, which can be enjoyed by any MCR member. Those who take things a bit more seriously might be interested in the opportunities offered by the University.

 

Further information

Nov
26
Thu
CHUTalk with Javiera Marfan (Virtual)
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hear from Javiera Marfan on “Contemporary approaches to policy implementation: opportunities and challenges for policymaking” Join the Zoom link at

https://zoom.us/j/7427784037…

Meeting ID: 742 778 4037
Passcode: 000111

Nov
27
Fri
First Year Fridays
Nov 27 all-day
If you would like to take part in this week’s First Year Friday walk, please find further information + sign up using this link by tomorrow (Thursday) at 6pm: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctb5Gt8ijkZaAH0eGl5ekIvpG1xDTgYGJO_clXGzXOtcfdnQ/viewform 
 
It was great to see so many people last week have a lovely start to the day by getting to know each other – so if you have a spare half-hour on Friday, I’d really recommend it!
Nov
29
Sun
Virtual Murder Mystery
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Rebecca Heath and Bethany Catchpole are inviting you all to a night of murder, mystery, and fun…join us virtually to solve the mystery.  Details to be confirmed.

Nov
30
Mon
Mental Health Mondays with the Welfare Team
Nov 30 all-day
In a new initiative, each Monday the MCR Welfare Team will be encouraging you to take some time to think about your Mental Health. Each week we will be giving details of resources or services which you might find useful. This week we are focusing on services provided by the MCR, Churchill College and the University of Cambridge.

 

MCR Welfare Chats
The welfare team are now available for 1-on-1 chats, either virtually (via video or phone) or for socially distanced walks. These are available for any members of the MCR and their non-students partners who may want to talk things through with someone removed from their situation or just want a friendly chat. If you would like a meeting, please select an available session from this Google Sheet by changing the colour from green to red:

 

 

This process is to ensure that signing up for a session is anonymous. Please then also contact the relevant member of the welfare team to let them know how you would like to meet:

 

Sam Turner – Men’s Welfare – mcr-menswelfare@chu.cam.ac.uk
Elre Oldewage – Women’s Welfare – mcr-womenswelfare@chu.cam.ac.uk
Jack Hughes (he/him) – LGBT+ Welfare – mcr-lgbt@chu.cam.ac.uk
Amila Jayasinghe – Families’ Welfare – mcr-families@chu.cam.ac.uk
Rebecca Heath – Disability Welfare – mcr-access@chu.cam.ac.uk

 

Please note that you are welcome to contact any member of the welfare team about anything you may wish to talk about, even if not directly connected to their role.

 

If you are unable to make any of the times listed (or if all slots are filled), please contact a member of the welfare team and we will arrange another time for you.
Dec
3
Thu
CHUTalk with Rebecca Heath (Virtual)
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hear from Rebecca Heath on “TBD” Join the Zoom link at

https://zoom.us/j/7427784037…

Meeting ID: 742 778 4037
Passcode: 000111

Dec
4
Fri
First Year Fridays
Dec 4 all-day
If you would like to take part in this week’s First Year Friday walk, please find further information + sign up using this link by tomorrow (Thursday) at 6pm: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctb5Gt8ijkZaAH0eGl5ekIvpG1xDTgYGJO_clXGzXOtcfdnQ/viewform 
 
It was great to see so many people last week have a lovely start to the day by getting to know each other – so if you have a spare half-hour on Friday, I’d really recommend it!
Dec
7
Mon
Mental Health Mondays with the Welfare Team
Dec 7 all-day
In a new initiative, each Monday the MCR Welfare Team will be encouraging you to take some time to think about your Mental Health. Each week we will be giving details of resources or services which you might find useful. This week we are focusing on services provided by the MCR, Churchill College and the University of Cambridge.

 

MCR Welfare Chats
The welfare team are now available for 1-on-1 chats, either virtually (via video or phone) or for socially distanced walks. These are available for any members of the MCR and their non-students partners who may want to talk things through with someone removed from their situation or just want a friendly chat. If you would like a meeting, please select an available session from this Google Sheet by changing the colour from green to red:

 

 

This process is to ensure that signing up for a session is anonymous. Please then also contact the relevant member of the welfare team to let them know how you would like to meet:

 

Sam Turner – Men’s Welfare – mcr-menswelfare@chu.cam.ac.uk
Elre Oldewage – Women’s Welfare – mcr-womenswelfare@chu.cam.ac.uk
Jack Hughes (he/him) – LGBT+ Welfare – mcr-lgbt@chu.cam.ac.uk
Amila Jayasinghe – Families’ Welfare – mcr-families@chu.cam.ac.uk
Rebecca Heath – Disability Welfare – mcr-access@chu.cam.ac.uk

 

Please note that you are welcome to contact any member of the welfare team about anything you may wish to talk about, even if not directly connected to their role.

 

If you are unable to make any of the times listed (or if all slots are filled), please contact a member of the welfare team and we will arrange another time for you.