Easter Week 5

MCR Events

MCR Cricket Game May 28th 17:30 @ Churchill College Sports Grounds

Come cheer on the MCR Cricket team to victory in their match against Jesus!

ChuTalk Wednesday Thursday May 30th @ 19:30 with Vikram Sundar

Come listen to another one of our amazing talks by Vikram Sundar.

MCR Quiz 3 @ 19:30 Friday May 31st

Another exciting pub quiz at the MCR.

MCR Guest Night June 22nd @ 19:00

Theme to be determined…possibly ‘woodworking’…be on the lookout for more information coming soon!


Science Innovation Union Event “Where can your PhD take you?” Monday 3rd June 18:30

Title: Where can your PhD take you? Explore. Meet. Talk.

Time and date: Monday 3rd June at 6:30pm

Venue: Old Divinity School, St John’s College, Cambridge

Sign up here! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/where-can-your-phd-take-you-meet-explore-talk-tickets-61959187598

AfriSTEM Symposium Friday 28th June

Event name: 2019 Africans in STEM Symposium

Venue: Center for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, West Cambridge Site

Event Date: Fri 28 June 2019

Abstract submission deadline: Fri 17 May 2019

Description: The mission of the inaugural Africans in STEM symposium is to highlight Africans conducting research in STEM fields and also any STEM research that is directly related to the African climate and market. The symposium will create an avenue for researchers to connect, share ideas and potentially form collaborations. It is primarily targeted at STEM researchers at all levels of expertise – from undergraduate Part IIs to principal investigators. We strongly encourage young researchers, especially students, to present their work in the form of a poster and/or oral presentation at the symposium. Delegates who are interested in giving a presentation should submit their presentation title and abstract by Fri May 17. This can be done by following the links on our website which is found here: https://www.africansinstem.co.uk/. Details of how to register for the symposium can also be found on the website. We welcome all to attend.

Cambridge Hub Social Action

If you are passionate about integrating into and building community
outside of University contexts, and are concerned about the well-being
of an ageing population, get involved with LinkAges!

Cambridge Hub is looking for a team of PhD students to develop the
LinkAges Community Hubs project, through coordinating and facilitating
Hubs for sheltered housing residents and isolated elderly people in the
local area. You will gain experience in leadership and project
development, and be trained as volunteer coordinators with a
Human-Centred Design approach, while making a massive difference to the
lives of some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

There’s a range of roles available – to find out more and apply, visit
the LinkAges webpage [1].


Recruiting for Cambridge MedTech Foundation Committee

Are you interested in medical technology, innovation, education and 
leadership? Do you want to help connect students of all subjects to help 
solve real problems facing NHS patients? Would you like to work 
alongside leading clinicians and scientists?

After a successful first year, Cambridge MedTech Foundation are 
recruiting for new members to join our 2019 committee! Applications are 
open to students of all backgrounds – not just medics. A major part of 
our work is promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and we would love 
for out committee to reflect this mission.

*Deadline is 7th June 11.59pm!*

For more information about what we do, role descriptions and application 
information please see the the links below.

Find out more information here:


Find our role descriptions here:


CGE-SS Committee Applications Now Open

The CGE Student Society is currently recruiting for the upcoming 
academic year! The CGE-SS are the student committee responsible for 
organising the annual Cambridge International Development conference, 
and are seeking enthusiastic students with an interest in engaging with 
the field of international development.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students from all subject backgrounds are 
highly encouraged to apply, and no previous experience is necessary. For 
the chance to join a fantastic team and be involved in the planning of 
one of Cambridge’s biggest conferences, please fill in the application 
form below by midnight on FRIDAY 7TH JUNE.

More information and role descriptions can be found below.



University Career Service Events

Monday 20 May
Interview Practice Session  (2 out of 3 left)13:00 – 14:30
Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University 13:00 – 14:00
Tuesday 21 May
D. E. Shaw Research Recruiting Talk 18:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 22 May
Interview Practice Session  (2 out of 3 left)14:45 – 16:15
Thursday 23 May
Interview Practice Session  (3 out of 3 left)11:00 – 12:30
Career options for PhDs in physical sciences/technology 14:00 – 17:00
Friday 24 May
Career options for PhDs in physical sciences/technology 09:30 – 12:30

Polygeia Global Health Consulting Group Applications Open

Central committee and branch committee roles available

 Do you want to be involved in global health policy? Also looking for an incredible addition to your CV?
Polygeia is looking for driven individuals to join the committee and help lead the student run global think tank. In addition, we are also looking for university students at Oxford, Cambridge and London universities to join the committees of their respective branches. 
If  you are passionate about Global Health issues and would like more experience in working in a team of students across the UK, read the roles below and apply via the Google form.

NOTE- For candidates interested in the Editor in Chief role, please fill in the form AND send a CV and covering letter to internaldirector@polygeia.com

DEADLINE – 30TH MAY 2019 23:59PM

Around the University

Africa Together 2019 Saturday June 1st

Event: Africa Together 2019 – Which Way Forward? (Africa and the global agenda for sustainable development)

Venue: The Cambridge Union

Date: Saturday 1 June 2019

Summary: Africa Together 2019 proposes to showcase the concrete ways in which African policymakers, business leaders, innovators and young people have responded to the call for sustainable action. Bringing together high-profile speakers and panelists from all over the world, the conference will show how partnerships, science and technology, creative and innovative solutions as well as a willingness to engage women and other underrepresented groups are being leveraged all for sustainable growth. As part of our confirmed 30+ Keynote speakers and panelists, we have HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim – Fmr. President of the Republic of Mauritius, Benny Dembitzer – Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Bience Gawanas – UN Under-Secretary General and Special Adviser for Africa, to mention a few.’’

I would like to stress that we also welcome non-Africans who are curious about or interested in learning about Africa and African issues to also participate in the conference. Thank you very much for your time and consideration and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Research Volunteers Wanted!

A chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher in gratitude for your time. This research examines the relationship between heart rate variability and cognitive functions. By taking part in this research, you will be helping a wider research program to develop alternative treatments for people with cognitive difficulties. The study will take approximately 90 min. For further information, please contact Wiki Tay at w.tay@uea.ac.uk 

Brain Scan Participants needed for memory study! Get £42.50 (4h)

We are looking for volunteers to take part in our 7T MRI memory experiment. The study takes 4h – 1.5h MRI scanning and 2.5h of paperwork/behavioural testing. You will receive £42.50 and a picture of your brain. To take part you need to fulfil our recruitment criteria:

– Aged 18-35

– Native English speaker

– Healthy

– Not claustrophobic (comfortable laying in confined space, i.e. MRI scanner)

– No history of neurological or psychiatric disorders

– Normal or corrected-to-normal vision (contacts).

– Right-handed

– Preferably experience participating in MRI studies (3T or 7T), but not required.

– MRI-specific exclusion criteria apply – assessed by MRI safety screening form 

The scanning will take place at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre:

Please contact Andrea (ag898@cam.ac.uk) if you are interested and would like to receive some more information.

PhD Photo Shoot Opportunity

The Admissions Office is looking for PhD student volunteers willing to
pose in pictures depicting graduate life in Cambridge. The photos will
be used in promotional material relating to Cambridge Postgraduate
admissions, particularly the website and prospectus.

Volunteers will be required for one of two 3 hour periods- either 10-1
or 2-5 on Thursday 27 June 2019. Sign up via:
https://cambridge.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GBr8evDetUBf3n [1]

Volunteers who are chosen to participate and attend the photo day will
be automatically entered into the random prize draw. The draw will be
facilitated by two members of the Cambridge Admissions Office. The
winners will be notified by email.

1st Place = £100 voucher to Blackwell’s

2nd place = £50 voucher to Blackwell’s

3rd place = £20 voucher to Blackwell’s

Blackwell’s vouchers can be used at Heffers in Cambridge.

If you are interested please sign up HERE [1] (we have space for maximum
20 volunteers) and if you have any further questions please email Maeve
at mlmd3@cam.ac.uk