Easter Week 8

MCR Events

Postgraduate Student Comments Questionnaire 2019

The Student Recruitment team at the Cambridge Admissions Office are working on updating the ‘Postgraduate Study at Cambridge’ guide to help promote the University to prospective postgraduate students. The guide will cover student life as a postgraduate at Cambridge and will include information on applying to the University. We are keen to include more student quotations in the ‘Postgraduate Study at Cambridge’ publication, as well as in other future postgraduate recruitment communications and promotional materials.

Your thoughts about life as a postgraduate student at Cambridge are invaluable to prospective students considering their postgraduate options. If you are interested in providing some comments, we would be very grateful if you could spare some time to share your experiences by completing our Postgraduate Student Comments QuestionnaireIf you would prefer to complete the questionnaire as a Word document (please see attached), please email your entry to PostGradOpenDay@admin.cam.ac.uk.

The deadline to submit comments that may be used in the ‘Postgraduate Study at Cambridge’ guide is Friday 19 July 2019. There will be a random prize draw of entries submitted by this deadline and the prize draw winner will receive a £50 book voucher. We’ll contact the winner later in July.

If you have any questions about the questionnaire and/or the ‘Postgraduate Study at Cambridge’ publication, please get in touch at PostGradOpenDay@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Summer BBQ – Monday June 17th at Churchill College @ 17:00

Come to the Churchill Chapel at 17:00 to enjoy a summer BBQ on the lawn

MCR Guest Night June 22nd @ 19:00

The theme is Cowboys and Aliens!! Get ready for an intergalactic rodeo!


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.

Innovation Health Horizons Conference 26-27 June

From a fellow Churchillian:

I wanted to reach out and let you know about a conference I am co-organising that might be relevant to yourselves and your colleagues: the Health Horizons – Future Healthcare Forum taking place in Cambridge (UK) on the 26-27 June (during Cambridge Biotech Week).

The conference aims at facilitating interactions for the co-creation of improved future healthcare. We have more than 100 confirmed speakers and expect more than 1000 delegates. This conference offers access to numerous partners, plus the opportunity to discuss the most pertinent challenges of the health ecosystems with experts in their respective fields and explore collaborations. Can you afford to miss out?

Please see the attached brochure with more information or visit: https://www.horizons.health/ 
Speakers include:

Rory O’Connor, SVP, Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer; Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer, SENS Foundation; Prof. Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Chairman, Cancer Research UK;  Maria Aguirre Rueda, Director of Health Research, Basque Ministry of Health; Hermann Hauser, Co-founder, Amadeus Capital Partners; Sonia Benhamida, Head of Healthcare CEMEA, DNB; Joy Wolfram, Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic Florida; Alexandra Bause, Partner, Apollo Ventures; Joanne Hackett, Chief Commercial Officer, Genomics England;  Mene Pangalos, Executive Vice President, AstraZeneca; Claude Bertrand, Executive Vice President R&D, Chief Science Officer, Servier; John Issac, Senior Director Neuroscience, Johnson & Johnson Innovation; Andrew Fried, Global Life Sciences Industry Leader, IBM; Ian Charles, Director, Quadram Institute; Vishal Gulati, Partner, Draper Esprit; Beatriz Silva-Lima, Professor of Pharmacology and Regulatory Science, Universidade de Lisboa; Jeanette Walker, Director, Cambridge Science Park; Anne Blackwood, CEO, Health Enterprise East; Chris Lowe, Director, Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences; Solange Corriol Rohou, Sr. Director for Regulatory Affairs & Policy for Europe, Astrazeneca; Robert Tansley, Operating Partner, Cambridge Innovation Capital; Paul-Pater Tak, Venture Partner, Flagship Pioneering;Tony Kouzarides, Founder/Director, Milner Therapeutics Institute and many more.

Themes include:

–  Novel therapeutic approaches (viruses, RNA, gene & cell therapy, tissue replacement)
– Digital health, AI and data in healthcare
– Cardiometabolic disease
– LongevityNew models for funding healthcare innovation
–  Future solutions in CNS
– Nanotechnology and sensing in healthcare
–  Delivering affordable innovative medicines to patients
– Co-creation between disciplines and stakeholders
– Breakthroughs against the incurables
– Integrative and patient-centric medicine
– How to revolutionise clinical trials
– Future of oncology
– Rare disease

How is Health Horizons different?
– A unique conference focusing on the future of health and healthcare
– Gives delegates an interdisciplinary view of the health innovation landscape
– Get up to speed on recent innovations in each of the respective health-tech fields
– Understand the collaboration between industry and academia and see examples of ventures resulting from these partnerships
– Interact with some of the best start-ups from around the world and see them battle it out in a pitch contest
– Engage in roundtables that change health implementation plans
Register at: https://www.horizons.health/event/tickets/ If you are an academic, researcher or student: enjoy preferential rates now – 90% off for 1 day and 2 day passes – using IFCAM1DAY60 and IFCAM2DAY90 on general admission tickets. For Companies, startups and service providers: use HH25 for 25% off on your ticket now.

More information:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEv_y0nMXkA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR13u00782z5thtuBBCZvh702kboh8PeoDcBC0R_-RH4BAPkaCL59ia_lLM

Or follow our event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/431000194306011/

If you have any questions please contact me or info@horizons.health


Blue Tutors Opportunity

Blue Tutors are recruiting new tutors

Looking for a flexible, fun, fantastically well paid job? Ever considered teaching to earn some extra money, build your CV and keep up-to-date with your subject? 
Look no further. 

Blue Tutors is a UK based tuition agency recruiting only from leading UK Universities. Established in 2004, we have built up a network of over 8000 tutors across the country, linking them with tutoring opportunities across a wide range of subjects and levels. What’s more, you can tutor as much or as little as you want, from whatever location you choose. 

We are looking for friendly, dedicated tutors to teach our students all over the UK. There is no ideal candidate, and whilst we welcome experienced tutors, you don’t need to have tutored before to apply. We have a diverse student base, and recruit tutors with differing experience and educational backgrounds to suit a wide range of students.


Just register here https://bluetutors.co.uk/tutors.php?tmeid=8 to apply for this summer’s recruitment cycle. 

For more information, please visit our Tutor Application FAQs: https://bluetutors.co.uk/tutor-application-faqs.php?tmeid=8

Volunteer Coach Opportunity

Universify Education seeks enthusiastic students who are passionate about university to act as Volunteer Coaches on our summer residential and 3-day Easter weekend at Oxford University. 
We inspire Year 10 students from non-selective state schools to strive for, apply to, and be accepted at highly-selective universities. Our intervention starts earlier than most outreach programmes, giving students the time to develop their goals and achieve the required GCSE grades to make a good application to university. Students attend academic sessions, delivered by academics, and undergraduate volunteers provide student welfare support and ongoing coaching throughout the programme.   

Helprun our summer programme in Oxford between 10th– 17th August, 17th-24th August, or 24th– 31st August 2019 and receive free meals and accommodation and join our extensive leadership and coaching training programme. Our volunteers play a vital role in leading student groups, providing pastoral care and delivering one-to-one academic coaching. Our team of professional coaches, who specialise in working with excluded pupils, provide all volunteers with training in what makes an effective coach. You will also receive training in mental health first aid and safeguarding. 
Apply by 26th June 2019 at

 universifyeducation.com/volunteer/for an opportunity to help young people to achieve their dreams of attending university and to continue breaking down the barriers to higher education.

Oxford Summer Courses Opportunity

They offer teaching opportunities in a wide range of subjects for students ages 9-24, small class sizes, freedom over syllabus creation and a competitive rate of pay. Our students form part of an international cohort who are keen to widen their academic horizons and experience learning outside of normal school life.

This is an excellent opportunity for both experienced teachers and NQTs who are keen to design their own course within their specialism gain additional experience and confidence, and for everyone in between who’d like to pick up some additional work during the summer months!

The application form can be found here https://oxfordsummercourses.secure.force.com/ExternalFormEmployee?rt=Tutor or on their website https://oxfordsummercourses.com/

Free & Funded Summer in China with TEFL Certification:

I am writing to invite you to make an application to our final few remaining positions on our funded and free summer projects in China. Below is a short introduction to this summer’s projects! If you have any questions please check out our site faq where all questions are answered (https://www.go-to.co/faqs/) We are proud to announce that this summer, we offered 600 free and fundedplacements across 100+ exciting locations around China. We have now opened up the final round with only 50 placements left, so please apply now to have the summer of a lifetime exploring China! 

The summer is upon but we can arrange a placement and visa within 2 weeks, so if you’d like to travel, have fun and get great work experience then please apply.

With us you can take part in a 1-2 month exciting work-travel programme, with your meals, accommodation and TEFL certification costs covered. A free one week stay at our base in a Yangshuo, a stunning mountain town near Vietnam, is included for all participants at the end of the projects.*Participation is free (no fee or fund-raising required) and all projects offer funding to cover meals, accommodation, TEFL certification, and lessons in Mandarin Chinese. No prior experience in China, Chinese or teaching is required at all. You can apply now in under five minutes via this link – the only requirement is that you speak English!:

Around the University

Writing Opportunity for a New Journal ‘An Inkling’

Calling all outstanding writers: An Inklingis inviting articles for edition 2.

An Inklingis a journal for outstanding writers to put forward outstanding writing on any subject at an intellectual but non-specialist level. Whether you want to communicate your current research to a wide audience, or write about something totally unrelated to your degree, here is your chance.An Inklingwill be available in print only (not online) and articles should be c1,000-2,500 words in length.

Edition 1 (publication forthcoming) features a fantastically wide range of topics – from the language of mathematics and breath-control to Tolkien’s morality and the nature of fearClick here to find out more, or sign up to the mailing list.

Submit your abstract for edition 2 here – the abstract deadline is Monday 27 June 2019.

House to Rent from Churchill Student

The property below is rented by a Churchill Student please have a look and see if it is of interest to you for housing next year.


CDI Charity Concert: 20 June 2019

Join the Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI) in some May Week relaxation with our Charity Concert, conducted by the talented Matthew Gibson, third-year Music undergraduate and Choral Scholar at St. John’s College.

The repertoire will be:
Mozart – Magic Flute Overture
Schubert – Unfinished Symphony
Selection of popular film music

All proceeds raised by this event will support CDI’s Health; Entrepreneurship; Education; and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) projects in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. More information on CDI’s life-changing work can be found at www.cambridgedevelopment.org/

Tickets will cost £5 for students, and £10 for the general public. There are a limited number of tickets, so we recommend purchasing yours prior to the event. All additional tickets can be purchased at the door with cash on the night of the event.

Tickets available at: tinyurl.com/cdiconcert
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1145974728919969/

This concert is made possible by the kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, and CDI would like to express our gratitude for this support.