Gazette – Michaelmas Week 0

Messages From College

Churchill Archives Centre Open Day Next Tuesday from 14:00-19:00

Churchill Archives Centre is hosting an Open Day on the 2nd of October. Pop along any time 2pm-7pm to learn more about our collections, using archives, the work we do (with a look behind the scenes), and volunteering and careers in archives. There will also be a chance to meet members of the Churchill History Society. All welcome.

Recycling at Churchill College

At the beginning of this academic year, it’s always good to remember a few things!

Look in your kitchen for information about what can be recycled in your residence, as this can vary. Batteries, mobile phones and printer cartridges can be recycled via boxes inside the post room, and light bulbs can be taken to the Porters’ Lodge. Pens and make-up tubes can be recycled in the blue recycling bins in the downstairs library and main concourse.

You should have two bins to throw your waste: a black one for general waste and a blue one for recycling. If you don’t find these bins or are not sure how to use them, feel free to contact your green officers by sending an email to

Food Waste at Churchill College

Instead of throwing your kitchen/food waste into the ‘general waste’ bin, you can use special green caddies to collect your food waste and empty it into the correct bins. If you want to have your own green caddie, please email your green officers ( and they will tell you everything you need to know!

Some “Green” Tips!

In the post room you will find a box with plastic bags for reusing (e.g., for shopping) and a box for Cambridge foodbank (tinned and dried foods only). There is a British Heart Foundation Clothes box in the loading bay, and at the end of term we often collect unwanted items and donate them to charity.

Buy a Churchill branded travel mug from the Buttery (or bring your own!) for coffee or tea for a discount at the bar and to stop using disposable drink cups.

We have a Churchill Green Society, a group of people who meet weekly to communicate initiatives already underway and organise new green projects, like the University Green Impact Challenge and the Green Formal (20th November). There is also a Garden Society. Email for more information.

MCR Events

Early Arrivals’ Pizza – Monday @ 19:00

Come to the MCR to meet your fellow students and relax before some of the bigger events to come!

International Formal Hall – Thursday @ 19:30

A themed formal dinner in Hall. Formal wear or international fancy dress! Sign up online on the college website.

Cambridge DanceSport Ballroom and Latin Taster – Next Sunday @ 16:30

Join us in the MCR as the Cambridge DanceSport Team offers us a free lesson in Cha Cha and Waltz coupled in with little performance breaks where the team dazzles us with some Ballroom and Latin dancing

Committee Position Elections

Your MCR committee members are elected by the members of the Churchill MCR to organise events and services for the rest of the community. Elections are held biannual – where roughly half of the Committee positions are up for election. This term elections will be held for the following positions: Academic Officer, Bar Secretary, Computing Officer, Green Officer, Equipment Officer and First Year Representative. These positions can be (and are often encouraged to be) joint positions. More information can be found about each position at the relevant link.

In addition to these positions we are considering adding a Communications Officer to the Committee who will be responsible for writing editorials for our website and managing our social media. If this is something you would be interested in please get in touch.


University Careers Services

The Careers Service’s Michaelmas diary is now live!

There you can explore the rich variety of events, briefings, panels and Career Essentials sessions on offer this autumn.

Did you know that we can work with you from day one to explore options, connect with employers and navigate the complex job market – saving you time and maximising your employability prospects?

Whether you are looking for ideas, have a few ideas, or have a clear idea, we offer plenty to help you take the next step: one-to-one guidance consultations; 14 major careers events each year; an extensive programme of briefings and skill sessions; coordinated employer presentations; a free book on CVs and Applications; and a database of over 4,000 graduate-level job vacancies.

Simply head to our website to make the most of us this term.

And for more from the Careers Service, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn – and subscribe to the unicamcareers blog for top careers tips and stories throughout the year.

Development i-Teams

Have you ever wondered how new ideas can help people in the developing world? Are you interested in what Cambridge can do to help? If so, the Development i-Teams programme is for you!

This term’s projects are:

1. Assessing the viability of a device for improving patient adherence to medication regimes in the developing world with Dr. Andres Arcia-Moret, Computer Lab

2. Investigating the need for blockchain technology in developing economies, with Dr. Melvyn Weeks, Economics

3. Developing antimicrobial ointments and wound dressings for the developing world, with Dr. Nuno Faria, Veterinary Medicine

The course runs on Tuesday evenings from October 16th to November 20th, with approximately 4 hours of individual work needed each week, mostly involving gathering real-world feedback from experts in international development.

Apply by Tuesday, October 9th.

Applications are welcomed from all students (undergraduates and post-graduates), post-docs and staff – anyone with an interest in how technology can make the world a better place for the world’s poorest.

Cambridge Consulting Network

Interested in getting more experience in consultancy, developing your skills, and working with others in an engaging project? This term we have three exciting projects for student consultants to work on.

Become a part of a team that generates high-calibre solutions for clients ranging from startups to industry leaders. The projects on offer are as follows:

Project 1: Market Entry Strategy.

A Cambridge-based start-up developing a low-cost bacterial testing system for drinking water sources wants to expand into new markets. CCN will conduct a thorough market research to segment the water testing market and its key components. The team will then develop a market entry strategy for the best 2 or 3 segments.

This project is open to students from all backgrounds, but an interest in technology is advantageous.

Project 2: Customer Experience and Market Entry Strategy.

A platform connecting great ideas with the teams and tools needed to grow them is looking to refine its target audience and enter new markets to maximise user growth. CCN will identify the best features and key selling points of the product, then propose a strategy to grow the company’s market share and improve its user experience.

This project is open to students from all backgrounds, but an interest in business and economics is beneficial.

Project 3: Customer Profiling and Market Research.

A London-based start-up is developing a sustainable savings and impact investment app, helping users to grow their money by investing in impact-focused assets and to save their money by value returned by their transaction data. CCN will create a detailed and structured database analysing sandbox transaction data. The team will use this information to develop a profiling technology for commercialisation and will also identify a number of customer profiles.

There are no strict background requirements for this project, but some experience in Data Science, Business/Management or Psychology/Social Sciences is preferred.

The start of the projects is Sunday 22nd July.

Please be aware that the main CCN projects last 8-10 weeks, and will require a commitment of around 10 hours per week.

To apply:

Visit our website at: to submit an application. You will need to complete a short online form indicating your preferences; we will do our best to staff the projects accordingly.

Application Deadline: Sunday 15th July, 5pm (applicants are advised to apply well in advance)

If you have any questions please email Clara at:

Cambridge Startup Meets Drinkabout

Start out the silly season of work and tech right, with a casual meet and greet for the tech, startups, developer, and research sectors. Cambridge Startups is pleased to join forces with Silicon Drinkabout Cambridge for the first meetup of the new season, welcoming friends new and old.

Both Silicon Drinkabout and Cambridge Startups work hard to be inclusive communities. Drinks are welcome but never required, and you don’t have to know anybody to attend. We have food and drinks offers available as often as we can, and we try to invite / introduce everyone to the tech companies and communities of Cambridge big or small.

Check it out on Meetup

Part-Time Employment for Students

Part-Time opportunities in education abroad or in the UK:

Interested in earning some spare money while completing your studies? We offer well paid internships, part-time flexible work, or short, full-time programs in the UK and abroad! Oxbridge Academy is a team of Oxbridge graduates innovating in the education sector who want to open more opportunities for students to be paid while completing their studies. If you are interested in possibly working with us – fill in this google form by Oct. 10 so we know what kind of positions you may want to learn more about. We’ll soon be organising an information session in Oxford.