Lent Week 2

MCR Election Results

The results of last week’s elections are in, and we would like to welcome the following people on to the MCR Committee:

President – Jannat Ijaz

Secretary – Angela Harper

Treasurer – Nick Barber

Bar Treasurers – Erik Bergqvist, Michael Hunter

Internal Social Secretary – Sean Solis, Julia Allford

External Social Secretary – Miguel El Guendy, Anton Graf

Families Representative – Marco Caballero

Men’s Welfare Officer – Ahmad Zuheir bin Zaidon

Women’s Welfare Officer – Christina Cabana

LGBT+ Officer – Holly Preece

Messages From College

Calling Campaign – Job Opportunity

Are you looking for a summer job?

Would you like to earn money, build skills and support your College?

If so, you could be one of 13 students selected to take part in our twelfth Call Campaign from the 20 June – 9 July 2019. Generous benefits include an excellent hourly rate of pay, £119 per week towards accommodation rent costs in or out of College, a free meal each day of calling, full professional training (paid) and plenty of free time. You will also gain valuable CV points, references and excellent hands-on experience.

Full details about the job can be found by visiting www.chu.cam.ac.uk/calling-campaign where you can also apply online. This not cold calling – all the alumni on the call list are sent a letter and full details about the campaign well in advance of calling starting, with the option to opt-out of receiving a call. You can read endorsements about the job from previous student callers including by reading the FAQs.

Apply now or find out more and meet previous callers at a free drinks / info event on Monday 11 February from 6-7pm in the JCR games room.

Free advisory event in January for budding entrepreneurs!

For anyone interested in finding out more about the Churchill Enterprise Competition, there will be an open advisory session in College on Tuesday 29 January at 7.30pm in the Bevin Room, for prospective entrants to ask questions and gain some one-to-one advice on potential submissions from some of the Enterprise Board members.

·         Why should I enter?

All those selected for the final will receive expert mentoring from experienced company directors. The winner will receive a cash prize of £1000 to enable them to develop their ideas further and free part-time membership of ideaSpace for a year. There will also be a £250 prize for the ‘Most Innovative Technology’.

·         What will I have to do?

o   Visit the competition webpage and read the competition rules

o   Think of an idea for an innovative service or product you would like to develop and submit an outline of your idea with an explanation of how the idea will be implemented and an evaluation of the idea’s potential benefits by the submission deadline of Friday 1 March 2019.

o   If your idea is shortlisted for the final you will be invited to give a presentation to the Enterprise board lasting no longer than 20 minutes on Monday 29 April.

For more information visit: www.chu.cam.ac.uk/student-hub/enterprise-competition

MCR Events

Events this week

Mentoring Common Table – Wednesday January 30th @ 7:30PM

MCR Academic Seminar with Catherine Tilley – Thursday January 31st @ 7:30PM

Will machines replace our jobs? A problem of forecasting under uncertainty. Cheese and refreshments to follow.

Cocktail Night at the Vicious Penguin – Friday February 1st @ 7:00PM

Welfare Social Tea – Sunday February 3rd @ 3:00PM

Super Bowl Party Patriots vs. Rams – Sunday February 3rd @ TBC

The game starts at 23:30, so come to the MCR watch the Patriots try once again to win another Super Bowl ring.  Drinks and snacks will be available.

Pink Week Events at Churchill

Feb 5. Pink Week Formal.

Buy tickets now for all pink themed formal! We will have a pink menu, pink dress code, Dr. Emma Beddowes, a breast cancer researcher, joining us.

Feb 2 – 9 MCR Bar Promotion.

Buy a pink cocktail called the Eden Rose and 1 pound will go to raise money for breast cancer charities. 

Feb 2 – 9 Buttery Promotion.

Buy a pink latte and 1 pound will go to raise money for breast cancer charities.


 CSAR: Inflamed Depression – Next Monday, February 4th @ 19:30

The next CSAR lecture is in ten days, on Monday 4 February:

Inflamed Depression

The search for the genes that increase the risk of depression

Prof. Edward Bullmore, University of Cambridge

19:30 Mon 4 February 2019

The Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Further details of this event

Talk by Nick Schweitzer Churchill College Alumni and Founder of Klydo Machine Learning Startup 

Next Thursday, there will be a talk by Nick Schweitzer, a Churchill 
College alumni, the CEO and co-founder of his own start-up!Nick is the CEO and co-founder of Klydo, a VC-backed startup applying 
machine learning to enhance creative thinking and accelerate new product 
development for consumer brands. He graduated from Cambridge (Churchill 
College) back in 2013 having done MET and then had a three year 
corporate stint before jumping head first into the startup world with a 
good friend from his course. Since then he’s built tech that’s now live 
on the BBC site with 10,000 daily users, raised over £1m from VCs and is 
in the process of developing AI that’s capable of “reading” millions of 
websites. In his talk, he’ll cover the ups and downs of his journey so 
far and shed light on all the things he wished he’d known at the start.The pizza will be provided at the talk.When: Thursday 31st January
Start time: 6:30pm
Where: Tizzard Room


Summer Job Opportunity at the Cambridge International Summer Programs

The University of Cambridge International Summer Programmes (at ICE) are currently recruiting a team of Cambridge Student Assistants. The full time posts start on Tuesday 2July 2019 with a short training period and finish on Saturday 17 August 2019 at the end of the programmes.

Each year a team of 9-10 CSAs is appointed to assist the permanent team with the day-to-day running of the programmes. The roles include office duties, liaising with College staff and acting as first point of contact for the Summer Programme participants. CSAs will be assigned in pairs to work closely with a specific College.

These are rewarding roles, giving Cambridge students the opportunity to work for the University and expand their administrative, communication and customer service skills, while supporting adult students of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the world.

Free accommodation is available if required.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact International Programmes at: intenq@ice.cam.ac.uk

For more information about the programmes please visit our website: www.ice.ca.ac.uk/intsummer

To apply for the vacancy, please use the following link: https://hrsystems.admin.cam.ac.uk/recruit-ui/apply/EA17936Closing date: 25 February 2019.

Interviews will be held at the beginning of March.

CamCareers Opportunities This Week

Careers Fairs and Panel Discussions

Tue 29 Jan – 18:00 – Careers panel: Environment and conservation careers – includes the Deputy Environmental Manager at Kier Services.

Tue 29 Jan – 19:00-21:00 – Explore Rail Transport Careers includes engineering, consultancy, planning, technical innovation …

Wed 30 Jan – 13:00-17:00 –DATA SCIENCE EVENT A drop in careers fair. Meet practising data scientists from 25 organisations – includes, smart cities, retail, public sector, healthcare, sports, consulting.


Essential job hunting skills next week

Tue 29 Jan – 13:00 – Get ready for job interviews

Tue 29 Jan – 14:00 – Resilience skills (employer led)

Tue 29 Jan – 14:00 – Video interviewing (practitioner-led)

Thu 31 Jan – 16:00 – Successful application forms

Fri 01 Feb – 15:00 – LinkedIn for PhDs and postdocs

Fri 01 Feb – 15:00 – Presentation skills (employer led) – (new entry)

Fri 01 Feb – 16:00 – Cover letters and speculative applications

Job Opportunity with CamPlay

“The Community Support Service and CamPlay provide short breaks to Children and Young People with additional needs, aged 0-18 years, as part of the Cambridgeshire Local Offer for Children and Young People with Disabilities. We offer support in the home and community, Saturday clubs, Community Clubs and Holiday Clubs throughout the county of Cambridgeshire. We are always looking for enthusiastic staff to join our team!
We have opportunities for volunteering or paid positions depending on previous experience, and may be able to offer work experience. We offer a full training programme to all staff, including First Aid, behaviour support and healthcare qualifications, and provide competitive rates of pay with opportunities for progression, as well as relief contracts to fit in flexibly with other commitments. Working for Community Support Services and CamPlay enables staff to gain meaningful skills and experience, such as team-working, ability to work in challenging situations, leadership, inclusion and communication skills, which can prepare workers for university applications and careers in a variety of sectors beyond social care! Previous staff have said that the experience has been invaluable for those who have pursued careers in social care, healthcare, medicine, nursing, psychology and many more!
If you would be interested in applying or have any questions, please get in touch on Community.SupportServices@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or 01480 379800. We have ongoing recruitment with regular interviews, and you can visit www.publicsectorjobseast.co.uk to directly apply.
You can also find out more information about who we are and what we do on our website: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/Community Support Service

Around the University

Taoist Tai Chi Society Beginners Class

You are invited to a Beginners’ Workshop of Taoist Tai Chi on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February from 10am–2pm at Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DF.


Session 1: Saturday 2 February, 10.00–14.00

Session 2: Saturday 3 February, 10.00–14.00

How to book?: To book a place please follow this link – www.joinagora.com/events/26773

What to wear?: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring a water bottle.

What does it cost?: The cost of the Beginners’ Workshop includes 4 months membership at a reduced rate. The advantage of participating in an accelerated weekend program is that you can then participate in any level of class for the next 4 months instead of just a beginners’ class (including the Monday evening continuing class at Newnham College). This means many more days and times are available to you. Details of class locations and times in Cambridge, across the UK and the world are available at www.taoisttaichi.org/uk.

Adult: £65; Student/Senior: £50

Diversithon @ Downing College on February 15th

Wikipedia is one of the most-used websites in the world, and is an important resource for science. This event will train attendees to contribute to and improve the coverage of notable underrepresented scientists on Wikipedia. Dr Jess Wade (physics postdoc at Imperial College London) and Dr Alice White (Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Library) will be joining us to lead the session. Dr Jess Wade was recently elected as one of Nature’s 10 People Who Mattered This Year and has received fantastic news coverage of her recent efforts, given that she has written hundreds Wikipedia pages to increase the visibility of female and underrepresented scientists! 

Please remember to bring your own laptop!
Refreshments will be provided.

Free registration required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wikipedia-diversithon-tickets-54371499619

1:00-2:00pm: Talks by Dr Jess Wade (Imperial College London) and Dr Alice White (Wellcome Trust)
2:00-4:30pm: Edit-a-thon 
(no experience required)

This event is part of a series of activities to acknowledge and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the admission of women to Downing College in 2020.