- 1 Messages From College
- 2 MCR Events
- 2.1 Events this week
- 2.2 Pink Week Events at Churchill
- 3 Academic
- 4 Careers
- 5 Around the University
- 5.1 Diversithon @ Downing College on February 15th
- 5.2 Alternative Families and Political Welfare Events
- 5.3 February Events at the Heong Gallery
- 5.4 Breast Cancer Art Exhibition Opening Night – TONIGHT Sunday 3rd February 19:00 @ Murray Edwards College
- 5.5 Building Bridges in Medical Sciences 2019
Messages From College
February is LGBT+ History Month
Check out the Churchill MCR LGBT+ Facebook Page for information on events, talks, and more all supporting LGBT+ causes!
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.
Voter Registration Event in College
As part of the city council’s push to get more students registered to
vote in Cambridge there is a stall running
between 12 and 2 on the 27th of February where students can ask
questions and hopefully register on the spot. It would be great
to get the student body involved in this since other students are more
likely to approach someone they actually recognise. We would be looking for
volunteers to help run the stall, would only need to be 2-3 people on it
(including me) at any time during the two hours, so there could be a
rota if people aren’t keen to spend the whole time there.
If this is something you might be interested in then that’s great and, and if you have any queries then don’t
hesitate to ask Frazer Loveman.
Events this week
Welfare Social Tea – 3:00 pm Sunday February 3rd @ Churchill College MCR
Come meet the new welfare officer’s and enjoy some tea in the MCR!
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.
MCR Formal Hall – 7:30 pm Friday February 8th @ Churchill College Hall
LGBT+ Pizza – 7:30 pm Monday February 11th @ 76 Storey’s Way
Pink Week Events at Churchill
Pink Week Formal Feb 5th, 7:30PM.
Buttery Pink Latte Feb 2-9
MCR Bar Pink Cocktail Feb 2-9
CSAR: Inflamed Depression – This Monday, February 4th @ 19:30
The next CSAR lecture is in ten days, on Monday 4 February:
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
Summer Job Opportunity at Oxford Royale
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 2 July 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:
To apply for the vacancy, please use the following link:
CamCareers Opportunities This Week
Cambridge Consulting Network Lent Term Projects Open
Interested in getting more experience in consultancy, developing your skills and working with others on an engaging project? This term we have five exciting Flagship projects for student consultants to work on!
Apply now to become a Consultant for a Flagship Project, and join a team to generate high-calibre solutions for clients ranging from startups to industry leading companies!
Alternatively, for undergraduates just getting to know consulting, or who don’t have as much time to commit, then you might want to try out as a Consultant for CCN’s Insight Projects – a 4 week consulting programme that only takes half the time of the Flagship Projects, but promises the same intensity and rewards.
And for those who have already tried their hand at consulting, it might be time to make the next step up – in leading a group of consultants as an Engagement Manager for a Flagship or Insight Project.
Flagship Projects (8-10 weeks):
Flagship Project 1: Website Design
The client is an e-commerce company focusing on selling designer products at an affordable price. They want to improve customer engagement and increase conversion via optimising the website navigation. The client is interested in using data to guide the website design and layout, and the corresponding internal data will be provided subject to NDA conditions.
Interests in Marketing, Business, Economics and Data Science are beneficial.
Flagship Project 2: Market Entry Strategy
The client is a startup pertaining to the Airbus Accelerator Program and developed a new type of batteries that are more efficient and easier to control, particularly adapted to drones or Electric Airplanes. The CCN team will have to come up with a market entry strategy for three different geographical areas.
Having a tech and/or business background would be an advantage.
Flagship Project 3: Website Design
The firm is a provider of small molecule drug discovery services and wishes to optimise its website in order to attract more leads and eventually new clients. The CCN team will conduct an audit of the current website and use data analytics given by the firm to understand the lack of attraction. Students will also conduct a market research and work closely with scientists to drive recommendations on new features and design for the website.
Interest or experience in computer science would be particularly appreciated.
Flagship Project 4: Investment Strategy
The client is a charity focusing on research around OCD who wants to evaluate the potential effect of several drugs on relieving patients suffering from OCD. The team will advise the charity on drugs that could have a positive effect on OCD and then will look into the investment required to conduct animal tests.
A background in chemistry, biology and medicine would be appreciated.
Flagship Project 5: Artificial Intelligence Start-up
Details to be announced soon.
Insight Projects (4 weeks)
Following our success last term, we are proud to announce that there will be more Insight Projects. Get trained on essential consulting skills such as deconstructing consulting problems, testing the market, product pitching and more. The project culminates in a final presentation to consultants from top-tier consulting firms.
We are looking for enthusiastic Consultants and Engagement Managers with a passion for critical problem-solving and consumer experience in the retail industry. Applications are opened to all undergraduate students of all subjects.
The Flagship and Insight Projects will all begin with a mandatory launch event at 2-6pm on Sun 10 Feb.
Please be aware that the projects will require a time commitment of 5-10 hours per week, though this may differ according to project.
Visit our website at: https://cambridgeconsultingnet
Application Deadline: Mon 4th February, 10pm (applicants are advised to apply well in advance)
If you have any questions please email Clara at: clara.vanuffelen@cambridgecons
Job Opportunity at CamPlay
Job Opportunity at Cambridge Summer Institutes
Recruitment for 2019 summer positions is now in full swing and we are actively looking for great candidates to join Cambridge Summer Institute’s team. This is a great opportunity for University of Cambridge students to work in an international, and academic environment during the summer and support students from all over the world within Magdalene College. The job description is attached, and if you could circulate this in your weekly newsletter it would be greatly appreciated.
All applicants should send a CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Around the University
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.
1:00-2:00pm: Talks by Dr Jess Wade (Imperial College London) and Dr Alice White (Wellcome Trust)
(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.
Alternative Families and Political Welfare Events
Queerness, estrangement and community – 5:30PM February 5th @ 17 Mill Lane SU Lounge
February Events at the Heong Gallery
Last chance to see HALFBOY by Stuart Pearson Wright.
Exhibition Closes 6 February 2019. Opening times and more here.
Celebrate our third birthday on Wednesday 6 February with Gloria at the Gallery
5:30 Guy Sherwin ‘Messages’ (1984). Running time 70 minutes.
6:45 Margaret Tait ‘Portrait of Ga’ (1952). Running time 4.27
ILLUMINATING CAMBRIDGE LIBRARIES
Pop-up exhibition by Sara Rawlinson
11-17 February, 10:30-18:00. Free.
Between our main exhibitions, why not visit this pop-up display of photographs from libraries at 24 University of Cambridge colleges by photographer Sara Rawlinson. Sara had three images shortlisted for Historic Photographer of the Year 2018 and hopes to photograph all 31 colleges by the end of her project. Find out more.
Breast Cancer Art Exhibition Opening Night – TONIGHT Sunday 3rd February 19:00 @ Murray Edwards College
Tickets for opening night: https://collecte.io/breast-cancer-art-exhibition-opening-night-108914
Come along to the launch of our Breast Cancer Art Exhibition! There will be a tour of the exhibition, drinks, nibbles and a live performance from The Mermaid Café. Optional donations will go towards the 7 charities Cambridge Pink Week is working with this year (more details at https://cambridgepinkweek.com/). Some contributing artists will be present, having travelled from as far as Puerto Rico and the US for this monumental exhibition! Media will also be present.
For this exhibition, we are collaborating with the Breast Cancer Art Project (https://facebook.com/artbreastcancer, https://breastcancerartproject.wordpress.com/), an incredible online platform for those affected by breast cancer to express their experiences through the power of art. They held their first ever physical exhibition in November in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and we are so excited to have some of the art from the project coming to Cambridge! Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards funding the exhibition and supporting the project.
The exhibition will run from 4th — 24th February. The collection is open to the public 10am-6pm 7 days a week.
Building Bridges in Medical Sciences 2019
Registration for Building Bridges in Medical Sciences (BBMS) 2019 is now
Sign up for FREE and join us on Friday 8th March 2019 at Jesus College,
BBMS is a student-run one day conference that brings together
individuals from different disciplines, career stages and backgrounds to
discuss the interdisciplinary biomedical approaches that are required to
address current public health challenges.
BBMS will host talks discussing basic science, policy, public health,
industry, translational medicine and biotechnology. There will also be
pitches from a number of biotech start-ups, networking sessions and a
poster competition available for students. Lunch and refreshments will
be provided throughout the day.
Register for FREE here: