Lent Week 3


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.

MCR Events

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.

Sign up here: https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/internal/catering/hallbooking/view_meal.php?meal=2C80D7F3-C27B-4076-B71F-073AA5C43163.

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers that affects about 1 in 8 women in the UK. Join us for Pink Formal to help raise awareness and money for breast cancer charities. There will be an all pink menu and an optional pink drsesscode. We will be joined by Dr. Emma Beddowes, a breast cancer research from CRUK.
Menu: Beetroot soup with crème fraiche
Poached Salmon, roasted Fennel and Blood orange beurre blanc
Strawberry and mascarpone tart

Buttery Pink Latte Feb 2-9

All week long, buy the special latte for £2.50 and £1 will be donated to breast cancer charities. There will also be a donation box by the buttery.

MCR Bar Pink Cocktail Feb 2-9

All week long, buy the Eden Rose for £4 and £1 will be donated to breast cancer charities. There will also be a donation box by the MCR.

Raffle Tickets

There is a Pink Week university wide raffle, so if you’re interested in winning restaurant or spa vouchers, email an498@cam.ac.uk for details. Raffle tickets will be £2 for 1 or  £5 for 3.


 CSAR: Inflamed Depression – This 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



Summer Job Opportunity at Oxford Royale

Oxford Royale Academy is an award winning British summer school that provides prestigious academic courses to a predominately international student base. We have 15 sites across 5 UK sites (Cambridge, Oxford, London, Ascot and St Andrew’s) and we are hiring for a range of pastoral and teaching roles. Our summer runs from the 6th of June to the 31st of August, so please do get in contact with us if you are interested or if you have any questions!

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: 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

Monday 28 January
Interview Practice Session  11:30 – 13:00
City Solicitors skills session – How to start thinking like a City lawyer; for 1st years (HSF)  13:00 – 14:00
Acting – to be (trained) or not to be (trained) that and other questions  15:00 – 17:00
GDL taster session for non-lawyers (course provider led)  15:00 – 16:30
Tuesday 29 January
Get ready for job interviews  13:00 – 14:00
Interview Practice Session  13:45 – 15:15
Networking in creative industries/not-for-profit: making the most of next week’s careers events  14:00 – 15:00
Resilience skills (employer led)  14:00 – 15:30
Video interviewing (practitioner-led)  14:00 – 15:30
Careers panel: Environment and conservation careers  18:00 – 19:30
Explore Rail Transport Careers (Policy, planning, innovation & bespoke engineering)  19:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 30 January
DATA SCIENCE EVENT  13:00 – 17:00
Why the BBC is both wonderful and maddening  14:00 – 15:30
Interview Practice Session  15:30 – 17:00
Thursday 31 January
Interview Practice Session  13:45 – 15:15
Capgemini UK 
14:00 – 17:30
Successful application forms  16:00 – 17:00
Careers panel: International development  18:00 – 19:30
Friday 1 February
Interview Practice Session  13:45 – 15:15
LinkedIn for PhDs and postdocs  15:00 – 16:00
Presentation skills (employer led)  15:00 – 16:30
Cover letters and speculative applications  16:00 – 17:00

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.

To apply:
Visit our website at: https://cambridgeconsultingnetwork.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e542299a87b49e7bc34a6683b&id=c4c47b4026&e=50c338cb15 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: Mon 4th February, 10pm (applicants are advised to apply well in advance)
If you have any questions please email Clara at: clara.vanuffelen@cambridgeconsultingnetwork.com

Job Opportunity at 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

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 amandast@worldstrides.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.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.


Alternative Families and Political Welfare Events 

There arelots of exciting things planned for this term as Welfare and Rights Officer, including the Our Streets exhibition and a whole series of Welfare is Political events!
For those of you who may not know, Welfare is Political is an awareness campaign that aims to help students understand that their wellbeing is tied to social and political issues. The theme for this term is ‘Alternative Families’, and along with the Disabled Students Officer I will be hosting a series of workshops and events around the ideas of community self-care and reimagining the traditional notion of family. We will be discussing how to create support networks, self-care under capitalism, building your own families and just generally what the concept of family means within various communities and social groups. Each event will be interactive and community-based, and at the end the participants will be asked to contribute to a section of a mural about how they interpret the idea of family. At the end of term we have a big party planned with a unveiling of the final mural and hopefully lots of music and live readings by students.

Queerness, estrangement and community – 5:30PM February 5th @ 17 Mill Lane SU Lounge

Our first event is on ‘Queerness, estrangement and community’ and it will be held in the SU Lounge at 17 Mill Lane on February 5th at 5:30pm. Come along for drinks, snacks and what will be a very interesting (and fun!) discussion.
The other events will be around ‘Decolonising the Family’ and ‘Student parents & carers, reproductive labour and feminist care’. If you’re interested in attending any of these, add me on Facebook or drop me an email to get updates on the dates and times.

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

From 5PM, listen to the country stylings of Lonesome Stu and the Gearshifters. At 6PM, listen to Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast ‘Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis’ about the one song the King couldn’t sing.
Watch films made by artists about their families.
5:30 Guy Sherwin ‘Messages’ (1984). Running time 70 minutes.
6:45 Margaret Tait ‘Portrait of Ga’ (1952). Running time 4.27

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/artbreastcancerhttps://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: