- 1 Notes from College
- 2 MCR Events
- 3 Academic
- 4 Careers
- 4.1 Building Bridges in Medical Sciences Conference 2020
- 4.2 Cambridge Summer Institute Summer Employment 2020
- 4.3 Panacea Stars Developapplication deadline is Sunday, 23 February, 11:59pm GMT
- 4.4 Summer Work in China with TEFL Certification
- 4.5 Message from LOVVOL Summer Volunteering in China Opportunity
- 4.6 Brain Stimulation Study
- 4.7 Psychology Study
- 4.8 Paid MRI Study Lent Term 2020
- 5 Around the University
Notes from College
Give Me Inspiration! The Paradigm Shift with Angela Saini on Feb 12th
Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster who regularly presents science programmes for the BBC, and her writing has appeared across the world, including in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Times, Science, Cell, Wired, Wallpaper, Vogue, GQ, among others.
Angela’s latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story, was published in 2017 by Fourth Estate, winning the Physics World Book of the Year and was first runner-up in the Goodreads Choice Awards. Her first book, Geek Nation, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2011, becoming a bestseller in India. Summer 2019 will see publication of her new book on race science.
In 2015 she won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Kavli Science Journalism gold award for a BBC Radio 4 documentary about birdsong and human language. In 2012 she won the Association of British Science Writers’ award for a news story in the Guardian about the misuse of statistics in courtrooms. And she was named European Science Journalist of the Year by the Euroscience Foundation in 2009. In 2018 Angela was voted one of the most respected journalists in the UK.
Angela started her career with ITN on its news trainee scheme, before joining the BBC as a reporter, where her six-month investigation into bogus universities featured on the flagship national News at Ten and won a Prix Circom European television news award.
She has a Masters in Engineering from Oxford University, and a second Masters in Science and Security from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Between 2012 and 2013 she was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
FREE — ALL WELCOME!
Churchill Calling Campaign Summer 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 annual Call Campaign from the 18 June – 7 July 2020. 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 learn about alumni relations, fundraising and running a campaign from start to finish. You will also learn negotiation skills, increase your confidence and improve your telephone manner. It is an excellent job to put on your CV and the Development Office will be happy to act as a referee for anyone who completes the training and calling successfully. We also do our best to match our callers to our alumni by their careers, subjects and interests, so it’s a great opportunity to forge useful contacts!
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 10 February from 6-7pm in the JCR games room.
Aid for the Australia Fires
I’m sure you’re all sadly aware of the fire crisis in Australia right now, but I wanted to write to you to ask if you could help support the relief efforts. It is terrifying and heartbreaking to see so many people have lost their homes, or even their families, millions of acres of land are burning, hundreds of thousands of kangaroos and koalas have been killed, and yet the blazes continue across the country.
This is a cause that is very close to me, and my own family and friends have been affected, but I feel helpless being so far away. I have thus donated to the local firefighters and rescue services and would really appreciate if you could consider doing the same, if you are in a position to do so.
For New South Wales and Victoria (the most severely affected states) local fire services : https://quickweb.westpac.com.au/OnlinePaymentServlet?cd_community=NSWRFS&cd_currency=AUD&cd_supplier_business=DONATIONS&action=EnterDetailshttps://www.communityenterprisefoundation.com.au/make-a-donation/bushfire-disaster-appeal/For wild life rescue: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-thirsty-koalas-devastated-by-recent-fireshttps://wildlifewarriors.org.au/donate/wildlife-hospital-donationsFor families of the firefighters who have died on duty: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/featured/support-for-firefighter-families
Any donations will reach the local services directly, towards minimising the damage caused by the fire, and hopefully save human and animal lives. I would also appreciate it if you could share these links so that we can get the fires under control as soon as possible.
Thank you for any help you can give, and may 2020 begin with many kind acts, better environments, and more stable politics for us all,
Superbowl Party – Sunday February 2nd 10PM-Late
Sustainability Talk – Monday 17th February 5:30pm
All are warmly invited to a talk on the important subject of sustainability and in particular environmental sustainability, and what the College can do about it, by Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO, Director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, in the Wolfson Hall at 5.30pm on Monday 17 February. The session will consist on a talk by Dame Polly, followed by a discussion facilitated by the Master. Guests and external users are also warmly welcome. A drinks reception will follow.
Would you like to train to teach with England’s #1 provider?
Places are currently available on our PGCEs for September 2020 entry. Whether you’re about to submit your application or just beginning to consider training to teach, come along to our PGCE Open Day on Friday 7th February. You can meet staff and students, attend talks, speak to our admissions team, and see our Library and gardens.
The Faculty of Education is rated Outstanding by OFSTED and was the no.1 provider in England in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017 (most recent edition). Booking for our Open Day is essential. You can see a timetable and register your attendance here: https://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/openday/
The Cambridge PGCE courses are taught in a long-established and fully integrated partnership with a broad range of schools and our trainees benefit from experiencing over 120 days in a variety of different educational settings including mainstream schools, special schools, museums and outdoor education settings. Our partnership has a deeply ingrained passion for learning and offers personalised support to all our trainee teachers.
Available subjects at the event are:
- Secondary Art and Design
- Secondary Design Technology
- Secondary English
- Secondary Geography
- Secondary History
- Secondary Maths
- Secondary Modern Languages
- Secondary Music
- Secondary Religious Studies
- Secondary Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Any questions should be directed to the Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01223 767671.
SfGH Call for Global Health Applications
Students for Global Health Cambridge is looking for new members!
Applications are currently open for a Training Officer to serve on our Executive Committee and for members of the WHO simulation organising committee.
Please apply here: https://forms.gle/Vo5eikDyVicginZ98
Applications close on the 10th January 2020
If you have any questions about the roles, please email email@example.com
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and have a nice day!
Building Bridges in Medical Sciences Conference 2020
Building Bridges in Medical Sciences Conference 2020
Registration and abstract submission for BBMS20 is now open!
Sign up for FREE and join us on Friday 13th March 2020 at Robinson College, Cambridge to explore several interesting aspects of biomedical research!
BBMS is a student-run one-day conference that brings together scientists from different disciplines, career stages and countries to discuss the interdisciplinary approaches that are essential to addressing the global health challenges of the 21st century. The diverse talks will incorporate discussions on policy, public health, basic science, industry, translational medicine and biotechnology.
Speaker details + program of events: https://www.bbmscambridge.com
We are looking forward to an exciting day of talks + networking!
Cambridge Summer Institute Summer Employment 2020
WorldStrides | CBL International is a provider of high- quality academic programmes for university and high school students from
all over the globe.
If interested, please send your CV and covering letter to
Application Deadline: 1st March 2020
Panacea Stars Develop
application deadline is Sunday, 23 February, 11:59pm GMT
We welcome ideas at all stages of development that have the potential to
impact human health – anything from a therapeutic or diagnostic to a
medical device, software application or research tool. We have
previously selected finalists with ideas ranging from the very
early-stage to the patent-protected.
Our vision is to equip young innovators, who would not otherwise have
access to expert industry feedback and mentorship, with the skills to
take their business idea to an investable position. Since its inception
in 2016, Panacea Stars has supported more than 150 startups, growing
from strength to strength year on year. More importantly, the startups
participating have been increasingly successful after taking part.
Examples of our alumni include Cambridge Cancer Genomics and
We will be awarding a non-dilutive prize worth £100K, free lab space
and ongoing business and legal support to the team with the most
exceptional idea. However, we want to stress that the real prize is not
the cash, it is the mentoring, networking and skills our founders
acquire over the course of the programme through interacting with our
partners and mentors network, including senior executives from the likes
of McKinsey and Co, AstraZeneca, J A Kemp, IBM, Biorad, and others.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Catherine Wong,_ BEng_
PanaceaStars email@example.com | t: @PanaceaInnov
Summer Work in China with TEFL Certification
Last year around 50 Cambridge students joined our project in China,
apply now to grab your place on the 2020 Gotoco China team:
Gotoco has opened applications for its 2020 summer TEFL programmes.
These take place in diverse locations across China. Teach Chinese
students English and gain a TEFL certificate, while learning all about
Chinese culture and exploring one of the most diverse countries in the
world. Apply today and have an unforgettable summer!
This year Gotoco is offering places on summer teaching programmes all
over China. Join us to assist with teaching projects in one of our ‘real
China’ programmes to learn about what is really happening in this
exciting country. We have placements across the length and breadth of
the country, from major cities like Beijing and Shanghai to Xinjiang and
Tibet in the West of the country. At the end of the programme we offer a
free one week holiday to Yangshuo – our base in the mountains just east
of Vietnam (Lonely Planet’s top-rated destination in the whole country!)
Check out our web for some stunning photos of these locations.
Exact dates vary for each programme, we aim to be as flexible as
possible to cater to the needs of our volunteers. We can offer various
programme durations, anything from 2 weeks to 3 months. Start dates are
flexible, but typically programmes begin at the end of June, mid-July or
the beginning of August.
Recently the UN & BritCham made us finalists in their China Social
Impact award for services to China-Western cultural exchange. We run an
award winning programme, with nearly 300 reviews and a score of 5 stars
on Trustpilot  along with a gold-star from Oxford University as one
of their top overseas work placement partners. We offer a broad range of
cultural exchange options with over 100 adventurous work-placement
opportunities all over China. Join us to learn about China and the world
while gaining a valuable TEFL certificate, along the way make lifelong
friends from among the other volunteers on your teams and the students
you help. Pick up valuable CV boosting work experience while earning
references for any future jobs you may wish to apply for. Most
importantly, have an exciting gap year style adventure and the trip of a
To read about some of the many benefits of taking part, why not check
out past volunteer’s testimonials here:
Taking part in this programme is FREE OF CHARGE, we don’t request any
fund-raising or fees. Our hosts also cover the costs of TEFL
certification, Chinese lessons, trips, accommodation and meals, with NO
HIDDEN FEES! The only major costs are flights & visas, but most
Cambridge colleges are willing to offer travel grants to cover these
major costs for you so you can join our programme. We also are able to
cover the flight costs of those that join us as campus reps.
All FREE and FUNDED:
— Earn a TEFL certificate (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language)
— Explore China and its diverse culture
— Learn some Mandarin, and take part in fun cultural exchange
— Gain valuable work experience and references
— Begin a summer of backpacking across Asia
— Give Chinese students the chance to experience a new style of
— See stunning scenery, including the Karst mountains around Yangshuo,
— Check our website for more information: www.go-to.co 
*On a summer program in China you will teach English or lead outdoor
activities to help Chinese students (usually from 7-16 years of age)
grow in confidence, develop their language skills and foster soft skills
which will be invaluable to them throughout their life. You will receive
TEFL training online prior to departure, and will work towards your TEFL
certificate during your time in China, with the time you spend in the
classroom building up your teaching experience. These skills will be
extremely useful in any career you wish to pursue, and an understanding
of Chinese culture will be vital to your international career.
Message from LOVVOL Summer Volunteering in China Opportunity
I’m writing from LOVVOL (www.lovvol.org) – we organise for Uni students
to volunteer in China and Mongolia, to encourage a cultural exchange and
for Uni students to have an immersive and authentic experience of China.
* All Accommodation
* All Food
* Transport within China
* Visits to historical/cultural places
* Mandarin lessons
* Cultural Activities
WE DO NOT CHARGE STUDENTS TO TAKE PART IN OUR PROGRAMMES! We feel
strongly that the opportunity to volunteer internationally should be
open to students from every walk of life, and so we do not make any
administrative or registration fees for our students.
All students are responsible for their own flight/visa costs, although
sometimes individual universities can assist with travel costs.
Would you be interested in knowing more about our opportunities? I
would be happy to come over and give a talk about opportunities or take
part in any Q&As that you may wish to do.
The application process is simple, apply online and then a telephone
We’re flexible with placement times and dates, with a minimum of 2 week
placement, and maximum of 10 weeks (depending on programme requirements
and student availability)
Brain Stimulation Study
*** Participants needed for brain stimulation study (£35)! ***
The Adaptive Brain Lab are currently recruiting participants for a two-part study investigating how we learn to see in challenging visual environments. Participants should be aged between 18-34 and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (contact lenses only). In the first part of the study (150 minutes), you will be asked to do a computer-based task while we record your brain activity with EEG. We will also apply very brief periods brain stimulation (TMS) for ~15 minutes during this session. The second session runs for ~50 minutes and is a computer-based task only. For both sessions, we would offer £35. Please note this study runs with first sessions at either 10am or 2pm Mon-Thursday. If you are interested in taking part or would like more information, please get in touch with Lizzie at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting “GPTMS” as the subject line.
Is your child aged 3 years or younger?
Then we’d love to hear from you!
We are a team of researchers working at the Department of Psychology at
Cambridge University and we’d like to find out if and how children’s home
environments have changed in the past 40 years. In particular, we are interested in
how today’s children’s play areas are furnished and what kinds of toys they have.
To do this, we would need to visit you in your home for about an hour
on a day and at a time that is convenient for you.
Interested? It could be FUN! Plus, your child will get a free t-shirt!
To find out more, please contact
Elinor Gibbs (email@example.com) or Galia Shomron (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Paid MRI Study Lent Term 2020
Earn up to £100 in multi-session MRI study, Lent Term 2020: 3 x MRI scans (Addenbrooke’s), 3-4 lab sessions (Downing Site)
We are currently recruiting for a brain imaging study looking into visual learning mechanisms.
If you are interested, right-handed male and also:
- 18-35 years old
- With perfect or corrected-to-normal vision (no other visual defects)
- Without history of neuropsychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorders
- Under no medication
- MRI safe (contact us if unsure)
then please drop us a line at email@example.com using MR_VISLEARN as subject.
Please note that participation in past experiments in our lab may render you ineligible for this study, please get in touch if in doubt.
Around the University
Take part in the 2020 Decarbonisation Challenge
Are you a problem solver who thrives on challenge? Do you care about the environment? Do you want to take action on climate change? The Cambridge Carbon Challenge is an initiative for student and staff teams to develop and present their ideas for cutting carbon emissions using gamifying approaches.
Learn more at our launch event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cambridge-carbon-challenge-launch-gamifying-decarbonisation-tickets-90158282851
Trinity May Ball 2020 Worker Applications
This is the last call for Trinity May Ball 2020 workers applications! Please ask your students to submit their applications by January 20th for priority consideration.
Our workers are the backbone of this large-scale operation, and we are looking for charismatic and motivated people to join our team and create an exciting atmosphere for guests and workers alike! We offer generous compensation, as well as breaks to see the ball, hot food on the night and a chance at buying rights to tickets in 2021.
Experience is not necessary, but all roles do require diligence and the desire to work as part of a team. Good applicants will be invited to interview, and impressive applicants will be invited to interview for leadership and managerial roles. Our final round of interviews will be held during Lent Term.