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
Interested in a three week part-time summer job in College?
Come to a free drinks / info event to find out more:
Current Churchill students interested in meeting previous callers and finding out more about the student caller job are invited to attend a free drop-in drinks / info event on Monday 11 February from 6-7pm in the JCR games room
The role offers 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 can also find out more and apply online by visiting: www.chu.cam.ac.uk/calling-campaign.
What’s it like being a caller? Watch the video from this year’s campaign: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7IMlDCn8k0
Details of the time commitment are noted below FYI:
The Call Campaign will run from 20 June – 9 July 2019
- June 20: 10.00am – 5.00pm
- June 21: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Monday – Friday: 6:15pm – 9:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Days off: Friday 28 June, Friday 5 July
Small Grants Applications Closing Soon!
The small grant committee is meeting towards the end of this month. If
you would like to submit an applications, please do this as soon as
For those of you who don’t know, small grants are made by a Committee
consisting of the MCR and JCR Presidents, the Bursar, and another
Fellow. Such grants (up to a maximum of £350) are usually made for
sports or similar expenses where the student is representing the
University or playing at national level, or for specific events or
travel which are related in some way to the student’s College/University
Applications should be made via the Small grant form attached giving
details of which team you are playing for and the expenses you are
incurring, and a signature from the Senior Treasurer verifying the
amount claimed. A student may only be awarded one grant in each academic
year. The form should be sent to Sharon Knight.
If you have any queries, more information can be found here
or get in touch with Sharon knight.
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.
LGBT+ Pizza – 7:30 pm Monday February 11th @ 76 Storey’s Way
To celebrate pride month we will be holding a pizza night (yes the pizza will be free) at 76 Storeys way on 11/02/2019 (Monday evening) at 7.30pm.
This one is for members of college identifying as, or actively supporting, the LGBTQ+ community. Guests are very welcome. Sign up here!
MCR Academic Seminar – 7:30PM Wednesday February 13th @ Tizard Room
MCR Open Mic Night – 7:30PM Friday February 15th @ MCR Bar
Churchill Spring Ball – 7:00PM Saturday February 16th @ Churchill College
Welfare Social Tea – 3:00PM Sunday February 17th @ MCR
Science Policy Summit September 2019
Are you a young leader from Latin America or the UK hoping to use science, policy and innovation to drive change? We are now selecting the most promising future leaders to become Youth Ambassadors and attend the Shaping Horizonssummit at the University of Cambridge to engage with senior world leaders and discuss bilateral challenges faced by Latin America and the UK. At the summit, the future leaders will help create actionable evidence-based policy reports for governments and become a part of a bilateral network working to tackle some of the most pressing problems.
Apply before February 17th for your chance to become a Youth Ambassador and take one of the first spots for future leaders at Shaping Horizons!
Youth Ambassadors will be given a unique opportunity to grow their professional profile and represent fellow future leaders through access to high profile speakers and social media promotion. Youth Ambassadors are not charged a registration fee and will also be given first priority for scholarships funding travel costs and accommodation.
Registration for Building Bridges in Medical Sciences (BBMS) 2019 is now open!
Sign up for FREE and join us on Friday 8th March 2019 at Jesus College, Cambridge.
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 by the 20th February: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
Research Analyst Opportunity, New York City
Research Analyst at Goldsmith & Co. is a boutique executive search firm
based in Manhattan, New York that predominantly recruits in the Asset
We have recently begun our search for a 2019 UK graduate to
join the team. The internship will run for 12 months and Goldsmith & Co.
will sponsor the successful candidate on a J-1 visa. 75% of the Research
Analysts we’ve recruited over the past five years have been Oxbridge
Graduates and so we would be excited to hire from Oxbridge again.
The internship is a great opportunity to receive best-in-class research
training and get broad exposure to Asset Management and insight into the
executive search process. On top of that, New York City is a fantastic
place to spend 12 months.
The broad foundation you build over the year opens many doors and
previous interns have gone on to begin careers in Management Consulting,
Law, Executive Search and other industries.
Should you be interested in this opportunity, please feel free to
contact me at Harvey@goldsmithandco.com
Social Impact Voluntary Placements: Applications are Now Open!
Want to gain work experience and make a difference this summer? Of
course you do!
We’re offering passionate and socially-minded students the opportunity
to spend part of summer 2019 working with an inspiring and innovative
organisation that has a positive social impact. The Social Impact
Voluntary Placements Scheme (SIVP) places students who are passionate
about social change with some of the most innovative social impact
organisations in the UK.
Successful applicants undertake a summer placement in which they are
given the opportunity to take responsibility over an area of work,
manage or a project or accelerate the development of a charity. Many
placements are exclusive to this scheme and provide unparalleled
experience working at the heart of a brilliant charity.
FIND OUT MORE AND APPLY HERE. THE DEADLINE IS SUNDAY 24TH FEBRUARY.
STILL GOT QUESTIONS? WANT TO HEAR FROM A PREVIOUS PARTICIPANT ABOUT
THEIR EXPERIENCE? COME TO OUR INFO SESSION ON MONDAY 18TH FEB, 5-6PM
AT MURRAY EDWARDS COLLEGE.
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
|Monday 4 February|
|Interview Practice Session||11:30 – 13:00|
|Writing a CV for runner jobs||16:00 – 17:00|
|Tuesday 5 February|
|Interview Practice Session||15:30 – 17:00|
|Cover letters and speculative applications||16:00 – 17:00|
|Careers panel: Sustainability||18:00 – 19:30|
|Wednesday 6 February|
|BGC Partners (new date)
Banking and Financial Markets
|11:00 – 14:30|
|Get ready for job interviews||13:00 – 14:00|
|Media Communications panel discussion||13:00 – 14:00|
|Blockchain and Rust explored (employer-led)||14:00 – 15:30|
|COMMS & CREATIVE EVENT||15:00 – 18:00|
|Interview Practice Session||15:30 – 17:00|
|Careers panel: science and technical consulting||17:00 – 19:00|
|Thursday 7 February|
|What is development consultancy?||13:00 – 14:30|
|Interview Practice Session||13:45 – 15:15|
|WORK TO CHANGE THE WORLD||15:00 – 18:00|
|Interview Practice Session||15:30 – 17:00|
|Friday 8 February|
|Interview Practice Session||15:30 – 17:00|
Around the University
Recruitment System for Computational Neuroscience Research Studies
Would you like to contribute to scientific research and earn money? Then sign up to the research pool.
will get paid for doing each experiment
> Sign up for experiments with just a click
> Choose the timeslot that works best for you
> Access to the system 24/7 and while on the go through the SONA
> Receive reminders of all the studies you have signed up to do the
next day, so you won’t miss any!
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.
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.
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:
Cambridge Palestine Trek 2019
Do you want to visit Palestine with other Cambridge students this summer and experience the West Bank for yourself?
Announcing the Cambridge-LSE Palestine Trek 2019!
Last year the Cambridge University PalTrek society organised its inaugural trip to the West Bank. Organised solely by students for students, the trip wanted to provide the unique opportunity to see and experience the region first-hand: to learn about and experience life in Palestine and to visit this truly incredible part of the world.
Over the course of a week, our group of 24 students visited religious and cultural sites, refugee camps, natural wonders and local cultural festivals, and met with top NGOs, journalists, Palestinian and Israeli politicians, academics and ordinary Palestinians all across the West Bank. All while enjoying the food, culture and scenery of Palestine.
This year, the PalTrek is back and bigger than before. In Summer 2019 (dates TBC in June/July) we will be joining up with students from LSE on an even larger 10-day tour of the West Bank. There will be space for around 20 Cambridge students on the trip, and you could be one of them!
To find out more, and to talk to students from last year’s trip, we’re putting on a range of information sessions this term. Our first information sessions will be:
Thursday 14th February
Monday 18th February
Both sessions will take place at 7:30pm in the Audit Room, King’s College. We will be discussing the aims of the trip, the itinerary, cost, how to apply, and answering any questions you have, as well as showing photos and feedback from last year’s trip. The meeting will be informal and chatty, and snacks will be provided!
The trip is open to both undergraduates and postgraduates. Sign-ups for the trip will open later this month, but if you’re interested in joining us this summer we definitely recommend you come and meet the trip leaders and learn more at one of these sessions.
We hope to see you there!