Lent Week 4

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

Training days:

  • June 20: 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • June 21: 10.00am – 5.00pm  

Calling sessions:

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.

MCR Events

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 Februaryhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-bridges-in-medical-sciences-bbms-2019-conference-registration-54656985515?aff=affiliate1&fbclid=IwAR34vmyPIu0dsUM0Fu_OfQoqIh0g–_hg0i2uv7ryB-H8I-GKpmkurMwshI


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 
Management space.  

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.



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 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
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.

You will find announcements of participant recruitment for all our current research studies. Sign up here: https://cambridge-cneuro.sona-systems.com
With a participant account you will be able to:> See all the experiments currently available and how much money you
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
mobile app
> 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.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.



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!