Lent Week 5

Messages From College

Screening of Half of a Yellow Sun. Written and directed by College By-Fellow Biyi Bandele – Feb 19th @ 7:30pm in Wolfson Theatre Churchill College

Join us for a special screening of Half of a Yellow Sun. Written and directed by Churchill By-Fellow Biyi Bandele.

Followed by a Q&A with the screenplay writer/director, Biti Bandele and joined by Dr Ruth Watson, Cambridge University Lecturer in African History. Chaired by Churchill Fellow Professor Tim Cribb

Middle-class twin sisters Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Noni Rose) must set aside their differences as they confront the turmoil of a  civil war that threatens everything they hold dear. This drama-romance, adapted from the acclaimed novel of the same name, was initially banned by the Nigerian government for its depiction of the Biafran War.

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

Welfare Social Tea @ Churchill College MCR – Feb 17 @ 3-5pm

MCR Academic Seminar: Michael Walker @ Tizard Room – Feb 20 @ 7:30-8pm 

Documentary Night at the Wolfson @ Wolfson Hall – Feb 22 @ 7:30-9pm


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


Paid Science Communication Studentships

Finishing your PhD? Want to communicate science for a national broadcaster? 

The Naked Scientists are a team of science radio and podcasting professionals who make engineering, science and technology radio programmes for broadcasters internationally, including BBC 5 live, ABC Radio National Australia and Talk Radio 702 in South Africa. We also publish a multi-award-winning podcast. 

We’re offering up to 3 paid internship placements for early career researchers working within engineering and the physical sciences at Cambridge University to join our team and learn to do what we do. 

Across the 8 weeks, you’ll learn how to produce podcasts, create content for national and international radio broadcast, interview leading scientists publishing new discoveries in the world’s best science journals, as well as ways to uncover, research and write accessible engineering and science articles and develop skills as a communicator. Critically, we are not just looking for future broadcasters: the skills you will learn will be valuable throughout your future career.

This opportunity is OPEN NOW and is ongoing until January 2020, extending to those who have finished their research, or will have finished their research by 31/1/2020, but have not yet graduated. To be eligible, you must be an EU national and the 8 weeks internship must take place from when you have finished your research but before you graduate

If you are interested in applying, please email a covering letter and CV to Izzie Clarke on Izzie@nakedscientists.com by Thursday 28th February 2019, stating when your research ends – or for further enquiries call 01223 761 656. 

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 11 February
Interview Practice Session  13:45 – 15:15
Start Here  15:00 – 16:00
A complete guide to features writing  16:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 12 February
Interview Practice Session  11:30 – 13:00
Interview Practice Session  13:45 – 15:15
Successful application forms  14:00 – 15:00
Careers Briefing: working to inform and influence public policy, opinions and attitudes  16:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 13 February
Get ready for job interviews  13:00 – 14:00
Interview Practice Session  13:45 – 15:15
Numerical Reasoning Skills  15:00 – 16:00
Information Technology
15:30 – 18:00
Careers panel: careers using languages  18:00 – 20:00
Thursday 14 February
Interview Practice Session  15:30 – 17:00
Cover letters and speculative applications  16:00 – 17:00
Friday 15 February
Fancy a career in the Art world? Ask me how! (practitioner-led)  15:30 – 16:30

UniAdmissions Tutor Recruitment 

Earn £110 per day tutoring students
Are you a current Oxford, Cambridge, Medic, Dentistry student or graduate?
Are you keen to help enthusiastic 16-18-year-olds with their Oxbridge or Medical school interviews.
If so, you could be earning £110 per day!
Get access to training opportunities, an incredible discount card, the ability to volunteer & expand your CV + much more!

Around the University


Newnham College Life Skills Program for Women March 14th

Everything you need to know to tackle life beyond the Cambridge bubble!

Fom dealing with criticism and failure, to making your finances work for you, this one day event covers the top skills that graduates say they wished they’d known before they left Cambridge.

Options include

  • Maintaining motivation, dealing with criticism and failure
  • Managing time effectively
  • Wellbeing, nutrition and resilience
  • Making your finances work
  • Using social media effectively
  • Coding for beginners
  • Dealing with difficult people and relationships

During the day, you’ll have plenty of time to meet other students, share your worries and solutions – with smoothie breaks and a buffet lunch to keep you energised.

Sign up here!

Paid Psychology Studies Available


Task: Complete a simple questionnaire and a computer-based memory task
after non-invasive brain stimulation, which is commonly used to
temporarily affect brain activity (i.e. for the duration of each

Duration: Two 60-90-minute sessions

Location: Adaptive Brain Lab, Downing Site, Central Cambridge

Reimbursement: £30

Session 1: Stay still inside the Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine for
about 1 hour, at the Cognitive Brain Science Unit.

Session 2-5: Complete a simple questionnaire and a computer-based task
after non-invasive brain stimulation, which is commonly used to
temporarily affect brain activity (i.e. for the duration of each
session). Each of these sessions take place at the Adaptive Brain Lab,
Downing Site, Central Cambridge, and last between 1-1.5 hours.

Reimbursement: £67.5 + an image of your brain

NB – We are looking for individuals that are highly likely to complete
all sessions.

Eligibility Criteria

–        Complete and return a soft copy of the attached

–        18-35 years of age

–        Right handed

–        Native or native-like English proficiency

–        Normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing

–        No history of psychological or neurological conditions

please complete and return a soft copy of the attached

If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact
the researcher (smk63@cam.ac.uk).