Lent Week 8

MCR Events

End of term pizza party! Monday, March 11 @ 18:30, Tizard Room

Come by the Tizard Room this Monday at 6:30pm for some pizza to celebrate a successful term. You can also enter  raffles for fabulous prizes such as yoga mats, meditation app subscriptions, and spa products! This is also a great chance to meet your super cool welfare officers. As always, partners/families are welcome! 

EGM Thursday 14th March @ 19:00 in the MCR with Free Pizza

At this meeting we will be voting on the addition of the LGBT+ Officer into our Rules and Procedures (as shown in blue in the attached document).  In addition, the MCR will be bringing their constitution to the College Council in Easter term, and so I invite you to read through our constitution here so we can discuss it at the meeting.

Guest Night “Drop it Like its F. Scott” Saturday 16th March @ 19:00

Tickets for this event are now non-refundable and can be purchased on the normal formal hall booking page.

Families Formal April 13th @ 19:30, Dining Hall


Engage for Change Program

Engage for Change is a programme for people who want to learn to make change happen, through having effective conversations with those around them. You will design, implement and evaluate your own environmental sustainability-related intervention, using the University as a testing-ground for the skills that you’ll develop through the programme.    Applications for our Easter cohort are open until Wednesday 10th April at 3pm. We look forward to reading yours! Check out the website for more information about the application procedure. The programme begins on 6th April, and will run through Easter term, with weekly meetings at 5:30-7pm on Mondays. https://www.cambridgehub.org/activities/engage-for-change   Please send any questions to lily.tomson@cambridgehub.org

Bursaries Available for PhDs and Post-Docs with Entrepreneurial Research Ideas

Impulse, the entrepreneurship programme for tech innovators based at the Maxwell Centre can help researchers to turn innovative projects into “high-potential” business cases. The next programme starts on 29 April 2019.

We have 10 partners who offer fully sponsored places for Cambridge University members, national and international researchers across the different fields of Physical Sciences and Technology (including Life Sciences). For more information about our partners please see here.

About Impulse

Impulse serves as a catalyst for entrepreneurship in individuals and organisations. The programme is about strong action learning and result driven where participants bring their innovative ideas to the table. It acts as a learning vehicle with a sharp focus on prioritising and developing “high-potential” business cases. The core of Impulse’s approach is to engage experienced entrepreneurs to act as role models and to provide guidance at the heart of the Cambridge Phenomenon (Impulse 2019 leafletImpulse News Feb 2019).

Application deadline is 31 March 2019.


Summer Teaching Position in Kenya

Want to teach in Kenya this summer?

Cambridge Summer Teachers are recruiting staff for their summer school
in Nairobi.

2 weeks in July.  Flights, meals, accommodation and trips included.

Undergraduates, graduates, PhD students – all are welcome to apply.  We
are looking for a mixture of experiences.

Applications on a rolling basis.  For more details and the application
form please visit:

www.cambridgesummerteachers.com [1]

or email hello@cambridgesummerteachers.com

Summer Teaching Opportunity with Reach Cambridge

Reach Cambridge, an organisation which provides residential academic courses for international students.

We are still have positions available in our academic and non-academic
roles for our spring and summer programmes, and would be very grateful
if you could advertise this again in your next college bulletin.

See the link below for more details:


Careers Service Events

Monday 11 March
Interview Practice Session  (1 out of 3 left)13:45 – 15:15
Tuesday 12 March
Interview Practice Session  (1 out of 3 left)11:30 – 13:00
Cover letters and speculative applications 16:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 13 March
Interview Practice Session  (1 out of 3 left)11:30 – 13:00
Thursday 14 March
Interview Practice Session  (full)13:45 – 15:15
Friday 15 March
Interview Practice Session  (3 out of 3 left)13:45 – 15:15

Around the University

Science Week Ceilidh Monday March 11th 7:30PM @ Emmanuel URC Church

The Red Rock Ceilidh Band is having a special ceilidh at Emmanuel URC Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RR [opp. Pembroke]. Open to the General Public and University members – Families with children welcome

ADMISSION £7 [£4 students/unwaged] Under-12s free.

Volunteering Opportunity – University Outreach Charity

ABOUT UNIVERSITY to act as Volunteer Coaches on our summer residential
and 3-day Easter weekend at Oxford University.
We inspire Year 10 students from non-selective state schools to strive
for, apply to, and be accepted at highly-selective universities. Our
intervention starts earlier than most outreach programmes, giving
students the time to develop their goals and achieve the required GCSE
grades to make a good application to university. Students attend
academic sessions, delivered by academics, and undergraduate
volunteers provide student welfare support and ongoing coaching
throughout the programme.

HELP RUN OUR SUMMER PROGRAMME in Oxford between 10th- 17th August,
17th-24th August, or 24th- 31st August 2019 and receive free meals and
accommodation and join our extensive leadership and coaching training
programme. Our volunteers play a vital role in leading student groups,
providing pastoral care and delivering one-to-one academic coaching.
Our team of professional coaches, who specialise in working with
excluded pupils, provide all volunteers with training in what makes an
effective coach. You will also receive training in mental health first
aid and safeguarding.

Apply by 18TH MARCH 2019 at universifyeducation.com/volunteer/ [1] for
an opportunity to help young people to achieve their dreams of
attending university and to continue breaking down the barriers to
higher education.

Global Health Cambridge Event “The hidden problem of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK” March 13th 19:30 @ Bowett Room Queens College

Students for Global Health Cambridge are proud to present ‘The hidden 
problem of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK’ – an event for 
International Women’s Day, on Wednesday 13th March 19:30-20:00 in the 
Bowett Room of Queen’s College.

Students for Global Health Cambridge are proud to present ‘The hidden 
problem of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK’ – an event for 
International Women’s Day, on Wednesday 13th March 19:30-20:00 in the Bowett Room of Queen’s College.

The event will feature a conversation between Dr. Charlotte Proudman, a human rights barrister, activist and fellow of Queen’s college, and Dr. Leyla Hussein, a psychotherapist who founded The Dahlia Project, the UK’s first specialist therapeutic service for FGM survivors, and 
co-founded anti-FGM charity Daughters of Eve. Together they will discuss
the laws that are supposed to protect women from FGM in the UK, why it
is still so prevalent, how we can support victims and how we can eradicate this practice in the UK. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

You can find our facebook event here: 

Cambridge Summer Institute 2019 Summer Employment Opportunity

Cambridge Summer Institute (CSI) is an exclusive academic study abroad programme offered by WorldStrides | CBL International, and Magdalene College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge (UK).

We are seeking Delegate Advisors to facilitate the operation of our Cambridge academic programme in the summer of 2019. Successful candidates will be part of a strong team of delegate advisors, assisting with a variety of tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Leading cultural visits and activities in and around Cambridge
  • Accompanying delegates on excursions to places of interest in the UK
  • Coordinating evening activities
  • Assisting faculty members with classroom preparation
  • Ensuring the smooth-running of the CBL International conference office
  • Assisting with arrivals and departures
  • Providing care and support for the High School age students

We require applicants with a passion for international education. Candidates must demonstrate enthusiasm, charisma, a high level of initiative and intercultural awareness. The nature of the position is fast-paced; as such, the ability to work efficiently in a team is essential. Experience working in an international or educational environment is desirable but not essential. Applicants should be available from mid-June 2019. Full time and part time contracts are available for varying lengths of time. For more details about the role or to make an application please contact Amanda Stuat (amandast@worldstrides.org) with a CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for the post.

Application deadline: Friday 29th March 2019

St. Edmunds College May Ball, “Castle on the Hill” Open to ALL Cambridge Students

The St. Edmunds May Ball theme this is year is “Castle on the Hill” and the college formally invites anyone in Cambridge to attend. Being so close to Churchill this is an excellent opportunity for a May Ball you won’t want to miss. The grounds will be transformed into a fairytale, castle-like landscape inspired by Ed Sheeran.

The price points are also a little bit lower than competing May Balls, and they have decided to let General Cambridge members buy up to 5 tickets to help facilitate people coming in a group of friends, inviting their course 
mates, or even friends from outside Cambridge.

For more information see the website:

And Facebook event:

SolidariTree Event Student Led Charity Event

SolidariTee has just become a registered charity! To mark the occasion, we’re hosting a speaker event in London on Sunday 17th March and would like to invite everyone to join us!

In addition to hearing from our incredible speakers, we’ll be taking this opportunity to express our immense gratitude to everyone who has
supported us so far, release our new NGOs, and mark us receiving charity 
status! Food and drink will be provided, and it’s a great opportunity
for you to enquire about volunteering with us or our NGOs.

If you haven’t heard of SolidariTee, we are an entirely student-led charity which raises awareness about the refugee crisis and offers grants to organisations and individuals working in this sector. SolidariTee was set up in 2017 by Tiara Sahar Ataii during her first year at Cambridge University! Now, SolidariTee has 35 teams (with over 500 representatives) across universities across the UK, US, Germany, Jordan and Australia, selling thousands of SolidariTees and hosting a variety of events.

Tickets are only £5, available in advance here: 
For more details, please head to our facebook page: 

University Psychology Studies

“Systemizing is the drive to analyse lawful patterns. How good are you at spotting patterns? We are investigating this using online aptitude tests. Whether you’re autistic or not, please consider taking part in our research. We’re now recruiting individuals aged 16 and above to take a new test of systemizing. Click https://cambridge.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8tPLz0Toqdb1snH to take part!”