MCR Gazette – Easter Week 0

Good morning Churchillians,

The start of term approaches and so returns your weekly gazette with a roundup of interesting events and opportunities around the University. I would like to bring your attention to a whole host of workshops and courses the University Counselling Services are hosting this term you might be interested in. Also don’t miss out on the Churchill Conference on Everything next Saturday followed by the Advanced Students Dinner that evening!

Please be aware all undergraduates and many graduate students are preparing for their exams this term. For this reason College has implemented a Quiet Period (until 15 June) over which time we must keep noise levels to a minimum. This will primarily affect the use of the bar because of its proximity to the library. Please keep in mind it is better to close the windows in the evenings to avoid noise pollution. Despite the temptation to leave them open in the summer months this will minimise risk of noise complaints.

Best wishes,


Messages From College

Quiet Period (17 April – 15 June)

Please be aware all undergraduates and many graduate students are preparing for their exams this term. For this reason College has implemented a Quiet Period over which time we must keep noise levels to a minimum. This will primarily affect the use of the bar because of its proximity to the library. Please keep in mind it is better to close the windows in the evenings to avoid noise pollution. Despite the temptation to leave them open in the summer months this will minimise risk of noise complaints.

Key aspects of Quiet Period as outlined by the Senior Tutor are:

No parties are allowed, either in College or the grounds;

No avoidable routine maintenance will be carried out in student accommodation or in the vicinity of the Library; only unavoidable work is permitted;

The grass in the central areas of the College will be cut only between 7.30 and 9.00 am (the time which, experience has shown, disturbs the fewest students who are working);

Conference and hospitality bookings will be very limited and as unobtrusive as possible: they will essentially be restricted to areas of the College where students do not work and will involve minimal noise; bookings (without a loud audio-visual component) will be allowed in the Wolfson Hall between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm;

The JCR/MCR will be allowed to run one quiz night in the bar and two film evenings (one of which must be a Saturday) in the Wolfson Hall each week; films must involve no loud sound and must finish by midnight;

Permission for any other activity that might create disturbance must be obtained in advance from the Senior Tutor (

Permission for parties after the end of Quiet Period, whether in College or the grounds, must be sought via the Conference Office, using the Dean’s form in the usual way.


MCR Events

The Conference on Everything – 28th April, 13:30

The academic event of the year. Find out about the research done by the MCR members through posters and short talks. Tea and coffee served throughout.

Advanced Students’ Dinner – 28th April, 19:00

Dinner for all advanced students following the CoE! If you need more info please contact the TAS office (

CHUyoga continues – Mondays @ 18:00

Free yoga class taking place on Mondays at 18:00 in squash court 3 will continue! Any questions, email Janosz (jwd43).

MCR Green Officers are taking suggestions for making The College more sustainable.

The Green Impact team have worked hard this year to make our college greener and more sustainable! But we need an input from everyone to make an even greater impact which is why we welcome everyone to send suggestions and ideas for saving energy and improving sustainability in the college. You can send us an e-mail(, or, alternatively, you can put your ideas on the notice board “Environmental and Sustainability Information” which is located on the right hand side as you walk from the Buttery to the Porters’ Lodge.

University Events

University Counselling Service Short Course, Group & Workshop Programme:

If you are interested in attending any of the courses or groups please contact: or telephone 01223 332865.


Time Management @ the GU Wednesday 25 April 5.30 – 7.00 p.m.

Identify what prevents you from managing your time effectively and learn ways to help you achieve your goals.

Exam Preparation

Thursday 26 April 3.30 – 5.00 p.m. OR Tuesday 1 May 5.30 – 7.00 p.m.

A workshop on ‘exam technique’ focusing on planning and preparation, revision and memory, and handling exams themselves, together with some simple relaxation exercises

Become Your Own Coach

Monday 30 April 3.30 – 5.00 p.m. OR Monday 4 June 1.30 – 3.00 p.m.

For students who may be stuck in a rut with their thinking patterns. An experiential workshop to help develop a more positive approach through drawing on personal resources.


Tuesday 1 May 3.00 – 4.30 p.m. OR Thursday 24 May 1.00 – 2.30 p.m.

The focus will be on letting go of harsh self-judgments and criticism and to develop strategies to encourage a more compassionate view of self.

Understanding & Managing Your Anxiety

Friday 4 May 2.30 – 4.00 p.m. OR Thursday 17 May 1.00 – 2.30 p.m.

An opportunity to reflect on factors that lead to and maintain anxiety, and to learn ways to manage anxiety, including relaxation techniques.

Short Courses/ Focus Groups

Managing Low Mood

Mondays 30 April – 4 June, 3.30 – 5.00 p.m. (6 sessions)

Learn to cope better with low mood and how to overcome it.

Bereavement Group

Thursdays 3 May – 14 June 5.30 – 7.00 p.m. (7 sessions)

A safe place to share feelings and the experience of bereavement for those who have lost someone close to them (nb. not appropriate if the death is very recent).

Learning to be Assertive

Tuesdays 8 – 29 May, 1.30 – 3.00 p.m. (4 sessions)

For students who want to improve their ability to express themselves more openly and honestly, respecting their rights and the rights of others.

Healthy Self-Esteem

Tuesdays, 8 May – 5 June, 3.30 – 5.00 p.m. (5 sessions)

Learn what underpins low self-esteem and strategies to encourage a more objective perception of self

Perfectionism v. Healthy Striving

Thursdays, 10 May – 7 June, 3.00 – 4.30 p.m. (5 sessions)

This group will explore effective ways to escape the trap of perfectionism using cognitive behavioural techniques.


Fridays, 18 May – 8 June, 1.00 – 2.30 p.m. (4 sessions)

This group will explore the concept of compassion and how it can be of benefit, building on the practice of self-compassion. It is helpful if students have attended one of our self-compassion workshops as an introduction.


BCG Aspire Women’s Workshop

 Be bold. Be creative. Dare to grow.

 Discover your own path to success. Be part of an exciting, diverse, and multinational group of over 120 top university students and BCG consultants.

Join us in Barcelona from April 26-28 for the Aspire Women’s Workshop.
Meet other talented women like yourself, and discover your own path to success at our beach getaway.

 Female university students (undergraduate, master’s, or PhD) from all fields of studies are invited to apply.

 BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses.


Registration can be found here and find more information on our website!

Teach for Oxford Summer Courses in Cambridge

Oxford Summer Courses is the only UK education company to be named as one Europe’s fastest growing companies on the FT 1000, in part thanks to our excellent tutors. We are looking for more enthusiastic people to join us as tutors in Cambridge this summer across a range of subjects. We would be particularly keen to hear from anyone in the following areas:

Emerging Technologies

Business & Entrepreneurship






10+ more

Our tutors are teachers, graduate students, postdocs and academic staff who design a syllabus based around their own interests to share their expertise. Teaching is in the form of engaging interactive lessons, small group seminars and supervisions – the aim is to give international students a taste of studying at universities like Oxford or Cambridge.

In Cambridge, we run 2-week and 4-week long courses for international students aged 13-15, 16-17 and 18-24 (24th June – 4th August 2018) who will be based at Fitzwilliam, Sidney Sussex and Hughes Hall.

We offer flexible working, with options to teach one or more courses between 24th June and 4th August. As a member of our friendly tutor Community, you would also have access to our professional development programme and social events throughout the year. 

Apply now or email Lisa at if you have any questions. 

Cheyney Design Xray Technology Recruiting – 26/04/18

26 April 2018, from 18:30, Mahon Room, Pembroke College

Cheyney Design is Cambridgeshire based company specialising in Xray technology. As manufacturers of Xray generators, detectors and control electronics as well as the associated software, our work covers a wide range of tasks – from mechanical engineering for product handling, circuit design, high speed electronics, FPGA/PIC firmwares, UI software and just about everything in between. As many of our projects are unique there is a large amount of imagination needed.

Having been in this industry for over 20 years, we have a wealth of experience. We are a small but rapidly growing company with a friendly and informal atmosphere. Along with our core team based in South Cambridgeshire, we have staff and customers all around the world.

We are currently looking to hire a range of new members to our team covering aspects including design, programming and electronics. We are holding an informal careers evening on Thursday 26th April at 6:30pm in the Mahon Room, Pembroke College. We hope to see you there.

For more details contact or

Signup at


Research Study Recruitment

Digital Library Futures (£20)

 Cambridge University Library is collaborating with the Digital Library Futures research group (, who are currently working to find out more about the experiences of research students and staff at the University of Cambridge in terms of accessing and using online resources and content. 

 Over the coming weeks the Digital Library Futures group will be asking individuals to participate in an online survey exploring these areas.

 The survey should take between 30 and 60 minutes and each person who completes the survey will receive a £20 Amazon shopping voucher.

 If you are interested in taking part, or would like more information, please contact David Marshall at

Psychology experiment: glucose on cognitive performance (£7)


 I am currently running a study looking to investigate the impact of glucose on cognitive performance.  

 The study involves consuming a 330ml glass of Appletiser ®, and completing some questionnaires and other short tasks. It should last between 30-45 minutes, and you would be reimbursed with £7 for your time and expenses.

You can take part if you: 

– have not taken part in my previous experiment;

– are aged 18 or over;

– are in good physical health;

– have English as a first language/equivalent level of fluency;

– are prepared to consume a drink that contains sugar;

– have no known allergies to the ingredients in Appletiser ®.

 The study takes place in Christ’s College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU.

 If you would like to sign up, please contact Tess on, or sign up using Sona here: 

Student Discounts

Grand Arcade’s Student Night – 25th April

On Wednesday 25th April 2018 from 3pm – 8pm, Grand Arcade will be inviting all sixth form/ college and university students to come down to the centre and take advantage of our one-night only discounts, available just for students! Students need only bring along their student ID. These discounts are guaranteed to be better than our retailer’s standard student discount, so don’t miss out!

Lola Lo’s will be in the centre mixing up drinks, with their resident DJ playing tunes in our main Atrium, getting everyone ready for a Wednesday night out. Our stores will be putting together free goodie bags, games and hosting their own DJ’s.

Confirmed retailer discounts include; Levis 30% off, Hollister 15% off, Topshop 20% off, Topman 20% off, Office 20% off, Schuh 20% off, Vans 20% off, Victoria’s Secret Pink 20% off, River Island 20% off, Ted Baker 20% off, Gant 20% off, Kurt Geiger 20% off, Kiko 20% off, Ed’s Easy Diner 50% off, Carluccio’s 20% off, Coast 25% off, Charles Tyrwhitt 15% off, T.M.Lewin 20% off, Sunglass Hut 20% off, Fossil 20% off, Rutland Cycling 20% off, The Pen Shop 10% off, Disney Store 20% off, Build a Bear 10% off, Radley 20% off, Charles Clinkard 10% off, Clintons 20% off, Fraser Hart 10%*

*Discounts featured correct at the time of going to press, exclusions apply, see in-store for more details

For further information please contact Francesca Oldham on 01223 302601 or email