MCR Gazette / Easter Week 0

We have an eventful start to the term coming up:

  • P Party bop on Friday evening.
  • Conference on Everything on Saturday afternoon.
  • Advanced Students dinner on Saturday evening.

Have a look at the Term Card for other events planned for later in the term.

The TAS office has already contacted returning students about the upcoming accommodation ballots. We have compiled information about the ballots under the “Your MCR” section of the website.

Have an astonishing week!


Conference on Everything (Wolfson Hall – 1pm April 27)

Our annual conference takes place this Saturday, and features talks and posters by graduate students across a range of subjects. In past years, the talks have been insightful, interesting and entertaining – so be sure to bring your friends and lab-mates along. All are welcome; free entry.

For more information, see the website:


Tech Startups for Girls @ Cambridge (Apr 24)

Come down if you’re interested in learning how to start-up a business, code, and launch a career path in technology. All girls welcome.

When: 24th April, 6pm – 7pm

Where: Elton-Bowring Room, Memorial Court, Clare College

Run by Entrepreneur First, the not-for-profit helping grads build startups, and Code First:Girls, the free coding course for young women.

Follow the event on Facebook:


Vice-Chancellor Q&A Session (Apr 24)

If there’s one person in charge of Cambridge University; it’s the Vice-Chancellor. On Wednesday 24th April you’ll have the chance to hear Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz answer your questions to him in person at CUSU’s student question and answer session with the V-C. You can send your questions to now, or come along to the Graduate Union (Silver Street) at 6pm to hear the range of questions  answered!
Venue is fully accessible, please let us know in advance if you need step-free access.
Date: Wednesday 24th April
Time: 6pm
Open to all Cambridge University students. This is a free event.


Start-of-Term Grad Party at Lola Lo (Apr 26)

The final term of the year is finally upon us and Cam FM Grad Fridays is bringing you the ultimate start of term party!

So come join us in the tropical paradise of Lola Lo and let your hair down for one last time before exam and dissertations take over! Expect exquisite cocktails, FREE hats, the best party anthems in town and exotic Polynesian surroundings in Cambridge’s classiest night club – Lola Lo, 1-6 Corn Exchange Street.

Cam FM Grad Fridays is Cambridge’s ONLY club night that offers discounts exclusively to grad students!!

Entry price:
10 – 11pm: FREE ENTRY plus HALF PRICED cocktails!
11pm – midnight: £3 (usually £5 without discount)
After midnight: £4 (usually £8 without discount)

To have access to the grad discounted entry you must show a valid university card with the GU logo on the back to the door staff. If for some reason you do not have the GU logo on your card (often the case for some taught courses and clinical medics), please email to be put on to our grad only guest list.

Visit for the latest details on offers.

If you would like to get involved as a ticket rep for Grad Fridays, please get in touch with, commission is available for every ticket sold!


Nigel Hall Art Exhibition (May 8)

The Hanging Committee is delighted that such a renowned sculptor as the Royal  Academician, Nigel Hall, has agreed to hold an exhibition of his work in College. We invite all College Members and their Guests to the Private View in the Jock Colville Hall on May 8 from 5.30 to 7.30. The artist will be present and wine and soft drinks will be served.

The exhibition will consist of a selection of sculptures in varying materials, bronze, steel, painted aluminium and MDF, together with a small number of large charcoal and gouache drawings. It will run from 4 May to 2 June and will be open from 9am to 5pm Daily.

Colin Fraser, on behalf of The Hanging Committee


OxFizz Volunteer Teaching

OxFizz is a social enterprise raising money for charity by providing educational services. We’re currently recruiting tutors for our two-week Summer Schools…

  • What? Delivering tutorials on a Summer School in Oxford
  • Who? Any enthusiastic postgraduate student or postdoc
  • How big a commitment? Preparing an exciting and challenging course of eight tutorials, and delivering them to small groups of bright and motivated 16-18 year old students (around 18 hours contact time)
  • Why? Gain valuable teaching experience and raise money for any charity of your choice!

Find out more: email Sarah at or call her on 07847 095427.


Participants Needed: Language Processing (Earn £5/hr)

The Neurolex lab is  based at the William Hardy Building, Dept. of Psychology, Downing Site.

Our current experiment requires you to listen to audio recordings of simple words and phrases and make a decision on what you have heard, by typing your response.

  • Fluent native English speaker
  • 18-40 years of age

A typical experiment lasts approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, including breaks. You will be paid at a rate of £5/hr plus travel expenses (£2 if you live within the city boundary and £2.50 if you live outside) for taking part in this study. 9-6pm slots are available on most days.

If you are available and would like to participate, please reply to Samarth Varma ( to arrange a slot.

Note:  By volunteering to take part in this study, you will agree to sign up with the volunteer base of the Centre of Speech, Language and the Brain research group, Dept. of Psychology, Downing Site. More information about research in the lab can be found on our website: