Gazette – Easter Week 7

Good morning Churchillians,

I hope you are having a nice weekend. Here is your weekly Gazette with a roundup of interesting events and opportunities around the University. We have one message from the College library this week regarding arrangements for the end of Full Term.

I hope to see you at the final CHUtalk of term this Wednesday.

Best wishes,


Messages from College

College Library arrangements for the end of Full Term

Borrowing books over the summer

Students who are returning to College next year can borrow Library books and DVDs over the summer.  ‘Vacation loans’ will begin on Monday 11th June (last Monday of Easter Full Term). Any items borrowed or renewed on or after the 11th will be due back on Friday 5th October (the first Friday of Michaelmas Full Term).

Graduating Students

Students who are graduating this year must return all library books before leaving Cambridge. Students with overdue books remaining on their library account after the end of Full Term will be contacted individually.

Lost Property

Please make sure you have collected anything you may have left in the library, particularly if you are leaving Cambridge this summer. There is a lost property box outside each reading room and we would like to reunite all items with their owners if possible.

MCR Events

CHUyoga continues – Mondays @ 18:00

Free yoga class taking place in the Bevin Room. Any questions, email Janosz (jwd43).

CHUtalks – Wednesday @ 19:30

Diana Popescu speaks on her research. Look out for an email from your academic officer for more details.

(Table) Football World Cup – Saturday, 16th June

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, we’re sure that you know next week is the start of the 21st FIFA World Cup in Russia. To celebrate this event the only way we know how, the MCR and Penguin will be hosting our very own Table-football World Cup to decide once and for all which team will reign supreme! So whether you’re an avid fan or casual supporter, come along to the TV room next weekend (16th-17th) for what is going to be a fun filled afternoon, or two.

Depending on the interest for this event, the ‘group stages’ will take place on Saturday, followed by the knockouts and finals on Sunday, where the ultimate MCR Table-football champion (and country) will be announced. If you want to take part in this event fill out the sign-up form below by Monday (10th) to register your interest and be entered into the team draw.

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The bar will be open throughout the tournament to serve refreshments for all those taking part/ spectating and we’ll hopefully have some matches on throughout the day!

Botanical Gardens Picnic – Sunday, 17th June @ 13:00

The MCR has organised a picnic at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden on the 17th of June (Sunday afternoon). Last year it was a big success, and everyone who attended really enjoyed this event. We also had a guided tour last year, so we are planning to do it again this year. If you want to join please email your Green Officer, Kaspars (kk588), for details.

University Events

Cambridge Virtual Reality Event – Thursday @ 17:30

We are pleased to announce our second event as “Cambridge VR / AR Society” on 14TH OF JUNE at the INSTITUTE FOR MANUFACTURING starting at 17.30.

Our aim is to build a community around VR and AR technologies in Cambridge. We have identified interesting initiatives from within the university and in industry and will aim to connect them.

The main agenda is as follows:

  • Speech by Mundipharma, DisplayLink, IfM and CIT lab (University of Cambridge)
  • Demo sessions, try out Virtual/ Augmented / Mixed Reality demos on different devices (HTC, Oculus, Cardboard, Hololens). Demos will be on a first come, first served basis.

* Network with people interested in the field of VR / AR. Attendees will be from local industries and university.

For more information please visit the link


CUEN: Energy Conference – 22nd June

Cambridge University Energy Network

“How is tech shaping the energy industry?”, covering from

conventional/renewable energy to related tech industry and recent trends.


When:   9am-8pm, 22nd June Friday, 2018

Where:  LT1 at Judge Business School

Fee:       Students: £5 / person

               Non-students: £15 / person

Hosted by: Energy & Sustainability SIG, CUEN


Why you should participate:

– Learn recent energy and sustainability trends as well as related tech industry

– Networking with industry//professors/students from different departments and universities



Please find the link for the event on this page and sign up to join us on Friday the 22nd of June. We look forward to seeing you there!


The Future of Money in a Crypto World – Tuesday @ 18:00

The Hughes Hall Enterprise Society is hosting a talk by Mel Ragnauth, Glint Chief Business Development Officer, on the ‘Future of Money in a Crypto World’. A networking session will follow the event with refreshments included. Mel is the former Managing Director of Spiralite, a 2016 Sunday Times Tech Track 100 company. Prior to that, he spent 15 years in prinicipal investor and corporate finance roles with 3i, Deloitte, PwC and Orbis Investments.

VENUE: Pavillion Room, Hughes Hall, Wollaston Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EW

TIME: 6pm – 8pm, Tuesday, June 12th



NHS Foundation Trust Steering Committee Applications Open


We are establishing Cambridge’s Surgical Medtech Foundation, a NHS affiliated body dedicated to fostering innovation and interdisciplinary co-operation within the healthcare technology space.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic students (undergraduate or postgraduate), researchers and trainees from engineering, computer science, and many other backgrounds to join our Steering Committee. Together, the Steering Committee will shape the direction of the Foundation. Working closely with key players of diverse backgrounds, from academics to clinicians and entrepreneurs, you will play a crucial role in driving events on a regional and/or a national level.

Applications to the Steering Committee can be made at

Follow us on Twitter @MIC_Foundation

Like Us on Facebook    

For any questions, please feel free to contact Max ( or Dr Nancy Zheng (

More Details attached.

McKinsey and Company: Junior Associate – Application Deadline, 28 June

McKinsey & Company is a leading management consultancy with 107 offices in 62 countries. All of these offices actively recruit top PhD talent and value the education received from the degrees you are studying at your university very highly. If you would like to apply, or have further questions, please feel free to write to me with questions at: or visit our website. Our upcoming application deadlines are listed below. These are only relevant to PhD students as well as Gates, Rhodes and Marshall Scholars currently studying in UK.

WAVE 1: JUNE 28 DEADLINE. Interviews: 2 & 3 August For applicants to the North American offices. The recruiting season in the US kicks off in July therefore apply by this deadline to enter their recruiting process as early as possible. All other offices except for London will be screening applications at this time.

Wave 2: October 21 Deadline. Interviews: mid/ end November (exact dates TBC) For applicants to London and rest of the world excluding the US. London will screen all applicants to their office after this date.

To read about the role and apply visit:

Interview preparations:

We will run a webex session on “Demystifying Mckinsey interviews” on thursday, 21 June at 15:00 gmt/ London time. See the website for more info.

Free Introduction to Python workshop – Thursday @ 17:00

Cambridge Spark (skills training for data science) is offering a free Introduction to Python workshop in partnership with Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club (CUTEC).

Python is a widely used multi-purpose language that can be used to build web applications, automate routines, analyse data and much more. This free workshop will focus on the basics of Python applied to several cases such as analysing text data, computing statistics and automating tasks. Although not mandatory, participants are expected to have some exposure to basics of programming in any language such as R or Matlab.

Places are limited, so tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Date: 14th June 2018

Time: 5pm – 7:30pm

Location: Clare College, Cambridge

To register to go:

Full event logistics and software setup instructions will be sent to you via email.

UniAdmissions Tutor Recruitment

Are you a current Oxford or Cambridge student or graduate?

Are you keen to help enthusiastic 16-18-year-olds with their UCAS application or preparation for interviews?

If so, you could be earning OVER £100 per day!

Apply now at    

Free & Funded Summer in China with TEFL Certification

Gotoco has now opened applications for its 2018 summer TEFL programmes which take place in diverse locations across China. Teach Chinese students English and gain a TEFL certificate, while learning all about Chinese culture and exploring one of the most diverse countries in the world. Apply today and have an unforgettable summer!


This year Gotoco is offering 500 places on summer teaching programmes across all over China. Join us to assist with teaching projects in one of our ‘real China’ programmes in a typical Chinese city (such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing or elsewhere) to learn about what is really happening in this exciting country. At the end of the programme we offer a free one week holiday to Yangshuo – our base in the mountains to the east of Vietnam, which is Lonely Planet’s top-rated destination in the whole country! (see photo below, or at this link

WHEN? Exact dates vary for each programme, we aim to be as flexible as possible to cater to the needs of our volunteers. We can offer various programme durations, anything from 2 weeks to 3 months. Start dates are flexible, but typically programmes begin at the end of June, mid-July or the beginning of August.

COST? Taking part in this programme is completely FREE OF CHARGE, we also cover the costs of TEFL certification, Chinese lessons, trips, accommodation and meals, with NO ADDITIONAL FEES! Just buy your flights and get a visa and come join us in China. We also are able to cover the flight costs of those that join us as campus reps.

NEXT STEPS? Check out our website – – to find out more, or apply straight away at this link: