MCR Gazette / Easter Week 3

Hello Churchillians,churchill_college_cambridge_student_halls

Hope you had a great week and tasted some good Whisky last night.

Please be reminded that the room confirmation deadline has been extended to 8am, Monday, 18th of May. Now you can also register your interest to swap rooms if you are dissatisfied with your room assigned.

If you have questions or suggestions or items to add to the Gazette, please email me at




College and University/Society Events

[ASAP] CUSU’s Big Cambridge Survey – win £100!

The Big Cambridge Survey is to give students a chance to feedback on a variety of areas of student life, and give CUSU and campaign groups including CRs data with which to conduct campaigns more effectively. So far we’ve been able to provide data from the survey to help with several college rent negotiations, and campaigns to provide better welfare in colleges. The survey allows us to provide college specific data, and compare colleges on issues so you can demonstrate how your college fares against others in the university. We’ve also been taking data to the first ever University-wide working group on work-related stress, where it has helped us give a real picture of welfare issues in the University.

Take a look at last year’s result if you are interested:

Take part in this year’s survey – the Common Room with the highest level of response in proportion to college population will win £100, and all participants will also be entered into a £100 prize draw!


[19/May/2015] Group tickets still available for St. Edmund’s May Ball

The Eddie’s Ball, which will be held on the 19th, still has a limited number of tickets on sale with special discount for groups:

If you buy 10 tickets, you will get 1 standard ticket for FREE;
If you buy 20 tickets, you will get 3 standard tickets for FREE.

For any further information please see our facebook page (, website (,or contact their Marketing Officer Haim Abraham (


Seminars and Talks

[15/May/2015] CRE talk – Dr Andrew York on Catalyst Technologies for Today and Tomorrow

Are you interested in methods of tackling emissions from gasoline and diesel vehicle exhaust?
Do you know what the most advanced catalyst systems are for removing particulate matter from vehicle exhausts?

Dr Andrew York from Johnson Matthey, currently being seconded at Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Department, will be addressing the questions above. In addition, he will be giving an overview of Johnson Matthey’s current interests, with more detailed background on their automotive emissions control technologies and their future.

Date: Friday, 15th May, 18:00 – 19:00
Venue: Wolfson College, CB3 9BB
Nibbles and drinks will be provided.

FREE: all welcomed.

Please see the abstract and register through the link.


Work Opportunities

[20/May/2015] Summer Teaching Opportunity

Reach Cambridge is looking for TEFL/CELTA-certified teachers to teach on our English as a Second Language summer school course in July 2015. We are looking for candidates who are lively, friendly and work well with teenagers to teach on this exciting course which aims to immerse students in English Language. The students are from all over the world, and are aged between 15 and 18 (mostly 16 & 17). Most students will have good conversational English, and will be looking to gain fluency and improve their written English. We ask all ESL students to complete a language test in advance of the course to provide teachers with insight into their levels.

As well as teachers, we are looking for a course coordinator, responsible for overlooking the whole course, crafting the course schedule and working closely with the other teacher(s) on their sessions (alongside teaching much of the course themselves).

Candidates with teaching experience will be preferred.

Exact teaching days & hours for each teacher are dependent on the course schedule. The course dates are:
Monday 29th June – Friday 17th July weekdays, 9am-1pm

Teachers: £25/hr, up to a maximum of £900
Course Coordinator: £1200

Based in Downing College & Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Applicants should email a C.V. & cover letter to Luke Billingham at by Wednesday May 20th. Applicants are encouraged to submit C.V.s as soon as possible as interview spaces are limited.

Should you have any queries, feel free to contact Luke via the above email address or 07729277928.



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