MCR Gazette / Easter Week 5

Hello Churchillians,gazette

Hope you are enjoying your long weekend!

Please be reminded that you can now add the MCR Calendar to your own calendar by clicking the subscribe button on the bottom right corner of the page, so that you can always be updated with the latest MCR events without having to worry about finding the actual page 😉

Please also be reminded that the Termly General Meeting will take place this coming Wednesday (27th of May) at 7.30pm. If you have anything to add to the agenda, or if you would like to share responsibilities with the current Bar Secretary and the Environmental officer, please let me and Sonke know.

As usual, if you have questions or suggestions or items to add to the Gazette, please email me at



College/MCR Events

[24/May/2015] Massage Session 1, Tizard Room, 5.30pm-7.30pm

[25/May/2015] Massage Session 2, Tizard Room, 7.30pm-9.30pm

[27/May/2015] Termly General Meeting, MCR, 7.30pm-8.30pm

[28/May/2015] MCR Seminar, Alisha Kasam, MCR TV Room, 7.30pm-8.30pm



Work/Volunteering Opportunities

[ASAP] Queens’ May Ball are currently recruiting set-up and clear-up workers!

Set-up Workers – Monday 15th June OR Tuesday 16th June – 4 hours – £30
Clear-up Workers – Wednesday 17th June (07:00 – 12:00) – £35

NB: Clear Up Workers may not have attended a ball the night before (16th June)

Please apply here:


[Summer/2015] Programme Assistants Wanted for Cambridge Academic Development Seminar Programme in July and August 2015

Several groups of university students and teachers from East Asia will attend residential Academic Programmes in Cambridge in July and August 2015. The programme mainly consists of academic lectures, visits, social activities, and tours, which aims to offer students and teachers a taste of studying and living in Cambridge. We are now recruiting full time Programme Assistants, who will work as a team with Manager and Coordinator to accompany and supervise the students and teachers during their stay in Cambridge. There are 7 time slots available to choose from. Successful applicants can choose one or more than one time slot from the following:

Slot 1: 18 July – 31 July
Slot 2: 22 July – 5 August
Slot 3: 25 July – 7 August
Slot 4: 1 August – 14 August
Slot 5: 2 August – 9 August
Slot 6: 3 August – 16 August
Slot 7: 8 August – 21 August

The job of Programme Assistants includes:

1. Visits: assisting to organise and accompany the visits to help students have a safe and happy journey in Cambridge, London and Oxford.
2. Lectures: assisting to ensure the smooth flow of the lectures, such as preparing lecture rooms, handout, and other materials that the lecturers may need.
3. Social activities: organising and actively participating in social activities; communicating with students to help them gain a better idea of studying and living in Cambridge.
4. Supervision: supervising students to help them prepare their final presentation.
5. Logistics: helping with airport pickup, welcome reception, and so on.


1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
2. Experience of working effectively within a team is essential.
3. Familiar with Cambridge University; university members (students/staff) and alumni are desirable.
4. Prior experience in event organising is desirable.


600 pounds (fixed salary) + 200 pounds (bonus; depending on the feedback from students and Programme Manager); Reduced payment for slot 5.

Successful applicants are responsible for their own accommodation in Cambridge.


If you are interested, please send your CV to, and state your preferred time slots as many as possible. The deadline for application is 30th May 2015. Qualified applicants will be invited to attend the interview. We will contact you shortly after receiving your registration.

If you have any inquiry, please feel free to contact


[Summer/2015] Summer Tutoring Opportunities at Debate Chamber

Debate Chamber is a small company offering high-end education opportunities for students aged 11-18 in a range of academic subjects. We offer students a taste of their chosen subject at undergraduate level, enabling them to make a more informed choice about their university options, as well as to have fun getting really stuck into some challenging academic material together with equally enthusiastic peers. We are looking for applicants to work with us on our Summer School programme 2015.

We are recruiting tutors in the following areas: Physics, Maths, Law, History, International Relations and Economics and are particularly interested in hearing from applicants for Physics and Maths. You can find out more about our courses on our website here:

The rate of pay is £125 per day. Arrangements will be made to cover reasonable travel expenses. To apply for one of our tutoring positions, please submit a CV and cover letter to, marked for the attention of Jessica Harvey-Smith.

To find out further details about the tutoring positions and to apply please go to:




[15/Jun/2015] Boston Consulting Group (BCG) – ‘Women in Consulting’ event

“What is the right path for me?”
An event to introduce women to the opportunities of a consulting career

Curious about consulting, but not sure what it really is? Interested in working for a fast-growing company in a dynamic, team-oriented environment? Looking to be challenged whilst  receiving strong developmental support? Want to better understand how you can balance a rewarding career with some of the choices we face as women?

If you are a female student, from any background and want to know the answers to these questions and more, join BCG in the Darwin Room, The Pitt Building, on Monday 15th June.  After a brief introduction to consulting and how women at BCG have chartered their own course, we invite you to meet some of our women from all levels. Drinks and nibbles and a relaxed atmosphere are part of the package, absolutely no business experience is required!

If you are interested, please click here, where you will have the opportunity to register your attendance for one of two sessions.

Session 1, 13:00-14:45:
Session 1, 15:15-17:00:


[28/May/2015] Kettle’s Yard – Ghosts & Mirrors – Richard Uttley on piano

Since graduating from Clare College, Cambridge in 2008 with a Double First in Music, Richard Uttley has been recognised for his ‘musical intelligence and pristine facility’ (International Record Review). Richard has featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine and was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2011. Richard has performed at most of the UK’s major halls and his playing has frequently been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Richard is a passionate advocate of contemporary piano music and at Kettle’s Yard will perform Day Break Shadows Flee by Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir CBE and a new commission by contemporary composer Matthew Kaner.

Described as “sumptuous and glittery and virtuoso” by The Telegraph o ignored Richard will also play a selection of works from his album Ghosts and Mirrors.

Ghosts & Mirrors – Richard Uttley
28 May, 8pm
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

Magnus Lindberg: Piano Jubilees
Thomas Adès: Mazurkas
Matthew Kaner: Dance Suite
Judith Weir: Day Break Shadows Flee
Gérard Pesson: Ambre nous resterons

£8/£5 Students

Book online, call 01223 748100 or buy on the door


Cantapp – Optimise your procrastination – Android version now available!

All student media through one app – Cantapp!

Now available on both Android and iOS, download the app to make procrastinating that little bit more efficient and so you can get back to not working just a little sooner!

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