Good afternoon Churchill!
It’s Sam here, filling in for Megan who is away, with your usual MCR Gazette goodness. Hope to see lots of you at the Welfare Social Tea, at 3PM today in the MCR bar!
First, a few things:
i) A reminder that Rebecca is now on annual leave until the 5th June inclusive, with no email access. If you have any urgent issues during this time, please contact your tutor!
ii) We have a new Roku 3 TV box for the MCR, which should be much easier to use than the Amazon Fire TV was (which I found broken). It’s connected to HDMI 2 on the TV, and you can use it to access live TV, on demand channels and Netflix. Please make use of it! You don’t have to book to use the TV, but if you want to guarantee access you can do so here.
iii) On a related note, if you find any equipment broken/missing, please let the committee know so we can fix/replace it.
iv) We also have a new croquet set, a set of Lego, and the board game “Ticket to Ride”. They’re all in the equipment cupboard. Enjoy!
- 1 MCR EVENTS
- 2 UNIVERSITY/SOCIETY EVENTS
- 3 UNIVERSITY/SOCIETY COMMITTEES
- 4 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
28th May – Welfare Social Tea @ MCR, 15:00
31st May – ChuTalks: Clemens Buergel on “Insider trading in times of turmoil – the case of Timothy Geithner’s connections” @ 19:30, Tizard Room
31st May –Mentoring Common Table @ Dining Hall, 19:30
31st May – Insecurity and Inequality in Academia: the new normal? @ Small Lecture Theatre, Bragg Building, Cavendish, 13:00
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18th June – Annual Punt Race, Darwin College Island
The annual River Cam Punt Race is taking place on Sunday 18th June starting at Darwin College island at 5.30pm and finishing at the Trinity Punts.
Competition for fastest TEAM entry and for fastest SOLO punter – prizes TBC.
The race is open to all and registration is £5 per punt.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Centre For Global Equality Student Committee
The Centre for Global Equality (CGE) is a network of NGOs, academics, businesses and individuals who work collaboratively towards reducing extreme inequality. The aim of the CGE Student Society is to connect students with an interest in international development to the vast network of NGOs with whom the Centre for Global Equality are connected to, and to provide opportunities to students to expand their specific interests. CGE Student Society has three main goals: organising events; publicising CGE’s events and opportunities; and acting as a network for student societies.
Apply to be a part of CUSPE
31st May deadline – Call for Assistants – Summer Residential Seminars in Cambridge
In preparation for our forthcoming summer residential seminars for undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from Asia, we are currently looking for University members that would be interested in assisting these seminars. For more information about the seminar, please refer to http://en.cudc.info
Ongoing – Free & Funded Summer in China with TEFL Certification:
Gotoco has lots of positions remaining on its 2017 summer TEFL programmes. These 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 will runs summer teaching programmes across 50+ locations around 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 www.go-to.co)
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. Right now we have lots of positions available from 10th July onwards.
Join us to learn about China and the world while gaining a valuable TEFL certificate, along the way make lifelong friends from among the other volunteers on your teams and the students you help. Pick up valuable CV boosting work experience while earning references for any future jobs you may wish to apply for. Most importantly, have an exciting gap year style adventure and the trip of a lifetime!
To read about some of the many benefits of taking part, why not check out past volunteer’s testimonials here: http://www.go-to.co/testimonials/
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.
Check out our website – www.go-to.co – to find out more, or apply straight away at this link: www.go-to.co/apply-now/
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