MCR Gazette / Lent Week 2

The MCR Lent elections are just around the corner. Take a look at the current candidates, and don’t forget you can still run for a position by emailing the returning officers (jmr201 and kn290) before 7.30pm Sunday. Come along to the TGM/Hustings on Tuesday evening (7.30pm) to quiz the candidates on their intentions for the committee in 2014/15.

Happy Australia Day and Burns’ Night!



RAG Blind Date – College Reps Needed (Jan 26)

Team RAG Blind Date 2014 is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to sign up as college Blind Date reps this week. Being a Blind Date rep will involve coordinating the sale of Blind Date forms in your college. If you are happy to sign up as your college rep, you will need to be free to come and collect forms and instructions on how to sell them (and deal with bribes!) at a meeting this Sunday night (26th Jan) at 7pm at the Ramsden Room at St Catharine’s College. Please email to sign up as your college’s rep.

Remember- being a rep for Blind Date is loads of fun as you will be invited to attend the entertaining Swap Meeting where forms are exchanged and will be the first to know who you and your friends will be spending the Blind Date evening with! You will also be duly rewarded with edible treats as a thank you for your help. 🙂


Team Up Cambridge (Deadline Jan 26)

Team Up is looking for Cambridge’s brightest students to join a national movement to tackle educational disadvantage, and gain a nationally-recognised leadership development qualification alongside their degree.

As a Rising Leader, you’ll apply your skills in a challenging school-based tuition placement, where you will tutor a small group of local secondary school pupils in either GCSE English, giving an hour and a half of your time each week towards improving their grades and inspiring their minds! Sessions will take place at the following location:

Location: Comberton Village College
Subjects: GCSE English
Tuition days: You must be available on Tuesday afternoons, tuition sessions will be weekly between 3:05pm – 4:05pm

You will complete an accredited qualification, which is run in collaboration with top graduate employers, such as PwC, Norton Rose Fulbright Law, and Barclays, and consists of rigorous training in five professional competencies, including leadership, project management and communication.

As well as empowering pupils to academic excellence, we are working to find and develop students who are capable of taking on challenging graduate roles. You will have the opportunity to receive professional mentoring, networking opportunities, fast-tracking to competitive internship/graduate scheme interviews and master classes. Of course, the experience you gain with Team Up can also serve as the ideal springboard to a teaching career.

If you think you have what it takes to become a Rising Leader, and want to receive the training and the tools to inspire a new generation of leaders, then find out more at and then apply online at

Deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 26th January, so apply NOW.


Paid Summer Teaching Opportunities in Cambridge (Deadline Feb 3)

Oxbridge Academic Programs is seeking motivated, innovative and creative teachers for two summer schools in Cambridge – The Cambridge Tradition in Jesus College, and The Cambridge Prep in Peterhouse. Applicants should be well-qualified graduates who either have obtained, or are working towards, an appropriate postgraduate qualification (MSc, MPhil, PhD).  A wide variety of courses is offered, including courses in the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Physical and Medical Sciences. Those interested are encouraged to visit This webpage includes a complete list of courses, position descriptions, dates, and information about the kind of experience Oxbridge seeks to create. To apply, please email a CV and a covering letter to Justin Bangs, Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment at Candidates should identify in the covering letter the course or courses in which they are interested. There is an initial deadline of Monday 3 February 2014.  Interviews will be held in Cambridge at Peterhouse during the first week of March 2014.


CUCCS Cambridge English Summer Camp (Deadline Mar 3)

Please see the flyer below for details about an opportunity for a FULLY FUNDED placement (including flights, accommodation and meals) in Beijing and Shijiangzhuang/Zhongshan this summer.

CCS Summer Camp Poster (PDF)


CHaOS – Crash, Bang, Squelch – Volunteers Needed (Mar 15)

CHaOS is looking for volunteers to help out at “Crash, Bang, Squelch!” – a huge hands-on family science day on Saturday 15th March 2014 (just after the end of term, on the New Museums Site). As part of the Cambridge Science Festival we’ll be running experiments to explain the science behind everyday events to kids young and old, and we need scientists of all kinds (medics, engineers, natscis, compscis, mathmos, vets…) to help explain what’s going on.

No experience necessary, enthusiasm helps, refreshments (and even free lunch!) provided.

For more information and to sign up go to:

To find out more about CHaOS go to:
E-mail with any questions.


“I, the Photograph” – Photography Exhibition (until Mar 28)

15 January until 28 March 2014 @ Alison Richard Building, Sigdwick Site, Cambridge (UK).
If we assume the average portrait is a mask (conjured in response to being watched, to meet certain expectations), how can we capture a glimpse of someone’s true self? In “I, the Photograph”, Roeland Verhallen (b. 1989) employed an experimental setup: the subject was seated between two loudspeakers to listen to five songs they had chosen, while he largely obscured the camera, studio equipment, and himself that were in front of them. The music acted as a conduit for evoking certain emotions and memories – it helped to break down self-awareness, stripping down subjects’ social defences, in order to get closer to their ‘true’ portrait. The resulting photographs explore the conjuring power of music, and the transfer between two senses: can Sight capture what Sound arouses? The project is not solely photographic; it also proved to be a form of ‘visual therapy’ for both photographer and photographed.


Art Relieves Poverty – Volunteers Needed

After the devastating typhoon Haiyan, hundreds of families received generous physical help from all over the world. However, the emotional suffering and hopelessness have left a scar in all their hearts. The charity Art Relieves Poverty organises Art workshops, dance and story-telling classes to help children in the affected areas come to terms with the event and to rebuild their faith in themselves and life. Volunteer with us this summer and contribute to building up rural communities- not with money or bricks, but with love and creativity.

We would love to welcome you at one of our bases this summer- apply at:

Also check out our Facebook page for some recent pictures and information on our work: