MCR Gazette / Lent Week 3

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This marks my last time compiling the gazette for you all! I am very happy to introduce you to Yuhua, our new MCR General Secretary, who has just taken over for me and will be the one sending out the weekly bulletin. Of course, questions and items for circulation in the gazette can still be submitted to

This week, we have our next SCR academic seminar taking place this Thursday, as well as several events taking place around Cambridge – see below!

It’s been a great year – thanks everyone!


Participants needed for studies and surveys

Study on students’ use of mobile wireless devices for learning – survey participants needed

Hello there,I am a PhD student at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. I am currently carrying out a research project related to students’ use of mobile wireless devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs and laptop computers for learning also known as “mobile learning” and looking for survey participants.

The survey is hosted via online for your convenience and it will take only 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Your participation will enable you to enter in a draw for an Amazon gift voucher. If you click the link to survey below, the first page of the online survey has a description of what participation in my study will entail, the terms for participating in the study, and a discussion of the rights of any study participant.

Link to survey:

If you have any questions or require more information, please do not hesitate to contact me at Thank you for taking the time to read this information and I will look forward to get your responses.
Best Regards,
Jennifer S

Early Experiences and Sexual Orientation – Participants Needed!

Are you over the age of eighteen and fluent in English? If so, then we invite you to take part in an anonymous 20-minute online survey about early experiences and sexual orientation. You will be asked about your sexual attractions and experiences as well as background information such as the type of school you attended and the genders of your close friends.  You will never be asked to give your name or anything else that identifies you, so please feel free to answer as honestly as possible. Should you agree to take part, you will be entered into a random draw with the potential to win £10.00, £20.00, or £50.00 cash prizes to thank you for your contribution.
To find out more about what the study involves and decide if you would like to take part please follow this link:

Study on the implicit association test and implicit preferences regarding flowers versus insects

Dear Participant,

We are currently running a study on the implicit association test and your implicit preferences regarding flowers versus insects. This study is run by Iva Cek, a third year PhD student from the Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge, and by Dario Krpan, a third year PhD student from the Embodied Cognition lab at the University of Cambridge. The study is comprised of two separate assessments, an implicit association test and a Stroop colour task. As the study depends on being able to differentiate between different colours you will unfortunately not be able to participate if you happen to be colourblind. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The study is online, can be taken from the comfort of your own home, and should not take longer than 20-30 minutes of your time. Participating in the study and providing us with your e-mail will automatically enter you into a prize draw to win one out of ten £20 vouchers. The study has received ethical approval from the Cambridge Psychology Research Ethics Committee. For any queries or concerns please contact Iva Cek at If you would like to participate in the study please follow this link:

Cambridge Aspire Society Launch Event – Help level the playing field between State and Private School students [03/02/15]

Are you passionate about encouraging State School applicants to apply to top universities? Do you want to inspire and enable AS students to apply to Cambridge?

Join a growing society and make a difference.
– One-off opportunities to develop a subject-specific programme
– Get involved in a marketing campaign to target schools
– Build a relationship with a student through weekly mentoring
– Get involved in fundraising and social events
– Wide range of flexible opportunities available to suit absolutely any commitment level

Drop into Newnham JCR at any time between 5pm and 7pm on Tuesday 3rd February to see how you can get involved!

Check out the facebook event here:

To be added to our mailing list contact:

Cartesian – company presentation for Strategy Consulting team [05/02/15]

I’m helping with recruiting for the UK Strategy team at Cartesian, a strategy consulting firm focusing on the communications, technology and digital media industries. We have a number of opportunities within our London team coming up – both for recent/upcoming graduates and postgraduates, and summer interns. Naturally we’re very keen for applicants from the University of Cambridge and currently have these positions advertised via the Careers Service.

Next Thursday evening, on 5/2, we’ll be hosting a company presentation followed mingling over canapés, wine and other refreshments at the Lecture Theatre in Trinity Hall. This gives students that may be interested in our roles a chance to talk informally to some of our employees to find out more. The facebook event can be found at

Event poster: Cartesian Recruiting_Cambridge_2-5-15

The Cambridge Humanities Review: Issue 8 Launch Party [08/02/15]

Fitzwilliam Museum
Sunday 8th February 3pm
Join us at the Fitzwilliam Museum for a launch party to celebrate the publication of Issue 8 of the Cambridge Humanities Review, a magazine featuring reviews and essays on topics as diverse as Cold War nuclear weapons, Herodotus and Celine Dion. Our guest speaker will be Mr Tim Knox, director of the Fitzwilliam. Entry is free to subscribers and £4 for others. We offer a three issue subscription of the magazine and a historical poster map of Cambridge to all Cambridge students and staff for only £5. If you wish to attend, buy a subscription, or write for us visit our website: To reserve a place at this event please e-mail

8th Human Welfare Conference (Green Templeton College, University of Oxford) [abstract submission deadline 13/02/15; conference 01/05/15-02/05/15]

Warm greetings from the Organising Committee of the 8th Human Welfare Conference!

Green Templeton College, University of Oxford is hosting its annual Human Welfare Conference 1st – 2nd May, 2015. This year’s conference focuses on Human Welfare and Conflict. We are delighted to invite graduate students from your institution to submit abstracts of their original research to be presented at the Conference. We would be most appreciative if you could circulate the call for papers, which is attached to this email, and is also available here.

 Human Welfare Conference, 2015: Why participate?

  • Two days of intensive peer learning: Human Welfare Conference is a student-run conference. It offers an open platform to participants to meet graduate students from a range of disciplines and world-leading academics to strengthen their research.
  • Platform for thought-provoking academic engagement: In the previous years, prominent academics like nobel-laureate Professor Paul Krugman and practitioners from leading organisations like Google and Oxfam have spoken at the conference.
  • Going beyond academia: The conference brings together a dedicated panel of practitioners from non-governmental organisations, government agencies, charities and corporations discussing their work,


Please submit your abstract (maximum 500 words) with a title to with “HWC Submission” as the subject line by 13 February, 2015.  Successful applicants will be communicated further guidelines for submission of complete papers by 13 March, 2015.

For any queries, contact: Jenny Tran and Peggy Fooks at

Conference – “Postcards From the Future: Rewriting the Script for Women in STEM” [07/03/15-08/03/15]

Studying or working in a STEM subject?
Interested in how to close the gender gap?
Want to hear great role-models speak about their own experiences?

Then join us for the annual Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology (OxFEST) conference taking place on March 7th- 8th, 2015 in Oxford.

The conference will motivate, inspire, support and promote women across all STEM subjects through a series of talks by prominent members of the STEM community in the UK and EU, panel discussions regarding legislation and support schemes for under-represented women in academia, workshops on personal branding, negotiation and other key employability skills and interactive discussion of men and women roles in the effort for a gender balance in STEM.

Confirmed speakers include:

o   Katrina Roberts – Vice President – Interim Head of Global Network and International Consumer Technologies at American Express; winner of Leader of the Year in a corporate organisation at the FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards 2014
o   Amali de Alwis – PwC Thought Leadership Consultant and manager of the PwC Trust Programme, Head of Code First: Girls
o   Prof Alex Blakemore – Professor of Human Molecular Genetics at Imperial College London and Athena SWAN Faculty of Medicine Ambassador for Women 2010-2013
o   Dawn Bonfield – CENg, FIMMM, FWES, President of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES)
o   Dr Ellie Cosgrave – Research Associate at UCL’s Department for Science Technology Engineering and Public Policy and author of ScienceGrrl’s ‘Through Both Eyes’ gender equality report
o   Dr Emily Flashman – Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow and L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellow for Women in Science 2011, finalist of the ‘Women of the Future Science and Technology’ Awards
o   Prof Irene Tracey – Professor of Anaesthetic Science and Director and Co-Founder of NDA and FMRIB at Oxford, Member of the Oxford Athena SWAN Steering Group
o   Prof Julie Gray – Professor of Plant Cell signalling at University of Sheffield

This event promises to be filled with exciting activities that will challenge our views of women in the scientific world, and will present an exciting opportunity for you to be inspired, add to your skills, make new connections, discuss your own views with like-minded people and encourage you to goals and careers.

If you have any questions, please write to us at or visit our website

We look forward to meeting you at our conference

OxFEST Team 2014-2015

Inspire children to enjoy science (and do some fun experiments…) [14/03/15]

CHaOS is looking for volunteers to help out at “Crash, Bang, Squelch!” – a huge hands-on family science day on Saturday 14th March 2015 (just after the end of term, at 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.
To sign up to help on the day go to:
To find out more about CHaOS go to:
E-mail with any questions.


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