MCR Gazette / Lent Week 6

This week’s Gazette is packed with news, including a number of career-related / work opportunities (which we’ve grouped into a separate section).

Congratulations to the Churchill College Boat Club: all six crews have qualified for the upcoming Lent Bumps! You can see the boats in action on the Cam this week. See their Facebook page for more details.

Have a marvellous week!



2013: An Improv Odyssey (Feb 28)

“hilarious and very impressive” – TCS

Join us as we improvise a complete comic play around the adventures of intrepid spacefarers and their evil nemeses. Who’s hiding aboard ship? Are they struggling against pesky aliens, troublesome robots, or irksome clones of Ringo Starr?  No scripts?  No rehearsals?  No problem!

Facebook event:

Thu 28th Feb – Sun 3rd Mar, 8pm@King’s Bunker (£3 / £2 King’s students)
Mon 4th Mar, 9.30pm@Corpus Playroom (£6 / £5 concessions – Corpus prebooking here:


Murray Edwards Fashion Show (Feb 28)

When: February 28th, 8.30pm
Where: Murray Edwards College Dome
Tickets: £5/£7 VIP (front row seat and gift bag from L’Occitane)

As part of Fair Trade Fortnight this year, Murray Edwards college will be
hosting a Fair Trade Fashion Show! We will be showcasing the clothes of two
local Fair Trade fashion suppliers including Alora, which makes bespoke
ball gowns for students, and Touch of Africa, which aims to bring clothing
made by women in Africa to a wider market.

To make a great evening of entertainment, there will be a Jazz pianist,
Xavier Hetherington, and Dance Act from the Ballet Society half way through
the show. We will also be holding a raffle sale, featuring amazing prizes
such as a pamper party with Lush Cosmetics, and Fair Trade chocolate from
Green and Blacks and Divine!

Tickets will be £5 at the door or £7 for a VIP ticket,
for which you will get a front row seat and GIFT BAG FROM L’OCCITANE.

All money will go to the Friends of the Ket Wangi Orphanage, a charity which
provides a home for 82 children who have lost their parents due to HIV/AIDS
or the recent conflict in Kenya. A portion of the money raised will go to
the University’s Aid and Save Animal Planet charity (ASAP).

To buy tickets in advance, go to or
check out the facebook event at


Amnesty Letter Writing (Feb 28)

Thursday 6:30pm Churchill JCR Bar

For anyone interested in human rights work, I’ll be starting a weekly drop-in session to write letters in support of prisoners of conscience. It shouldn’t take long and there will be free biscuits 🙂

For more information, contact Helen Pittam:


Archives Centre Event (Mar 7)

Churchill Archives Centre & the Churchill College History Society present:

“Men of a Martial Nature”: Winston Churchill and Muslims in British India.
A talk by Dr A. Warren Dockter, Archives By-Fellow

Warren will give a presentation based on material researched for his PhD and forthcoming book on Churchill and the Islamic World. He will also talk briefly about his current research on Winston Churchill’s Private Secretary, Sir John (‘Jock’) Colville, one of the key players in the foundation of Churchill College.

Thursday 7 March 2013. Jock Colville Hall, 6pm. All welcome. Drinks reception and talk.


Queens’ Arts Festival 2013 (Mar 8)

Queens’ Arts Festival 2013 launches in less than three weeks! The long weekend of celebrating the arts in Cambridge runs from Friday 8th March to Monday 11th March. A wide variety of workshops, performances, recitals and tours will be available for free and open to all members of the university.

Our website is and you can find us on facebook at for details of the weekend’s timetable.

We are also looking for submissions for art, photography and short films for our exhibition and screening on Sunday 10th March. Please e-mail Lizzie Hedges at for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an extremely fun and inspiring weekend!


Varsity Ice Hockey Match (Mar 9)

Don’t miss the most exciting Varsity match of the year as the Cambridge University Ice Hockey Team takes on Oxford in Peterborough on March 9th!

Tickets are just £10 and includes entry to the game and round trip bus straight to the arena. Doors 6:30, Puck drop 7:15 pm. Buses will leave on a rolling basis from Queen’s backs between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. (yes it’s licensed, you are allowed to drink on the bus, and you’ll be back in Cambridge in time to go to a club after)

Contact your favourite team member (Graham Carver: or message me on facebook) to purchase tickets or email

Bonus! Alumni game to directly follow the Blues’ Match. Buses will begin leaving the arena following the Blues game but there will still be buses following the Alumni game if you wish to stay, this game is also included in your ticket!

(And don’t miss the Women’s Blues Ice Hockey Varsity Match on 10th March as well!)


Work / Careers

Ecm Selection – Recruitment Clinic (Feb 25)

When bootstrapping as an entrepreneur, recruiting talent is often a significant challenge. Without the guarantee of job security and a visible ‘career ladder’, how does a startup attract the best of the best? On the other hand, how can young graduates understand the psychology of the recruitment managers, best present themselves to potential employers, and improve their chances of career success?

On 25th February, CUTEC is proudly co-hosting a workshop with a high-tech recruitment expert, ecm, on the recruitment strategy of technology businesses. This workshop will be catered to both graduates who are looking to make use of their specialist qualifications within high technology companies, as well as startup founders who wish to appeal to smart and driven individuals and grow their teams.

Date: Monday 25th February 2013

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Registration starting at 6pm)

Location: Board Room , Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ

To attend, please register at:


Catenion Risky Business Workshop (Feb 25)

The Catenion Academy, the education arm of the management consulting firm Catenion, invites you to take part in their engaging workshop designed specifically to instruct industry professionals of the complex R&D (Research & Development) and BD&L (Business Development & Licensing) operations inherent in the pharmaceutical industry. This unique workshop, in the form of an interactive board game, offered FREE-OF-CHARGE, provides a challenging, yet competitive experience that sharpens strategic thinking and mutual understanding that would be essential for success.

To book your place at this event, and gain insights privy to industry leaders and management consultants in the industry, please fill in your details and answer the questions as thoroughly as possible.

Places are limited to 50 per event so book early to allow us to consider your application.

Late-applicants will be put on a wait-list.

Date: Monday 25th February 2013

Time: 4:00-8:00pm: Drinks/Refreshments Available

Venue: Social Sciences Seminar Room, Free School Lane, University of Cambridge



Clare May Ball Worker Applications (Deadline Feb 28)

The Clare May Ball Worker Applications are now open! We will be paying all of our workers a competitively set rate for the work that they do. If you are interested in applying please go to to complete an application form. The deadline for applications is 28th February.

Please note: we are not running a half on/half go to the ball system at the ball. If you have any further questions please feel free to email me on


CUFIS Head of Market Research (Deadline Mar 3)

The Cambridge University Finance and Investment Society (CUFIS) is the largest professional society at the University of Cambridge and has unprecedented resources to expand its prominence both in Cambridge and Worldwide through both Student and Alumni events in Cambridge, London, Hong Kong, and New York. The society has been formed through a merger between the two largest finance societies in Cambridge, CUFIC ( and CUIBS (

We are currently looking for a new Head of Market Research. The main part of the work consists of writing a weekly market report which summarizes the most important macroeconomic news on the financial markets. You will also be involved in the investment decision process for our Relative Return Fund, a £27,000 investment fund.

This is a great role for anybody who likes to follow and think about financial and economic news. In addition, it also looks great on the CV and you get the opportunity to talk and network with representatives of our sponsors, which include the largest investment banks and asset management firms. If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV to Bernd Kuhlenschmidt ( ) until March 3rd and we will get in touch with you.


Situation Vacant: Blundell’s School (Deadline Mar 4)

The Blundell’s School is seeking to employ a graduate of English on a one year full-time contract. For more information, see the following description:

Blundell’s School – Graduate in Residence


The Oxford & Cambridge Summer School is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated and hard-working students, or recent graduates, to join them in Oxford this summer. Activities Coordinators will be expected to look after the welfare and safety of our students, to escort students on trips, run fun evening activities and to generally ensure students have an enjoyable and fulfilling time on the summer school. We pride ourselves on running a small, academically-rigorous summer school so you’ll be working with no more than 40 students at any one time.

The Oxford & Cambridge Summer School is part of OxFizz a not-for-profit social enterprise so by working with us this summer, you will be part of a team raising £85,000 for charity.

The summer school will run between July 7th and August 17th 2013. Activities Coordinators are expected to be resident in Oxford between these dates and they will need to source their own accommodation.

Salary: £18,000 pro rata ( £2,250 for six weeks). Applications should take the form of a CV with brief covering letter sent by email to Please ensure you are free for an interview on the afternoon of 26th April 2013. Application Deadline : 24th April 2013.

For more information, see: O&CSS Activities Coordinator Job Description Specification


Onestart Idea Competition

The Onestart Idea Competition is calling all aspiring entrepreneurs

Onestart is the largest life science idea competition in the world, with the winning idea awarded £100,000 cash plus free lab space at the Stevenage BioScience Catalyst, on GSK’s campus just to the South of Cambridge.

The competition is open to anyone under 35 living in the UK/EU. Entrants will have the opportunity to form teams across multiple institutions and backgrounds, from academia to business schools.

We encourage non-science students and professionals to apply as well. Applicants with biotech business ideas will have the opportunity to browse these applications in search of Co-Founders.

Teams will get to network with leading pharmaceutical companies, venture capitalists, advisory firms and each other; develop key skills in workshops; and be assigned mentors.

The winner will be selected by a judging panel of experts. You can learn more at

Jointly organized by SR One, the venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline, and Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable, the competition is looking for compelling and innovative ideas for medical technology that will meaningfully impact patient lives. Applications opened Monday, January 21st and are open to anyone under the age of 35 working or studying in the UK and Europe.

For more information, full entry requirements and competition timeline check out our website.

For more information you can view our website or email


Balderton Capital Internship Opportunity

Are you interested in working for a fast growth internet startup?


Balderton Capital is one of the leading Venture Capital firms in Europe. Some of our most exciting UK-based portfolio companies are looking for Summer interns in 2013. This is a rare opportunity to build experience in early stage, tech-driven startups. These companies are some of the fastest-growing in the UK, using cutting edge technology to disrupt entire markets. They have the potential to be the Googles, Amazons and Facebooks of tomorrow and you will help to shape their future.

We are seeking 35 ambitious and highly intelligent candidates to join this Programme. You will be given a defined project, which creates real value for the sponsoring organisation and you will have hands-on responsibility from day one. You will build expertise in areas such online marketing, product development, supply management and operations as well as gaining a true insight into the world of startups and entrepreneurship. The companies taking part are in the programme are:

7 Digital, Achica, Housetrip, Livebookings, MedicAnimal, Memrise, Natural Motion The Hut Group Touchlocal, Wonga, Worldstores

Successful individuals will be offered placements by the specific company they are allocated. There is also a high probability of full time work once the placement is finished and a strong career alternative vs. traditional Business School options such as management consultancy and Investment Banking.

We are able to offer a salary of £2,000 per placement but students will need to take care of their own accommodation. Placements will last for 8 weeks.

Application form: