MCR Gazette / Michaelmas Week 6

TreeThe college and the MCR committee relies on your feedback to ensure we’re meeting all the needs of our important members. So I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you about several surveys that are currently running:

We really appreciate any feedback that we receive and thank you for spending some time to let us know your thoughts.

Have an excellent week!


Cambridge Hub: Social Impact Internship (Nov 18)

The Social Impact Internship Scheme places students passionate about social change with organisations that can help them make that happen. Interns will undertake a project of their own, as part of a summer internship placement with a organisation that seeks to have a positive social impact.

Cambridge Hub will be holding an information evening on Monday 18th November at 6.30pm where you can find out if the Social Impact Internship Scheme is for you; learn more about what you can gain by being part of the scheme, how it works and hear from some of this summer’s interns. Facebook event here:

More information about the scheme is available on the Cambridge Hub website:


International Student Focus Groups (Nov 19-21)

The University of Cambridge International Student Team and the Graduate Union International Officers are actively searching for international members of our student community to take part in “focus group discussions” on how to improve academic and socials aspects of international student experience at the University of Cambridge.

Each hour-long group interview (max 10 people) will take place at the 17 Mill Lane Graduate Union Lounge, 12PM and 7PM on the 19th, 20th and 21st of November. By filling out the short form below you will be entered into a list of potential interviewees to be involved in this historic process, and the selected individuals will be notified on Sunday, the 17th of November (refreshments will be provided).

We would like to thank you all in advance for your participation, help and support. If you have any ideas/comments/suggestions, but cannot make it to the focus groups, please e-mail Anna Maxim at

Deniz Vatansever and Girija Godbole (Graduate Union International Office)

Anna Maxim and Catherine Fage (International Student Team)

Click here to sign up


Cambridge Improv Festival (Nov 20-23)

The Cambridge Impronauts are proud to present the 2013 Cambridge Improv Festival. Each night from Wednesday 20th – Saturday 23rd November, the Impronauts will challenge a different improv troupe to a battle of wits, japes and saying silly words.

Our dastardly rivals will be:

  • Wednesday 20th: Town vs. Gown – The Underground Players
  • Thursday 21st: Town vs. Gown – Cambridge Improv Factory
  • Friday 22nd: Varsity – The Oxford Imps
  • Saturday 23rd: 10th Anniversary Reunion Show – Improvised Comedy Ents and Impronauts alumni

All shows are at 7pm at the Howard Theatre in Downing College, and cost £4 for students. For the dedicated festival goer, we’re offering a festival pass ticket for £7 (students), which will give you entry into every show in the festival!
For more details, see our Facebook event
To reserve tickets:

Plus, we’re starting the week early by reigniting an age-old feud with Churchill Improv.
Sunday 17th, 8pm, FREE!

The Wolfson Theatre, Churchill College


Cambridge Bubble – Charity Comedy Evening (Nov 21)


8pm, Thursday 21st November

Judith E. Wilson Studio, English Faculty, Sidgwick site

Cambridge’s premier award-pending satirical website, The Cambridge Bubble, brings you an evening of the best student comedy that money can buy. Except you don’t need money – we’re giving it away! We will be collecting donations for charity however.

Featuring names such as CHRIS PAGE, HARRY WRIGHT, ADRIAN GRAY and BHARGAV NARANAYAN, for one night only WHO KEEPS TABS ON THE TAB? is an exploration of whistle-blowing, phone-hacking and press freedom through the medium of sketches and stand-up sets that have little or nothing to do with the above themes.


Costello Medical Consulting Careers Evening (Nov 21)

If you are interested in finding out more about careers in medical communications and the work of Costello Medical Consulting we would like to invite you to our upcoming events.

  • Presentation Evening, with wine and nibbles

7:30pm Thursday 21st November, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

  • Open Afternoon, with mulled wine and mince pies

4:00pm Thursday 5th December, City House, Hills Road, Cambridge

Spaces are limited, so please register you interest by email (

Please see the attached poster for more information

Costello Medical Consulting Events (PDF)


CUSS Talk: Sikhism, Atheism & Science (Nov 27)

Wednesday, 27 November, 19:30 – 21:00;
Bateman Auditorium, Gonville and Caius College.

The Cambridge University Sikh Society in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University Sikh Society is delighted to welcome guest speaker, Jagraj Singh, from Basics of Sikhi, to speak on ‘Sikhsim, Atheism & Science’.

The talk will be structured around the main arguments proposed by Atheists against religion and also looks into how the Sikh philosophy can counter them. It will also touch upon how religion fits in amongst modern day science. A fantastic talk particularly relevant to all who take an interest in religion or philosophy.

For more information:


Linguistics Teaching Opportunity / March 2014 (Deadline Nov 28)

See the flyer for information about a teaching opportunity with Reach Cambridge.

Linguistics Teacher (PDF)