MCR Gazette / Midsummer

Hello Churchillians,gazette

Hope your summer has been enjoyable and not vanishing too quickly! This is a quick update on what’s going to happen soon in the MCR and around College.

Most importantly, we will soon be welcoming the next batch of freshers. If you will be around and are willing to help out, please contact our welfare officers (mcr-womenswelfare@chu or mcr-menswelfare@chu). Please keep your eyes on the MCR Calendar, the Facebook page, and your emails for more upcoming events for the rest of the summer!

As usual, if anything, please email me at mcr-secretary@chu.cam.ac.uk. See you soon!

Best,

Yuhua

University/Society Events

[26/Sep/2015] Postdoctoral/Graduate Touch Rugby Tournament

On September the 26th 2015 Cambridge University RFU will be running a Postdoctoral/Graduate Touch Rugby tournament at Grange Road.  Please would you be able to advertise to your MCR members to see if any of them would be interested in entering a team. If you would like to put in a MCR committee team from your college it’ll be very welcomed Once the tournament has finished we will be showing England vs Wales World Cup match in the bar.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with john.naylor@curufc.com.

 

 

Conferences & Workshops

[7-8/Sep/2015] Nutrition Society Postgraduate Conference

The 2015 Nutrition Society Postgraduate Conference is fast approaching and we are pleased to invite you to attend this year’s exciting programme, themed: ‘What’s next: the future of diet and nutrition,’ held in Cambridge on the 7-8th of September.

This event is a unique opportunity for postgraduates interested in or currently working on any aspect of nutrition research to come together and share their work, connect with peers, discuss career options and gain experience of attending academic conferences. All delegates who submit an abstract will have a chance to present at this conference.

Where: the venue is Trinity Hall, one of the beautiful and ancient colleges within the University of Cambridge. Accommodation is also available within college grounds and is highly recommended.

Don’t miss out on securing your place at this exciting conference. Why not register today?

The conference is open to both Nutrition Society members and non-members.

Deadline for abstract submission: 7th August 2015
Deadline for registration: 20th August 2015

Please visit http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/nutr-soc-pgc2015/

 

[14-16/Sep/2015] McKinsey Workshops

Would you be interested in…
· Working with a CLEAN TECH firm to expand production into new markets?
· Helping a Middle Eastern government reform their country’s secondary EDUCATION system?
· Developing R&D STRATEGIES for the largest pharmaceutical companies to discover cures for new diseases?
· Assisting a fortune 500 company REORGANIZE its structure?

These are examples of the meaningful and future-defining challenges that McKinsey consultants help clients to solve. If you are interested in finding out more about our work and want to try out a consulting case, our case workshops, held in September, will give you a chance to apply your intellectual skills to a fun, absorbing and realistic scenario, giving you an insider’s look into management consulting. Plus, they are run especially for PhDs by McKinsey PhDs. The case workshops are 2-hour sessions with an opportunity to network afterwards. If you expect to submit your thesis and/or complete your studies in the next 24 months, and are possibly interested in a career with McKinsey and Company, why not apply to join one of our case workshops held in London, Cambridge or Oxford?

Please register to attend by visiting the appropriate link below, completing the short form and attaching your CV (in word format) by Sunday 6 September, 12am midnight. Please only apply to one workshop. We will be in touch during the week commencing 7 September to confirm your place and provide venue details. You will be invited at that stage to sign up to either a 10.30 – 12.30 or 14.30 – 16.30 session.

London on Monday 14 September https://mckinsey.secure.force.com/Event/job_details?jid=a0xA000000DwpFtIAJ
Cambridge on Tuesday 15 September https://mckinsey.secure.force.com/Event/job_details?jid=a0xA000000DwpGcIAJ
Oxford on Wednesday 16 September https://mckinsey.secure.force.com/Event/job_details?jid=a0xA000000DwpH7IAJ

Who we are:

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over eight decades, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients’ most trusted external advisor. With consultants in more than 100 offices in 60 countries, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organization to shape direction, mobilize for long-term transformation, build capabilities and support execution. As a consultant in our firm, you will come into contact with CEOs, government leaders and the foremost charitable organisations as well as building core skills that will serve you well throughout your professional career, whether that be in the business sphere, the non-profit sphere, the public sphere – or a combination of all three.

For more information about McKinsey & life at McKinsey as a PhD holder, please see our website http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/your_background/advanced_professional_degrees.

If you have any questions, please email me at UKAPD_recruiting@mckinsey.com

 

[1/Oct/2015] “Combining Cambridge technologies for the future of healthcare” Workshop

The workshop “Combining Cambridge technologies for the future of healthcare” will be held in Cambridge on October 1st. The objective of this event is to initiate a debate about how using and combining healthcare technologies can help to meet the known and predicted needs of future patients. There will be a specific focus on the role of policy and opportunities for researchers and clinicians in Cambridge. The keynote speech will be given by Prof Sir Malcolm Grant, Chair of NHS England.
This is brought to you by the Center for Science and Policy, in association with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS and Cambridge Wireless. The event is open to all researchers, medics or other interested parties.
The workshop “” will be held in Cambridge on October 1st. The objective of this event is to initiate a debate about how using and combining healthcare technologies can help to meet the known and predicted needs of future patients. There will be a specific focus on the role of policy and opportunities for researchers and clinicians in Cambridge. The keynote speech will be given by Prof Sir Malcolm Grant, Chair of NHS England.
This is brought to you by the Center for Science and Policy, in association with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS and Cambridge Wireless. The event is open to all researchers, medics or other interested parties.

 

Work/Volunteer Opportunities

[Sep/2015] Welcome to Cambridge Event Volunteer

Voluntary opportunity for current students – can you help welcome new students to Cambridge?

The University’s alumni office is keen to hear from current students interested in volunteering at a Welcome to Cambridge pre-arrival event.

You’ll help welcome the new students attending and share your experiences of living and studying in Cambridge. This is a great opportunity to make a direct and considerable difference towards helping newcomers settle in and to widen your own networks.

Help is needed at events in:

Birmingham, Bradford, Cambridge, Dorset, Edinburgh, Exeter, Guildford, Harrogate, Manchester, Moscow (Russia), Newcastle upon Tyne, Peterborough, Sussex, Valencia (Spain), Vienna (Austria) and York.

What are welcome to Cambridge pre-arrival events?

They take place around the world in August and September and allow incoming students to:

  • meet other newcomers, current students and alumni
  • gather advice on living and studying in Cambridge
  • benefit from some useful tips from others from their area/country

…before they even arrive in Cambridge.

The events have been run for a number of years thanks to the University’s volunteer-led Alumni Groups, of which there are more than 450 globally.

Interested?

To find out more and register your interest, please visit: alumni.cam.ac.uk/get-involved/welcome-to-cambridge-events#current-students by Friday, 21 August 2015.

 

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