MCR Gazette/Easter Week 3

Good morning everyone!

I hope you’re enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend, and making the most of it.

Thank you to everyone who came to the TGM on Wednesday – the full minutes are now available online and can be found here for those of you that are interested.





12th May – MCR Academic Seminar – “Brain networks and the nodes that don’t belong” – Max Shinn @ MCR, 19:30


14th May – Eurovision! @ MCR, 20:00

Come and experience the most fabulous singing contest in the world, as your favourite European countries (Australia included) compete to win the Eurovision crown!


13th May – EU Referendum Debate @ Homerton Auditorium, 19:30

The upcoming referendum is a topic that students feel very passionately about – it is a crucial decision that will define our working lives. As a students’ union we have been thinking carefully about how to engage the student body in the debate, and to encourage you to use your vote in the most informed way possible.

We have invited the following speakers who will present their arguments for and against Britain’s continued membership of the EU. The debate will take place at 7:30pm in the Homerton Auditorium, Mary Allen Building.


Lord Richard Balfe: Lord Balfe has taken an active role in the group ‘Cambridge for Europe’. He is a Tory peer who served as an MEP (1979 – 2004) and also has significant industrial experience.

Dr Julian Huppert: Dr Huppert was the Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge (2010 – 2015), and is now a fellow at Clare College.


Mr Stewart Jackson MP: Mr Jackson is currently the Conservative MP for Peterborough (2005-). Mr Jackson is a long-standing opponent of EU membership.

Mr David Campbell-Bannerman MEP: Mr Bannerman is a Conservative MEP for the East of England (2011-) He is co-chairman of the Eurosceptic ‘Conservatives for Britain’ group.

There will be ample time for questions afterwards. If you do wish to submit a question in advance, please send it to




31st May – Call for Papers: 2016 Advancement on Informatics, Business and Management International Conference


ADIBUM covers, but not limited to, the following topics:

Main Tracks:

Track 1: High Performance Computing and Communication

Track 2: Image Compression & Multimedia Processing

Track 3: Databases, Data Mining and Software Engineering

Track 4: Internet of Things

Track 5: Business and Management

Looking forward to your support, participation & contribution in ADIBUM!

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers of no more than FIVE (5) pages including results, figures and references according to standard formatting in the website. Submission is through the conference website and must adhere to guidelines available at the website.



31st May – Call for Papers: 2016 Advanced Research on Circuits and Systems International Conference


Main Tracks:

Track 1: Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution:

Track 2: Renewable Energy Sources, Smart-grids Technologies & Applications

Track 3: High Voltage Engineering and Insulation Technology

Track 4: Controls

Track 5: Electrical Power Systems

Track 6: Power Electronics, Systems and Applications

Track 7: Electrical Machines and Adjustable Speed Drives

Track 8: Circuits and Systems

Track 9: Computers and Information Technology

Track 10: Communication Systems & Signal Processing


Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers of no more than FIVE (5) pages including results, figures and references according to standard formatting in the website. Submission is through the conference website and must adhere to guidelines available at the website.




ASAP: Caius May Ball looking for workers

Caius May Ball is looking for dedicated, enthusiastic students to work the clear up shifts for our Ball on Tuesday 14th June 2016. We have some last minute spaces that have recently been made available. These will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, so get in touch quickly for more details if you’re interested (email


Ongoing: Job Opportunities at Reach Cambridge

Reach Cambridge has been running highly successful residential academic courses for teenaged international students since 2004. Due to the development of our organisation, we are currently hiring for senior and full time roles. The roles available are Director of Curriculum, Programme Development Manager and Director of Student Life. Full details about the roles and informaion on how to apply can be found at


Ongoing: Oxford & Cambridge Summer School is recruiting!

We are looking for postgraduate students and postdocs to volunteer their time as tutors at our annual summer school. OCSS is run by OxFizz – a social enterprise which enables current students, recent graduates and post-graduates to raise money for a charity of their choice by teaching on our annual summer school taking place in July and August in Oxford. Each summer school lasts two weeks, and the average time commitment is 90 minutes in the mornings, with one day off a week. All subjects welcome, but we are particularly keen to find tutors in following subjects: Economics, International Development, Law, Molecular Medicine, Politics, Psychology.

As an OxFizz volunteer you will:

  • Raise significant amounts of money for your favourite charity. In 2015, our volunteers raised £63.83 an hour for a charity of their choice, and our summer school tutors raised over £1,500.
  • Gain teaching experience. As a tutor you will have the opportunity to design your own course, teach academically able and ambitious teenagers and conduct one-to-one tutorials.
  • Receive extensive training, resources and support.

To receive more information, please email us at or go to


6th June: CUMS seeks a Fundraising and Marketing Co-ordinator and an Assistant Orchestra Manager

The Cambridge University Musical Society has had a very successful year with highlights including CUCO performing with Howard Shelley in Kings Place, London, Otello (Act I) conducted by Richard Farnes inKing’s College Chapel, and The Dream of Gerontius in Saffron Hall. The Society is now seeking to fill two roles, either with one person working full-time or with two people working on a part-time basis:

Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator — 3 days per week — the purpose of which is to support the Society’s marketing and fundraising work;

Assistant Orchestra Manager — 2 days per week — the purpose of which is to support the operations of the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra and CUMS Symphony Orchestra.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in marketing, fundraising and arts management, learning from industry professionals and working with world-famous conductors. Recent post-holders went on from CUMS to the Royal Opera House, Britten Sinfonia and the Philharmonia Orchestra. The successful candidate(s) will, ideally, have a musical background and will be a pro-active and enthusiastic team-player with a flexible approach. For the Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator role, some previous relevant experience would be advantageous. Remuneration is as follows:

Combined roles — £14,000 per annum

Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator — £8,400 per annum

Assistant Orchestra Manager — £5,600 per annum.

Candidates should send their CV and a formal letter of application by the closing date of Monday 6 June 2016. Interviews will be on Friday 10 June 2016. Please include in your letter when you could start and if you are interested in the full time or one of the part time roles. Application documents should be sent to Chloe Davidson, Orchestra and Marketing Manager ( If you would like any more information about the position, please contact Chloe Davidson.


ASAP: Participants needed for a study of visual perception in autism spectrum conditions

We are looking for participants with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition to take part in a study on how individuals on the autism spectrum process visual information in the world around them. Past research has suggested that people with autism use contextual information differently when processing sensory information. We are interested in exploring this idea in vision and are investigating how context may influence the way people with and without autism see and anticipate visual information.

We will pay you £8/hour for your time and we can also reimburse local travel expenses.

If you would like any further information about the study or how to take part please contact Johanna Finnemann:


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