Michaelmas Term 1

Around College


Are you interesting in taking part in an MCR podcast?

Viancqa Kurniawan (Churchill MCR member) has come up with the idea of an MCR podcast to advertise Churchill College to new postgraduate students.

“When I was researching about which college to choose, most of the resources online are from online forums. Usually the comments are from former students who studied back in 2010 (I literally bet my college choice on one person’s comment saying Churchill has the warmest and humblest people in Cambridge). I thought a platform where I can discover some ‘insider’ views would be very beneficial. 
Several ideas for the podcast:
  • Showcasing the work/research of Churchill students/fellows/professors/staffs – could be an extension of ChuTalks / Conference of Everything for the wider audience outside of the Cambridge ecosystem
  • Casual chat/stories of Churchill students/fellows/professors/staffs, could be people with interesting background or life story and what led them to Churchill
  • Sitting two Churchill students/staffs from totally different background and have them discuss something
  • Inter-colleges chat/discussion
  • … and more”

We are seeking a team of interested students, who would like to make this idea a reality! You do not need any prior experience – all you need is enthusiasm. Please email rh660@cam.ac.uk if you are interested in becoming involved in the podcast.


Are you interested in joining the MCR Committee?

We are looking for MCR members to join the 2021/22 MCR Committee!!

The MCR Committee runs events for the postgraduate community, campaigns on behalf of students and provides welfare support. In the past, MCR Committee members have campaigned for rent banding in College, organised wildflower planting sessions and run murder mystery events.

We are electing the following roles:

  • Academic Officer
  • Bar Secretary*
  • Computing Officer*
  • Green Officer*
  • Equipment Officer*
  • First Year Representative
  • Communications and Publicity Officer*
  • Disability Access Officer*

All roles marked by an asterisks (*) currently have no applications. You can learn more about the roles on the MCR Committee pages.

The MCR Committee provides a fabulous opportunity to get involved in College life, and meet lots of new faces. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to rh660@cam.ac.uk.


MCR Events


Yoga – Wednesday at 6:00pm

Join our regular Wednesday evening yoga class. The class is all-levels and attendance is free to members of Churchill and their partners.

You’re welcome to bring your own mat if you have one, though we will also provide mats.

The yoga will be located in the Recital Hall (Music Center).

You can stay up-to-date with yoga by joining the MCR Facebook group. Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chumcrmembers/.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Step-free access: Yes.

Padded seating: No.

Non-alcohol/gluten-free/sugar-free options and allergen information: Yes.

Designated quiet space: Not applicable.

Access breaks: Not applicable.

Accessibility contact: etv21@cam.ac.uk


CHUtalk – Thursday at 7:00pm

CHUTalks are back IN-PERSON!

Come and join us on Thursday at 7pm in the Tizard Room. While listening to Miguel de Vasconcelos El Guendy’s talk about Clearing Barriers To Augmented Reality Using Computer-Generated Holography, you can grab a glass of wine and great cheese with crackers. Non-alcoholic drinks and other snacks are included as well.

Participation is free, but please help the preparation with expressing your interest to attend via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSde2rJ_sj0QgprTPaYFCIsPjS2LRAfNuulqUB5K-A_bKUK4CQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

In case, the link does not work when you click on, please, copy and paste it into your browser.

For all attendees, it is mandatory to participate in the weekly asymptomatic pooled testing or to take a lateral flow test (LFT) 24h before the event.

If you have any questions or thinking about presenting, please contact me via mcr-academic@chu.cam.ac.uk.

See you on Thursday!

Éva,

MCR Academic Officer

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Step-free access: Yes.

Padded seating: Yes.

Non-alcohol/gluten-free/sugar-free options and allergen information: Yes.

Designated quiet space: No.

Access breaks: Not applicable.

Accessibility contact: ebb26@cam.ac.uk


MCR James Bond Murder Mystery formal – Saturday at 7:30pm!

The James Bond Murder Mystery Formal is taking place in Churchill College Hall on Saturday 16th October at 7:30pm. All participants should now have received an email with their character card and a link to the Google drive containing table allocations.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rebecca at rh660@cam.ac.uk.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Step-free access: Yes. The lift on the main concourse takes you to the Dining Hill.

Padded seating: No.

Non-alcohol/gluten-free/sugar-free options and allergen information: Yes.

Designated quiet space: No.

Access breaks: No.

Accessibility contact: rh660@cam.ac.uk


Potluck – Sunday at 4:30pm

Come and showcase your best attempt at local culinary excellence!
It will be a great opportunity to all meet in a very relaxed atmosphere.

***Please make sure you bring your own cutlery and crockery.***

N.B.: in case you don’t know what a potluck is, check it out here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potluck)

The event will be held in the Wolfson Flats Gardens.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Step-free access: Yes.

Padded seating: No.

Non-alcohol/gluten-free/sugar-free options and allergen information: Yes.

Designated quiet space: No.

Access breaks: Not applicable.

Accessibility contact: chu.mcr.families@gmail.com


Gelato Crawl – Sunday at 11:00am

Jack’s Gelato is a staple of Cambridge life. Serving ice cream from 11:00am until 11:00pm, it is the heart of both family days out and drunken student nights.

Join us on our quest to sample all the flavours on offer at Jack’s. Meet outside the Porters’ Lodge at 11:00am to go on a quest of discovery!


Sign-up for punting!

We’re running a rolling event at the weekend where we connect small groups of students interested in giving punting a go. For further details and to register your interest, see: https://forms.gle/CLi92qPLSycv1zHR8.


Sign-up for the Conference on Everything – 6 November!

Conference on Everything, our annual event celebrating the outstanding success stories of Churchill College is coming.

Prepare with a presentation or design a poster!

You also can participate just as a member of the audience who is eager to discover the diverse and prosperous scientific life of our College.

Date: 6 November (Saturday) 1pm-6pm

Venue: in-person at the Wolfson Hall – Bevin Room and online via Zoom Live Stream

Participation is free, but registration is required.

Please, fill in the form (for presenter and attendees):  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdw_5V7E-myQ-NDW58TZVtAEkA5FNHbVXEGx2YsSgioHIpYQA/viewform?usp=sf_link

In case, the link does not work when you click on, please, copy and paste it into your browser.

In-person and online participants are equally encouraged to attend the conference.

Éva

MCR Academic Officer


Around the University


Announcing Cambridge University Libraries Research Skills Programme for Michaelmas 2021

With a mix of new courses and old favourites, CUL Research Skill webinars help researchers learn the skills they need to find, process and disseminate information. Previous attendees told us they enjoyed being in a safe space with researchers from a variety of fields, all coming together for these live Zoom sessions.

Here is the full list of sessions available, follow the links to book your free place. Or, if you are a PhD student using Inkpath, you can find the same sessions there to add them to your record.

Literature searching – for researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences  

 

Developing your literature review: literature searching for research – for researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine  

 

Developing your literature review: going further with your research  – for researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine  
Academic reading and note making – for researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences  

 

Referencing without Tears: An Introduction to Zotero – for researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences  
Managing your research with Zotero – for researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine  

 

Managing your research data – for researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences  
Managing your research data – for researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine  

 

How to Write When You Don’t Want to Write  

 

Writing for publication – for researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine  

 

Depositing your electronic thesis: a how to guide  

 

CopyWRONG to CopyRIGHT – for researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine  

 

Using Collaborative Tools for Research – for researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine  
How To Prepare A Polished Conference Poster – for researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine  

 

Promoting Yourself and Your Research  

 

Making an Impact: What you REALLY Need to Know about Metrics  

 


Sign-up to Unlock Biology!

Learning Biology should not be just about memorising or absorbing information!
Unlock Biology is a new initiative set up last year by Cambridge students encouraging critical thinking and problem solving in school-age biology students whilst also widening participation.
We hosted an online camp in 2021 and we want to take this further and introduce in-person school workshops and camp(s).
If this resonates with you, we’d love to have you on board! Committee positions available are outlined below.
To apply, fill out the Google Form by the 18th of October: https://forms.gle/1mcRWSCwiKzBUHgt8

Any questions? Email Vianca (vs482) or Aniket (ad2010)