Michaelmas Term 5

Around College


Study Skills Workshops and Tutorials

Workshop #2

Improving Revision and Exam Techniques for Progress Tests

Date: Thursday, November 11 or Monday, November 15
Time: 4 – 6 pm

Venue: Sixties Room

This interactive workshop will focus on preparing for your exams and providing useful tips for and discussion on revision and time management techniques. Please bring along sample notes from lectures and readings or questions for your Progress Tests (past papers).

N.B. Please register with your full name and Cambridge email address. If you cannot attend you can cancel your attendance or send me an email to eb335@cam.ac.uk

Participation link:https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/DbD1mY5d

Workshop #3

Writing Up Your Dissertations and Reports

Date: Wednesday, November 10
Time: 4 – 6 pm

Venue: Sixties Room

This interactive workshop will focus on improving your writing skills by providing useful tips for and discussion on techniques for developing your essays and writing longer pieces of work, such as dissertations and reports. Please bring along any samples and questions you wish to discuss.

N.B. Please register with your full name and Cambridge email address. If you cannot attend you can cancel your attendance or send me an email to eb335@cam.ac.uk

Participation link:https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/qaQnDNZb

Study Skills Tutorials
Date: November 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,
Times: See sign-up link
Venue: Staircase 34B

Whether a fresher or an advanced student, there are always questions concerning how to improve study skills on which you would like to have advice.

These individual tutorials aim at discussing, demonstrating, and suggesting ways to improve your academic success. Please bring along your questions and any work you wish to discuss.

N.B. Please register with your full name and Cambridge email address. If you cannot attend a scheduled meeting, you can cancel your session or send me an email to eb335@cam.ac.uk

Participation link:https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/PdyoKpRa 

Should you require a tutorial outside the times listed or during the Christmas vacation, please email me at eb335@cam.ac.uk to arrange a TEAMS meeting time and date.


Candidate interview hosts and invigilators

Please direct any queries about this message to schools.liaison@chu.cam.ac.uk (not the Tutorial Office)

Dear All,

As the interview period is approaching, we are writing to you to request assistance in administrating this process. Help from our postgraduate and undergraduate students is always crucial to ensure the smooth running of this busy time. You are our best ambassadors, and we know that candidates have been encouraged and reassured by our students’ help in the past. Student helpers will be paid by the hour for their work.

This year, our interviews and at-interview assessments will again be running entirely remotely. We therefore require remote, online assistance from our helpers. As always, however, this is a demanding role that requires a hospitable and professional demeanour. You will be paid ambassadors for the college who will need to be able to assist people who may feel nervous and vulnerable. It will require attention to detail, diligence, and a stable internet connection.

Primarily, we will require ‘Hosts’ and ‘Invigilators’. The duties will be roughly as follows:

Remote Interview Hosts:

  • Actively Monitor Waiting Room
  • Admit Interviewers, deal with tech queries and assign them to a breakout room
  • Welcome and reassure candidates
  • Check candidates’ sound/vision in both directions
  • Check candidates’ ID
  • Give candidates password for pre-interview reading (if necessary) at correct time
  • Monitor candidates during pre-interview tasks (if necessary)
  • End pre-interview reading at appropriate time (if necessary)
  • Monitor meeting participant list/liaise with interviewers as to when to send next candidate to breakout room for interview
  • Deal with help requests from interviewers
  • Liaise with the Admissions Office regarding any late candidates/other issues
  • Potentially take on a new schedule at the last minute in case of illness

Remote Assessment Invigilators:

  • Actively Monitor Waiting Room
  • Admit candidates
  • Welcome and reassure candidates
  • Check candidates’ sound/vision in both directions
  • Check candidates’ ID
  • Give candidates clear instructions as to assessment length, format and periodic 360 degree observations
  • Answer candidate queries
  • Liaise with the Admissions Office regarding any late candidates/other issues
  • Give candidates clear instructions at assessment end regarding upload etc.

This is just an overview: more details and full instructions will follow, if you are able and chosen to help us.

If you are interested in working as part of our interview team this year, please fill out the following questionnaire with your availability over the period.

Availability Survey for prospective Invigilators/Interview Hosts

Please fill out the questionnaire by Wednesday 10/11/21 at the latest. Please also note that filling out the questionnaire is not a guarantee that work will be offered to you. Priority will be given to those are able to commit substantial amounts of time to the interview period, but we will be pleased to receive any offer of help, particularly for our busier days.

After you have filled in the survey, we will aim let you know which, if any, slots we have assigned you to, by Wednesday 17th November.

If your availability changes, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing schools.liaison@chu.cam.ac.uk.

Thank you in advance for all your help.

Best Wishes,

Sandy Mill

Widening Participation Officer

Churchill College

Email:  schools.liaison@chu.cam.ac.uk


MCR Events

Yoga – Wednesday at 6:00pm

Yoga is held in the Jock Colville Hall.

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

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

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: Yes

Designated quiet space: No

Non-alcohol/sugar-free/gluten free options: Not applicable

Access breaks: No

Accessibility contact: etv21@cam.ac.uk


CHUtalk – Thursday at 7:00pm

Dear Churchillians,
Come to the CHUTalk on Thursday (11th November) at 7pm to listen to Nick Bostrom and Chris Anderson debating How Civilization Could Destroy Itself — And 4 Ways We Could Prevent It by.
We will watch the recorded TEDTalk and continue to discuss the topic.
As usual, the event will take place in the Tizard room as well as wine and cheese alongside other non-alcoholic drinks and other snacks will be served.
See you on Thursday!
Best wishes,
Éva

MCR Academic Officer

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Step free access: Yes

Padded seating: Yes

Designated quiet space: No

Non-alcohol/sugar-free/gluten free options: Yes

Access breaks: No

Accessibility contact: ebb26@cam.ac.uk


MCR Quiz Night – Friday at 7:00pm

Enough of “Welcome Events” and “Welfare Yoga”, it is week 6 and time to sort the wheat from the chaff. That right, it’s MCR quiz night so bring your A-game.

The MCR Quiz will be held in the Vicious Penguin on Friday 12 November at 7:00pm.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Step free access: Yes

Padded seating: Yes

Designated quiet space: No

Non-alcohol/sugar-free/gluten free options: Not applicable

Access breaks: No

Accessibility contact: ih346@cam.ac.uk


Bulb Planting – Saturday at 10:00am

Churchill College has loads of bulbs for us to plant from Daffodils and Bluebells to Snowdrops and Fritillaries. No experience required and you can drop by for as little or long you can stay!

Bulb planting will take place near the Tennis Courts from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday 13 November.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Step free access: Yes

Padded seating: No

Designated quiet space: No

Non-alcohol/sugar-free/gluten free options: Not applicable

Access breaks: Not applicable

Accessibility contact: nk509@cam.ac.uk


Book a ticket for postgraduate formal – 18 November

We are hosting a themed MCR event on Thursday 18 November. Postgraduates are recommended to book onto the formal hall on Thursday 18 November using this booking link: https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/internal/catering/hallbooking/book/index.php?meal=7D225456-E52F-4FBE-93E4-34D1812986CE. The booking link will open on Friday 5 November. There are 130 places bookable by MCR members.

We will host a themed bar night after the formal. There will be lots of mysterious cocktails!

Around the University

Exciting Consulting Projects + Training for Students

Good Evening!

Could you help with spreading the word about this exciting consulting opportunity for Cambridge students at your college? Do let me know if you do.

Also, I noticed that for your college I could not find the MCR contact information so if you could forward this to them or connect me with someone from MCR that would be great.

ShARE Cambridge is a registered society in the Cambridge Student Union (https://www.cambridgesu.co.uk/organisation/11441/ ).

What is ShARE?

ShARE is a French-consulting company consisting of former consultants from BCG, McKinsey, Bain, etc. Also, the company provides consulting training and leadership programs for 109 universities across the globe. These university programs are led by former coaches from Harvard Business School and consultants.  More information (https://www.share-share.org/students3-2/)

What is the ShARE Cambridge Society?

ShARE Cambridge is a 2-year consulting training + consulting projects program (see attached PDF). Key points:

  • You commit around 5 months for the 2021-22 year

  • You commit around 5 months for the 2022-23 year

  • You spend 5-9 hours per week for these 5 months

  • There are 4 modules in the 1st year. Two modules are about training and learning. The other two modules are consulting projects where you work as consultants for companies.

  • There are 4 modules for the 2nd year. For two modules, you teach and coach junior consultants. For the other two modules, you manage two consulting projects. Also, you have the opportunity to apply for a paid consulting project

  • This 2-year program is free to join. All you need to do is apply here (https://www.share-share.org/recruitment-cambridge/)

We understand that Cambridge terms are very intense and it can be challenging to do extra-curricular activities. We are very flexible and can structure the program to make sure a big portion happens during breaks. If you have any questions or concerns, then please email us at contact.share.cam@gmail.com or reach out to the ShARE Society’s President, Haniya, at hs787@cam.ac.uk
Good luck! If you are spreading the word, you can copy and paste my message above and share that 😊
Do get in touch if you have any questions.
Best Wishes,
Haniya

Cambridge One for the World

We are Cambridge One for the World (a newly founded chapter of OFTW)! Our aim is to change charitable giving to end extreme poverty by encouraging students to donate 1% of their income to highly effective charities.

We’re currently recruiting student ambassadors. This role will give students an opportunity to have an incredible positive impact, while also building organisational, marketing and leadership skills. Students at Churchill College may be interested in getting involved, and we’d be very grateful if you could share these opportunities with them. Please kindly see below a template email that could be sent to students via the department’s mailing list.

RECRUITING STUDENT AMBASSADORS 

  1. Want to help end extreme poverty? Grow a global student charity initiative? Become part of an exciting new community in Cambridge? Then join the One For The World Cambridge team as a Student Ambassador!

What is One For The World?

OFTW is an initiative that encourages students to pledge 1% of their future income to the most effective charities tackling world poverty. It was founded by a Cambridge graduate now living in the USA, and now has chapters at universities across the world, including Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrews.

What will your role be as a Student Ambassador? 

  • Collaborate with other OFTW committee members to help spread the message in your college, department and social groups
  • Be involved in various areas of the society, from helping organise speaker events and in-person outreach campaigns to helping publicity market events
  • Attend OFTW events and try to bring others along
  • Come up with your own ideas!

Perks of joining the OFTW movement as a Student Ambassador:

  • Opportunities to work as a team and raise money to make a difference in the world
  • Flexible, low commitment role, easy to fit around the rest of your schedule.
  • Training in how to make a great pitch – improve your communication skills!
  • Lots of fun socials with the rest of the OFTW community – perfect if you want to meet others with a passion for effective giving.

Apply via the Google forms sheet here: https://forms.gle/NzsfZ9dfyKQXKPZw7

We’re looking for people with a wide range of skills, no experience required. Don’t hesitate to get in touch at cambridge@1fortheworld.org if you have any questions!

The deadline for the first round applications is 7th of November (midnight) so make sure you get your application in by then!

2021/2024 Estari Finance, Law & Sustainability Scholarship at the University of Cambridge

Are you interested in finance, investment law and policy, and gaining first-hand experience with an investment platform and growth equity fund that champions sustainable technologies? 

Lucy Cavendish College is seeking a graduate student or post-graduate researcher to conduct research on venture capital, investment, and private finance related to the Sustainable Development Goals. This research assistantship is generously supported by Estari, a growth equity investor in European sustainability technology leaders, valued up to £6000 per year as a scholarship and up to £2000 per term as honoraria for completion of research tasks.

Find out more and register your interest here. Application deadline is November 20. 

Invitations to a virtual forum will be sent to all registered applicants. Speakers from Estari and the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) will share insights on aspects of private equity as they relate to the Sustainable Development Goals, and address questions on the Scholarship.

Estari Scholarship poster.pdf