Michaelmas Week 2

Please send pictures to mcr-secretary@chu.cam.ac.uk if you want to see your photos featured here on the Gazette!

Notes from College

COVID Guidance for All Students

As always please be regularly checking the College Coronavirus page https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/news/coronavirus-guidance-for-all/ for information regarding the Churchill College response to Coronavirus.

Half-Off Gym Memberships at University Gym

Churchill College will refund half the cost of fees for three months’ Sport Membership at the University Sports Centre to any Churchill student for Michaelmas Term 2020 while the College gym is closed.  Please see link below:

https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/student-hub/resources/financial-support/#:~:text=Churchill%20College%20will%20refund%20half,the%20College%20gym%20is%20closed.&text=Undergraduates%20taking%20essential%20courses%20in,eligible%20to%20receive%20financial%20support

To obtain a refund you must complete and return the reimbursement form, with your receipt from the Sports’ Centre to Rebecca Sawalmeh by emailing: postgrad@chu.cam.ac.uk

MCR Events

Matriculation Picnic (Mon/Tues 19th and 20th at 5:30PM)

A picnic organized specifically for postgraduate students living in college! This is sure to be an exciting event, meant to take the place of the traditional Matriculation Dinner. This event will be run in household groups, so please look for an email from the postgraduate office (Rebecca Sawalmeh) for further details on which day your household is scheduled to attend.

LGBT+ Virtual Social – Tues Oct 20th 7PM

Virtual LGBT+ games or movie night (TBD). Everybody is welcome.

Weekly Yoga – Weds Oct 21st 7:30 PM

Take a breather and join us for yoga via Zoom, every Wednesday at 6pm. Everyone is welcome.

Termly General Meeting and Hustings (Wed. Oct 21st)

Please see the dedicated elections page for details

ChuTalk – Thursday Oct 22nd 7PM

A great opportunity to hear about the research your fellow MCR members are doing. These talks happen every Thursday evening from the 22nd October onwards.

Great Churchill Bake Off – Saturday Oct 24th 4PM

Bakers, bring along your signature bite to battle for the title of champion MCR baker. Team entries encouraged. Get your whole household to make a tasty treat.

Grounds and Gardens Tour – Sunday Oct 25th 11AM

Join our Green officers and the Head of Grounds and Gardens on a tour of Churchill’s fields and gardens

Academic

Good Data Initiative (GDI) Apply Today!

*** OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH GDI — FALL 2020 ***

  The Good Data Initiative [1] (GDI), one of Europe’s most dynamic new
student think tanks, is currently recruiting analysts and researchers
for our fall 2020 cycle (8 weeks, 20h per week). We’re seeking people
who’re fascinated by the data economy, who want to challenge
themselves, upskill quickly, and who enjoy working in close and
collaborative teams.
Specifically, we’re looking for people who have one of the following
profiles:

   Problem solvers: Those from all backgrounds who excel in
interdisciplinary research teams — we’re open to computer scientists
and sociologists alike!

   PhDs & researchers: Those who bring a strong research agenda and are
looking for a home to work on white papers

   Organisation builders: Those who want to help build the leading
platform for intergenerational debate on the data economy

   Communicators: Those who want to help build a world-class social media
presence and who get excited about multimedia (podcasts, videos, etc.)

   Creatives: Those who can craft compelling narratives and designs
around our thought-provoking research
Does this sound like you? Applications for our Fall 2020 batch are now
live.

  Apply! It takes less than 1 minute.
https://gooddatainitiative.typeform.com/to/OzpFcYrg [2]

Around the University

Cambridge McKinsey Risk Prize 2021 (Oct 27th)

Further details on the Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize can be found here.
Questions can be directed to: enquiries.risk@jbs.cam.ac.uk.

Volunteer part-time for an HIV prevention charity

Would you like to apply your skills by volunteering with an innovative and high-impact charity?

The Preptrack Foundation develops technology to support HIV prevention. Our first product is an iOS app to help people take PrEP, the preventative medicine that dramatically reduces risk of HIV infection.

We’re a Cambridge-based registered charity, looking for skilled volunteers across a wide variety of areas, including:

* Software engineering (Swift + SwiftUI, though any app development experience welcome)
* Software testing and QA
* UX/UI design
* Product management and user research
* Sexual health + HIV medicine
* Legal + regulatory

Whether you have lots of experience, or want to get started and break into one of these areas, we’d love to hear from you. If you’re looking for a side-project, this is the perfect opportunity.

Drop an email to Sam at sjb326@cam.ac.uk to say hi and introduce yourself. Thanks for reading!

Cambridge University United Nations Association’s External Relations Committee

The Cambridge University United Nations Association’s External Relations Committee (CUUNA ERC) is launching a new project called the Cambridge Policy Unit for SDGs!
The project aims to investigate and devise policy recommendations based on, the progress that Cambridge and the UK have made in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We provide a platform for students of all levels at Cambridge to engage with academics, and local bodies like the Cambridgeshire County Council and University groups, for promoting and implementing policy proposals created by the students themselves!
It is also an opportunity to liaise with student researchers in the existing Policy Unit of the United Nations Association-Youth Platform (previously founded by the ERC).
To find out more about us:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fcfG0-dNKEtjTgDn4Dbh_Gx_DTTTLs3bMssrFO-1Br0/edit?usp=sharing
To join one of our teams:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VfAQ90-1ZMJWWMyHnJc9SbTeleNSFm2rjKtdm6aMrcc/edit?usp=sharing
We look forward to hearing from you!

Recruting for One World Cambridge
(deadline TODAY)

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!

We’re recruiting student ambassadors and committee members to help expand our new chapter!

The student ambassador role is very flexible, so you can be as involved as you would like and it will be an incredible opportunity to meet new people! You’ll become a part of a growing movement raising a lot of money to make an impact in an extremely efficient way. As a student ambassador, you’ll help represent One for the World in your college, department and social groups, and help us spread the word far and wide.

As a committee member you’ll be able to form part of the founding team of our chapter, and take responsibility in one of a wide range of areas, from organising speaker events or in person outreach, to coordinating our publicity or online marketing.

Find more details and apply: https://forms.gle/K9DBptJASW77xbrb6

We’re looking for people with a wide range of skills and experience, so don’t hesitate to apply or get in touch at cambridge@1fortheworld.org if you have any questions! 

The deadline for the first round applications is SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER so make sure you apply by then! 

Invitation from Arts & Minds


Arts and Minds is a local Cambridgeshire charity supporting people facing mental health challenges through arts activities. We are particularly keen to support our student community, whether you are currently in Cambridge or further afield. This summer we have launched a Virtual Creative Cafe and we would like to invite you to join us! The cafe is open to everybody and particularly welcomes people who may be experiencing anxiety, depression or loneliness to come along and feel more connected with their community. During each session, an experienced practitioner will guide you through a series of arts activities designed to support wellbeing. Sessions are run online each week and cover a variety of themes. To find out more about the sessions or to sign up for free click here. If you would like to know more about Arts and Minds and what we do then drop us an email or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

UniAdmissions – Earn OVER £150 per day!”

“Are you a current Oxbridge or medical school undergraduate or graduate?Are you keen to help enthusiastic 16-18-year-olds with their UCAS application or preparation for interviews?
If so, you could be earning OVER £150 per day AND get access to: 
– Free training- Free resources- Mentoring – with certificates and Reward Gateway access- Prizes and Competitions- Oxbridge Medical Society
Apply now at https://www.uniadmissions.co.uk/work-with-us/application-form/

Cambridge Pink Week Volunteer Applications

My name is Anna and I am one of the co-presidents of this year’s
Cambridge Pink Week. I would like to ask if you could please advertise
on your MCR social media, or any email communication you have with your
students, that Cambridge Pink Week 2021 is open for applications to its
committee. The link to our facebook page with all the relevant
information is : https://www.facebook.com/CambridgePinkWeek [1] .
Pink Week is a charitable organisation that runs events to raise money
for breast cancer charities during the first week of February every
year. Alongside this, we conduct powerful publicity and educational
campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease, risk factors and,
crucially, how to check oneself. On top of this, the Pink Week committee
provides a great opportunity for Cambridge students to come together
from all colleges to work towards a common aim, developing life-long
skills and gaining experience in the process.
Given the obvious difficulties all charitable organisations are facing
this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and resulting
restrictions, we hope to establish a closer link with the individual
colleges and unite Cambridge (in spirit at least, if to do so physically
is not possible) around such a worthwhile cause. Publicising our
committee applications therefore will be the first step in forming this
close link, and we hope to create as varied and inclusive a committee as
possible this year that will represent all aspects in the university.
Thank you in advance for your help on this initiative, and we look
forward to collaborating with you in the future.

COVID19 Eating Disorder Study

Have you been diagnosed with an eating disorder?
We are inviting adults who have current diagnoses of an eating disorder to participate in an online study of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and eating behaviour. 
The study will involve a screening questionnaire that is followed by a testing session, lasting about 2.5 hours. We will then ask you to complete a short survey about your mood and eating behaviour each evening for two weeks. 
You will be compensated £24 for your time.
To be eligible, you should meet the criteria:
– 18 – 60 years old- Live in the United Kingdom- Had a diagnosis of an eating disorder* within the past 12 months OR- Had a diagnosis of an eating disorder more than 12 months ago and currently experience symptoms 
*Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder and otherwise specified feeding or eating disorder.
For more information and to take part, please click here or copy and paste this link: https://bit.ly/2AmVbwS
Contact: Maggie Westwater (mw658@cam.ac.uk

Genchi

Are you looking to find new opportunities in the Cambridge community?

Genchi is a Cambridge online services marketplace. It easily connects people in need of services with those looking for opportunities. 

This is the central platform for sharing and finding opportunities in the Cambridge community, where you can use your skills to help those in the Cambridge sphere or find people to help you! 

This can include support like volunteering with charities, photographers/entertainment for events to technical and graphic design work.

Download the app and be part of the community here:

App Store Download:

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/genchi/id1473696183

You can find more about us through our Facebook page and website:
https://www.facebook.com/genchiapp