Michaelmas Week 8

Notes from College

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Awards – Full PhD Funding

To all international MPhil students thinking of continuing on to their PhD, the college would like to remind you to apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The application deadlines are dependent on your course – either 3 December 2019 or 7 January 2020, so be sure to look online for more information and consider applying.

Visit https://www.gatescambridge.org/ for more information!

MCR Events

Weekly MCR Yoga @ Jock Colville Hall – Thurs Nov 28th 18:00-19:00

Join us for a FREE Yoga session, if you have your own mat bring it along, otherwise we have some provided 🙂

Holiday Party in MCR Friday 29 November at 7:30PM-11PM

Christmas and the holiday season is just around the corner and the Churchill MCR will be having its annual Christmas and holiday  party on Friday 29 November at 7:30 pm in the MCR!

The party will include crafts, snacks, wine, cheese and surprises!

Where: MCR

When: Friday 29 November from 7:30-11 pm

Dress code: Christmas or traditional  holiday dress

See you there!!!
Michaela and Rebecca

Churchill MCR Guest Night – “Out of this World” – Saturday Dec 7th at 19:00 – Midnight : All ticket changes due by this Friday!

Sign up for the most popular event in the MCR’s calendar!

Details on the Facebook Event

The theme for Michaelmas 2019 is: OUT OF THIS WORLD! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged. Please take it in any interpretation you would like.

First ticket release is coming up! Be ready to act fast at 7PM this Friday, 15 November. For this round of tickets, all MCR members are limited to a maximum of 3 guests each. MCR member price is £18, and guest price is £20 (includes wine and soft drinks at formal hall).

Pre-dinner drinks @ 7, followed by a formal dinner @ 7:30. After dinner, take your pick of entertainment: silent disco, Churchill Casino, karaoke, live music, and MCR themed drinks. Start making a trajectory now (or maybe you can just orbit :D).

Can’t wait to have a blast!!


Volunteers for RISE Study wanted

See the advert here !

AT Kearny Consultancy Positions Open

ESTATE. It is the London office’s flagship insight programme into life
in strategy consulting and the diverse array of work we do across all
industries. It will combine a three-day intense case study workshop to
teach problem solving methodologies in strategic contexts with more
relaxed social events where you can get to know our people and the
atmosphere we cultivate in our London office. This event is for BOTH

We want to invite remarkable individuals to join A.T. Kearney and get a
taster for what it’s like to be one of us. We are interested in
applications from all subject backgrounds which showcase leadership,
innovation, social impact and willingness to learn.

We are currently registering interest for applications that will open in
the New Year.

Discover more and register your interest here:


Eden McCallum Analyst Position Open

See the job opening call here

Churchill Call Campaign Positions Open!

Are you looking for a summer job in College?

Do you want to build valuable communication skills that will enhance your CV?

If so, you could be one of 13 students selected to take part in our annual alumni Call Campaign from the 18 June – 7 July 2020. Generous benefits include an excellent hourly rate of pay, £119 per week towards accommodation rent costs in or out of College, a free meal each day of calling, full professional training (paid) and plenty of free time.  Visit: www.chu.cam.ac.uk/calling-campaign to find out more & apply online for your chance to join the calling team  

Details of the time commitment are noted below FYI. We can accommodate students on Tier 4 visas.

The Call Campaign will run from 18 June – 7 July 2020

Training days:

·         June 18: 10.00am – 5.00pm

·         June 19: 10.00am – 5.00pm  

Calling sessions:

Monday – Friday: 6:15pm – 9:30pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Days off: Friday 26 June, Friday 3 July

What’s it like being a caller? Watch the video from this year’s campaign: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ22lWOoDnM

Cambridge Development Volunteer Recruitment

If you’re looking to do meaningful work as part of a unique student-led international development organisation… Join us at the Cambridge Development Initiative! 
CDI seeks to change the way student volunteering is done. We work in four project areas including Health, Education, Entrepreneurship and WaSH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). Every summer, we travel to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for two months to work on these projects with our partner organisation Kite Dar es Salaam.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 SUMMER TRIP OPEN ON THE 5TH DECEMBER : Join our mailing list to be notified when applications open: http://eepurl.com/c8pFhb

BENEFITS of being a CDI volunteer include… 

  • Invaluable career training in areas such as Monitoring and Evaluation, working abroad, and Design Thinking
  • An unparalleled autonomy and responsibility (our organisation is entirely student-run) 
  • Experience of working abroad
  • The chance to apply what you learn in the classroom to real-life, high-impact, sustainable development projects

To find out more about what this would involve, please visit:http://www.cambridgedevelopment.org/volunteer.html
Applications open on Thursday 5th December. Join our mailing list to be notified when applications open: http://eepurl.com/c8pFhb
Email: publicity@cambridgedevelopment.org

Polygeia Global Health Consulting – Due Dec 1st

Are you interested in gaining experience in running a national volunteer-led global health think tank?

Polygeia is now recruiting for a number of central committee and branch committee positions. We are based across London, Cambridge and Oxford. However, if you are not based in these regions, please have a look at our central committee applications.

We are looking for undergrads, postgrads, postdocs and graduates from any discipline with an enthusiasm for global health to join us!

We are currently accepting applications until the 1st of December.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email internaldirector@polygeia.com.

We look forward to having you on board!

The ‘Brilliant’ Club Tutoring Positions Available – Dec 12th Recruitment

This is a joint message from The Brilliant Club and The University of Cambridge about the opportunity for you to work as a PhD tutor in 2019-20.

This is an opportunity we greatly encourage you to find out more about, you can do so by joining one of The Brilliant Club’s short information webinars which will be taking place at regular intervals over the coming months – register interest here.

Through working as a tutor on The Scholars Programme, you will:

•          Join a community of over 1200 researchers working to make access to university fair   for school pupils from underrepresented backgrounds

•          Develop teaching experience through small group tutorial delivery

•          Receive high-quality training and support

•          Enhance your employability skills

•          Disseminate your research to a unique, non-expert audience in the local community

•          Be paid £500 per placement

Further information about what the charity offers both pupils who take part in the programme and you as PhD tutors, can be found on The Brilliant Club’s website where you can apply to take part too.

There will be an Assessment Centre at the University of Cambridge on 12th December so please make sure you apply at least two weeks beforehand.

Should you wish to apply now, you can do so here.

Around the University

HIV/AIDS Awareness Dec 1st

Students for Global Health Cambridge is attempting to raise £7,500 for the National AIDS Trust in recognition of World AIDS Day and to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide.

We will be hosting a number of bake sales across the University on the 1st and 2nd December, where you will also be able to pick up a HIV awareness red ribbon! If we raise £5,000, our members will also be taking part in a sponsored walk to Ely (25km!). If we raise $7,500, we will do it in fancy dress and whilst holding hands! Our march represents the long journey through which HIV/AIDS has come and continues to go. Walking hand-in-hand shows that we are united against misinformation such as the false belief that you could catch AIDS from holding hands.

You can donate money here: http://gf.me/u/wm3kn8 and find out more about the event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1137485799789475/ . All funds will be donated to National AIDS Trust: NAT who champion the rights of people living with HIV and campaign for change. Any amount helps!

If you would like to get involved by supplying cakes, joining us on our walk, or would like more information, please email sexualhealth.sfghcam@gmail.com.

Confirmed bake sales:
1st December: Robinson College
2nd December: Addenbrookes Clinical School (Sherwood Room)”

CU Pole Sports Winter Showcase

Come and join Cambridge University Pole Sports at our first event of the year, showcasing the product of our performers’ talent and hard work!
Pole sports is an art combining both dance and acrobatics and is increasingly being practiced for both fitness and self-expressive benefits. Pole uses strength, endurance and flexibility and includes skills such as climbs, spins, transitions and inversions which our athletes have been developing in weekly classes with us!
After the success of our ADC showcase last year, we will now put on both individual and group performances, in the beautiful setting of Michaelhouse Centre.

Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door.
Purchase tickets at: https://joinagora.com/events/27072/?view=public&fbclid=IwAR3y226vtHp9xhS3__39Ixz2Crc7Z4EyaRTU2JpSpu0HwBVDeA9iyvFMKr8#event-details

Cambridge Admission Office Session Leader Recruitment – Due Friday 29th Nov

 Cambridge Admissions Office wants to let you know that recruitment for Session Leaders to our Postgraduate Outreach Scheme is open from Monday 14th October until noon on Friday 29th November.

Session Leaders are deployed across the University to design, plan and deliver engaging academic session to young people aged 11-18. This opportunity is open to all PhD students with at least 2 years left to study and is a great opportunity for post-graduates to gain teaching experience and work across college’s, departments and in recruitment and outreach for the Cambridge Admissions Office.

The Circular Economy: More Than a Buzzword? Dec 5th

5th December, 17:30 – 19:30, St. John’s College Old Divinity School

Many of us want to contribute towards a greener society: we want to recycle more, use less plastic and toss less food into our bins. This push towards sustainability is increasingly linked to the concept of circular economy, a vision of a world in which we efficiently use, reuse and regenerate materials instead of throwing them away. But what exactly does circular economy really mean?

Join Prof. Khaled Soufani of the Circular Economy Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School as he delves into the concept of circular economy, what it means for you, and what the university is doing to turn it into reality. The lecture will be followed by an exhibition featuring interactive demos and information on research being conducted in the Cambridge Creative Circular Plastics Centre to combat plastic waste and encourage circularity and sustainability.

Register for tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-circular-economy-more-than-a-buzzword-tickets-79228306999

Hope to see many of you there!

Churchill Enterprise Pitch to Win

You are invited to enter the Churchill Enterprise ‘Pitch to Win’
competition open to current Churchill students and alumni

· WHY SHOULD I ENTER? The ability to pitch an idea for a new venture, a
project or anything else, is a key transferable skill of value to any
career path. This competition is a chance for Churchillians to prepare
and practice their pitching skills in front of a friendly and supportive
community, receive feedback, and have the chance to win one of several
£100 prizes on offer. There will also be the chance to network and
enjoy some free beer, soft drinks and pizza after the event.


  o Visit the competition webpage and read the competition rules [2]

  o Think of an idea for a new venture or project or anything else that
you can summarise in no more than 20 words

  o Complete the short online entry form [3]

  o Pitch your idea in under five minutes at the live event on the
evening of Thursday 30 January

  o Enjoy the monetary prize that you might win!

· HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE? For more information and to submit an
application by Wednesday 22 January visit:

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Annabel Busher
in the Alumni & Development office: development@chu.cam.ac.uk

Participants needed for brain stimulation study (£35)!

The Adaptive Brain Lab are currently recruiting participants for a two-part study investigating how we learn to see in challenging visual environments. Participants should be aged between 18-34 and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (contact lenses only). In the first part of the study (150 minutes), you will be asked to do a computer-based task while we record your brain activity with EEG. We will also apply very brief periods brain stimulation (TMS) for ~15 minutes during this session. The second session runs for ~50 minutes and is a computer-based task only. For both sessions, we would offer £35. Please note this study runs with first sessions at either 10am or 2pm Mon-Thursday. If you are interested in taking part or would like more information, please get in touch with Lizzie at psycabgr@hermes.cam.ac.uk, quoting “GPTMS” as the subject line.