Notes from College
Online Counselling and Support Available
We know this is a difficult time for everyone, and so we encourage you to please reach out to your Directors of Studies and Tutors if you have any issues or concerns. Please also be aware that remote counselling is available for everyone even if you are no longer in Cambridge through college (updated information at https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/student-hub/resources/support-welfare/counselling/) and also the University’s student wellbeing service (https://www.studentwellbeing.admin.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus). For those of you still in Cambridge, the college nurse is working normal hours and is available at email@example.com and https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/student-hub/resources/support-welfare/nurse/.
MESSAGE FROM THE MASTER
As you know, Churchill College is currently closed (as the UK is now in lockdown) to all but essential staff during these extraordinary times, and we have had to send most students home, other than those for whom the College is their main home. With sadness we have had to suspend our usual warm welcome to our alumni and supporters as we are all doing our bit to help in combating of COVID-19. We will be in the extraordinary position of having very few students on site and no formal undergraduate teaching next term.
Read the rest here.
Churchill Ents Page Weekly Quiz
Visit the Churchill Ents Page for their Weekly Quiz and a chance to make it onto the Leaderboard!
Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards!
Nominations for the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards are closing soon!
The Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards are run by Cambridge Hub, to celebrate the students who have shown exceptional achievement and commitment to social change.
We’re looking for students who have shown ongoing commitment to a cause, inspired others to do the same, and made a real social or environmental impact in Cambridge.
We believe this event assumes particular relevance this year to cultivate hope and inspire our community at these challenging times!
Are you committed to a cause? Have you been inspired by a friend’s socially impactful project? Do you admire someone in your college for their volunteering? We’d like to know!
Winners will have the opportunity to:
– attend a virtual meeting with the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Stephen Toope, to celebrate their social action journey;
– receive tailored support from Cambridge Hub;
– share their successful social action journeys with others, through blogs and social media posts shared widely with university and community stakeholders.
The deadline to complete the nomination form is this week, and there’s no limit to how many people you can propose.
CUE £10k Competition, Grand Finale, 2020-2021 Committee
1. Ten Days Left: CUE 10k Competition, April 26 2020
2. Ten Days Left: CUE AGM April 27-28, Call for Manifestos
3. Invitation: Virtual Grand Finale
Ten Days Left to Apply to CUE 10k Competition
3 Awards. 3 tracks. £30k of prize money. Over 20 years of success stories. Become a part of the community that kickstarted companies like Owlstone Medical, HealX, GeoSpock, Rapportive, Light Blue Optics, and AqDot among others.
Deadline: April 26th, 2020 11:59PM
Requirements: 100 word summary, business canvas, business plan
Tracks: Science & Tech, Software, Social Enterprise
No. Awards: 3
Award Package: £10k prize money, 8-week consulting project with CCN, 3 months SeedLegals baseplan access (all participants), an inviation to pitch for The Creator Fund
Apply here: http://bit.ly/3aoO3xo
Call for Manifestos: 2020-2021 Committee
Interested in being a part of the executive committee for Cambridge’s largest and oldest entrepreneurship society? Want to help run one of Europe’s most successful student-run startup competitions? Keen to work together with Creator Fund, a student-run VC, to launch our joint ‘tinder for startups’ venture, Creator Hub across Cambridge and the UK? Want to help engage with alumni, VCs, accelerators, and incubators? Run for CUE Committee 2020-2021.
GERNAL VP (SECRETARY)
VP OF COMPETITIONS
VP OF CREATOR HUB
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
DIRECTOR OF SPONSORSHIP
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY
Submit Manifestos by: Sunday April 26, 2020, 11:59PM
Election Date: Monday-Tuesday April 27-28, 2020
Apply here: https://bit.ly/3ajrjOX
Manifestos & voting forms will be distributed through the CUE Newsletter
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Invitation to Virtual Grand Finale
Bain & Company – True North £10,000 Scholarship for Women – Deadline 28th April
This summer we are holding the 2020 Bain & Company True North £10,000 Scholarship for Women. We’ll be inviting the top candidates to a two-day workshop, followed by the opportunity to participate in early full-time Associate Consultant interviews in July and win £10,000.
We are committed to supporting our people and candidates – making sure they’re staying safe and healthy and as such the full logistics of the workshop and interviews will be confirmed nearer to the time. We are committed to investing in our future talent, whether we do that face-to-face or virtually.
The application deadline is 28th April 2020; eligible participants are women in their penultimate year (all nationalities welcome). We are really excited about this programme and hope that you and/or your classmates will consider applying! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Around the University
Calling all PhDs, Post-docs, Masters and Undergraduates of the University of Cambridge!
How do we turn talk into action?
Engage for Change is a six-week programme for people who want to learn to make change happen. Working remotely with the University, you will design, implement and evaluate your own environmental sustainability-related interventions.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon, 22nd April
Timing: Tuesdays 5.30-7pm (28th April – 2nd June)
Impact Labs for PhDs: develop employability during “physical distancing”
Impact Labs www.cambridgehub.org/activities/impact-labs
Cambridge Hub runs the Impact Labs programme for PhDs, in partnership with the Careers Service. It is a team-based consultancy project where PhDs from different disciplines and years of study are presented with a challenge from local to Cambridge (and its environs) youth sector organisations. The challenge will aim to develop or improve the organisations’ impact measurement and management, a crucial area of work for the not for profit social impact sector, as it informs the development of their work and supports their ability to attract funding and partners. All PhD participants will receive training before they, as part of a team of at least 3, will have 6 weeks to conduct the necessary research and report on their findings.
Impact Labs is run twice a year, in 2019/20 the Lent term cohort has already completed their challenges successfully. Rather than cancel the Easter term Impact Labs we have decided to run the programme online so you do not have to be based in Cambridge to apply, but you can be. In addition to the recruitment and training of participants online, the PhD teams will engage with their community partners and each other virtually as well. You will have the opportunity to develop key employability skills such as teamwork, time management, problem-solving and one that is appearing in a growing number of job ads, remote working.