Virtual Easter Week 2

A special thank you to JCR Member David Khachaturov for providing these awesome pictures of the Churchill College Minecraft page 🙂

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 nurse@chu.cam.ac.uk and https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/student-hub/resources/support-welfare/nurse/.

MCR Events

MCR Yoga 6PM on Wednesday May 6th

Details on the Zoom to follow from Elre! If you can’t join you can watch the zoom afterwards 🙂

ChuTalk Wednesday May 6th 8PM by Jacob Martins 

Zoom details to Follow! “The Chemical History of a Candle and Structure of an Ember”

Churchill Bake Off Week 1: Carrot Cake (Saturday May 9th at 3PM BST)

Join Rebecca Heath in learning how to make Carrot Cake this Saturday at 3PM! If you can’t join feel free to watch the zoom afterwards!

Churchill Ents Page Weekly Quiz

Visit the Churchill Ents Page for their Weekly Quiz and a chance to make it onto the Leaderboard!

Academic

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!

Nominate either yourself or someone else here, or go to our website to find out more about the awards.

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.

Careers

Around the University

Committee Applications for May Week Alternative DUE TODAY

I’m writing on behalf of May Week Alternative, a student-run charity movement in Cambridge. We’re now recruiting our 2020/21 committee, which is a great opportunity for students to build skills, make a positive impact, and shape a fast-growing student charity movement. Therefore, we’d be very grateful if you can share the following information in your weekly bulletin or college FB groups:

MWA is now recruiting our 2020/21 committee! If you want to shape one of the largest and most impactful student charity movements in Cambridge, find a community of like-minded people, build your CV and have an amazing time in the process, then now is your chance! To apply, simply fill out this form, and we’ll be in touch: https://forms.gle/FSFJ9Lr63JpLVV4Z6. (Descriptions for all the roles available can be found here: bit.ly/3e5ojI1) Applications will close at **SUNDAY 3rd MAY**.

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.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.cambridgehub.org/activities/impact-labs
If you have any queries please contact Isobel Sherlock, isobel.sherlock@cambridgehub.org at Cambridge Hub.