Virtual Easter Week 4

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  and also the University’s student wellbeing service ( For those of you still in Cambridge, the college nurse is working normal hours and is available at and

MCR Events

MCR Zoom Yoga Wednesday 20th at 6PM

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

ChuTalk with Astrid Boje on “Monte Carlo simulations from aerosol synthesis to heterogeneous catalysis

Join us to hear about “Monte Carlo simulations from aerosol synthesis to heterogeneous catalysis” with Astrid Boje. 

Churchill Bake Off Week 3Churchill Bake Off Week 3: Pecan Pie

Join in at home as Maryellen teaches the MCR how to make pecan pie

Churchill Ents Page Weekly Quiz

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


University Outreach Programme 2020-21 – Volunteering Opportunity

Universify Education seeks enthusiastic students who are passionate
about university and tackling educational inequality to act as
Volunteer Coaches on our year-long programme.

Universify volunteers deliver monthly 1-to-1 coaching sessions to Year
10-11 students from non-selective state schools, giving you the
opportunity to form meaningful connections with your students. You
will also play a key role in helping to run one of our week-long
summer courses and residential 3-day Easter weekends at the
Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to provide an authentic and
inspirational experience of university life.

The need for access and outreach hasn’t diminished due to the
current situation – instead it is more important than ever, as reduced
school support due to Covid-19 will disproportionately impact students
from disadvantaged backgrounds. Therefore, if social distancing
restrictions prevent the residential being run in person our programme
will still run with an online replacement – and we need amazing
volunteer coaches to make that happen. We’ve already delivered an
online version of our Easter residential and volunteers were
fundamental to this success, keeping students engaged and energised

If this sounds like you, please apply now!

Please complete our application form here: 


JSPS London Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term) Application Deadline: Monday 8th June, 2020 Fellowships must start between: 1st November 2020 to 31st March 2021.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science. Our Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term) provides the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Research Institutions for visits of between 1 to 12 months. Eligible applicants need to be either within 2 years of finishing their PhD at the time of applying to start their fellowship in Japan or have obtained their PhD at a university outside of Japan within the last 6 years (on or after 2nd April 2014). Eligible research fields are not limited.

Please visit the JSPS London website here for further information:

Fellow’s experiences from former JSPS Fellows who have taken part in this programme can be found here:

UniAdmissions – Earn OVER £150 per day!”

“Are you a current Oxbridge 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- Prizes- Oxbridge Medical Society
Apply now at

Around the University

A Snapshot of Cambridge: our photo appeal

The Admissions Office is building a Virtual Tour platform ahead of the Virtual Open Days in July, designed to give prospective students the opportunity to explore Cambridge. As a result of social distancing, they haven’t been able to take photos this term as planned, so are appealing to students to share their photos of Cambridge. Please look on the website for further information about how to get involved: The photographer will receive a £5 amazon voucher for every photo that gets selected. The deadline is Wednesday 3 June at 5.00pm BST.”

Impact Labs for PhDs: develop employability during “physical distancing”

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
If you have any queries please contact Isobel Sherlock, at Cambridge Hub.