Virtual Easter Week 6

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 Zoom Yoga Wednesday 27th at 6PM

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

Churchill Bake Off Week 4 : Winston Churchill Cake

Join in at home as Rebecca teaches the MCR how to make Winston Churchill Cake.

Churchill ‘Pub’ Quiz Online Now!

It’s time for the Churchill MCR Pub quiz! Get yourself a team together or try it out yourself, grab yourself a drink and engage your brain! This first quiz has 4 rounds:

  1. Geography
  2. Food and Drink
  3. Phobias
  4. Hidden Landmarks

Give it your best shot and written answers will be released in 48 hours to give everyone a chance to have a go. I’m hoping to run these every few weeks, so let me know if you’ve enjoyed it!

Check it out here! Answers will be released tomorrow at 8PM

Chu Talk with Irene Lee 7PM June 3rd on Zoom

Stay tuned for the Zoom link for this week’s talk!

Churchill Ents Page Weekly Quiz

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

Academic

LMB-UNIGE Life Sciences Symposium July 8-10 — SIGN UP NOW!

I’m writing on behalf of the graduate student association at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, which this year is hosting a virtual life sciences symposium from 8-10 July. This will include talks from leading researchers in the life sciences, student poster presentations, a data visualisation workshop, virtual pub quiz, and much more. Though organised and hosted by graduate students from LMB and the University of Geneva, the symposium is open to all. Basic registration for the event is free, and can be done at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lmb-unige-graduate-life-sciences-symposium-2020-tickets-90813480565

If you can, we’d be grateful for you to pass our invitation along to members of the Churchill MCR. We’ve also attached a poster with more information.

Thanks for your time,

Tyler Rhinesmith

Careers

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:
www.jsps.org/latest_calls/2020/04/fy2020-jsps-london-call-for-the-short-term-prepostdoctoral-fellowship-for-research-in-japan-final-call-for-fy2020.html

Fellow’s experiences from former JSPS Fellows who have taken part in this programme can be found here:
http://www.jsps.org/funding_case_studies/

Around the University

CamGuides Survey 2020

I’m part of a research team looking to get feedback on the CamGuides resource.

We’re looking to conduct research on improving the current CamGuides undergraduate resource to ensure that new undergraduates have access to essential information to help them navigate Cambridge life. Even if you haven’t used CamGuides before or are a post-grad student, we’d still appreciate your feedback! 

Our research team has created a short survey to assess whether students have used the CamGuides resource to help them during their studies at Cambridge, and how useful this resource is. Further, we aim to conduct Zoom interviews and usability tests with interested participants to gain real-time feedback about the resource and potential areas of improvement.

If you’re interested, please fill out our anonymous survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddLw0QIfBWy8_O48Pd9TXAS8ix1sZKBlX-h8w9CNAt0t1FMQ/viewform?usp=sf_link. The survey closes on June 8th at 11:59 PM UK time. 

Your answers will help us refine the CamGuides undergraduate resource to help new and continuing undergraduate students better adjust to Cambridge life.

Cheers,Allysa Czerwinsky

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: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/photocomp. The photographer will receive a £5 amazon voucher for every photo that gets selected. The deadline is Wednesday 3 June at 5.00pm BST.”