Dear Churchillians,

Easter Break is here; whether you are traveling around, working on your course or planning your future in some way or another, I hope you’re enjoying the (supposedly*) sunny weather and the lack of lectures during the upcoming days.

While it is mostly all quiet on the Western front, I thought it would be nice to recap some things that are currently going on for those that are hanging around in Cambridge, and for those who want to keep up to date with the community.

But first and foremost, big thank you to Imogen, the MCR Committee and those volunteers who helped organize, set up and clean up everything for Guest Night. It was truly a colorful night!

Now, these are some of the things that you should keep an eye on if you’re around during the next couple days/weeks:


  • EASTER EGG HUNT: The MCR-Families Team will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Monday, 10 April at 10:00AM in the Wolfson Flats Playground. There will be food, drink, and Easter treats! Children of all ages and partners warmly welcome. For more information, please contact Lily Rubino, the MCR Families Rep.
  • YOGA: While we know that Yoga usually takes place on Wednesdays at 6pm, on occasion there is a change of venue / important information for those who are interested. If you are one of those, please sign up to the Yoga Society’s mailing list so you don’t miss anything! You can sign up here.


  • Dr. Brewster’s Study Skills Workshops and Tutorials
    ET 2023 – April 28; May 1-4

    MCR Workshop
    Writing Up Your Dissertation and Research – The Highs and Lows
    Date and Time: Friday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    Venue: Club Room
    Are you writing up your research? Drafting your project paper? This interactive workshop will help you to improve your writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Examples from practice, useful tips and techniques for developing your papers and writing longer pieces of work, such as dissertations and reports, are the basis for this workshop. Please bring along any samples and questions you wish to discuss.
    N.B. Please register with your full name and Cambridge email address. If you cannot attend you can cancel your attendance or send me an email to
    You can sign up here. 

    One-to-One Study Skills Tutorials
    Dates and times: See sign-up link
    Venue: Staircase 34 B
    Whether you are an undergraduate or advanced student, you have an opportunity in these one-to-one sessions to discuss how to improve your study skills or any other academic concerns.
    Please bring along your questions and any work you wish to discuss.
    N.B. Please register with your full name and Cambridge email address. If you cannot attend a scheduled meeting, you can cancel your session or send an email to
    You can sign up here.

  • Participate in an experiment for an incentive (amazon voucher 30£): Be part of a project that assesses the viability of using technology in identifying mental health status change in students over time. For further information, please contact: Batuhan Sayis,
    Sign up for the experiment here.


  • Summer research fellowship opportunity: Apply for the ERA Cambridge Summer Research Fellowship 2023; it is an 8-week paid research internship in-person in Cambridge. Work on a project related to existential risks while getting guidance from an experienced researcher. Whether you’re interested in AI safety, nuclear risk, biosecurity, extreme climate change or other existential risks, learn more and make a difference by clicking here.
    The deadline to apply is 23:59 ET on 5th April.

  • Opportunity to work for the University’s Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) this summer: They are currently looking to recruit 8-10 Cambridge Student Assistants to play a crucial part in ensuring the smooth-running of their in-person International Summer Programme and our Virtual Pre-University Summer Programme.
    Find more information here.
    The closing date for applications is Friday 31st March, with interviews taking place at the end of April.

  • Join the team at Scudamore’s Punting Company: As a River Tour Guide, you’ll have the opportunity to earn a great wage of £120-240 per shift while sharing the beauty and history of the College Backs. No prior experience is required, as their comprehensive paid training program will provide you with all the necessary skills and knowledge. Their scheduling is entirely flexible, enabling you to easily balance work and studies.
    Apply here.

Without anything else to report, I can only wish you all an amazing break. See you next term!


Shany Richaud
General Secretary
MCR Churchill College
University of Cambridge

* In the freezing lands of the United Kingdom, the sun is truly a myth.