Each week, the Murray Edwards MCR committee will share some of the opportunities and events coming up around Cambridge.

Please send your suggestions and announcements to mcr-secretary@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk

Please find the Easter Term Card with all college events here.

Events- Academic and Professional

PhDs: Working in the UK as an international PhD student or graduate- 27th Jun ’18, 4.00pm

Staff from the International Student Office will provide an overview of the post study work options for international PhDs who want to remain in the UK to work after completing their studies. This includes guidance on the Doctorate Extension Scheme for PhD students, and Tier 2 which is the most common type of work visa. Guidance will also be provided in relation to your work conditions both during and after your studies whilst in the UK on a student visa.

A Careers Adviser from the Careers Service will provide a brief overview of the UK academic and beyond academia recruitment markets for international applicants; and the support available from the Careers Service.

To book a place go to http://www.careers.cam.ac.uk/notice/SessionText.asp?Code=10358&TermData=Easter&YearData=2018

Cambridge University Energy Network (CUEN) Energy Conference- 22nd Jun ’18

“How is tech shaping the energy industry?”, covering from conventional/renewable energy to related tech industry and recent trends.

When:   9am-8pm, 22nd June Friday, 2018

Where:  LT1 at Judge Business School

Fee:       Students: £5 / person

               Non-students: £15 / person

Hosted by: Energy & Sustainability SIG, CUEN

 Why you should participate:

– Learn recent energy and sustainability trends as well as related tech industry

– Networking with industry//professors/students from different departments and universities


Please find the link for the event on this page and sign up to join us on Friday the 22nd of June. We look forward to seeing you there!

Ticket: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/173129/chk/1ff4

Events- Social

After Formal Social- 12th June ’18

It is the last formal of the academic year so please join us in the MCR after dinner for cheese and a variety of sparkling beverages.

As always the after formal social is open to everyone whether or not you’re attending dinner and there will be non alcoholic options available.

Careers and Volunteering

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a leading management consultancy with 107 offices in 62 countries.  All of these offices actively recruit top PhD talent and value the education received from the degrees you are studying at your university very highly. If you would like to apply, or have further questions, please feel free to write with questions to: UKAPD_Recruiting@mckinsey.com or visit our website, upcoming application deadlines are listed below. These are only relevant to PhD students as well as Gates, Rhodes and Marshall Scholars currently studying in UK.

Wave 1: June 28 Deadline. Interviews: 2& 3 August

For applicants to the North American offices.  The recruiting season in the US kicks off in July therefore apply by this deadline to enter their recruiting process as early as possible. All other offices except for London will be screening applications at this time.

Wave 2: October 21 Deadline. Interviews: mid/ end November (exact dates TBC)

For applicants to London and rest of the world excluding the US.  London will screen all applicants to their office after this date.  


TO FIND OUT MORE: please visit their DropBox folder: UK APD Resources DropBox where you can find a UK APD FAQ document contacting information on the applications process as well as interview format and preparation

They will run a Webex session on “Demystifying McKinsey Interviews” on Thursday, 21 June at 15:00 GMT/ London time. Session will be led by one of the local consultants who will share some tips for interview preparation and also explain more about how the interviews are structured and what can you expect in general. If interested please join on the day using the below details.

Online Log in Details

– open the following link using Internet Explorer: https://mckinsey.webex.com/mckinsey/j.php?MTID=mb4336332632557b550c989ba3a57960a
– enter your name, including surname, and email address and the meeting password:  ‘ MCKinterviews ‘. Then click ‘join now’ 
– to hear the audio, you will need to dial: UK +44-20-7149-7878 from your phone

When prompted on the telephone, enter the meeting passcode: 15066490 followed by #. You will be then able to join in the conversation and ask questions. When on the webex, if you wish to ask a question you can type in the ‘chat’ box on the screen or press the button to ‘put your hand up’. You will only be able to hear us if you dial in via phone using the provided details. There is no possibility of joining the audio via Webex – the virtual session is just for the purpose of sharing the presentation with you and using chat.

Alternatively, if you are not able to join, please visit our website: http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/interviewing where you can find tips for a successful interview, videos of example interview scenarios as well as practice problem solving tests and cases. 

Apply to be a seminar assistant for China UK Development Centre!-  Deadline 15th Jun ’18

What you’ll be doing

You will be supporting one of the best summer-schools that run in Cambridge to oversee a group of university students or professionals from China. There are opportunities to supervise a group of students, join in with excursions e.g. to watch Phantom of the Opera in London (for free), as well as network with Chinese universities and some of Cambridge’s well-known lecturers!

For additional info about our past Programmes check: en.cudc.info

The dates will be as follow:
-Seminar 4: 29/07/2018-12/08/2018- limited spaces
-Seminar 5: 12/08/2018-26/08/2018- limited spaces

The payment comprises a £600 fixed salary plus an award up to £200. All breakfasts and dinners on duty will be provided.

How to apply
Please send your CV to hr@cudc.info by the 15th of June 2018, including your choice of Seminar(s). Selected applicant will be invited for an interview on the 25th of June.

Free & Funded Summer in China with TEFL Certification

Gotoco has now opened applications for its 2018 summer TEFL programmes which take place in diverse locations across China. Teach Chinese students English and gain a TEFL certificate, while learning all about Chinese culture and exploring one of the most diverse countries in the world. Apply today and have an unforgettable summer!

This year Gotoco is offering 500 places on summer teaching programmes across all over China. Join us to assist with teaching projects in one of our ‘real China’ programmes in a typical Chinese city (such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing or elsewhere) to learn about what is really happening in this exciting country. At the end of the programme we offer a free one week holiday to Yangshuo – our base in the mountains to the east of Vietnam, which is Lonely Planet’s top-rated destination in the whole country! (see photo below, or at this link www.go-to.co)

Exact dates vary for each programme, we aim to be as flexible as possible to cater to the needs of our volunteers. We can offer various programme durations, anything from 2 weeks to 3 months. Start dates are flexible, but typically programmes begin at the end of June, mid-July or the beginning of August.

Join us to learn about China and the world while gaining a valuable TEFL certificate, along the way make lifelong friends from among the other volunteers on your teams and the students you help. Pick up valuable CV boosting work experience while earning references for any future jobs you may wish to apply for. Most importantly, have an exciting gap year style adventure and the trip of a lifetime!

To read about some of the many benefits of taking part, why not check out past volunteer’s testimonials here: http://www.go-to.co/testimonials/
Taking part in this programme is completely free of charge, we also cover the costs of TEFL certification, Chinese lessons, trips, accommodation and meals, with no additional fees!

Just buy your flights and get a visa and come join us in China. We also are able to cover the flight costs of those that join us as campus reps.

Next steps?
Check out our website – www.go-to.co – to find out more, or apply straight away at this link: www.go-to.co/apply-now/

Study Participants Wanted

2018 Big Cambridge Survey

CUSU is currently running the 2018 Big Cambridge Survey, which aims to find out student views on a wide range of issues about student life in Cambridge and allows CUSU to identify areas of student concern and differences in student experience across the university.

The results are available to JCRs and MCRs as well, so we can compare the views of students across colleges on important issues. All published data from the survey is anonymised, with only broad trends of student opinion across faculties, colleges and demographic groupings used in the final report.

By filling in the survey, you will help improve the accuracy of CUSU’s findings on student opinion and improve the information available to JCR and MCR representatives. Even better, the college with the highest response rate and one respondent selected at random will each win £100 from CUSU!

Please fill out the survey at cusu.co.uk/bcs

If you would like to run an event please fill out the form to send your ideas and any requests to the committee