Welcome to Murray Edwards! 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

A full rundown of all college run freshers events can be found here.

Events- Academic and Professional

Events- Social

Welfare and dessert- Thu 4 Oct, 7pm

Find out about the support networks available to us at Cambridge, with a guest from the student union, our LGBTQ+ support person Helen,  and our executive grad tutor Emma Cahill

Lucy Cavendish Bop- Fri 5th Oct, 9:45pm

BOPs are a staple on the Cambridge social scene, and we will be heading to our neighbours Lucy Cav for the first BOP of term we will meet at MCR at 9:45 after the board games night and walk over together

Archery Taster Sessions- Sun 7th Oct, 8-11am

Fancy trying a new sport this year? Cambridge University Bowmen are running 3 archery taster sessions from 8am to 11am on Sunday 7th October at the University Sports Centre. Each session is an hour long, and entry costs only £3. They will also be running a beginners’ course throughout Michaelmas for those who wish to get more involved.

Sign up on the website, find them at the Sports Fair and Freshers’ Fair to learn more, or email cub-novice@srcf.ucam.org for more information.

Board Games Night at Churchill- Mon 8 Oct, 7:30pm

Cambridge University Musical Society (CUMS)

One of the oldest and most distinguished university music societies in the world it is made up of eight ensembles which offer performance opportunities to students of all abilities and interests.

Details of rehearsal schedules and the concert programmes lined up for 2018-19 can be found on the  website you can also receive regular updates about the Society’s activities on Facebook and Twitter (@CamUniMusSoc). Each of the CUMS ensembles holds auditions at the start of the academic year. To find out more or sign up for an audition, head over to the website or come and find them at the CUSU Freshers’ Fair, 

Careers and Volunteering

Maths Tutor Needed- £20/hr

A family that needs a maths tutor for a bright 11 year old girl. They are looking for somebody reliable and motivated who can teach at their home, which is roughly a 10 minute cycle from college and can pay 20 pounds an hour for a lesson a week. The mother’s email is – jahanarabegum10@yahoo.co.uk

Join the Cambridge Hub- Deadline 8th Oct, 9am

Become part of a team of consultants and provide innovative solutions for charities and social enterprises in Cambridge. No experience necessary!

Applications for the Michaelmas 2018 cohort are now open! The deadline is Monday, 8th of October at 9:00am. To be informed about this an other cohorts, join the Cambridge Hub mailing list here.


Cambridge International Development Conference organising committee- Deadline, Sun 7th Oct, 5pm

Applications are now open to be part of the organising committee for the Cambridge International Development Conference!

It’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in global development to connect with some amazing speakers and be involved in creating an event with the power to spark some truly important conversations.

They welcome applications from postgraduates and undergraduate students from all areas of study, and are currently recruiting for people to join the speakers, sponsorship and graphics teams. Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 7th October- role descriptions and application forms here.

Study Participants Wanted

Reasonable Adjustments Survey

The CUSU Disabled Students’ Officer, and along with the Education Officer and the Graduate Union are collecting data on ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled students and how well they’re implemented.

A big part of this is hearing from ALL graduate students who have ever taught undergrads – to find out whether ‘reasonable adjustments’ are brought up in supervisor training, and other similar data.

this survey is to be filled in by *all grad students who have taught at any point*?  bit.ly/2PmwbI9

this survey is to be filled in by any students who have also themselves needed ‘reasonable adjustments’ can fill in this survey:  bit.ly/2wtXetU 

for more information contact: disabled@cusu.cam.ac.uk

Maths Challenge: Creative Solutions Wanted!

To participate in this challenge individuals, or group of individuals, need to find different ways to solve probability problems and send in those solutions. It is open to everybody (students, staff, friends and family) and several prizes are on offer to winners.

They are very interested in seeing diverse methods to solve problems that cater for people with *any* level of Maths knowledge: what solutions would you show people who have little experience of Maths, and can you think of novel approaches suited to experts?

They are a group of researchers from Cambridge University and Sussex University trying to understand how people represent information, so they can develop more human-like systems. This competition is organised as part of their project funded by the EPSRC (EP/R030650/1) ‘How to (re)represent it?’, which aims to build an AI system that adapts itself to users to give better explanations to problems. With your participation, they hope to get closer to their goal of making computer systems communicate with us in more human-like and accessible ways.

For more information about the Maths Challenge, please visit: http://users.sussex.ac.uk/~gg44/rep2rep/

Round 2 of the Maths Challenge will start soon if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: rep2rep@sussex.ac.uk

Department of Psychiatry Study- £250

Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry are inviting women with eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa with bingeing/purging) to participate in a brain imaging study on mood and eating behaviour.

The study involves two visits to Addenbrooke’s Hospital: one screening visit, lasting about 4 hours, and one overnight visit, lasting about 36 hours. At the screening, we will collect a blood sample, measure your body composition and ask you some questions about your health history. We will then ask you to collect some saliva samples at home. For the overnight visit, we will ask you to complete some questionnaires, computer tasks, two MRI scans and more blood sampling. Sessions can be scheduled outside of term time.

You will be compensated up to £250 for taking part.

Eligibility criteria for women with symptoms of an eating disorder:



Normal or corrected-to-normal vision

18-40 years old

Symptoms of bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa with bingeing/purging

Body mass index (BMI) below 30 kg/m2

No history of brain injury/neurosurgery

If you think you might like to participate, please contact Maggie Westwater for more information:

E-mail: mw658@cam.ac.uk  Phone: 01223 465249

Brain Stimulation Study- £7/hr

The Adaptive Brain Lab is currently recruiting for a study investigating the neural basis of 3D vision. We are looking for right handed participants aged 18-35, with normal or corrected-to-normal vision. The study includes an initial practice session with our computer-based task (1 hour/£7) and then up to two further sessions during which we would stimulate your brain (each 1.5 hours/£11.50).

If you would like more information, or would like to take part, please email: psycabgr@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

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