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

Events- Academic and Professional

Calling all outstanding writers: An Inkling is inviting articles for edition 2.

An Inkling is a journal for outstanding writers to put forward outstanding writing on any subject at an intellectual but non-specialist level. Whether you want to communicate your current research to a wide audience, or write about something totally unrelated to your degree, here is your chance.  An Inkling will be available in print only (not online) and articles should be c1,000-2,500 words in length.

Edition 1 (publication forthcoming) features a fantastically wide range of topics – from the language of mathematics and breath-control to Tolkien’s morality and the nature of fearClick here to find out more, or sign up to the mailing list.

Submit your abstract for edition 2 here – the abstract deadline is Monday 27 June 2019. 

If you have any questions, please write to aninklingjournal@gmail.com.


Events- Social

Post-Formal Wine & Cheese

When: Tuesday 4 June, 9:00pm
Where: Murray Edwards MCR

Join us for Wine and Cheese in the MCR after this week’s Formal Hall!


Student Vintage Pop-Up Event

When: 5-7 June, 10am-6pm
Where: CB2 Café

Find a new outfit for a May Ball or Garden Party, or just a new wardrobe staple! Moss & Rose, a start-up vintage clothing company specializing in pop-up events, will be holding a free vintage pop-up, with student discounts on the day. You can see more about the company here.


Careers and Volunteering


TEDxCambridgeUniversity – Applications for the 2019/20 Committee are now open!

Being part of the TEDxCambridgeUniversity committee is a fantastic experience, offering the chance to meet and work with some incredible speakers and become part of a dynamic community working to organise really engaging events. We’re recruiting for a diverse committee across our various teams including Design, Technical, Salons, Speakers, Publicity, Events and Sponsorship. No prior experience is required – we’re looking for committed, enthusiastic people interested in helping to bring to life some truly innovative ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’.

Please click through for the Role Descriptions and Application Form. Do note that applications close at 5PM on Saturday, 8th June 2019.

Get in touch with organisers@tedxcambridgeuniversity.org if you would like to find out further information or have any concerns.


CCN x WorldLabs ‘Innovations Unleashed’ project is open for applications! 

Deadline: 15 June 2019

The ‘Innovations Unleased‘ project is currently calling for new innovations with an entrepreneurial focus: projects at any stage of completion will be accepted, with the following prizes available:

  • Article featured on WorldLabs website.
  • 10-week consultancy project with Cambridge Consulting Network, bringing the best student minds in consultancy from the University of Cambridge to the winning submission.

More information is available here.


Apply to join the Turing Talent Graduate Programme

The Turing Talent Graduate Programme is a first-of-its-kind programme for STEM graduates to launch your careers in technology through a 2-year programme. Beyond placing you in tech roles at some of UK’s most exciting companies, the programme offers 1-on-1 mentorship from CTOs and tech leaders as well as continuous training and development for interpersonal and leadership skills alongside the job.

The programme is particularly focused on leadership development and is designed to accelerate your career trajectory in the technology industry.

As a successful applicant, you will:

  •    Work with some of the UK’s most exciting tech companies. A range of tech-related positions are available beyond software development
  •    Join a high-calibre international peer network with graduates from Cambridge, Oxford , Harvard, Stanford University and more
  •    1-on-1 mentorship from CTOs and tech leaders
  •    Continuous training and development on interpersonal and leadership skills throughout the 2-years

Founded by alumni of Cambridge and Oxford Universities, Turing Talent is a team made up of former CEOs, CTOs, tech leaders and world-renowned professors in the field of Computer Science. Turing Talent is also the creator behind the World’s first leadership development programme specifically for technical people. Our vision is to create the next generation of diverse technical leaders, and that vision starts with you. We encourage all to apply regardless of background. Successful applicants will receive visa sponsorship in the UK.

Applications are now open to all final year undergraduates, postgraduates and PhDs. It is free to apply. The early application deadline is June 30, 2019. More information and how to apply here.


Apply for the Bell Teacher Campus Programme

Bell Educational Services is now recruiting for our Bell Teacher Campus programme this summer. We are looking for an Activities Assistant (Part Time, 20h/week) to deliver the cultural and social programmes of Bell Teacher Campus and to provide administrative support during the 8 weeks of the programme.

 This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the prestigious Bell Teacher Campus. This summer residential teacher development programme is delivered at Homerton College, part of the University of Cambridge. This innovative programme is now in its eleventh year and attracts international English language teachers from around the world and offers them the opportunity to study a variety of bespoke English teaching methodology courses combined with an engaging social programme.

For more information see  latest vacancies and select ‘UK – Bell Teacher Campus, Cambridge (1)’ for Location. The deadline for applications is the 14th of June, but early applications are encouraged.

If you have any questions, please contact jobs.uk@bellenglish.com


Apply to be part of the Centre for Global Equality Student Society

The CGE Student Society is currently recruiting for the upcoming academic year! The CGE-SS are the student committee responsible for organising the annual Cambridge International Development conference, and are seeking enthusiastic students with an interest in engaging with the field of international development.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students from all subject backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply, and no previous experience is necessary. For the chance to join a fantastic team and be involved in the planning of one of Cambridge’s biggest conferences, please fill in the application form below by midnight on FRIDAY 7TH JUNE.

More information and role descriptions can be found below.


Role Descriptions

Please get in touch with Alexa Netty (an464@cam.ac.uk) with any questions.


Apply to join Get Further Education Programme

Are you seeking competitively-paid work that makes a difference and helps you supercharge your CV?

Get Further is an education not-for-profit with the mission to transform the experience of students facing challenges in further education. Without GCSE English and maths, students are drastically more likely to drop out of education and struggle to progress to university or the workplace.

We’re recruiting talented graduates to go into colleges and deliver our innovative catch-up tuition programme for students who have fallen behind in English and maths, providing them with valuable extra support that would otherwise be out of reach.

Our tutors are paid £20 an hour, build their own flexible part-time schedule and develop key transferable career skills – all while contributing to the fight for fairer education.

To find out more and apply, click here.


Apply to be part of the Cambridge MedTech Foundation Committee

Are you interested in medical technology, innovation, education and leadership? Do you want to help connect students of all subjects to help solve real problems facing NHS patients? Would you like to work alongside leading clinicians and scientists?

After a successful first year, Cambridge MedTech Foundation are recruiting for new members to join our 2019 committee! Applications are open to students of all backgrounds – not just medics. A major part of our work is promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and we would love for out committee to reflect this mission.

*Deadline is 7th June 11.59pm!*

For more information about what we do, role descriptions and application information please see the the links below.

More information

Role Descriptions 



Oxford Summer Courses- Summer teaching opportunities

Oxford Summer Courses is currently seeking tutors in a range of subjects to deliver our two-week academic summer courses. We aim to give our international students (aged 13-24) an authentic Cambridge experience through seminar/tutorial teaching by passionate tutors and a programme of local cultural activities.

An excellent opportunity to design your own course syllabus around your research interests, gain confidence in your teaching skills, and explore your subject with bright, driven young minds. Please apply via our website, and direct any queries to recruitment@oxfordsummercourses.com.


Volunteer Tutors needed for the Oxbridge International Summer School (OISS)

The Oxbridge International Summer School (OISS) is currently looking for volunteer tutors to teach on our summer school programme. You can read the full tutor role description and see the teaching dates for 2019 here. The summer school is an opportunity for you to gain teaching experience with engaged and motivated students from around the world. You’ll teach through a series of tutorials and weekly 1-1s, which all take place in the morning to fit around your other commitments.

For tutoring on a summer school programme this year, you will raise £750 for a charity of your choice (or £500 if you take up accommodation with us at the Lincoln EPA Centre). As well as raising money for a cause close to your heart, you’ll be helping to fund a year long access programme, helping able students access Oxbridge and other top universities. OxFizz (who run the summer school) delivered 1600+ of free support last year, and are looking to extend their programme again in 2019 – you can see more information here.
We are looking for tutors in the following subjects: Coding, Engineering, English, History, Law, Maths, Physics, and Psychology.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachael Griffiths (rachael.griffiths@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk).


Get involved with Cambridge Street Aid

Cambridge Street Aid helps people on the street to turn a corner. We raise a fund and people who are street homeless – or have been in the past – can apply for a grant to pay for something that will help them get off, and stay off, the streets. As well as providing practical help to people on the streets, Street Aid gives those who want to help an alternative to handing money directly to people.

If you donate to Cambridge Street Aid, your donation is combined with hundreds of others to make a meaningful sum that will make a real difference to someone’s life. Every single penny donated goes directly to grants for individuals. You can donate to Street Aid online through our justgiving.com page or at one of our contactless giving points across the city (currently in the Grand Arcade, outside the Cambridge City Council customer service centre at Mandela House, at the Guildhall reception, and in Co-op stores on Mill Road, Chesterton Road and in Burwell).

Since Street Aid launched in November 2016, we have raised over £50,000 and given out over 150 grants to people in Cambridge. We have been overwhelmed with the brilliant response from the people of Cambridge so far, and want to keep this going!

Some of you might also be interested in becoming a Street Aid Champion. Street Aid Champions raise money and awareness for Street Aid, by holding and taking part in events in their workplace, university or local community. Champions receive training and materials from us, as well as out-of-pocket expenses and Time Credits (which can be exchanged for leisure activities) as a reward for the time they give. Attached is the Street Aid Champion role description with more details and you can find out more on our website (towards the bottom of the page). To apply, just fill in the application form attached and email or post it back to me (Jo Davies-Warner, at Josephine.Davies-Warner@cambridge.gov.uk).

I’m also open to talking to any students who might want to get involved through a different kind of work experience – for example, helping me develop a social media presence for Street Aid. Essentially it is just me working on Street Aid 2.5 days a week, so I can use any time/skills people have to offer!

Study Participants Wanted

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