WHAT’S ON AT MEDWARD’S MCR

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 11 June, 9:00pm
Where: Murray Edwards MCR

Join us for Wine and Cheese in the MCR after this week’s Formal Hall. It’s the last one of the year!

 

Careers and Volunteering

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 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.

 

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!

Teaching opportunities in Oxford, Cambridge, High Wycombe and Cheltenham

 Oxford Summer Courses offer teaching opportunities in a wide range of subjects for students ages 9-24, small class sizes, freedom over syllabus creation and a competitive rate of pay. Our students form part of an international cohort who are keen to widen their academic horizons and experience learning outside of normal school life.

This is an excellent opportunity for both experienced teachers and NQTs who are keen to design their own course within their specialism gain additional experience and confidence, and for everyone in between who’d like to pick up some additional work during the summer months!

The application form can be found here or on the website.

Please feel free to email with any questions,

recruitment@oxfordsummercourses.com

Study Participants Wanted

None this week- Check back next week!