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WHAT’S ON AT MEDWARDS MCR

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

Where Have All The Women Gone – A Leak In The Science Pipeline-  Tues 9th of Oct, 6:00pm-6:45pm 


Professor Adina Paytan of University California Santa Cruz.
Murray Edwards College- Vivian Stewart Room (VSR).

Abstract:
 The representation of women in STEM (_Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics_) matters. Diversity in the workforce contributes to creativity, productivity, innovation, and success. The STEM fields in general and Earth Sciences in particular have long been plagued by the under-representation of women. Men tend to dominate in the field, and the numbers of women simply aren’t growing the way one would hope.
Although women do earn just over 40% of the bachelor’s degrees in the field, they accounted for just 20% of faculty in 2015. The troubling disparity has been attributed to a number of factors; including deeply embedded culture based psychological barriers and failures by elementary and high schools to spark girls’ interests in math and science. In colleges, the reasons for high attrition rates of women from STEM majors often cite insufficient support, and a lack of female role models. At the department, college, or institutional level emerging research suggest that a “chilly climate” environment where gender stereotypes, bias and inequality prevail. Lack of mentoring and supportive policies (particularly for work–life balance) also contribute to the “leaky pipeline” a metaphor for the greater likelihood for women to leave STEM fields at every point, from recruitment to attrition after graduation; because of a significant amount of barriers. Institutional changes in policy and structure including increasing awareness and training to reducing bias, along with strategies like implementing mentoring programs and fostering social accountability, are some of the possible solutions. While some progress has been made and we are on the right track there is still a distance to the mark line and mountains to climb along the way.

Events- Social

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

Meet at the MCR at 7:35 to walk over together

Hills college bar crawl- Fri 12 Oct, tbc

Careers and Volunteering

Edible Garden

This community garden project is open to all. We’re currently looking for volunteers along with a second co-coordinator who can promote the project and help train volunteers — no prior experience is needed.

All plant-lovers (or keen beans!), apply here: https://www.cambridgehub.org/activities/edible-garden!

Cambridge Medtech Foundation Inaugural Innovation Programme

Interested with medical technologies and entrepreneurship?
Want to learn how to develop solutions to real healthcare problems?
Want to build relationships with students in different disciplines?
Cambridge Medtech Foundation are running their own inaugural Innovation Programme across Michaelmas and Lent this year. Small teams of students will compete to design technological solutions to real problems facing NHS patients. Students are supported via our series of workshops, designed to give you the skills needed to design, develop and market your very own piece of medical technology.

Come to the information evening this Wednesday (10th)/Saturday (13th) to hear more about the event!
https://www.facebook.com/events/272729320023140/

To learn more, visit the website:
www.cam.medtechfoundation.org

To be the first to know when applications open, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/CamMedTech

Cambridge Consulting Network- Deadline: Mon 15th Oct, 2pm

Interested in getting more experience in consultancy, developing your skills and working with others in an engaging project? Michaelmas term is the perfect time to get started. This term there are seven exciting Flagship projects for student consultants to work on.
Apply now to become a Consultant for a Flagship Project, and join a team to generate high-calibre solutions for clients ranging from startups to industry leading companies!

Alternatively, if you’re just getting to know consulting, or don’t have as much time to commit, then you might want to try out as a Consultant for CCN’s Insight Programme – a 4 week consulting project that has half the time horizon of the Flagship projects, but promises the same intensity and rewards.

And for those who have already tried their hand at consulting, it might be time to make the next step up – in leading a group of consultants as an Engagement Manager for a Flagship Project or Insight Programme.

The Flagship Projects begin on Sun 21st October with a mandatory launch event.

The Insight Programme begins on Tue 23rd October with a mandatory launch event.

Please be aware that the projects will require a time commitment of 5-10 hours per week, though this may differ according to project.

A full breakdown of projects and application info can be found on the website: https://cambridgeconsultingnetwork.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e542299a87b49e7bc34a6683b&id=43690225ef&e=4cd8a3cbfa 

If you have any questions please email Clara at: clara.vanuffelen@cambridgeconsultingnetwork.com.

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

WHAT’S ON AT MEDWARDS MCR

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.

https://www.cambridgehub.org/activities/social-innovation

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:

Female

Right-handed

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

WHAT’S ON AT MEDWARDS 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

 

Events- Social

For anyone wanting to carry on the May week festivities through out June there are a couple of MCR Garden parties happening that should be good fun

Caius MCR Secret Summer Garden Party

Girton MCR Garden Party

Careers and Volunteering

Master’s student CamGuide

We’d love to hear from current Master’s students taking courses with a taught element, in any discipline, who would be interested in being filmed and featured in a new online resource for Master’s students, CamGuides, giving their advice to new graduate students in Cambridge.

Current Master’s students will know better than anyone what it’s like to be a grad student in Cambridge, and so as CamGuides aims to ease students’ transition to Cambridge graduate life, it’s absolutely vital that we include and elevate your voices and wisdom. If you’ve got some brilliant advice for future graduate students on academic, research or digital skills (things like time management, learning independently, finding and using resources, referencing, using software), then we’d love to hear from you and feature you in some short video clips.

The filming will take place between 9am and 12pm on Friday 22nd June at the Language Centre on Downing Place, but you’d only need to be able to spare about an hour. In return for your time you’d receive a £10 Heffers voucher. We’re particularly interested in hearing from students who are from groups which are underrepresented in the university.

So if you’re a taught Master’s student, available for a short time on Friday 22nd June, and would be willing to be filmed sharing your opinions on what future graduate students really need to know, please get in touch with Helen Murphy (one of the librarians at the English Faculty) on hem37@cam.ac.uk. Contact Helen too if you’d like more info before agreeing to take part.

ESRC Knowledge Exchange Studentship

Applications are invited for a 3-year ESRC Targeted PhD studentship in the area of Lifelong Learning starting in October 2018 or January 2019 at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will conduct research under the supervision of Prof Zoe Kourtzi at the Adaptive Brain Lab (www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk).

The project aims to understand how humans of all ages translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours by taking into account previous experience and learning. We address this challenge using an interdisciplinary approach that combines behavioural paradigms, psychological assessment, brain imaging and computational modelling. We apply these techniques to study the young and ageing brain and understand the factors (social, environmental, biological) that mediate adaptive behaviours across the lifespan. Our team works with computer scientists and industrial partners that develop online tests and mobile apps to translate our research to user-friendly tools that can be used to assess and promote individual learning ability at large-scale populations

For more info about eligibility, funding and applying, see here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17895/

World Strides Summer School

We are seeking Delegate Advisors to facilitate the operation of our Cambridge academic programmes in the summer of 2018.

We provide high-quality University and High-school residential courses for international students. Successful candidates will be part of a strong team of delegate advisors, assisting with a variety of tasks, including;

  • Leading cultural visits and activities in and around Cambridge
  • Accompanying delegates on excursions to places of interest in the UK
  • Ensuring the welfare and safety of all delegates
  • Coordinating evening activities
  • Assisting faculty members with classroom preparation
  • Ensuring the smooth-running of the CBL International conference office
  • Assisting with arrivals and departures
  • Providing care and support for the High School age students

You should be available in July and August, preferably for the whole or most of the summer although shorter periods  will be considered. There will be training at the end of June.

We require applicants with a passion for international education. Candidates must demonstrate enthusiasm, charisma, a high level of initiative and intercultural awareness. The nature of the position is dynamic and the ability to work efficiently in a team is essential. Similar work experience is desirable but not essential. Full time and part time contracts are available for varying lengths of time.

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are suitable to Sean Ahern (seana@worldstrides.org) with a CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for the post.

Study Participants Wanted

What’s in the Cam?

It’s summer, it’s May Bumps, let’s have a bath… and year by year, Cambridge rowers, swimmers and punters obtain serious infections associated with pathogens from the Cam’s water! What are these bugs, and where do they come from? A detailed information and research framework that targets the involved microbial culprits is still lacking.

By filling in this 3-minute survey, YOU will help us in getting a better quantitative understanding of Cambridge citizens’ general contact with the river, about infection rates and types across time and space. Our grassroots science project PuntSeq (abb. “Punting & Sequencing”) will use a small, portable real-time DNA analyser to study the Cam’s water bacteria. We are currently measuring chemical and biological parameters of water samples at different places around Cambridge, and all of our data will be openly and publicly shared in the near future. If you like to learn more, simply follow us on twitter (@puntseq) or send an email to: puntseq@gmail.com

Participants wanted for brain stimulation study


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 Elizabeth Michael:psycabgr@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

Department of Psychiatry Study


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.

YOU WILL BE COMPENSATED UP TO £250 FOR TAKING PART. STUDY SESSIONS ARE BOOKED THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER (I.E., OUTSIDE OF TERM TIME).

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR WOMEN WITH SYMPTOMS OF AN EATING DISORDER:

Female
Right-handed
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 Activity Study

We are still looking for volunteers for our study on brain activity during dialogues between clients and therapists. The study takes place at the Sir William Hardy Building on Downing Site, and consists of a 3h hour testing session. We will take EEG recordings whilst the participant watches a series of videos and then throughout a dialogue session with a therapist. We will also ask participants to complete some questionnaires. Participants will be compensated £10 for their time plus any travel costs.

Eligibility criteria:

18 – 25 years old
No previous or current mental health diagnosis
Not currently taking any psychiatric medication
Good command of English.

We have 2 slots remaining on:
Thursday (21st June): 12:30 – 3:30pm
Monday (25th June): 2:00 – 5:00pm
However, more may become available and will be posted on the link below as and when they do.

Here is a link for those interested in signing up: http://bit.ly/EEGslot

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

WHAT’S ON AT MEDWARDS 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

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

 Tickets

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.  

INTERVIEW PREPARATIONS: 
TO READ ABOUT THE ROLE AND APPLY VISIT: 
https://www.mckinsey.com/careers/search-jobs/jobs/junior-associate-0037 

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!

Where?
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)

When?
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.

Why?
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/
 
Cost?
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

WHAT’S ON AT MEDWARDS 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

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

Events- Academic and Professional

CAMBRIDGE PHD CLINIC: TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, OR HOW TO BUILD A GOOD LIFE- 11th Jun ’18, 12-2pm

Criminology Department, Sidgwick Site, B3

TIME MANAGEMENT IS ULTIMATELY RELATED TO THE BIG QUESTION: “HOW DO I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE?” This means that learning to manage your time better has the potential of you becoming more satisfied with your life.
Sounds good, right? Our PhD Clinic will be about about time management.
We will have Polly Brown from the University Counselling Service come and lead the workshop, and below is our summary of what we learned from it. We hope you find some of it useful!

Grab your notebook/a pen and paper, and start taking some steps towards better time management!

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, so register soon to avoid disappointment:
https://cambridgephdclinicdotcom.wordpress.com/register-2nd-workshop/

Dome Evening Cafeteria during Ramadan Observance

From Monday 14th May, evening Cafeteria services will be offering additional dishes suitable for those students who may be observing Ramadan within College.  All items will be available to take away, there are options for Iftar and Suhoor and bags of Dates and Almonds to purchase at the till point. Normal Dome pricing and timings apply and we invite those not observing Ramadan to also try the dishes.

 As usual there are no Cafeteria evening services on Formal Hall nights and Saturdays, those wishing to come through Lunch or Brunch services and use the takeaway option for Iftar and Suhoor provisions are welcome to do so as there will be additional items available.

Please check the menus distributed by the MCR  or the Dome menu board, we hope this will help everyone plan their food choices during this busy term and Ramadan. Can I ask you to bear in mind that this is the first time the College and Catering Teams have provided an extended offer to help those observing Ramadan, whilst the Teams are enthusiastic to help make a difference the first steps are not always the easiest so your support is appreciated, if you have any constructive feedback regarding the provision please fill out the form so we can make adjustments where appropriate.

Events- Social

Murray Edwards Bar Hot Chocolate Evening- 7th Jun ’18, 7-11pm

The bar reopens on Thursday, and they are marking the occasion with the second hot chocolate night of term !!

As well as the regular menu, they’ll be serving delicious alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) hot chocolates and milkshakes.
Dairy-free options available

The perfect chilled out evening for the end of exams, or a more mellow space for that final push of revision.
Normal opening hours, 7- 11pm

Careers and Volunteering

TEDxCambridgeUniversity 18/19 committee- Deadline 16th Jun ’18

Interested in great ideas and want to be part of one of the most exciting societies in Cambridge?

Following the success of this year’s Conference, they are now looking for enthusiastic, creative undergraduate and postgraduate students to join next year’s committee.

No experience is required and they have a range of roles to suit everyone- they are recruiting for team lead and officer roles for:

-Speakers
-Publicity
-Desigin (Web and Graphic)
-Salons
-Sponsorship, Finance
-Events

The application takes less than 15 minutes to complete and interviews will be conducted after the exam period. It’s an amazing experience to be a part of and they encourage anyone who is a fan of TED to apply!

Role Descriptions:
https://goo.gl/n5mwtw

Application Form:
https://goo.gl/forms/dsMFKySTKbJPRj5G3

The deadline is Friday 16th June

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