MCR Bulletin 19/2/15
- [EVENT] IDENTITY: A UniCORNS discussion group. 8-10pm, 23rd Feb, Barbara White Room, Newnham.
- [EVENT] Careers in non-profits – panel discussion
- [EVENT] Stokes Society presents: Dr Amoret Whitaker on “CSI: Crime Scene Insects”
- [EVENT] 50 Shades of Improv: a Cambridge Impronauts shortform sketch show
- [EVENT] SPEAKEASY – POETRY NIGHT
- [RESEARCH] Survey participants needed
- [EVENT] SUMMER OPPORTUNITY: Campus Children’s Holidays – Information Evening
- [EVENT] Building Bridges in Medical Sciences
- [MAY BALL] Trinity Hall June Event 2015 employment opportunities
[EVENT] IDENTITY: A UniCORNS discussion group. 8-10pm, 23rd Feb, Barbara White Room, Newnham.
UniCORNS social: 8pm, 10th Mar, Vaults.
The University of Cambridge Open Relationship and Non-monogamy Society (UniCORNS), new this term, is devoted to non-monogamy, polyamory, open relationships, or any other member of the huge family of alternative relationship styles. We organize fortnightly alternating discussion groups and socials, open to everyone, regardless of how you do relationships.
Our next meetup is called ‘Identity’. We’ll be considering what it means to identify as preferring alternative relationship styles, and the relationships between it and sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, and other components of our identities. It’ll take place on the 23nd February, 8pm, in the Barbara White Room, Newnham. Latecomers and early leavers welcome! Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1509663809272352/ to hear the latest.
Our next social will be on the 10th March, from 7 until we get bored of each other, at the Vaults.
We now have a functioning mailing list: https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/soc-unicorns-blessing and Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/unicornsblessing/ Sign up to both to hear about future discussion groups and socials. We might even be organized enough to send round a termcard next term.
[EVENT] Careers in non-profits – panel discussion
Thursday 19th February, 7-8 PM
Keynes Hall, King’s College
Are you interested in a career in the non-profit sector, but not sure where to start? 80,000 Hours: Cambridge are pleased to welcome Lydia Prieg (Oxfam) and Christine Berry (New Economics Foundation) for a panel discussion. Lydia and Christine will share their own experiences on breaking into this highly competitive sector, and offer advice from their 10 years of experience. Whether you want to find out more about non-profit careers in general or have specific questions, make sure not to miss the event. Christine read Social & Political Sciences at Cambridge, graduating from King’s College in 2008. Starting her career as a parliamentary researcher, she went on to become Head of Policy and Research at ShareAction, a charity which promotes responsible investment by pension funds. Her work was widely credited with triggering a review by the Law Commission, which is ongoing. She is currently a researcher at the New Economic Foundation, a think tank promoting social & economic justice. Her focus in on developing new measures of economic progress which better reflect human well-being, and is working with the EU to move this into the political mainstream. Lydia is a PhD candidate in Land Economy. She consults as a Private Sector Policy Adviser for Oxfam, specialising in the financial sector. Lydia works with NGOs and those in the financial services industry to help restructure the international capital markets to make them more fair, stable and sustainable, with a particular focus on exploring their impact on development. She is also a board member at Move Your Money UK, a national charity campaigning for positive investment. There will be an opportunity to mingle after the event with other students looking to make an impact through their careers, and ask Christine & Lydia any additional questions you might have. For further details, please see https://www.facebook.com/events/451436131676270/
[EVENT] Stokes Society presents: Dr Amoret Whitaker on “CSI: Crime Scene Insects”
Wednesday 18 February, 9.00pm
Nihon Room, Pembroke College
Dr Amoret Whitaker talks Forensic Entomology – the use of insects to help with death investigations. Should be very interesting, if a little gory!
Food and Wine!
Free for members/£1 for non-members
[EVENT] 50 Shades of Improv: a Cambridge Impronauts shortform sketch show
8-9pm, Thurs 26th Feb, Cambridge Union, Societies Room
The Cambridge Impronauts, in collaboration with Cambridge RAG, are proud to present an alternative and completely, er, original vision of romance in the 21st century!
In an era where romance has been left for dead, let us teach you a lesson in love you’ll never forget. We’ll use our trademark blend of stories, songs, and skits, all completely made up on the spot, for a “lethally funny evening” (TCS). How it all pans out will be up to you and your suggestions, of course…
Entry is £3 on the door, which will go 100% to Cambridge RAG! You can also get them in advance, here: http://www.cambridgerag.org.uk/impronauts-charity-sketch-show/ and join our event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/740005582785009/
No rehearsals. No woman, no cry. No problem.
[EVENT] SPEAKEASY – POETRY NIGHT
Speakeasy, ‘Cambridge’s most popular poetry slam’, is BACK for our penultimate show this term, this Sunday 22nd February in the ADC Theatre Bar! We’ve got more fantastic feature poets, and the return of the open poetry slam. Anyone can sign up to read 3 minutes of their own poetry, and compete for the title of Speakeasy slam winner. Whether you’re already a huge fan of performance poetry, or just fancy something a little bit different, come along! Have a drink, have a listen, if you want to perform get up and speak – it’s easy. — // 8pm // Sunday 22nd February // ADC Theatre Bar Featuring (not three but FOUR poets!!) – Maria Ferguson (Maria’s performed at Bestival, the Edinburgh Fringe, and generally all over the show) – Tyrone Lewis (former Roundhouse Slam Champion) – Freya Trevor-Harris – Rinna Keefe — Free online ticket booking: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/literary/speakeasy-(22-feb).aspx Link to facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/420159014807811/ If you want to perform in the slam, just get in touch via the facebook event, or email Charlotte Higgins (ch571)!
[RESEARCH] Survey participants needed
I am a PhD student at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. I am currently carrying out a research project related to students’ use of mobile wireless devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs and laptop computers for learning also known as “mobile learning”.
The survey is hosted via online for your convenience and it will take only
15 to 20 minutes to complete. Your participation will enable you to enter
in a draw for an Amazon gift voucher. If you click the link to survey
below, the first page of the online survey has a description of what
participation in my study will entail, the terms for participating in the
study, and a discussion of the rights of any study participant.
Link to survey:
If you have any questions or require more information, please do not
hesitate to contact me at djs226 Thank you for taking the time
to read this information and I will look forward to get your responses.
[EVENT] SUMMER OPPORTUNITY: Campus Children’s Holidays – Information Evening
Campus Children’s Holidays is a student run charity which provides holidays each summer for 200 children who are referred to us by Liverpool Social Services and we are currently recruiting volunteers to group lead on our projects this summer. We run 5 residential projects from 25th July to 29th August, each a week long, for children aged from 8 to 13 and a similar non-residential programme for 6 to 8 year olds. The minimum commitment is one week, but you can do more if you want! Activities include swimming, park visits, bowling and an end-of-week trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. All volunteer costs during the week are paid for.
We are particularly keen to recruit DRIVERS, as we cannot run our projects otherwise. If you are aged over 21, have held a driving license for at least 2 years and would be willing to drive a minibus on one of our projects, please get in touch!
If you are interested, we are holding an information evening on Tuesday 24th February at 6.45 in the Knox Shaw Room in Sidney Sussex College. If you are thinking of attending, or if you have any questions, please email our Recruitment Officer, Will Deeley (wd254) with your name and CRSID.
[EVENT] Building Bridges in Medical Sciences
Save the Date!
6th March 2015, Robinson College, Cambridge
Building Bridges in Medical Sciences (BBMS) is hosting its seventh conference organized by graduate students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences.
The conference aims to bring together scientists from different disciplines, career stages and countries and emphasizes the need for interdisciplinary approaches to tackling the biomedical research and global health challenges of the 21st century. This year will feature prominent speakers from various scientific disciplines, such as basic research, clinical practice, public health policy, industrial enterprise and more.
Registration is free for all attendees and includes complimentary lunch and refreshments. This year we will be joined once again by graduate students from abroad. We will also be hosting a poster competition, lunchtime workshops and networking sessions. Anyone interested in giving a short student talk, do get in touch with us with an abstract.
Registration is now open at http://www.bbmscambridge.com/registration/
[MAY BALL] Trinity Hall June Event 2015 employment opportunities
Worker applications to Trinity Hall June Event are still open. The June Event is offering five different paid full night positions and a limited number of half on/half off roles. The June Event is a unique event in May Week, famed for its lively and informal atmosphere. Should you feel that your May Week budget can’t quite stretch to cover another ticket, though, working is great way to enjoy the event and to make some money in the process.
For more information and to apply: http://www.thjuneevent.co.uk/work.html
Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email Tom at personnel