MCR Bulletin 22/1/15
- [MAY BALL] Work at Magdalene May Ball!
- [EVENT] RAG BLIND DATE AT CLARE
- [MAY BALL] Auditions for Queens’ May Ball 2015
- [SUMMER TEACHING] Reach Cambridge International summer school
- [EVENT] Catalyst Conference 2015 – Social Enterprise Conference by Beyond
- [MAY BALL] PEMBROKE MAY BALL 2015, MUSICAL AND NON-MUSICAL ENTS AUDITIONS
- [MAY BALL] Work at the St John’s College May Ball 2015
- [VOLUNTEER] APPLICATIONS OPEN: Cambridge Development Initiative Summer Trip to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- [MAY BALL] Auditions for Newnham MCR Garden Party – 30th January
- [EVENT] Tea Yoga
- [SOCIETY] Want to Join a Sorority?
- [EVENT] Building Bridges in Medical Sciences
- [JOB OPPORTUNITY] Social media start-up seeking computer science collaboration.
[MAY BALL] Work at Magdalene May Ball!
Magdalene May Ball (Wednesday 17th June) is looking for keen workers to help make the 2015 Ball a fantastic night for everyone. There are several available roles: Bar Worker, General Worker, Fire Marshal, Stage Manager and Clear Up, as well as the possibility of more responsibility in a management position. Unlike at other May Balls there is no ‘half-on, half-off’ policy, but workers are paid a competitive rate to compensate for this.
Charisma and enthusiasm: these skills will help make the Magdalene May Ball the best night of May Week. Previous experience is useful, but by no means essential. Training will be provided as necessary before the Ball. As well as earning money, workers will also gain experience and have a great night. Applications are now open, and close on 5th February. Interviews will be held between the 13th and 16th February. To apply please complete the online form http://goo.gl/forms/48Yqp0SGlm or for more information email me on harry.boteler
[EVENT] RAG BLIND DATE AT CLARE
‘It’s that time of year again – RAG Blind Date returns!
For anyone who hasn’t done it before, it’s genuinely one of the most social nights in Cambridge which you should do at least once, really fun and you get to meet some great people! If you don’t want to do it solo, do it with friends as a double or group date- guaranteed amusement. Last year around 3000 people got involved and all the money goes to the RAG chosen charities!
It’s simple: All you have to do is buy a form for £5 (slightly higher cost for specific bribes), fill it in (or in reality by your friends), get it back to me by JANUARY 31st, THEN we match you with someone across the university for the night of FEBRUARY 3rd which will be the date of your life heart emoticon (ladies you set these, LGBTQ+ you arrange mutually)
With bribes you can specify something about your date for extra money depending on how specific e.g. brown eyes or tall, football player or JCR prez. The more specific, the more goes to Charity. No excuse not to join in even if you’re in a relationship – there is the option for a specified friend date too!
Over the next 2 weeks Eliana (es581) will be selling forms around college and LCR which she will post times for. OR you can message her to arrange to pick one up/she can put in your pidge – either is absolutely fine!
RAG LOVE xx
(if you have any questions, happy to help)
[MAY BALL] Auditions for Queens’ May Ball 2015
Auditions for Queens’ May Ball 2015 will take place on Sunday 25th January.
If you would be interested in performing please book an audition slot;
[SUMMER TEACHING] Reach Cambridge International summer school
Reach Cambridge has been running international summer schools since 2004, and we run courses in a wide variety of subjects. Our teachers get considerable autonomy in lesson planning, and can base their teaching on their specific areas of expertise.
Please see attached advert
[EVENT] Catalyst Conference 2015 – Social Enterprise Conference by Beyond
Profit: Chance to win 500GBP + McKinsey Venture Academy Launch Event
Location: Cambridge Judge Business School
Date: January 31st, 2015
Time: 9.30 – 17.30
What: A stimulating daylong event addressing the notion of social
enterprise as a solution to both local and global issues. The
conference takes place at the prestigious Judge Business School and
will address a wide range of issues and approaches to social
enterprise including panel sessions, discussions with inspirational
leaders in the field, and workshops to empower those who seek to build
their own successful social enterprise.
- Liam Black – co-founder with Jamie Oliver of restaurant Fifteen.
- Robyn Scott – Founder of Mothers for All
- Neil Stott – Executive Director at the Centre for Social Innovation at CJBS
- Belinda Bell – head of Social Incubator East
- Andrew Hunt – Director of Aduna Foods
- Paul-Jervis Heath – Principal at Modern Human
- Isaac Holeman – co-founder of Medic Mobile
WIN 500GBP at our PITCHING COMPETITION: Fill out the form on our
website to submit your social enterprise idea or get in touch with
Danielle Meredith (dfm32)
The McKinsey Venture Academy will be announcing and launching their
annual social enterprise competition at the conference, the launch
will be followed by a networking session.
BUY TICKETS HERE:
[MAY BALL] PEMBROKE MAY BALL 2015, MUSICAL AND NON-MUSICAL ENTS AUDITIONS
Pembroke May Ball Committee is looking for the most talented Bands, single performers, dancers, magicians, acrobats or groups of any genre to perform at Pembroke May Ball on 17th June 2015. We welcome both Musical and Non-Musical acts to audition and we are looking for as diverse a selection as possible, in order to make this year’s May Ball the best yet!
Auditions will be held in Pembroke College on the weekend of 31st January and the weekend of 7th February.
To audition please click on the following link that will take you to our website where you can fill out an application form.
**N.B. Our Ball takes place on Wednesday 17th June 2015 so please make sure you are available to perform on this date before applying.**
Also say that you’re are attending on our facebook event
Applicants will be contacted with an audition time in the week before the first audition weekend.
[MAY BALL] Work at the St John’s College May Ball 2015
Applications to work at the St. John’s College May Ball 2015 are now open until 6pm on January 21. We are looking to hire workers for a range of positions requiring different levels of experience, and workers will be compensated with either cash payments or discounted tickets. If this opportunity interests you, have a look at the positions and apply at https://employment.mayball.org
New for 2015: As a clear-up worker, get the right to buy a discounted ticket for the St John’s College May Ball 2016 as renumeration!
[VOLUNTEER] APPLICATIONS OPEN: Cambridge Development Initiative Summer Trip to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Applications close Sunday January 25
Do you want to devise your own projects instead of being told what to do during the Summer? How about receive tailored training from expert organisations like Arup, GSK, TeachFirst, and Social Incubator East?
Do you want to work with a team of some of the most creative students in Cambridge, critically assess your own decisions, and above all work with partners both in the UK and Tanzania?
Described as offering “something genuinely different,” “the most challenging yet rewarding time I have ever experienced,” and “a chance for me to actually shape the project,” the CDI volunteering trip is your chance to try volunteering differently. You will use your expertise to create a project with local communities and partners. You will decide how to best use your resources and time, and how to maximise the positive impact your project has.
Apply for our summer volunteering trip and four projects in Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Health here: bit.ly/cdi2015
[MAY BALL] Auditions for Newnham MCR Garden Party – 30th January
Newnham proudly announces it will be holding its much anticipated MCR Garden Party on June 18th 2015.
Auditions for music performers will be on June 30th at our garden party launch event between 8 and 11 pm in Newnham bar. To sign up for a set please email Rdk30
[EVENT] Tea Yoga
Next Sunday there will be another ‘tea yoga’ session. This time, we will practice ‘tea facial steaming meditation’ (茶熏得气) and some yoga postures good for your health. No matter whether you have attended any tea yoga sessions before or not, you are more than welcome to join it this time.
Time: 10.00-12.00 am, 25th Jan 2015
Venue: Downing College, West Lodge
The session is totally free for all participants, although donation is more than welcome. Again, because the space and equipment are limited, we can only
accommodate 10 people for one session. If you would like to join, please register at the following link as soon as possible. You will receive an email to confirm your attendance by next Thursday.
Introduction to tea yoga:
Tea yoga is a system of healthy maintenance practice, created by Zen master Jingyan in recent years based on the traditional method of vapor therapy in ancient China and yoga from India. In the practice, we use tea leaves as the spices in the facial steaming meditation. Tea steam opens the skin’s pores while deeply cleansing and rejuvenating the skin; tea steam comes into the body and helps to open our acupuncture points and channels, clearing blockages, and stimulates the organs to balance themselves, and improve the immune system. During the whole process, you are relaxed and become more aware of your body and yourself. It helps people to release pressure, harmonize the heart, the body, and the affairs in daily life. Especially, for people who work hard at desk, the tea steaming meditation helps to cure the tiredness of the eyes and improve the eyesight, Yoga and Daoyin exercise help to relieve the pain and stress on the shoulders and neck.
Our website: http://www.camcc.org/tea-yoga
[SOCIETY] Want to Join a Sorority?
After receiving significant interest in the Greek System, the Cambridge University American Society is facilitating the founding of a sorority at Cambridge. We are currently gathering interest before we move forward. Please note it is open to both undergraduates and graduate students!
This sorority is formed with the intent to affiliate with a National Panhellenic Conference sorority (i.e. becoming nationally affiliate with an official sorority organization rather than remaining a local sorority). A fraternity is also moving forward to form a Greek community at Cambridge.
If you would be interested in potentially joining, please fill out this very short information form here: http://goo.gl/forms/ggcfbGCKgi . We will be in touch and moving forward in the near future!
[EVENT] Building Bridges in Medical Sciences
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/
[JOB OPPORTUNITY] Social media start-up seeking computer science collaboration.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tindr, Snapchat… The big players in the digitalisation of social interaction require little introduction.
Innovation in social media has transformed the ways in which people meet, share and communicate.
The potent combination of speed, reach and accessibility is now responsible for similar changes in ways in which consumers follow and interact with celebrities.
Whether we like it or not, the cult of celebrity is more rampant than ever. But now it demands an equally energetic voyeur public who likes and comments, culls and carps – at will.
Digital media is also generating changes in the ways in which companies advertise their products and services.
Ultra-low cost advertising streams, with the right content and direction, can be successfully monetised by harnessing the popularity of existing users. ‘High volume-low investment’ is the new model for those looking to market to more discriminating consumers.
Our digital startup is working out of London to create a new model for advertising which combines the addictive thrill of social media with the financial promise of a wide-ranging popular presence.
If you’re a computer scientist with a creative streak who wants to gain valuable experience working with two Oxbridge PHDs on this exciting digital project, then please contact modelsiview with your CV and cover letter (optional).
No prior business experience is required ~~~~~~ Work is part-time ~~~~~~ Position designed not to interfere with academic commitments