MCR Bulletin 5/03/2015
- [EVENT] Women of the World Festival, Sunday 8th March, The Junction
- [EVENT] 108th Fencing Varsity
- [JOB OPPORTUNITY] Summer Teaching Opportunities for PhDs & Postdocs
- [INFO] Accelerate Cambridge
- [EVENT] Cambridge Rare Disease Network launch
- [RESEARCH] £3 for 10 minutes psychology study
- [MAY BALL] Applications to work the first half of the Peterhouse May Ball are still open!
- [INFO] Metaswitch Networks- employment
[EVENT] Women of the World Festival, Sunday 8th March, The Junction
WoW festivals originated in London and have spread across the world. Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Cambridge WoW festival. Topics including feminism and fashion, women footballers, hidden women in history, feminism across the ages, the male perspective, women in science and preventing violence against women. Speakers include Natasha Walter (Living Dolls), Susie Orbach (Fat is a Feminist Issue) and Lucy-Ann Holmes, of the No More Page Three Campaign. The full programme is available at: http://www.wowcambridge.cam.ac.uk/
[EVENT] 108th Fencing Varsity
Saturday the 7th March will see the 108th Fencing Varsity take place in the extravagant surrounds of the Guildhall on Market Square – right in the centre of Cambridge. With a number of international level fencers across all the Blues teams, this is your chance to see some fast paced and high quality fencing up close and, of course, support the Light Blues in what promises to be a tense and hard fought Varsity Match. The Women’s Blues and Men’s 2nds will be fencing from 10am to 1pm and the Men’s Blues and Women’s 2nds matches will be from 1.15pm to 4.15pm. Entry is free – so if you’re in the centre of town please do come along and cheer for the Cambridge teams. Have a look at the website (www.varsityfencing.co.uk) or the facebook event (www.facebook.com/events/692362517547408/?fref=ts) for more details.
[JOB OPPORTUNITY] Summer Teaching Opportunities for PhDs & Postdocs
“Reach Cambridge is looking for PhD & Post-Doctorate students to teach on our summer courses in:
Physics (29th June-17th July weekday mornings and 3rd-14th August weekday mornings & afternoons)
Chemistry & Medical Sciences (3rd-14th August weekday mornings & afternoons)
Life Science & Medicine (29th June-17th July weekday mornings)
Psychology (29th June-17th July weekday mornings and 3rd-14th August weekday mornings & afternoons)
All courses are designed to provide international high school students with a lively and engaging introduction to the subject at university level through interactive workshop sessions.
Teachers have considerable autonomy in lesson planning, are encouraged to teach their favourite topics, and are not expected to supervise students outside of teaching hours. Many of our teachers from previous years have commented on how helpful this experience was for their careers, whether academic or professional.
As well as teachers on these courses, we are looking for a Chemistry Course Coordinator, to oversee the Chemistry component of our Chemistry & Medical Sciences course.
Pay for teachers is £25/hr, up to £900.
Pay for the Chemistry Course Coordinator role is £1000.
Applicants should email a C.V. & cover letter to Luke Billingham at luke by Friday March 13th. Applicants are encouraged to submit C.V.s as soon as possible as interview spaces are limited. Interviews will take place in early April.”
[INFO] Accelerate Cambridge
Accelerate Cambridge– a programme run at Cambridge Judge Business School, and supporting entrepreneurs from Cambridge.
Our Accelerate programmes allow entrepreneurs to create sustainable ventures through a structured combination of intensive mentoring, coaching, and entrepreneurial training.
We are delighted to announce that, in partnership with AstraZeneca, we are inaugurating a dedicated programme to support life sciences ventures: the AstraZeneca Life Sciences Accelerate programme. This programme is free of charge and is open for application to all your students and researchers. I would be therefore extremely grateful if you could circulate the information below.
Furthermore, we are running a startup weekend in Life-Sciences. This weekend is open to all for registration and there is a £60 fee associated.
Should you have any query, please feel free to contact me or a member of the Accelerate team at: accelerate .
[EVENT] Cambridge Rare Disease Network launch
In celebration of Rare Disease Day, the Cambridge community is launching a new initiative, the Cambridge Rare Disease Network (CRDN). On behalf of CRDN, we would like to invite you to our Launch Event at the Cambridge Judge Business School on April 2nd. We will focus on the topic of “Parent Entrepreneurship in Rare Diseases”. More details on the format of the event below. Register here: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15589190689/ Our outstanding speakers include Dr Nick Sireau, Founder of the AKU Society and the charity Findacure; Ms Kay Parkinson, Founder of patient group Alstrom Syndrome Society; Dr Will Evans, Trustee of the Niemann-Pick Disease Group, and Dr Cesare Spadoni, Founder of aPODD Foundation. CRDN is a new non-for-profit organisation aiming to create rare disease awareness and build a community within the Cambridge area. We aim to engage and connect relevant stakeholders from Cambridge University and the Cambridge Biomedical Cluster in order to address rare diseases more effectively. Please, find more details about CRDN on our website. Our supporters include Genetic Disorders UK, Findacure, Utah Rare, Cambridge Judge Business School, One Nucleus and Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, amongst others. CRDN is also proud to support the crowdfunding campaign from AKU Society: Cure Black Bone Disease: Time is Running Out! http://igg.me/at/curebbd. Please, do participate and help us make a difference for patients affected by Black Bone Disease today! We are very much looking forward to having you at our launch event. For more details about the initiative, check out our website at http://www.camraredisease.org.
[RESEARCH] £3 for 10 minutes psychology study
The study comprises simple computer based decision-making tasks, and will take about 10 minutes. Testing will take place in the Psychology Department on the Downing site. You will be reimbursed with £3 cash. If you are interested in participating, please email Yin Wu via yw330
[MAY BALL] Applications to work the first half of the Peterhouse May Ball are still open!
Apply with friends, work the first half together and then enjoy the second half at a discounted rate. Working with friends can be a great experience, and enable you to enjoy what promises to be an incredible May Ball at June Event prices. Go to peterhousemayball2015.com for more details. Any questions, feel free to email employment
[INFO] Metaswitch Networks- employment
Metaswitch is a global software company specialising in the telecommunications industry that has the very rare distinction of not requiring any software experience whatsoever. They’re currently looking for interns and new graduates so whether you know your == from your .equals() or have never attempted coding but always wished you could, now’s your chance to step up and see if you have what it takes to be a Brain of the New Global Network! To submit an application or for more information, go to the Graduate Careers Site: https://bitly.com/1qXqW1U+ For even more information about Metaswitch and what they do, check these out: Metaswitch Facebook Page: https://bitly.com/YRBcOK+ Metaswitch Twitter Page: https://bitly.com/1u0wIC6+