MCR Bulletin 17/10/14
- [EVENT] Coding workshop
- [EVENT] Lecture: ‘Human Prosperity within Planetary Boundaries’
- [EVENT] Gender and Green Governance, 24th October 2014
- [EVENT] The Spark of Life: The Story of Ion Channels | Professor Frances Ashcroft
- [EVENT] Undergraduate Supervision Discussion event
- [WORK OPPORTUNITY] UniAdmissions – EARN OVER £100 per day!”
- [RECRUITMENT] P&G PhD student recruitment opportunities
- [NOTICE] ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PROMOTION
- [WORK OPPORTUNITY] Tutoring with Debate Chamber
[EVENT] Coding workshop
The Cambridge Coding Academy, a group of four Cambridge PhD students and a Research Associate, is organising hands-on workshops to teach you how to code in one day. We have two workshops planned: the 1st and the 29th of November
everywhere in the industry. Whether you need programming skills to analyse data for your course or just want to write programs for things you are passionate about, you can acquire the essential skills to start your own project.
All the information and sign up forms are at
[EVENT] Lecture: ‘Human Prosperity within Planetary Boundaries’
As part of the Visiting Humanitas Chair in Sustainability Studies and the Festival of Ideas programme, we are pleased to announce the first public lecture by Professor Johan Röckstrom, Stockholm Resilience Centre, on Tuesday 28th October at Lady Mitchell Hall at 5pm:
‘Human Prosperity within Planetary Boundaries’
Professor Röckstrom’s lecture is part of a series of events within the programme entitled ‘Earth Resilience and World Development: Pathways towards global sustainability in an era of rapid global changes. For information on the full programme please click here or see the attached posters (Gender and Green Governance poster, Humanitas poster and All Events) and our website
[EVENT] Gender and Green Governance, 24th October 2014
As part of the Festival of Ideas programme, the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) is delighted to host an evening with Professor Bina Agarwal on Friday 24th October, 4.30pm at Little Hall, Sidgwick Site.
Can the gender composition of groups managing local forests affect conservation outcomes? This simple question has been little addressed, despite the substantial literature on women’s representation in public bodies. Economists studying environmental collective action have paid little attention to the question of gender. Research on gender and green governance in other disciplines has focused mainly on women’s near absence from community forestry institutions.
Bina Agarwal (Professor of Development Economics and Environment, University of Manchester) in her recent book reverses that focus to ask: what if women were present in these institutions? Would that affect conservation? The author will speak about the book followed by a discussion by distinguished panellists: Professor Geoffrey Hawthorn (University of Cambridge), Professor Bhaskar Vira (University of Cambridge) and Professor Melissa Leach (Director, IDS, Sussex).
If you would like to attend, please book online here
[EVENT] The Spark of Life: The Story of Ion Channels | Professor Frances Ashcroft
Prof. Frances Ashcroft is currently Professor of Physiology at the University of Oxford and her research aims to elucidate how a rise in the blood glucose concentration stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreatic beta-cells. This lecture discusses the ways that ion channels regulate our lives and the dramatic consequences when things go wrong. It also shows how an understanding of the ion channels involved can lead to a new therapy for patients born with a rare form of diabetes. Professor Ashcroft has shown that an ion channel known as the ATP -sensitive potassium (KATP) channel plays a vitally important role in regulating insulin secretion. Understanding how the KATP channel functions has enabled most patients with neonatal diabetes to substitute oral drug therapy for insulin injections.
Sign up to have dinner with Prof. Frances Ashcroft after the talk: http://goo.gl/forms/R5IThJ4ejX
Free for members, £2 for non-members, £10 for lifetime membership until 22nd October
[EVENT] Undergraduate Supervision Discussion event
This is a reminder about the Undergraduate Supervision Discussion event that Clare College are running on Tuesday 30 October 2014 at Clare (please note correction to previously advertised date of 22 Oct). MCR members will be able to speak with Clare Fellows, College Research Associates and other Clare MCR members in an informal event, to help support each other with supervisions. I’m pleased to say that we already have 23 college members singed up, ranging from MCR member with no experience through to fellows with 12 years of experience.
If you are keen to come, please sign up here and answer a few short questions so I can gauge the experience and discipline distribution.
Thursday 30 Oct 2014, 18:30 – 20:00
There will also be a ‘Supervising For Complete Beginners’ session from 1730 – 1815 on the same evening in the Glover Room in the Gillespie Centre (Memorial Court), but there is no need to sign up for that.
[WORK OPPORTUNITY] UniAdmissions – EARN OVER £100 per day!”
Are you an Oxford/Cambridge graduate or in your final year of Study?
Are you keen to help enthusiastic 16-18 year olds with their UCAS application?
If so, you could be earning OVER £100 per day!
[RECRUITMENT] P&G PhD student recruitment opportunities
- Curious to find out what it’s like to work in the world’s largest and #1 Times ranked Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company?
- Aiming to get a well-paid, challenging and highly rewarding job lined-up before the stress of your final exams & projects?
Three billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. We have one of the largest and strongest portfolios of trusted quality brands, including Ariel, Always, Braun, Crest, Duracell, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Hugo Boss, Iams, Lenor, Max Factor, Olay, Oral-B, Pampers and Pantene! We value people and so attract and recruit the finest people in the world – we have 140,000 people working in 80 countries worldwide making sure P&G brands live up to their promise to make everyday life a little better. We put an emphasis on personal leadership & career development, with real jobs from Day One: as a New Hire, you could be managing a multi-million pound budget or leading a business worth up to £100m.
Please take a look at the P&G Cambridge recruitment calendar detailing P&G’s upcoming events in Cambridge, including several opportunities next week.
For Science/Engineering PhD students, details of how to apply for our PhD Seminar, our main method of recruitment, are also attached here: Procter Gamble_Opportunities for PhD Scientists and Engineers_2015.
[NOTICE] ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PROMOTION
Love live performance?
You can watch world-class ballet and opera for as little as £1 at the Royal Opera House as a student. Just register for free at http://www.roh.org.uk/for/students to get details about exclusive booking days, last-minute sales, and dedicated student performances. Upcoming highlights include Swan Lake and Madama Butterfly (but be sure to register soon, as the tickets will be on sale before the end of month!) If getting into London is too difficult you can also catch live cinema screenings throughout the year at the Arts Picturehouse or the Vue in Cambridge.
For more information about the scheme and related Cambridge events take a look at the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalOperaHouseCambridge
[WORK OPPORTUNITY] Tutoring with Debate Chamber
Debate Chamber is a small company offering high-end education opportunities for students aged 11-18 in a range of academic subjects. Our events give bright, motivated students the opportunity to explore new subjects and ideas and get a taste of undergraduate level challenges. We are looking for applicants to work with us on our term-time events and our summer school programme in the 2014/2015 academic year.
We are looking to recruit tutors in the following areas: Economics, English Literature, History, International Relations, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Politics and Physics. You can find out more about our courses on our website here: www.debatechamber.com.
The rate of pay is £125 per day. Arrangements will be made to cover reasonable travel expenses. For enquiries or applications, please contact Tom Davies, at tom[at]debatechamber.com or on 0845 5194 827. To find out more about the tutoring positions and to apply please go to: http://www.debatechamber.com/about/checkout/applying-to-work-as-a-debate-chamber-tutor/