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Deedmob is looking for student volunteers

Looking for student volunteers: Deedmob.com! Deedmob.com is a social start-up aiming to strenghten society by offering a social platform to find volunteering opportunities. We have volunteering opportunities in the Cambridge area, and are looking for more student involvement! Are you looking to make a direct impact on your social environment while also strengthening your CV? Look for vacancies on https://www.deedmob.com. We have also launched a Facebook group to spread the word about volunteering in Cambridge where everyone can share experiences and opportunities: https://www.
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Town and Gown 10k Run

On Sunday the 21st October, Muscular Dystrophy UK will be holding the much awaited Cambridge Town and Gown 10k run. The scenic route takes you through the heart of Cambridge passing many landmarks, historic University College buildings and along the River Cam. We are inviting all Cambridge Colleges to enter into our ‘Participation Champions’ competition. The college with the most runners signed up to volunteer or run, will receive a trophy which will be passed on for engraving each year.
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Pink Week X May Week Silent Auction

Check here for live updates on the current highest bids. Place your bids here. In our last act of this year, Pink Week is teaming up with various May Ball, June Event and Garden Party committees to bring you the first ever Pink Week X May Week Silent Auction! For many of the ticket pairs below, every single penny donated will go straight to our incredible charities, and we couldn’t be more grateful to the amazing committees that we’re working with!

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Student President of the Cambridge University Musical Society: Applications Sought

Applications are now sought for the role of Student President of Cambridge University Musical Society. CUMS this year celebrates its one hundred and seventy-fifth year, and boasts a rich history of fostering the best musical performance in the University. Today the ensembles include the Cambridge University Orchestra and Sinfonia, the Cambridge University Wind Orchestra, the Cambridge University Symphony Chorus, the Cambridge University Chamber Choir and Cambridge University Percussion Ensemble, as well as associate ensembles such as Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra.
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The Cambridge Student newspaper positions

Hi there, If you’re interested in student journalism – be that as a writer, illustrator, photographer, sub-editor, or something else entirely – this could be the opportunity for you! Applications for all Editorial roles at The Cambridge Student close on Sunday 10th March, for our online-only Easter term. This is a really exciting time to be a part of the paper, as we are redesigning both our website and print editions.
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CUMS Lunchtime Concerts Committee Applications

Join the CULC team! Applications are now open to be on the Cambridge University Lunchtime Concerts Committee for 2018-19. Open to anyone who enjoys attending concerts and would like to find out more about how they are run, this is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in Cambridge’s most prestigious lunchtime concert series. Taking place every Tuesday at 1.10pm in West Road Concert Hall, these concerts showcase the University’s finest performers with a wide variety of repertoire and regularly attract a large audience.
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Oxcam Committee Recruitment

Oxcam are recruiting a new exec for the coming year! If you’d like to shape the future of the society’s activism work within Cambridge, we’d love to have you apply- you don’t need to have been involved with the society before! Over the last year, our society has developed a reputation for creative campaigning – with campaigns ranging from a polar bear punting down the River Cam to a museum of objects gifted to refugees to setting up a beach at Sidgwick Site – as well putting on fundraisers like music nights and a play, and a range of speakers events.
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Pink Week 2019 Committee Applications Now Open

Cambridge Pink Week is hiring! If you’re keen to get involved with one of Cambridge’s most fun and rewarding committees next year, please fill in this Google form and let us know why! Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so we recommend sending them in as soon as possible. Drop a message to the Cambridge Pink Week Facebook page if you’ve got any questions!
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CCN Committee 18/19 Applications Open

Interesting in learning more about consulting and helping other students get consulting experience? Apply to join CCN’s incoming committee and contribute towards the development of the largest student consultancy in the UK. Applications are now open for the following positions: Head of HR and Development: Manage CCN’s recruiting and project team selection processes, as well as fostering development opportunities for CCN consultants. Head of Marketing: Responsible for CCN’s marketing strategy (managing CCN’s social media accounts, relationships with colleges and societies) and overall logistics of CCN.

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Pink Week Ball 2019 is hiring

If you want to help put together one of Cambridge's biggest fundraising events, we'd love to hear from you! The Pink Week Ball raised £22,136.54 for various breast cancer charities this year. Next year’s could be even better with you involved. Deadline for applications is SUNDAY 29 APRIL. Available roles are wide-ranging and previous experience organising a ball is not required to apply! Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_CH3_etYstX7jQ8Xa4iT1VHDoXP7rtHD_EGUGY59feM5X1A/viewform Please direct questions to Gordon Hao.
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CU Lunchtime Concert Series applications now open

Ever wanted to put on a concert in West Road Concert Hall? The Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert Series applications are now open for the 2018–19 season! Taking place every Tuesday at 1.10pm in West Road Concert Hall, these concerts showcase members of the university with a wide variety of repertoire and regularly attract a large audience, whilst also providing a great opportunity for students to organise concerts with a venue already in place. To apply to put on a concert, please fill in the attached form and return it to Lucy Roberts at lr454@cam.
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CUDC Seminar Assistant Recruitment

Haven’t managed to secure any plans for summer? Looking for something productive to do, where you can earn some money whilst learning valuable skills and still have fun? Just want to procrastinate revision because you’re not quite ready to face the wrath of exam term? Apply to be a seminar assistant for China UK Development Centre! You will be supporting one of the best summer-schools that run in Cambridge to oversee a group of university students from China.
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Town and Gown 10k Run

On Sunday the 21st October, Muscular Dystrophy UK will be holding the much awaited Cambridge Town and Gown 10k run. The scenic route takes you through the heart of Cambridge passing many landmarks, historic University College buildings and along the River Cam. We are inviting all Cambridge Colleges to enter into our ‘Participation Champions’ competition. The college with the most runners signed up to volunteer or run, will receive a trophy which will be passed on for engraving each year.
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Cambridge Literary Festival

13-15 April 2018 Get ready to see former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, Artistic Director of the National Theatre (2003-2015) Nicholas Hytner, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson, double Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge, Sky News presenter Afua Hirsch, activist and author Laura Bates, comedian and director Simon Amstell and much more! To discover more about these events and to see our full programme click here. Please direct questions to Camomile Soper, Festival Intern.
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CUiD Talk: The Changing Landscape of UK Aid - Good or Bad?

Cambridge University International Development Society’s last event for the term will be held on Thursday 15th at the Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex! Dr Gregory Wilson will be speaking about ‘The Changing Landscape of UK Aid’ charting its development and consequences. As an experienced governance and public-sector reform practitioner having worked with the UK Government, the UN, IFIs, OECD and numerous overseas governments, Dr Wilson also consults in fragile and conflict-affected states.
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Navroz Celebration

Cambridge Central Asia Forum would like to invite you for the annual celebration of Navroz in Cambridge. Date: 17 March, 2018 Time: 7:30–9:30pm Venue: Jesus College Chapel, Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BL Navroz transcends religious, ethnic, linguistic, and national divisions and brings people together. It showcases the region’s rich tradition and mythology for the world to experience. Above all else it is an occasion for celebration. This year the programme focuses on music and cultural performances from the countries which celebrate Navroz.
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Effective Altruism Events

Giving and Faith, Religion and Altruism, with Fran Day Tuesday at 7:30 PM – 9 PM Castlereagh Room, Fisher Building, St. John’s College Facebook event For many people, faith is the main motivation behind their altruism. Although Effective Altruism is a secular movement, it has many members of faith. Francesca Day – a theoretical physicist, stand-up comedian and liberal Roman Catholic – will be exploring the link between religion and effective giving.
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TeachFirst Pizza Event

Internships and Paid Opportunities Want to improve your employability? Win a £25 amazon voucher and find out how you can start making an important social impact right now, while you’re still at university. Join us for pizza to learn about: becoming a Brand Manager, a paid part-time role to help raise awareness of Teach First at your university while developing key transferable skills our Insight Programme, a paid two-week internship offering a closer look at educational inequality our two-day Taster Programme to help you develop employability skills Join us on Wednesday 28th February at 7:15pm, The New Court Seminar Room, Christ’s College
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Building Bridges in Medical Sciences Conference 2018

The 3 week countdown for BBMS18 has officially begun! Sign up for free and come join us on the 14th of March 2018 at Jesus Colleges, University of Cambridge, UK to explore several interesting aspects of biomedical research! BBMS is a student run one-day conferences that brings together scientists from different disciplines, career stages and countries to discuss the interdisciplinary approaches needed to tackle the global health challenges of the 21st century.

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Summer Programme at Shanghai Jiaotong University

FREE chance to discover Shanghai! One of the most prestigious universities in China – Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) – is offering a summer programme where you can have a unique insight into Chinese culture and business in Shanghai with classes and amazing trips. The university provides full scholarships to outstanding students from top universities worldwide covering tuition, housing and other expenses. If you are interested in the programme, please go to the university programme website for a detailed introduction.
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Gotoco Summer in China

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.

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Welfare Survey Outcomes

General There will be at least 2 Welfare Events in Chad’s per term (70% of people wanted to see this). Have contacted Headspace trying to get a College subscription as 50% of people wanted this. Lucy is having a phone call with Headspace on Tuesday 27th March. To find out more about Headspace follow this link We looked into getting a jar of condoms and sweets in JCR and Chad’s, like the MCR.

Tag: music

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CU Lunchtime Concert Series applications now open

Ever wanted to put on a concert in West Road Concert Hall? The Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert Series applications are now open for the 2018–19 season! Taking place every Tuesday at 1.10pm in West Road Concert Hall, these concerts showcase members of the university with a wide variety of repertoire and regularly attract a large audience, whilst also providing a great opportunity for students to organise concerts with a venue already in place. To apply to put on a concert, please fill in the attached form and return it to Lucy Roberts at lr454@cam.

Tag: studies

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Student testers wanted for focus-enhancing biometric wearable

We are a small team of current students and alumni who designed this wearable and are looking for early feedback. We know from our own experience with Tripos (11 of them altogether!), it is so easy to get stressed and distracted amidst during exam term. This is why we have built this technology, to help us stay focused and be more productive. The biometrics captures user’s cognitive states which enable the AI to coach user to optimise focus.
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Participants needed for brain stimulation study

Our lab at the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge is currently looking for participants in psychological research. The purpose of this study is to examine the brain’s mechanisms of 3D depth perception. Most of the experiment will take place over separate days in the Department of Psychology (Downing Site, CB2 3EB). During the experiment, you will be asked to perform a visual task. You will receive brain stimulation to investigate the role of certain brain networks in visual perception.
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Paid psychology study

We are urgently recruiting some male participants, aged 23+, for our study on emotional egocentricity bias and mirror touch synaesthesia. It involves completing an online form that lasts about half an hour and an exciting study in our testing room that lasts up to 90 minutes. You will be paid £10 for your time. If you are male, right handed, and interested in taking part, please email Anna Hackney and/or Radi Shopova.

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Summer Job in Taicang Whalton Foreign Language School, China

Varsity Academy are helping Taicang Whalton Summer Camp (near Shanghai) recruit English tutors to teach in China this summer. The summer camp has two sessions and each lasts 11 days, including two off days after a camp culture tour. A job description is provided. Food, beverages, accommodation and flights will be covered. Varsity Academy would also provide 4000 RMB (about £450) for 11 days teaching. Please direct questions to Runyu (Cassie) Xu, Programme Manager, Varsity Academy.
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Cambridge Consulting Network Easter Flagship Projects

Interested in getting more experience in consultancy, developing your skills and working with others in an engaging project? This term we have three exciting projects for student consultants to work on. Become a part of a team that generates high-calibre solutions for clients ranging from startups to industry leading companies. See the details of our projects below: Project 1: Market Entry Strategy. A Cambridge-based biotechnological startup facilitating knowledge exchange in the healthcare and life science sector wants to leverage its customer base.
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CUDC Seminar Assistant Recruitment

Haven’t managed to secure any plans for summer? Looking for something productive to do, where you can earn some money whilst learning valuable skills and still have fun? Just want to procrastinate revision because you’re not quite ready to face the wrath of exam term? Apply to be a seminar assistant for China UK Development Centre! You will be supporting one of the best summer-schools that run in Cambridge to oversee a group of university students from China.
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Select English Summer Schools Recruitment

Activity Coordinators & Social Organizers & Football Coach & Course Assistants wanted for Select English Cambridge Summer Schools this summer Part-time and Full-time work available. The job involves doing activities with groups of international kids, such as sports, punting, parties, cupcake decorating, London walking tours and museum trips. Non Residential position in Central Cambridge and in Magdalene College for 30 hrs a week for 4-9 weeks between the 20th of June and the 5th of August. Residential positions available outside Cambridge for 5 weeks. For more information about pay, dates and what the job involves please email tom.
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Varsity Education Recruitment

Varsity Education is recruiting for new summer roles! Varsity Education is a not for profit education organisation that provides residential summer programmes for students aged 15 – 18 from the UK and abroad. This summer, we are running three two-week sessions, two in Cambridge and one in Oxford. Our residential programmes are not your average ‘camp’. We have a strong focus on intellectual development and academic integrity. We strive to fuel the academic curiosity of our students and develop key skills, from public speaking and critical thinking to debating and essay writing.
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Volunteering Opportunities for students in China and Mongolia with Lovvol

Come join our Lovvol volunteering / internship programmes in China and Mongolia. Unlike other volunteering organisation, not only are all our programmes completely FREE, but also selected student applicants get free training and certification as well as free food, accommodation, excursions and even Mandarin lessons during the programme in China. This year we will be visiting Shanghai, Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, Xiamen, Shenzhen and many more! We welcome students from across the UK, USA and Australia.
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CL Global Summer Course Residential Advisor Recruitment

This is Ting Huang writing on behalf of CL Global, which is a short-term course provider in Cambridge collaborating with Corpus Christi, St Catharine’s and Lucy Cavendish. I am writing to let you know about our coming summer programme residential advisor job. Please see this document for the RA job description. CL Global is an educational institute aiming to promote global learning and culture exchanges. Having taken thousands of students to see the world, we are on a mission to make our programmes the best experience a student can ever have locally.

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Welfare Survey Outcomes

General There will be at least 2 Welfare Events in Chad’s per term (70% of people wanted to see this). Have contacted Headspace trying to get a College subscription as 50% of people wanted this. Lucy is having a phone call with Headspace on Tuesday 27th March. To find out more about Headspace follow this link We looked into getting a jar of condoms and sweets in JCR and Chad’s, like the MCR.
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BlueSci 2018 Mental Wellbeing Survey

Does your subject affect your mental wellbeing? BlueSci are carrying out a survey to understand students’ mental wellbeing and how it relates to the subjects we study. Your workload, your subject matter, the people around you – how do they affect you? This survey takes 5 minutes and the results will be published in the next issue of BlueSci. Your answers will help to show how faculties can best support students during their time at the University of Cambridge.

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CUiD Talk: The Changing Landscape of UK Aid - Good or Bad?

Cambridge University International Development Society’s last event for the term will be held on Thursday 15th at the Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex! Dr Gregory Wilson will be speaking about ‘The Changing Landscape of UK Aid’ charting its development and consequences. As an experienced governance and public-sector reform practitioner having worked with the UK Government, the UN, IFIs, OECD and numerous overseas governments, Dr Wilson also consults in fragile and conflict-affected states.