iTravel Society Talk

Time: 18th Oct 2014, 5-7pm
Venue: Bateman Auditorium, Caius College
Title of Talk: Travel Writing and Writing Abroad

Interested in freelancing, travel writing and writing from abroad? Come and be inspired by Lauren Razavi who is an experienced traveller and journalist coming to share her stories and insights.

The talk is held jointly with iTravel Freshers Squash. You will have a chance to find out more about iTravel and upcoming events. Entry is FREE and open to public. FREE DRINKS and SNACKS will be provided. Interested students could join the guest speaker for formal after the talk. Please contact Cherry at yt301@cam.ac.uk if you would like to attend the formal.

Link to the fb page: https://www.facebook.com/events/790087197718239/

Kings of Gaana

WHAT? The final Kings of Gaana Auditions for 2014
WHEN? Friday, 17th October, 7pm
WHERE? Chetwynd Room at King’s College
RSVP? https://www.facebook.com/events/751237101608686/

Does DANCE light a fire in your heart? Join us!

Kings of Gaana, team Cambridge is looking for new recruits!!

WHAT IS GAANA? Gaana is the Easter version of Speed Dancing and showcases some of the most energetic choreographies. It originates in India and is beginning to take the dancing world by storm. For a taste of Gaana, watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbIf6alrvTo

After the huge success of Team Cambridge last year, who participated for the first time and WON Kings of Gaana, we are now looking for keen, talented dancers of all dance and cultural backgrounds to take part in this fierce competition to be held in December 2014.

The national competition will showcase some of the best dancers from 8 different universities. Last year our team had dancers with a range of experience (from serial performers to novices!), who were trained to display the most entertaining act of the night.

To view the Cambridge masterpiece from last year, watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTyfVeQuhHQ

UNICEF Society

Cambridge UNICEF Society is recruiting its committee for 2014-15! We are looking for: Vice-president, Treasurer, Secretary, Head of Events x2 and Head of Publicity x2. The society puts on various events throughout the year, big and small, all to raise money in aid of UNICEF and its causes. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to go into the competitive charities sector, but also to gain experience working on a committee.

If interested, please write no more than 200 words stating: which position(s) you would like to apply for, what relevant experience you have, why you would be good at your position, and (most importantly!) any ideas you have for the year and send it tote259@cam.ac.uk by Wednesday 22nd October.

The Legal Student

We are looking to give legal students across the country the opportunity to produce appealing and relevant content for other legal students, current and prospective, leading law firms and academics, through a blog providing news, opinion and digest on present and relevant topics in the legal world.

The overall aim is that, with submissions from a range of contributors, as well as guest features and content from industry insiders, The Legal Student will be a hub for news, updates, opinion, and digest on everything legal.

Our weekly posting schedule will include regular columns, such as Human Rights Watch, The Week Ahead, Firms on Friday, The Commercial Brief and more, together with topical features on business, family, international, and commercial law. And it will all be straight from the minds of legal students, for legal students.

So: do you think you could be the next voice of and for legal students everywhere? Do you want the opportunity to express your opinion and get noticed in the legal world?

We are looking for feature writers and columnists to work with us to produce engaging, innovative and interesting content every day. If you think this could be you, please get in touch with a 500 word sample piece on any legal topic you feel would suit our vision for the site, by the 5th October!

St John’s Effective Altruists

Doing Good Better: How to do more good than the entire ice bucket challenge

If you want to make the world a better place, you need to know how. Come and hear a philanthropist and a non-profit founder discuss how we can use evidence to figure out how best to do good, and join us afterwards for a drinks
reception.

Time & location: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Wednesday 15th October in the Palmerston Room, Fisher Building

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/742243902510163

Small and Large Challenges in Engineering the Biosphere

Informal discussion on “Small and Large Challenges in Engineering the Biosphere” | Professor Andrew Fire, Nobel Laureate | 15th October 7pm | Plant Sciences Large Lecture Theatre | www.biosoc.co.uk

Professor Andrew Fire will be conversing with the audience on “Small and Large Challenges in Engineering the Biosphere”. This will be an exciting start to Michaelmas and a chance to quiz a Nobel Laureate! Prof. Andrew Fire is professor of pathology and of genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine and won a Nobel Prize for his work in the discovery of RNA interference.

Free for members, £2 for non-members, £10 for lifetime membership until 22nd October

Sign up for a dinner and chat with Prof. Fire: http://goo.gl/forms/yBktxYH074

Dr Peter Walsh on “Ebola: Ape Man Hunts Bat Virus”

Dr Peter Walsh on “Ebola: Ape Man Hunts Bat Virus”
Wednesday 15th October, 9pm
Nihon Room, Pembroke College
Free for members, £1 for non-members

You’ve probably heard a lot about Ebola virus in recent weeks. What you probably haven’t heard is that Ebola has killed about one third of the world gorilla population or that the current human outbreaks might have been prevented by tracking a spreading wave of Ebola infection in fruit bats. Come hear about these topics and also my research testing experimental Ebola vaccines for use on wild gorillas and chimpanzees: the same vaccines that could control the raging human outbreak in West Africa. Oh, yes, I will also explain why you are not going to die from Ebola…

Food and wine provided! Doors will open at 8pm so that you have time to buy membership and grab a drink before the talk starts.

Cambridge Development Initiative

Cambridge Development Initiative is recruiting!
CDI is a student-led development consultancy seeking to recruit some of the brightest talents at the University of Cambridge. Together, we use some of today’s best solutions and ideas in international development to try and solve some of the most critical problems in our target communities within Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  We collaborate heavily with Tanzanian partner organisations and run both an extensive UK-based training programme in addition to a two-month trip to Dar es Salaam in the summer.
Interested?
Come and find out more at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th October
Location: Yusef Hamied Theatre, Christ’s College
https://www.facebook.com/events/515189181951189/?fref=ts
http://cdi.soc.srcf.net/

Psychology Studies

TAKE PART IN PAID PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (WITH MONTHLY PRIZE DRAW)
This is an invitation to join the Participant Panel of the Cambridge Laboratory for Research into Autism (CLaRA) and the Visual Cognition Lab at the Department of Psychology.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with active research at the University. We would not be able to conduct this research without the time kindly given by volunteers and as a consequence we are always looking for participants to take part in psychology studies throughout the year. By completing the Questionnaire you will have the opportunity (though not any obligation) to participate in research studies as and when there is one suitable. We are looking for participants of all types to take part; you do not need to fit any criteria other than being fluent in English and 18+ years of age. As a thank you, for each study you would be offered cash, an Amazon voucher or some other payment for your time.
By following the link below you will be provided with more information on the type studies that we run as well as being able to take part in the Participant Panel.
As a thank you for your help, all those joining the Participant Panel will be entered into a monthly prize draw for a £10 Amazon voucher that will run for the academic year.
If you’ve taken part in the Participant Panel in previous years, please update your information to be entered into the prize draw and invited to studies running this year.
Many thanks in advance for you help!

Unilever

NTERESTED IN CAREER WHICH COMBINES BUSINESS AND SUSTAINABILITY?

THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER, 7.30pm, CLARE COLLEGE

 

Unilever is one of the world’s greatest businesses, touching billions of consumers every day with iconic brands like Persil, Dove, Marmite and PG Tips. Our dynamic people and sustainable vision make Unilever a truly inspiring place to start your career. We recruit all degree disciplines for a broad variety of functions (including HR, Supply Chain, Marketing, Sales, IT and Research & Development). So if you are ambitious, keen to learn, and want to lead, we want to hear from you.

The Unilever Future Leaders Programme (UFLP) is about making a big impact on business. It’s about growing iconic multi-million euro, market-leading brands from day one. It’s tapping into continuous business mentoring, excellent training, and hands-on responsibility. It’s learning like you’ve never learned before. It’s challenging, make no mistake. But we’re looking to make managers of you in two to three years.

Sustainability is absolutely central to the Unilever business model: whether it’s finding a way to refrigerate ice cream more efficiently or creating global social movements like Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, we’re at the forefront of doing business responsibly. And we’re recognised for our efforts

We are delighted to be running the ‘Unilever Sustainable Business Challenge’ in Clare College on Thursday 16 October – an interactive event which blends learning about our unique business, insights into corporate sustainability, and excellent advice on how to create a winning application to one of the most sought after graduate schemes in the UK. We look forward to meeting you.

This event will be held in the LATIMER ROOM in CLARE COLLEGE (Old Court), and start at 7.30pm. Drinks will be served. Please sign up by email so we can plan numbers: marcus.buck@unilever.com.