FANCY GOING TO EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER? Ed Fringe Review is looking for reviewers!

This fantastic opportunity is open to all students from Oxford, Bristol, Cambridge and Durham universities and is a great way to experience the Fringe, see some amazing shows, get your writing published and have loads of fun.

What you can expect:

–       Stay in a flat with two editors and a team of 8 reviewers for up to a week in central Edinburgh

–       See at least two performances a day (for free!)

–       Write reviews of around 400 words of two shows per day to be submitted to a deadline the following morning

–       Extremely cheap rates of accommodation and food

–       The chance to get involved with organising a ‘Pick of the Fringe’ event in your own university

–       Have your own accommodation in Edinburgh? Apply to be an out-of-house reviewer!

What we’re looking for:

–       Previous experience of reviewing is not necessary – but you must have good writing skills and a love of theatre.

The deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 8th March!

If you are at all interested in working for us or have any further questions, e-mail us at editors@edfringereview.com with ‘REVIEWER’ in the subject box and we will send you an application form and job description.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY: Campus Children’s Holidays – Information Evening

Campus Children’s Holidays is a student run charity which provides holidays each summer for 200 children who are referred to us by Liverpool Social Services and we are currently recruiting volunteers to group lead on our projects this summer.  We run 5 residential projects from 25th July to 29th August, each a week long, for children aged from 8 to 13 and a similar non-residential programme for 6 to 8 year olds.  The minimum commitment is one week, but you can do more if you want!  Activities include swimming, park visits, bowling and an end-of-week trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.  All volunteer costs during the week are paid for.

We particularly are particularly keen to recruit volunteers who would be willing to drive a minibus on any of our projects. If you are aged over 21 and have held a full driving license for over 2 years, please get in touch!

If you are interested, we are holding an information evening on Tuesday 24th February at 6.45 in the Knox Shaw Room in Sidney Sussex College.  If you are thinking of attending, or if you have any questions, please email our Recruitment Officer, Will Deeley (wd254) with your name and CRSID.

Cambridge University Data Science Society introduces our event of the year “Working in Data Science”

Data Science is an exciting new interdisciplinary field emerging from the application of Big Data and predictive analytics to all areas of our data-rich world with a substantial and ever-increasing talent shortage.
Featuring speakers from 7 companies and organisations, including Cambridge alumni, this event will showcase data scientists who come from diverse backgrounds and work for King, Winton Capital, OC&C, Google, Government Operational Research Service (GORS) and Tesco. You will hear how data scientists use their skills in areas of game development, investment management, management consulting, software, government operations and retail. A bonus speaker from ASI will talk about the transition between scientific research in academia and data science in industry.

Why is data science relevant for these companies? What sort of problems do data scientists face and solve daily? What does the daily working day of a data scientist look like? What makes a good Data Scientist? What opportunities does this emerging area hold for you?

Join us to find out!

Date: 25 February, 6pm
Venue: Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, Cambridge
Networking session with free pizza and drink afterwards.

5 Min survey- win £100 Amazon gift voucher

I’m Kamil Kruczek, a PhD student in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology at UCL. I’m working as part of a team at the Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable to understand the future of molecular biology enzymes and how we can use these enzymes to simplify labour-intensive procedures and drive new discoveries in academic, clinical and industrial labs.

We’d like you to get involved by sharing your views and experiences in using molecular biology enzymes in a short 5-min anonymous survey.

To reward you for your time, we will be awarding an Amazon gift voucher of £100 each to five randomly picked survey respondents, so you’ll have a good chance of winning!

Please click here to fill in the 5-min survey and enter our prize draw.

If the link does not work please copy and paste the following URL:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tn9bhj7SoAoYcusIjrodoQ47eZdoAdYMCIRrOK7WoFE/viewform?usp=send_form

Your opinion is greatly valuable to us and you will be contributing to the next generation of molecular biology research.

CU Consulting Society: Free Insight Lunch with Integration Consulting

6th of March, 12.15-13.15, Latimer Room, Old Court, Clare College

This event will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about what a career in consulting could mean for you, and is primarily aimed at first and second years but anyone is welcome to attend.To sign up, just tell us your name and what kind of sandwich you’d prefer! There’ll be other food available too.

Get payed to work as a supervisor at a Reach Cambridge international summer school

1.     Supervisor – 3 weeks in July and/or 2 or 3 weeks in August 

The Job: Supervisor of international students aged 14–18.

The Dates: 28th June – 18th July and/or 25th July – 15th August and/or 2nd August – 15th August.

NB: There will be 1 or 2 days prior to the course start dates dedicated to staff training

The Pay: £250 per week

The Free Stuff: Free accommodation in a Cambridge college; free breakfast & dinner.

The Perks: Weekend excursions across the UK including places such as London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Brighton and Oxford plus more, cinema and theatre trips, access to sports facilities and equipment.

 

The ideal applicant would have experience of working with teenagers, a good knowledge of Cambridge city, and would be outgoing, hard-working and reliable. Supervisory staff are also expected to have the skills necessary to organise fun, inclusive and educational activities on campus and around Cambridge.

 

More information about the summer school programmes can be found at www.reachcambridge.com.

 

2.     Senior Supervisor – 5 Weeks

The Job: Supervisor of American college students aged 18 and over.

The Dates: 1st July – 5th August

The Pay: £325 per week

The Free Stuff: Free accommodation in a Cambridge; free breakfast & dinner Monday – Thursday and excursion days

The Perks: Some weekend excursions which can include London, Paris and York plus cinema and theatre trips, access to sports facilities and equipment.

The ideal applicant would have experience of working with adults and groups, a good knowledge of Cambridge city, and would be outgoing, hard-working and reliable. Supervisory staff are also expected to have the skills necessary to organise fun, inclusive and educational activities on campus and around Cambridge. A full list of responsibilities will be given at interview.

More information about the summer school programmes can be found at http://www.reachstudyabroad.com

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should download an application form from http://www.reachcambridge.com/supervisor-recruitment-2015 and send a completed copy, along with a CV, to Flossie Waite at  flossie@reachcambridge.com  by 5th March. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications ASAP as interview spaces are limited.  Successful candidates will then be contacted for interview. Interviews will take place during the week beginning 9th March.

 

Please note that you will be requested to personally sign the application form, should you be called for interview. In the interim we accept a typed signature and application form returned via email.

Job offers will be dependent on a reference and you will also be required to undergo a DBS check.

THE SORCERER AUDITIONS AND APPLICATIONS

Auditions for Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of The Sorcerer will take place next weekend, on Saturday 28

Feb and Sunday 1 Mar. You can sign up for an audition slot at
http://doodle.com/fpbexm4ifa33kii6 or are also welcome to just show up
on the door! The location of Saturday venues is to be confirmed and will
be announced in the next few days—please keep an eye on Camdram. Sunday
auditions will take place in the Trinity Music Practice Rooms.

Technical team applications have also opened for The Sorcerer. A full
listing can be found on Camdram at
http://www.camdram.net/vacancies/techies#2015-the-sorcerer-at-the-minack
and applications should be emailed to thesorcerer2015@gmail.com by 1 pm
tomorrow (Saturday, 21 Feb).

The Sorcerer charts Alexis’ attempts to bring happiness to the people of
Ploverleigh by hiring John Wellington Wells, a Sorcerer, to use dark
magic and create a love potion. However, as the villagers begin to
forget their old loves and become deeply infatuated by the first person
they see, will the spell prove a success? Will the villagers be truly
happy with their new situation? What is the source of John Wellington
Wells powers? And why does everyone seem less and less like their old
selves?

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LSM GALA

As a reminder, Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s Little Saint Mary’s Church Gala will take place on
Saturday, 7 March, and we’d love to see all of you get involved! There
will be be opportunities to sing solos, in duets, or in choruses, so
there’s something for everyone. Sign up at http://bit.ly/1AYPw7M if you
want to be in the Gala!

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Want to be part of one of the world’s biggest student film festivals? Then why not apply to be a volunteer at Watersprite 2015!?

Want to be part of one of the world’s biggest student film festivals? Then why not apply to be a volunteer at Watersprite 2015!?
Volunteering at Watersprite Film Festival is a low-commitment opportunity, that lets you gain practical experience in events and film festivals, looks great on a CV, and promises to be a fun, action-packed weekend!

This year’s festival is going to to be the best yet, with more industry events and world-class speakers confirmed in our line-up than ever. Taking place from 6th-8th March, Watersprite is a jam-packed three-day festival consisting of film screenings (showcasing nominated student shorts from all over the globe), masterclasses, workshops, interviews, talks and Q&A sessions with some of the most influential names in film. Friday kicks things off with our Opening Night speaker and drinks at Gonville & Caius. Saturday ends with the invite-only Watersprite Awards Ceremony, and on Sunday, Downing College will play host to our glamorous Closing Gala, before the festival wraps up for another year with an evening of drinks and mingling.

If this sounds like your kind of thing (let’s be honest, it’s a pretty great opportunity!), you’re happy to don the Watersprite t shirt with pride, and are willing to commit to a minimum of one four-hour shift over the weekend, then please see our website for more information and contactlucy.rosenstiel@watersprite.org before Friday 20th February.

Purchase your Mastana 2015 tickets

Mastana is an annual fusion charity show, with a variety of talent, ranging from traditional and contemporary dance, acting and music. The show is on 28th February 2015 at the prestigious Corn Exchange in Cambridge. This year, we shall divide the money equally between two worthy causes:

1)            The Best of Both (aids the development of schools in Bolgatanga, Ghana)

2)            The Akshaya Patra Foundation (runs a school-lunch programme across India).

 

Don’t miss out on what is shaping up to be the best show in Cambridge. Given 10/10 by the TCS last year and this year promises to deliver with an abundance of dancing, singing and hilarious acting. Our committee, choreographers and performers have put in a lot of hard work to make sure Mastana 2015 is the best one to date.

 

Buy your tickets now at www.mastana2015.co.uk/tickets or from any committee member (list of committee members can be found on the website).

 

TCS Review of Mastana 2014: http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/culture/0032071-review-mastana.html

 

We look forward to seeing you all at Mastana.

Cambridge University Opera Society presents: Eugene Onegin

Come and see Tchaikovsky’s landmark romance ‘Eugene Onegin’ sung in modern English! Telling a tragic story of love, friendship and betrayal, it is poignantly being staged in early 20th century Russia against the background of the Russian Revolution. With a company of over 90 people, it promises to be one of the best and most ambitious pieces on the Cambridge theatre scene this year. This powerful, unmissable story is a treat for opera fans and newcomers alike.

When: 19th – 21st February 2015
Where: West Road Concert Hall
Performance times: 8pm each evening, with a Saturday matinee at 1.30pm on the 20th.

Tickets are available at www.adcticketing.com and are selling fast! Great student prices starting at just £7 in the evening and £5 at the matinee.

Don’t miss out!