Mathos: free e-textbook trial

If you’re interested in taking part in a free trial of an app that
provides access to all Cambridge University Press (CUP) mathematics
textbooks for 8 weeks, you will get prioritised access if you complete
this survey: http://goo.gl/forms/Zz46e57v7L [1]. There is no guarantee
the trial will take place – it depends on the results of market
research.

Bibliotech’s app has two unique customer value propositions:

* Utilising a unique business model to offer e-textbooks to students
cheaper than ever before
* A search engine that allows students to search through multiple
textbooks at once for a particular concept

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

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

We welcome applications from everyone but are particularly looking for male candidates.

 

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

 

 

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 30th April. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications ASAP as interview spaces are limited.  Successful candidates will then be contacted for interview; interviews will take place the week beginning 4th May.

 

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

COGGLES – The Cambridge Old Graduates and Graduands Light Entertainment Society

COGGLES – The Cambridge Old Graduates and Graduands Light Entertainment Society is putting on a humorous 1 hour play which we take to old people’s homes. We are taking theatre to those who do not normally get a chance to see it, and we have even written the play as well.
Beowulf: Everything’s Gonna Beolright – It even has a dragon in it!

Audition times – Saturday 25th April 1:30pm-3:30pm – Christ’s College Music Room Sunday 26th April 1-3pm – ADC Theatre Dressing Room 2

If you cannot make these times, email Dan at dc586 (at cam.ac.uk)

How it works? This is a show designed for GRADUATES, PhD STUDENTS, and anyone else (including some undergrads as well!) in Cambridge who are not doing exams in the last week of May and first week of June. All rehearsals and shows will be either in the evening, or at weekends, and there will be an easy, chilled-out rehearsal schedule (with hopefully plenty of pub-meets after them as well!). Anyone is welcome to audition, and we will try and take as many people as possible (as we have written the show, we can always add in more parts)

Where do we perform? We perform at old people homes, particularly in those where they would struggle to get to a theatre to see a show. They really do enjoy it – last year we went to Fulbourn Hospital, Epworth Court, PHAB and Ditton Court. All these shows will again be at work-friendly times of evenings and weekends. We also then in May Week (on the last Saturday) put on a student show, where all our friends and families come and see it.

We would love you to join us, and no experience is needed. If you have any questions or cannot make the auditions, don’t hesitate to email Dan at dc586 (atcam.ac.uk) (or Miffy at rwm41). Thank you

Directions to audition rooms. Christ’s College Music Room – go through college to the Yusuf Hamied Centre (go to far right hand corner of first court, keeping left in second court, and down the right hand edge of first court leaning right), and then down the stairs and straight forward into the music practice room.

ADC Theatre Dressing Room 2 – Go to main theatre entrance, and don’t go through it. Instead go to the right, into the yard, following the chalk signs. When you reach the outer door, try opening it, but if you cannot get in, ring doorbell and someone will let you in.

Recruiting now: The Times University Manager 2015-2016

Recruiting now: The Times University Manager 2015-2016

 

Duration: Sept. 2015 – March 2016

Salary: £10 per hour

Time Commitment: 3 – 10 hours per week (For the larger tasks you may be required to work a few additional hours per week)

Skills Developed: Project management (including time and people management), developing professional relationships, communicating with peers and university staff, adhering to deadlines and hitting targets

Careers: This form of employment has transferable skills that can be used for any future career. The role will be hugely beneficial for graduate applications and interviews as it will provide examples of working autonomously, leading and managing a large team of peers and using initiative to complete tasks and hit targets. 

 

The Times University Manager role is an opportunity to stand out from the crowd in the graduate job market. You will part of a team of 30 – one manager from each of the top 30 universities in the UK – each of whom is responsible for conducting and completing vital research tasks at their individual universities. 

 

The chosen University Managers will be invited to our London offices in September for a full training day to demonstrate how each task will be conducted. The training day will have all expenses paid, including a private 3-course lunch and evening welcome drinks. 

 

Following the training session the University Managers will be supported, led and remotely managed by the Student Research Manager who will keep in regular contact to ensure the University Managers have all the resources necessary to tackle the tasks set. 

 

The tasks can be completed around the student’s own personal schedule of lectures, extracurricular activities and social engagements. Additionally, all tasks will be completed between September 2015 and March 2015, which means final year exams will not be impeded upon. 

 

The main tasks conducted throughout the year include:

 

  • Orchestrating a series of paid research groups with final year students to review graduate recruitment materials;
  • Promoting and managing signups to our generously paid online surveys;
  • Recruiting a team of 14 – 45 students to work as interviewers for The Times Final Year Student Survey (team size depends on the size of your university);
  • Organising and leading a training session;
  • Managing the Times Final Year Student Survey on campus to ensure the team reaches the target, delivering the representative sample we need;
  • Producing a handover report for next years University Managers.

 

To find full details of the role, and to apply, please visit the following link: http://www.finalyearstudentsurvey.co.uk/current_vacancies.php

 

Applications entail submitting a CV and answering three, short questions. All applications are taken on a first-come first-served basis and recruitment will close once a suitable candidate has been found. 

 

Any questions relating to the role can be directed to applications@highfliers.co.uk.

 



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[For students completing their first year of study in May/June 2015]


Recruiting now: Project Manager for The First Year Student Survey

 

 

Duration: May 2015 (total of approximately 10 hours work)

Salary£200 total – £15-20 per hour

Time Commitment: 10 hours total

Skills Developed: Project management (including time and people management), developing professional relationships, communicating with peers and university staff, adhering to deadlines and hitting targets

Careers: This form of employment has transferable skills that can be used for any future career. The role will be hugely beneficial for graduate applications and interviews as it will provide examples of working autonomously, leading and managing a large team of peers and using initiative to complete tasks and hit targets. 

 

Role: The Project Manager for The First Year Student Survey is an opportunity to stand out from the crowd in the graduate job market. You will part of a team of 15 – one Project Manager from 15 top universities in the UK – each of whom is responsible for conducting and completing a vital research task at their individual university. 

 

The chosen University Managers will be invited to our London office at the end of April for a half days training to demonstrate how the task will be conducted. The training day will have be all expenses paid, including lunch and welcome drinks. 

 

Following the training session the Project Manager will be supported, led and remotely managed by the Student Promotions Manager who will keep in regular contact to ensure the Project Manager has all resources necessary to tackle the task set. 

 

The task can be completed around the student’s own personal schedule of lectures, extracurricular activities and social engagements. Additionally, all tasks will be completed by the end of the summer term, meaning the summer break will be left completely free. 

 

The tasks conducted throughout the short period include:

 

  • Attending a half days training session at the end of April
  • Conduct 25 short, one-to-one, face-to-face electronic questionnaires with first year peers before the end of the summer term
  • Complete a short handover report 

 

To find full details of the role, and to apply, please visit the following link:


http://www.firstyearstudentsurvey.co.uk/current_vacancies.php

 

Applications entail submitting a CV and answering three simple, short questions. All applications are taken on a first-come first-served basis and recruitment will close once a suitable candidate has been found. 

 

Any questions relating to the role can be directed to applications@highfliers.co.uk.


Lady Margaret Players’ Freshers’ play

“Has anyone ever hidden money in a coffin?”
“It never crossed anybody’s mind.”
“It’s crossed mine.”
And so ensues Joe Orton’s black comedy of truths, lies and intrigue. Bank robber Hal and Dennis are desperately trying to get away with their crime, whilst Hal’s father McLeavy mourns the death of his wife, unaware of the scheming advances of her nurse. As Hal and Dennis start to feel the police closing in, the coffin in the corner seems to look more and more convenient…

Join the Lady Margaret Players’ Freshers in the Main Lecture Theatre of St. John’s Divinity School to enjoy this entertaining and witty comedy that also subtly mocks the law and the Englishman.

To reserve your tickets, please email lmploot2015@gmail.com.

CHaOS Summer Roadshow sign up

Hello!

Hope everyone had a great Easter vacation – if you’re ready for
some healthy procrastination and want to start planning your summer then
look no further, as CHaOS Summer Roadshow sign up is now open!
http://www.chaosscience.org.uk/tour-signup-2015 [1].

Our Summer Roadshow (affectionately also called Summer Tour)
takes place from the first week of July and will run for 5 weeks, with
an extra week mid-August. We pack up our hands-on science experiments
along with camping equipment and volunteers in a few vehicles and tour
around schools, public events and Scout jamborees across the UK (exact
locations can be found on the sign-up form). Food (including lots of
BBQs!), accommodation during tour and travel expenses to join tour are
all covered by CHaOS. More details on tour can be found at
http://www.chaosscience.org.uk/demonstrator/roadshow_overview [2].

Tour is a lot of fun and a great way to spend a week or so in the summer
(we don’t expect anyone to do all 6 weeks! Anything from a weekend to a
couple of weeks is usual). We hope to see you there!

** Sign-up is now open at:
http://www.chaosscience.org.uk/tour-signup-2015 [1]
** Please indicate all dates you are available for – flexibility is
greatly appreciated! In addition, if you are 21+/23+ with a full, clean
license and happy to drive an MPV/van respectively then please indicate
that on the sign-up too. If you’re not sure about driving a larger
vehicle, then this year we are hoping to have a couple of driving
practice sessions with the van and MPV after exams this year, which you
can sign up for on the form as well.

We are aiming to email out your tour allocation dates in week 2/3 of
Easter term. If you have any more questions feel free to email us at
contact@chaosscience.org.uk :)

CUSU big Cambridge survey

The point of the Big Cambridge Survey is to give students a chance to feedback on a variety of areas of student life, and give CUSU and campaign groups including CRs data with which to conduct campaigns more effectively. So far we’ve been able to provide data from the survey to help with several college rent negotiations, and campaigns to provide better welfare in colleges. The survey allows us to provide college specific data, and compare colleges on issues so you can demonstrate how your college fares against others in the university. We’ve also been taking data to the first ever University-wide working group on work-related stress, where it has helped us give a real picture of welfare issues in the University.
Last year’s report is online. http://bit.ly/BigCambridgeSurvey