Donations for Homeless Outreach

The Cambridge University Islamic Society is organising Explore Islam Week from the 19th to the 23rd of Feb. We are planning a homeless outreach event in collaboration with Jimmy’s shelter, a non-profit organisation that is based in Cambridge.
With the permission of your college porters, we have placed a donation box in the Great Gate Porters’ Lodge at John’s. We would really appreciate any donations of clothes, blankets, tinned food, unopened hygiene products, plasters and anything else that the students would like to give. It would therefore be amazing if you could send an email to the undergraduates so they know about this opportunity to give back to the community in Cambridge.
We would also welcome volunteer sign-ups for this event: The details of the event are found below and the event poster has been attached for your reference.
Date: 20th February 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 7pm to 8pm
Venue: In front of Christ’s

Dutch-English Bilinguals

Dutch – English bilinguals wanted for a language study
We are looking for participants to take part in a language study. The study will use EEG (electroencephalography) to record brain activity while participants listen to simple stories. You will be reimbursed £10/hour for your time, plus travel expenses (£2 if you travel from Cambridge, £2.50 if you travel from outside). This study will recruit EARLY BILINGUALS.
Eligible volunteers should:
1.   Be a DUTCH – ENGLISH balanced bilingual
2.   DUTCH as your native language (L1) and ENGLISH as your second language (L2)
3.   Started learning English (L2) before age 6
4.   Aged between 18-45 years
5.   Be right handed
6.   Have no hearing problems
If you decide to participate, we will send you a short language questionnaire to complete before booking you a slot. The experiment will last approximately two hours (at least £20).
If you would like to participate or would like more information, please contact:

Quick Survey!

Hi there,
We are currently running a non-for-profit student project on the engagement of current students and their respective college alumni bodies in Cambridge. In order to understand students’ understanding and interaction with the alumni resources, we have created a short survey.  
The survey is completely anonymous and will take 2 minutes at most. 
Your feedback will be much appreciated and I believe the survey can provide us valuable insight into the efficiency and mechanism of the alumni network! 
Please access the link below to access the google form:
Thank you!

Effective Altruism

The Most Effective Charity in the World? Rob Mather from the AMF
Tuesday, February 20 at 8 PM – 9:30 PM
Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
Rob Mather is the founder of the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF). AMF works to prevent illness and death from malaria by distributing anti-malarial bednets. Rob studied chemical engineering at Trinity Hall (1984).
Rob’s data-driven methods mean that Giving What We Can and GiveWell have consistently rated AMF as the most effective charity in the world. On average, AMF saves a child’s life for $3,162. It is estimated that every $1m spent on its intervention of choice improves the GDP of Continental Africa by $12m.
Rob has said in the past that he has ‘a certain cynicism when it comes to charity’. Come find out more about his approach.
All are welcome, regardless of affiliation with the University of Cambridge.

Sustainability opportunities

Three paid internships this summer – apply by Sunday 18 Feb
Last few days to apply for a paid internship in the environmental sector this summer with the University’s Environment and Energy team. There are three positions available for undergraduate students on biodiversity, air travel and sustainability engagement. Find out more and how to apply here:
Deadline for applications: Sunday 18 February, midnight.
PS If you want a different kind of internship opportunity, check out the Hub’s Social Impact Internship Scheme:
Cambridge Carbon Challenge 2018 now open for submissions
You are invited to submit your innovative ideas for reducing air miles and finding alternatives to flying within the University. Contribute to University efforts to reduce carbon emissions in one of the most challenging yet significant aspects of the University’s carbon footprint.
To find out more and to submit your idea, visit:
New skills development programme: Engage For Change
If you are excited by the prospect of implementing innovative solutions to sustainability challenges, this new 6-week programme funded by the University’s Environment and Energy team is for you:
Engage for Change is for people who want to learn to make change happen, through effective conversations with those around and above them. You will develop the skills to design, implement and evaluate your own environmental sustainability-related interventions, using the University as a testing-ground.

St John\’s Feminist Society Discussion Event 22nd February

Want free wine and food and a chance to discuss women’s role in business?

Join us for a discussion event on the 22nd of February where we will be talking about “What is the key to getting more women into leadership positions?” At 8pm in the Dirac Room in the Fisher Building. Will be a relaxed, informal discussion event starting with a short video and then an open discussion led by committee members. There will be wine and food provided.

Would be really good to get a discussion going with members of all genders on this important issue. Come along and add your voice to the conversation! 
For more info go to our facebook event.

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Sports Results

St. John’s Women’s Netball 30 – Murray Edwards 12

In the charity Netball match between the Blackboys and Women’s Netball team, the women won 17 – 7, and £55 was raised for Pink Week in the process! 

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CamExpress Education Consultancy

CamExpress is an educational consultancy firm, established in Shanghai
> and London (UK registered 06932043), which aims to introduce Chinese
> A-level students to Western approaches to their studies and prepare
> them for student life in the UK. Participating interns therefore
> provide subject tuition but, perhaps more importantly, also offer
> Chinese students the opportunity to network and engage with
> British-based undergraduates before they embark on a degree in the UK.
> Since its establishment, the company has recruited current Oxbridge
> students as university application mentors. Within the Shanghai
> market, CamExpress has developed the industry’s leading university
> preparation summer camps and other value-adding educational services
> for Chinese students. This is backed up by the consistency of our
> results: right now, there are around 80 former CamExpress students
> currently studying at Oxbridge.
> If this following recruitment information appeals and excites you,
> please
> BY _SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2018_. _Places are quickly filling up, apply
> now as we recruit on ROLLING BASIS._
> Interviews will be held shortly after this date. If you have any
> further questions or simply want to find out more about the programme,
> please do get in touch with one of our representatives at
> ——————————————————————————————————
> For the 2018 summer programme (based in Shanghai and Qingdao, China),
> CamExpress are once again seeking hard-working, highly motivated and
> enthusiastic individuals with a consistent academic record and a
> desire to add significant value to the students and overall programme.
> * Being based in China for a period of 8 weeks during summer 2018
> * A travel grant of £600 to cover flight costs
> * Free accommodation
> * A weekly stipend
> * Organised weekend entertainment and trips
> * Excellent academic track record
> * Strong command of both written and spoken English
> * High levels of motivation
> * Ability to work well in a team
> * Passionate about education consulting
> * Degree course in one of the following subjects: engineering,
> natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology), mathematics, medicine,
> computer science, finance and accounting, land economy or economics
> major, history, philosophy, HSPS, etc.
> [2]

Travel Award

The award provides funding for two students to visit six University Alumni Groups around the world during the summer or Christmas vacations and promote them as a resource to students.
Why apply?
·         Win a £1,500 grant to visit locations of personal and career interests
·         Increase your self-confidence by travelling solo
·         Boost your skills and have something different to talk about at interview
·         Develop social and professional networks with alumni
·         Help Alumni Groups to provide effective support to students and recent graduates.
We welcome applications from registered undergraduate and PhD students who are not in their final year of study.
Deadline for applications
12pm (noon) on Tuesday, 3 April 2018.
Q&A session
Find out more at the Q&A session: 6pm on Thursday, 8 March 2018 at Development and Alumni Relations (map). To book a place, email
Read more and apply

Goldsmith and Co. Job Opportunity

By way of introduction my name is Simon Mousdale and I graduated from Oxford in 2017. I now work in New York as a Research Analyst for Goldsmith & Co, a boutique Executive Search firm that recruits for Asset Management. We have recently begun our search for a 2018 Graduate to join the team. The position lasts for one year, and Goldsmith & Co will sponsor the successful candidate on a J-1 visa.

For more information regarding this, email me and I can forward Simon’s email with the job description.