JCR Committee Positions and Free Pizza!

Tomorrow we will be opening nominations for three positions on the JCR Committee 2017 – Vice President, Access Officer and Secretary. The sign up sheet for nominations will be in the JCR from 3pm, and you will need a proposer and a seconder to support you when you sign up for any of these roles. Nominations will remain open until midnight on Sunday 19th February, and voting will then take place on Tuesday 21st February.
If you think you might be interested in any of these roles then come down to the JCR tomorrow at 3pm to meet the current committee and chat about what the different roles involve. Also if you aren’t interested in any of these roles then come to the JCR anyway for the free pizza…
https://www.facebook.com/events/2207286759497481/
If you cant make it tomorrow, then don’t worry as there is some brief information about the roles here and you can always email the current officer to ask them for more info.
Vice President (Aryan Sabir – aos27):
  • Acting as deputy for the JCR President, and attending college meetings, such as College Council, with or in place of the President.
  • Organising Freshers’ week, with the help of the JCR Committee.
  • Working with the Ents Officer to organise college ents.
Access Officer (Kiran Joshi – kj322):
  • Regular meetings with the Senior Tutor and Admissions Tutor, to provide feedback and ideas for college access schemes.
  • Organising/helping to run college access events such as the Shadowing Scheme and Open Days/Offer Holder’s Days.
  • Co-ordinating access projects such as the production of an alternative prospectus.
Secretary (Niamh Walsh – nfw23):
  • Arranging JCR Committee meetings, and taking minutes during meetings.
  • Acting as the JCRs representative at CUSU Council and CUSU meetings, alongside the President.
  • Maintaining the JCR noticeboards.

Funkytown Ent!

On Saturday John’s Ents are back for our second event of term, and we are taking you back to the 60s and 70s with our Funkytown Theme!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1221915371191276/
What to expect:
  • UV lights + UV paint
  • A podium!
  • 60s/70s bangers & the standard ents tunes
  • Free beer pong from 9-10:30pm
  • Drinks all £2 or two for £3
  • £1 entry
  • Prizes for the best costumes
  • Inflatable guitars, afro wigs and more…
For the first time ever, alongside cash and card, the JCR is offering the option to pay for your entry and drinks using Tilt!
You can find the JCR on Tilt by searching for ‘St. John’s College JCR’.
We’re also giving you the option to pay for your entry in advance using Tilt, and if you Tilt the JCR £1 with the reference of ‘Funkytown Entry’ before midday on Saturday then we will deliver an ents wristband to your pigeon hole and give you a free drink when you arrive at the ent!

JCR Committee Positions and Free Pizza!

Tomorrow we will be opening nominations for three positions on the JCR Committee 2017 – Vice President, Access Officer and Secretary. The sign up sheet for nominations will be in the JCR from 3pm, and you will need a proposer and a seconder to support you when you sign up for any of these roles. Nominations will remain open until midnight on Sunday 19th February, and voting will then take place on Tuesday 21st February.
If you think you might be interested in any of these roles then come down to the JCR tomorrow at 3pm to meet the current committee and chat about what the different roles involve. Also if you aren’t interested in any of these roles then come to the JCR anyway for the free pizza…
https://www.facebook.com/events/2207286759497481/
If you cant make it tomorrow, then don’t worry as there is some brief information about the roles here and you can always email the current officer to ask them for more info.
Vice President (Aryan Sabir – aos27):
  • Acting as deputy for the JCR President, and attending college meetings, such as College Council, with or in place of the President.
  • Organising Freshers’ week, with the help of the JCR Committee.
  • Working with the Ents Officer to organise college ents.
Access Officer (Kiran Joshi – kj322):
  • Regular meetings with the Senior Tutor and Admissions Tutor, to provide feedback and ideas for college access schemes.
  • Organising/helping to run college access events such as the Shadowing Scheme and Open Days/Offer Holder’s Days.
  • Co-ordinating access projects such as the production of an alternative prospectus.
Secretary (Niamh Walsh – nfw23):
  • Arranging JCR Committee meetings, and taking minutes during meetings.
  • Acting as the JCRs representative at CUSU Council and CUSU meetings, alongside the President.
  • Maintaining the JCR noticeboards.

Cambridge Summer Teachers

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Want to teach abroad this summer?  Want a trip to Kenya or China?

Cambridge Summer Teachers are recruiting staff for their summer schools in Nairobi, Kenya and Shanghai, China.  

Each summer school is 2-3 weeks long.  Candidates should be available in July.  Flights, meals, accommodation and trips included.

Undergraduates, graduates, PhD students – all are welcome to apply.  We are looking for a mixture of experiences.

Applications close on 20th April.  For more details, and how to apply, please visit:

www.cambridgesummerteachers.com

or email hello@cambridgesummerteachers.com

MSF (Doctors Without Borders) Charity Formal

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MSF (Doctors Without Borders) Charity Formal

20th February 2017, Monday, 7pm

Selwyn College

Enjoy CU Friends of MSF’s annual charity dinner with:

– our guest speaker who has worked as a Water and Sanitation engineer at two MSF missions (South Sudan and Central Africa Republic)

– live music

– charity raffle with an array of very attractive prizes from Aromi, ARK, Cambridge Wine Merchants, Culinaris, Fudge Kitchen, Bacchanalia, Heffers, and more!

Early-bird tickets have been subsidised by the generous support of Selwyn’s master. Please order yours now! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1633847573591587/ for more details.

Café Synthetique: Biology as Technology

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Café Synthetique: Biology as Technology

18:00-20:00, 20 Feb 2017

Panton Arms, Panton Street, Cambridge

Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks. This month’s theme is Biology as Technology, and will focus on how biology is used as technology, with a particular focus on how we have and will continue to shape plant crop species. 

You can also join the Cambridge Synthetic Biology Meetup for news

on all synbio events:

http://www.meetup.com/Cambridge-Synthetic-Biology-Meetup/ 

Improv Actually – Corpus Playroom

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https://www.facebook.com/events/801290220022625/

‘Join the Cambridge Impronauts for an hour of first dates, faux pas and happy ever afters. Watch a brand new improvised romcom, based on your suggestions, unfold before your very eyes in the Corpus Playroom. All we want from you is a reason our protagonist is unlucky in love, their place of work and a title for the show, and we will do the rest, warming the cockles of your heart and making you belly laugh in the process!

Our last long form, Yo Ho Ho – An Improv Show, sold out EVERY NIGHT so we would advise getting your tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment!’

It runs from the 14th- 18th of Feb (14th sold out) and is at the Corpus playroom at 9:30pm

Passengers // SJPH

This week: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

£4
7pm & 10 pm – Sunday 19th of February
Palmerston Room, Fisher Building


Join the Facebook event here. Like SJPH here. To see this term’s films click here. Join our mailing list here.

Next Week: La La Land

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Bursaries available for Teach First

For final year undergraduates interested in teaching, St John’s College offers a bursary of £1000 to students who receive an offer for Teach First’s Leadership Development Programme. This two-year, fully funded opportunity combines world-class leadership development and teacher training, placing confident, high-achieving graduates in schools in low income areas to help tackle educational inequality across the UK. The programme leads to a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, worth double the credits of a PGCE. Find out more about the programme here.

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The Larmor Society – Biomedical physics: a close-up of cancer.

The Larmor Society’s final public talk of term is this Wednesday at 6pm in the Fisher Building, from Dr Sarah Bohndiek, discussing her work using physics in cancer research. A truly interdisciplinary talk, this is not one to miss. All colleges and disciplines welcome, free wine and other refreshments available! Check out the Facebook event for more details.

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