Watersprite is an international film competition and festival that aims to discover, showcase and nurture emerging talent from around the globe. Back for our ninth year, the 2018 festival will showcase 25 student films shortlisted from over 350 productions encompassing 42 countries, including the United States, South Africa and Bhutan. To make this year’s festival the best it can be we’re looking for a strong team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers.
 The festival will run from 23rd-25th February and we are looking for volunteers to help with a wide range of events across the weekend.
As a volunteer, you will have a unique insight into the festival and if you are interested in a career in the creative industries, be it in film, television, producing or marketing, this is a CV-building experience not to be missed.   
Volunteers will also benefit from priority booking to our popular opening and closing speaker events. In the past, key-note speakers have included Stephen Poliakoff, Olivia Coleman, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell and Richard Curtis, amongst others.
Please fill out the attached Google Form expressing your interest to volunteer no later than 16th February. 
In the meantime, I strongly recommend checking out our website for further information and an idea of the festival itself. https://www.watersprite.org.uk/                                                  
Please email sabrina.gilby@watersprite.org.uk  with any questions you may have. 
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
All the best,
The Watersprite team.  


On the 9th of March the YMCA, for the second year running, are hosting a ‘SleepEasy’ at St Catharine’s College Sports Pitches where students, business leaders and members of the local community sleep outside for one night in order to raise money and awareness for homelessness, an ever increasing issue in Cambridge. The event costs £10 and the money raised goes towards helping young people settle into more permanent accommodation. This year we are keen to get as many students as possible involved; the YMCA are looking for people both to take part and sleep out, but also to volunteer at the event, serving food and providing entertainment. 

Building Bridges

Registration for the exciting 10th edition of BBMS is now officially
Sign up for FREE and join us on the 14TH OF MARCH 2018 at Jesus College
Cambridge to explore several interesting aspects of biomedical research!
BBMS is a student run one-day conference that brings together scientists
from different disciplines, career stages and countries to discuss the
interdisciplinary approaches that are essential to addressing the global
health challenges of the 21st century. The diverse talks will
incorporate discussions on policy, public health, basic science,
industry, translational medicine and biotechnology.
The conference was a huge success last year so we hope you will consider
joining us for an enriching and enlightening day of talks and networking
in March!
Register for FREE here:
 For more info and exciting news check out our webpage, Facebook and
http://www.bbmscambridge.com/ [2]
https://twitter.com/bbmscambridge [3]
https://www.facebook.com/bbmsconference/ [4]
[1] https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/building-bridges-in-medical-sciences-2018-registration-42155828217
[2] http://www.bbmscambridge.com/
[3] https://twitter.com/bbmscambridge
[4] https://www.facebook.com/bbmsconference/

Reach Cambridge

I am writing to you on behalf of Reach Cambridge, an organisation which provides residential academic courses for international students.  We are currently recruiting for academic and non-academic roles for our spring and summer programmes, and would be very grateful if you could advertise this opportunity in your college bulletin.
This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience working with young people from all over the world, and many students return each year because they enjoy the job so much.  
Sam Isaacs
Program & Marketing Coordinator

Larmor Society Careers Event

The Larmor Society are hosting a STEM careers event this Wednesday 31st January, 6-7pm in the Lightfoot Room! This should be useful for students of all year groups as there’ll be advice on getting summer internships, PhDs, and careers in industry, with special guest speakers from TPP who are generously sponsoring the event. There’ll be a panel for question and answers, followed by networking and refreshments, and formal dinner with the speakers. Check out the Facebook event here.

We’re also offering a *£5 discounted hall ticket!!* to 5 St John’s students thanks to the sponsorship of TPP – this will be first come first served and we haven’t got many spaces left so please fill in this form to claim!

(bulletin item submitted by sc944@cam.ac.uk)

Sports Results

St Johns Men’s Football 1st XI 2 – Kings 1

St Johns Men’s Rugby 1st XV 10 – Caius 15

St John’s Men’s Hockey 5 – Queens 0

St John’s Ladies Netball 1sts 40 – Sidney 5

St John’s Ladies Netball 2nds 13 – Vets 3

Send your team’s results (and maybe a brief match summary) to
services@sjcjcr.com or message George Hearn to be featured in future!

(bulletin item submitted by gbh25@cam.ac.uk)

Cam Express

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. Put simply, we aim to provide Chinese students with the best complementary educational services possible.
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.
For the 2018 summer programme (based in Shanghai and Qingdao, China), we 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.
Benefits of the scheme include:
·       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
The following are some criteria that Cam Express will be looking for in prospective applicants:
ü  Excellent academic track record
ü  Strong command of both written and spoken English
ü  High levels of motivation
ü  Ability to work well in a team
ü  Passionate about education consulting
ü  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 
Those that are interested in applying will need to fill in the application form, found here:
by Sunday 18 February 2018 (Early Recruitment Deadline). 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 camexpressrecruitment@gmail.com

Cafe Synthetique

“Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks. Join us!
22 Jan – Low-cost Open Hardware for Biology
19 February – Al and Automation: Revolutionising Biology
19 March – Synthetic Biology Industry Night
Learn more here: https://www.meetup.com/Cambridge-Synthetic-Biology-Meetup/”

CUSU LGBT+ and the big Cambridge LGBT+ survey

CUSU LGBT+ is the Cambridge campaign for LGBT+ students – our goals are to provide social events, welfare, representation and political campaigning for LGBT+ students across the university. If you missed our events in Michaelmas, it’s never too late to join! We’re always very happy to see you come to our events and contact us. If you have any questions, worries or concerns about LGBT+ life at Cambridge, please feel free to send an email to lgbt@cusu.cam.ac.uk. To keep up with our events, here are useful links:

CUSU LGBT+ group: www.facebook.com/groups/2202197406

CUSU LGBT+ page: https://www.facebook.com/lgbtcusu/

CUSU LGBT+ website: www.lgbt.cusu.cam.ac.uk

Join the mailing list: https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/cusu-lgbt-listings

We also have a secret LGBT+ Facebook group, so that anyone who’s not publicly out on Facebook can still follow us and come to our events. If you wish to be added to this group, please send a message on Facebook to Simon Percelay (Chair), Ali Hyde (President) or to another member of committee, as there is no other way to be added!
Finally, we have just released an extensive survey to learn more about the issues facing LGBT+ people at Cambridge. It’s quite long, but its results would be extremely helpful to us, and you have the chance of winning one of two £25 Amazon vouchers! The survey will be closed at 6pm on January 27th, so make sure to fill it out before then ?

(bulletin item submitted by smjp2@cam.ac.uk)

Sports Results

St John’s 1st XI 4 – 1 Long Road

St John’s 1st XV 18 – 6 Jesus

St John’s Women 2 – 2 Magdalene Women

Want your team’s results to be publicised? Email results to services@sjcjcr.com

(bulletin item submitted by gbh25@cam.ac.uk)