15th October 2012

Hi all :)

Here are a couple of updates and pieces of news from my week…

On Wednesday evening I attended a celebration dinner in Fleet Street, London, for the completion of the College’s fundraising campaign. For those of you who don’t know, St John’s raised £50 million in donations a year ahead of schedule and we completed the campaign in our Quincentenary year. Needless to say, it was a lovely meal!

On Friday I completed the Committee mandate meetings. I will be following these up with a meeting at the start of Week 4 to ensure your Committee members are focused on everything they’ve promised to work on!

This evening I have a CUSU Presidents and Externals meeting at Sidney Sussex college. This is where JCRs across Cambridge work together to give each other info on their college and work on cross-college aims and objectives. More info to follow next week!

Tomorrow I’m meeting the Access officer at CUSU, Vicky, to work on some Target Schools initiatives as part of my role on the CUSU part-time executive. We’re also having a JCR open meeting in the bar, tomorrow evening at 6:30pm. Feel free to come along and give all your ideas etc to the JCR!

On Wednesday I have an Environmental Committee meeting and a meeting with the Senior Tutor to discuss practical and academic issues in the running of the college. And on Thursday I have a meeting with Jon, the Ethical Affairs officer, and the Catering department about some events we’d like to put on for you guys :)

So there you go, that’s how this week looks for me… Hope you all have a fab week despite the rain – enjoy!


CU Air Squadron

Cambridge University Air Squadron is currently recruiting new members to
the squadron. We offer lots of free flying lessons, the chance
to participate in skiing, diving, trekking and other expeditions
worldwide,a hectic social calendar and much, much more. It provides the
perfect introduction if you’re considering an RAF career, whether in a
flying or ground-based role. However, there is no obligation to sign up and
by getting involved you’re making no further commitment other than
your time and effort whilst you’re there and the training and personal
development you receive will give you a head start in whatever career path
you choose.

If you have any questions, please contact James Apthorp at jsa37@cam.ac.uk,
visit http://www.raf.mod.uk/cambridgeuas/howtojoin/ or if you
are interested in joining, please email our headquarters at
cuas@btconnect.com or use the online form at

Ernst & Young Career Event

Ernst and Young will be holding an event on THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER in CAMBRIDGE which will offer you the chance to network with senior staff from Ernst and Young, help develop skills such as CV writing, gain interview tips and learn more about the programmes on offer from Ernst and Young.

To register go to: www . ey . com/UK/en/Careers/Students and click on ERNST AND YOUNG LIVE

Ernst & Young Live is a unique learning experience that will help guide you to a career path that is right for you. We have plenty on offer during the event, so explore as much as you can.

It’s packed with interactive and stimulating activities centred around key learning topics including Employability, Commerciality and Self Awareness. These sessions will give you the opportunity to find out more about yourself and your strengths – it’s never too early to learn skills that will make you more employable, so make sure you take part when you attend.

You’ll also be able to talk to our people, including our trainees, about what it’s really like to work in a professional services firm. Ask them anything you like, and find out more about our opportunities to get experience and ultimately a job.

Come to our event and discover how to take your career further, faster.

Selwyn Snowball Workers

Cambridge’s premier winter ball is seeking workers…
Worker positions include:
  • Food and Drink
  • Security
  • General
Opportunities available:
  1. Work for the first half of the ball with free entry to the second half
  2. Work for the second half of the ball for a competitive hourly wage
Apply online at www.selwynsnowball.co.uk from October 18th. Deadline for applications 2nd November.
Selwyn Snowball Friday 30th November 2012

Cambridge Union Society Treasurer

Business-minded? Want to apply your skills and knowledge to real business? The Treasurer of the Cambridge Union Society is assembling a Treasurer’s Committee. If you are interested in managing the finances of Cambridge’s largest student-run society and a real corporation, email treasurer-elect@cus.org ASAP with a short cover letter outlining your key competencies. Tasks will include sponsorship seeking and negotiation as well as some basic accounting. No advance knowledge of maths is required, but any financial/corporate experience is very welcome. Immediate start.

John’s Jammies

John’s Jammies are back, the last and final batch that will ever be
made! For those of you who don’t know, John’s Jammies are 100% cotton
pyjama bottoms in John’s colours and with the
John’s crest embroidered, all for just £25 and absolutely every penny of the
profit goes to charity meaning the more we sell the more money we can make
for our JCR charity, SOS Children’s Villages.

So, email me (Laura Grossick on lg397) with ‘John’s Jammies’ in the
subject line, whether you would like a S, M, L and pop along to the
bar between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Friday 19th October. Bring along your
cheque books and cash, even if you just want to have a look! You will
also be able to try them on.

Corporate Advising

Canaccord Genuity Hawkpoint is a leading corporate advisory firm with 170 employees in offices in London, Frankfurt and Paris. The firm is part of Toronto and London-listed Canaccord Financial Inc., a leading independent, full-service financial services firm. With over 2,400 employees worldwide, Canaccord operates in offices across 12 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. At Canaccord Genuity Hawkpoint, our focus is on Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Debt, Restructuring and Strategic Advice.


We are looking for 5 talented new graduates to join our team for September 2013, as well as 4 enthusiastic interns for next summer. We will put you through a comprehensive training programme, enabling you to make a rapid contribution to the future of our business.




If you are interested in finding out more, you can meet us for a drinks and canapés reception at The Pitt Building in the Oriel Room, (Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RP), from 7pm-9pm on Tuesday 23rd October. There will be a company presentation and the chance to talk to various members of the business. We would be interested to meet both final and penultimate year students.


If you would like to attend, please register your interest along with your CV at hawkpoint@dartmouthpartners.com.. Places will be limited, so we would recommend registering your interest for a place as early as possible.



For more information and in order to apply for the Graduate Programme, please visit www.dartmouthpartners.com/canaccordgenuityhawkpoint and submit your application by 18th November 2012.


We look forward to hearing from you.


The Canaccord Genuity Hawkpoint Graduate Team

Lost Property

After Saturday night’s terrific Hollywood Ent, a gold and crystal bracelet and a ring with a large metal flower inset were found. If either of these belong to you, please contact Alex (ap665).

Student Switch-Off

Our college is competing against 22 of the other Cambridge colleges this year in the Student Switch Off energy-saving campaign. As well as bragging rights we stand the chance of winning money for our summer garden party so please support the campaign by liking the Facebook fanpage <http://www.facebook.com/CambridgeSSOhttp://www.facebook.com/CambridgeSSO.

The campaign will be hosting a series of mini-competitions over the year where each college is ranked against each other. Students who get involved stand the chance of winning Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, formal hall tickets and Lush cosmetics so there’s loads of great stuff up for grabs for doing your bit for the environment!

Check out <http://www.studentswitchoff.org/unis/cambridgehttp://www.studentswitchoff.org/unis/cambridge for more information!

Thouron Award

Interested in the Thouron Award?
The reception arrangements are as follows:

- Peterhouse, Cambridge http://www.pet.cam.ac.uk/welcome-peterhouse/maps-and-directions 

- Wednesday 17th October 2012, from 5.30 (presentation starting at 6pm)

- Drinks and snacks will be served

The reception will include a discussion about the Award, the University of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia from previous holders of the Thouron Awards. Questions are welcomed and application documents will be available for those interested.

Up to TEN awards, each with a total value of approx. US$80,000 per year, covering tuition fees and living expenses, including travel in the USA, will be available for British candidates who wish to pursue a postgraduate course of study at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. Applications are due by November 1st 2012 for the 2013 academic year.

More details of the Thouron Awards are available at: http://www.thouronaward.org/ 

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the leading Ivy League institutions in the United States of America and offers a wide range of postgraduate course in Arts & Sciences, Communication, Dental Medicine, Education, Engineering & Applied Science, Architecture & Regional Planning, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Social Policy, Veterinary Medicine, and all aspects of Business Management at the prestigious Wharton School.

Further course details are available at: http://www.upenn.edu/provost/graduate_admissions 

Awards were created by Sir John and Lady Thouron for the promotion of academic exchange and experience in international friendship between the UK and the USA.