Mindfulness Workshop

*What: Free Mindfulness Workshop with Young Buddhist Monks and Nuns*

Where: Chetwynd Room, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST

When: 17 October 2012, 14:00 to 20:00

Why: In today’s busy world, we all experience the stress, pressures, and expectations of daily life – overconsumption, overwork, uncertainty and anxiety about the future. How can we touch peace and freedom in the midst of it all?

Young monks and nuns from Plum Village, students of world renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, are coming to the UK in October 2012 to give training in mindfulness for young people.

On October 17th they will offer a free workshop from 2-8pm in the Chetwynd Room in King’s College. This mindfulness workshop offers us time and space to come together to disengage from all the busyness and begin to reclaim our freedom.

The monks and nuns from Plum Village will guide you through impressively simple and effective practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, deep relaxation and eating meditation.

With the tools of mindfulness practice, we will learn how to stop and listen more deeply to ourselves and others, to explore what holds us back and what can make us more free.

If you know a thing or two about mindfulness, great. If you’re new to the
practice, even better. Just go to wkupuk.org to register.

Contact: hmbl2@cam.ac.uk

Buttery Theme Day

On Thursday November 22, the buttery will be re-invented as a Street Food Fair. Come on down to sample street food from around the world!

Consultancy Interview Workshop

Improve your interview skills!


Interested in Consultancy? Concerned about how to approach the distinctive case study interviews? Bain & Company, one of the world’s leading strategy consultancies, is running two workshops this week to help your improve your approach and ‘crack the case’.


Sidgwick Hall, Newnham College – Thursday 18th October at 12-2pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm


Sign up and learn more at www.joinbain.com

Cambridge Style Week


Want to sashay down the runway?
Want to represent Cambridge Style Week to the world as our CSW Ambassador?
Want to have a whole load of fun?

Cambridge Style Week is fresh, vibrant, and unique, and we are seeking a
face that represents these qualities. The winner of our search will not
only get to be the first model on the catwalk for CSW 2013, but will
feature prominently in promotional materials and on our website. This is a
great opportunity to gain exposure both at a regional and national level,
and to build a modeling career. The winner will receive a make-over,
photo-shoot, and portfolio copies of each of the images we use in our
promotional packs.

To enter, please FILL OUT THE ATTACHED FORM, and attach a RECENT HEADSHOT,

The photographs will be placed on our Facebook site for a popular ‘like’
vote to sit alongside the judges’ vote. 40 entrants will be chosen for a
live casting call and will be notified by email which will give further
instructions about the casting event. The winner will be announced at a
live event in November and all selected entrants will be considered as
models for the upcoming runway shows and events.

We embrace diversity and will take applications from models who represent
the many faces of Cambridge.

Even if you don’t enter the competition don’t forget to like our Facebook
page for the latest NEWS, EVENTS and UPDATES on Cambridge Style Week…


Join us while we put Cambridge on the style map!

Playing in Musical Theatre Bands


Did you play an instrument and then come to University and find you didnt have time to keep playing? Musical pit bands could be for you – playing in pit bands is a low commitment way to keep playing as well as an opportunity to have fun and meet new people.

If you are interested, send me (Oli) and email at or248@cam.ac.uk to get put on the Cambridge Musical Theatre Society (CUMTS) pit band list. Once on the list, you will get information about playing in musicals, operas and other Cambridge shows as well as opportunities to play in CUMTS bar nights and the CUMTS annual Gala night.

If you are interested in getting involved straight away, I am currently looking for a band to play in the Week 5 CUMTS ADC show, Cabaret. Read on for more info…

The show runsfrom Tues 6th – Sat 10th Novemeber with a Thursday AND Saturday matinee.The commitment beyond the show week will be several hours of rehearsal timeas well as a sitz probe, tech and dress which will all be from the weekend before the show goes up. I am in need of players to fill the following parts:

– Pianist/ Repetiteurs * – Drummer – 1 Cello – 1 Viola – 2 Violin I – 1 Violin II – 1 French Horn – 2 Trombones – Reed I (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto/Sop Sax) – Reed 2 (Clarinet, Sop/Alto Sax) – Reed 3 (Clarinet, Tenor Sax) also oboe and horn but not necessary – Reed 4 (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bari Sax) and also bassoon but again not necessary

With regards to the reed parts, ideally I would like to find people who
play all the instruments for the individual parts but if you can only say
play the clarinet and sax still get in touch.

* I am looking to create a bank of repetiteurs for the rehearsal process
but I will also need a pianist to play the piano part in the show – ideally
I would like to have a Chief Repetiteur to fulfil this role but I can be

If you are interested in playing or have any questions regarding Cabaret or
the musicians list, feel free to send me an email on or248@cam.ac.uk.


Oli Rew

CUMTS Musicians Rep 2012/13

Student Community Action Social

Student Community Action Social

Come down to The Vaults, on Trinity Street from 8:30 on Tuesday 23rd October for the first Student Community Action social of the year.

It’s happy hour all night, so 2 for 1 on selected cocktails!
It will be a great chance to get to know other volunteers and have a fun night of cocktails/mocktails. Feel free to invite your friends :)

If you’re not a volunteer but would like to come along to chat to us and find out more about SCA we’d really like you to come too!

Look for the event on Facebook or email hmf27 if you have any questions.

John’s Jammies!

Jon, your Ethical Affairs Officer, will be selling the infamous JOHN’S JAMMIES in the Bar this evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm.

This is the last batch of our personalised PJs so buy yours now before they run out :)

All the money raised will be going to SOS Children’s Villages, the JCR’s chosen charity for this year.

You can read more about them here:


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.