Student Switch Off volunteer training – boost your CV and pick up a free t shirt!

The Cambridge Student Switch Off is looking for enthusiastic, environmentally-minded students to become Ambassadors for their campaign. There are four sessions to choose from and all take place on Fri 28th Oct in Sidney Sussex college (William Mong lecture theatre). The session will be a fun and interactive workshop providing you with skills in communication, social media and environmental campaigning. 

It will look at the Student Switch Off campaign (www.facebook.com/CambridgeSSO) as a practical example of how to encourage behaviour change. Their tips and tricks on effective communication will be transferable to your academic and extra-curricular activities and attending will look great on your CV!

As a bonus they will provide you with a Fairtrade Student Switch Off t-shirt!

Details:

Fri 28th October: 12.05pm, 1.05pm, 3.05pm or 4.05pm

Sidney Sussex College, William Mong lecture theatre

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND

If you have any queries or access requirements, contact Neil Jennings 

(bulletin item submitted by th471@cam.ac.uk)

Truth for Giulio Regeni

Truth for Giulio Regeni: Rally and photocall, Friday 22 April, 3.30pm, King's Parade, Cambridge

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/groups/cambridge/friday-22nd-april-rally-and-photo-call-truth-giulio-regeni

https://www.facebook.com/events/1606871429635783/

Organised by CUAI and Amnesty International Cambridge City Group, supported by Egypt Solidarity Initiative. We will be joined by Daniel Zeichner MP.

Giulio Regeni disappeared on 25 January in Cairo, where he was researching independent trade unions for his PhD in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. On 3 February his body was found, bearing signs of severe torture which human rights groups say are the hallmarks of the Egyptian security forces.

The Egyptian government denies it had anything to do with his disappearance and murder. Yet what happened to Giulio was not an isolated incident: over 400 unresolved cases of forced disappearance have been documented in Egypt since August 2015. Amnesty International reported nearly 90 cases of torture in the first three months of 2016.

31st January 4-7pm FoMSF Mapathon

CU Friends of MSF is holding a mapathon! Come along to our missing maps event and help NGOs like Médecins Sans Frontières reach crisis-affected areas quicker when disaster strikes. FREE PIZZA and drinks will be provided for all the mappers.

Time: 31st of January from 4-7pm

Location: Seminar Room 5, Cripps Court, Magdalene College.

Check out the Facebook event for more info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/452081964977956/

Alternatively, sign up here:

http://goo.gl/forms/3WzYfQYfgT

Zero carbon divestment campaign launches

Fossil fuel companies’ current reserves of oil, coal and gas hold 5 times more carbon than the world’s atmosphere can safely handle. Their business plan will cause climate chaos for billions of us, yet UK universities still collectively invest £5.2 billion in fossil fuel companies.

The University of Cambridge and Colleges have an overall endowment that equates to almost £5 billion. Without an ethical policy (unlike universities such as Oxford, UCL and St. Andrews), this money is invested in companies without consideration of their catastrophic environmental impact. At a global and local level, the impacts of these investments contradict the University’s positive contributions to society, through research and education.

Thus, Zero Carbon has just launched its new divestment campaign. To get involved by signing the petition, click here.

This is really important, so let’s all get together and do some ethicalisation!

CU FoMSF Charity Ceilidh!

The Friends of MSF student society invites you to start your Michelmas term dancing the night away, experiencing a traditional Gaelic dance! Come and join us for a fantastic evening in support of one of the world’s most respected NGOs. Working in hundreds of locations, MSF provides much needed medical aid in areas where few other organizations dare to operate.

No previous dancing experience required! Come in casual, comfortable wear. Drinks and nibbles will be provided!

Where: Cripps Court Gallery, Magdalene College.
When: Friday 16th October, 8:30-11:30pm
Ticket donation: £5 (£6 on the door)
FB page: http://www.facebook.com/events/1231206826895878/
Sign up page: goo.gl/forms/BGcIbzbiHH

For more information, email Fiona xh244@cam.ac.uk

We hope to see lots of you there for what promises to be a great evening!

Best wishes,
CU FoMSF committee

SJC JCR food drive

We’ll be putting boxes in your kitchens/ at the bottom of your staircases at the end of term. Please fill them with any left over non-perishable food goods you might have left over. These will then be donated to a local food bank.

The Rickshaw Theatre Project needs you!

Love travelling? Passionate about theatre and teaching children?

The Rickshaw Theatre Project needs you!

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed and creative people to teach/run workshops on this year’s Theatre in Education trip around India and Nepal. This is a voluntary project, which is self-funded, although we will be applying for funding from the University.

Over the last eight years groups of students have travelled to India and

Nepal in August/September visiting schools and NGOs with the aim of taking theatre to disadvantaged children and teenagers.

As a member of the team, you would be planning and running workshops, and organising performances with groups across India and Nepal.

We will be abroad for approximately 6 weeks in the summer from mid August to late September, with the opportunity for recreational travelling and other fun events in addition to the volunteer work. Any Cambridge University student is eligible to apply, whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate, graduating or coming back next year!

The trip will be very challenging, but extremely rewarding!

Please do get in contact if you have any questions. You can reach Phoebe and Rebecca at rickshawtheatreproject2015@gmail.com .

Here is a link to the last trip’s blog so you can see what we got up to: http://rtp2013.blogspot.co.uk/p/what-is-rtp-2013.html

Applications should include:

– what excites you about this project.

– Any relevant experience, although no experience is necessary.

– What difficulties do you think might arise working with kids in India and Nepal, and how would you deal with them?

– Do you have any creative ideas for games or workshops that you would like to conduct with the kids?

Application deadline is midnight Monday 20th April and applications should be sent to rickshawtheatreproject2015@gmail.com.

Student Minds Cambridge needs you!

Student Minds Cambridge needs you!

 

The Student Minds Cambridge committee (formerly Mental Wealth) of 2015 are looking for a Student Minds Rep from each college to circulate information and publicise events within their college.

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity and our Cambridge branch will be putting on exciting events and generally raising awareness of mental health issues throughout the year.

What does being a rep entail?

  • Linking up with the welfare staff and officers within your college
  • Publicising events within your college- online and on campus
  • Coming to termly meetings with other reps

Who are we looking for?

  • Anyone who is enthusiastic and interested in mental health issues!

It’s a small time commitment but is a massively useful role to enable SMC to spread the word and co-ordinate between colleges.

 

To apply, please contact: 

 

Laura-May Nardella (President) or Izzy Tilley (Vice-President)

studentmindscambridge@gmail.com

With:

  • Your name
  • Your year
  • Your college
  • A little explanation as to why you’d like to be an SMC rep

Altruistic Careers conference with Will MacAskill

Title: Altruistic Careers conference with Will MacAskill
Date & time: Sunday 15th February, 3-6pm
Location: Main Lecture Theatre, Divinity School
Description:

“If you want to make the world a better place, you need to know how. The conference will involve a talk from Will MacAskill, on which careers do the most good, followed by a panel discussion on the decisions involved in choosing an altruistic career.

Will MacAskill is the co-founder of non-profits Giving What We Can and 80,000 Hours. He is a research fellow at Emmanuel College, writes a column in Atlantic spin-off Qz.com and has published in top philosophy journal Ethics. You can find out more about Will MacAskill here:http://www.cafe.com/philosophy/this-cambridge-philosopher-wants-to-change-how-you-think-about-doing-good?u=1e8dowrtwj

STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD

The Student Travel Award provides two Cambridge undergraduates with up to £1,000 each to travel separately throughout Europe during the summer, visiting Cambridge’s volunteer-led Alumni Groups and promoting the Groups’ activities to students. This is a great opportunity for students to develop their networks with alumni and visit locations of personal and career interests.

 

For full details and to apply, students should visit: www.alumni.cam.ac.uk/get-involved/student-travel-award-2015 .