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University Challenge Trials

https://www.facebook.com/events/364673407294048/

Tuesday Nov
7, Dirac Room, Fisher Building

3 sessions –
5.30pm-6pm, 6-6.30pm, 6.30-7pm.


Week 5 Welfare event – PET A PUPPY!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1466899053424355/

Effective Altruism event – this Thursday –
Julian Huppert

https://www.facebook.com/events/1606624999395436/

 

Spend Easter in Japan with the Oxbridge Academy
– all costs covered!

https://www.facebook.com/events/364291634008964/

 

Help John’s win the Student Switch Off Competition!

 

Our college is competing against 16 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 £250 for our summer garden party
so please support the campaign by liking the Facebook page www.facebook.com/CambridgeSSO and
posting the name of our college on the wall. If you’re not on Facebook you can
sign-up to support the campaign via http://studentswitchoff.org/unis/cambridge/get-involved/.

 

The campaign will be hosting a series of mini-competitions
over the year where colleges receive a bronze, silver, gold or platinum award
based on how involved we get in the competition. Students who get involved
stand the chance of winning Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and NUS extra cards for
themselves so there’s loads of great stuff up for grabs for doing your bit for
the environment!

 

AND if you’re a keen, green person you’ll be interested in
the Student Switch Off Ambassador training on Tue 31st Oct in the
Mong Lecture Theatre of Sidney Sussex
. There are four sessions to choose
from @ 12:05, 1:05, 3:05 and 4:05pm, everyone who attends gets a Fairtrade
t-shirt and reusable Ben & Jerry’s coffee cup and being an ambassador will
look great on your CV. Register for the training here: https://cambridgessooct2017.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

 

Varsity Education Opportunities

 

MARKETING INTERN

 

Varsity
Education is a not-for-profit organisation offering pre-university courses to
15-18 year olds. We are looking for a confident, motivated individual to join
our team as a Marketing Intern. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain
valuable experience and to add a professional reference to your CV. The
Marketing Intern will be responsible for gathering, curating and preparing
marketing materials during our academic winter programme held at Clare College,
Cambridge, from 10th – 22nd December 2017. You
will need excellent copywriting skills, an eye for a great photo, and to be
confident and sociable when dealing with young people and other members of
staff.

 

START DATE

This
position will be a short-term contract and will take place December 10th to
22nd, with the possibility of 1-2 days of preparation and training
ahead of time. Candidates must be available each day of the programme between
9am and 9pm, and will be working for approximately 3-5 hours a day (subject to
variation).

 

LOCATION

The
role will be based in Clare College, Cambridge. During the programme, the
Intern will be required to accompany students to other locations around
Cambridge. To be considered for this role, candidates should be resident in
Cambridge or its immediate vicinity throughout the programme.

 

COMPENSATION

The
Marketing Intern will receive £200 upon completion of the programme.

 

Please
apply with your CV and a covering letter to office@varsity-education.ac

 

Please
visit our website for more information: https://varsity-education.ac/recruitment/

 

 

Cambridge
Food Security Forum film screening and recruitment

14th November, 6pm, St John’s College Old Divinity School

 

Please join the
Cambridge Food Security Forum for a screening of a new documentary film on one
of the most divisive debates of our time – the use of genetically modified
organisms (GMOs) in food. Directed by Academy Award nominated Scott Hamilton
Kennedy and narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Food
Evolution” aims to address the myths and present the facts about this
controversial part of our food system. The film will be followed by a
discussion with Professor Sir David Baulcombe, Regius Professor of Botany. Free
to attend and food and drinks will be provided. November 14th, 6pm, St. John’s
College Old Divinity School. Please register here: http://bit.ly/2vuWPcm

 

The Cambridge
Food Security Forum is also actively recruiting. If you are interested in being
involved with interdisciplinary dialogue and innovation toward achieving a
sustainable food system, please get in touch by emailing contact@cfsf.co.uk

To stay
up-to-date with our events, please like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CambridgeFSF/

ENT – Bridgemas Blowout

SJC Ents – Bridgemas Blowout


Get down to the Fisher Building on Saturday 18th November for the last ent of term! Wrap yourself up in wrapping paper, cover yourself in tinsel, and make sure you’ve got a Santa hat on because it’ll certainly be feeling Christmassy in Johnsbridge.

All drinks £1 
£1 entry
Prizes for best dressed

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ENT – The Nightmare in Johnsbridge

SJC Ents – The Nightmare in Johnsbridge


On Saturday 4th November Halloween comes to John’s! Make sure you get your scariest outfit on and get ready to get loose to the sounds of Michael Jackson.

All drinks £1 
£1 entry
Prizes for best dressed

**Ent kicks off at 10pm so it doesn’t clash with Jesus Green fireworks/LMBC BBQ**

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Your Boat Club Needs You

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Dear
Johnians

 

Do
you like shouting at people?  Do you want to be involved in one of the
most popular sports in Cambridge?  Are you forever wishing you were
taller?  Then your Boat Club needs you!  (Shortness not essential.)

 

If
you were thinking about coxing for Lady Margaret Boat Club (the John’s rowing
club), but thought you’d missed your chance, it’s not too late to sign
up!  As the person in charge of steering the boat and telling the rowers
what to do, the cox’s role is the most exciting one in the boat when it comes
to races.  The club has a warm and friendly atmosphere and our BCD (Boat
Club Dinner) is the perfect way to finish each term.  Besides, as that
centuries-old Cantabrigian proverb goes, “you get used to the early
mornings, it’s a good way to make friends and a great form of exercise.”

 

If
you’re interested or want to find out more, we would love to take you on and
teach you all you need to know, so get in touch with Jamie Bailey (jab288) or
Sophie Compton (smc216) via Facebook or email.

 

Hope
to see you soon!

 

Best
wishes

 

Jamie
and Sophie

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Chief
Coxes, LMBC

John’s Societies Fair – STALL SIGN UP

Hey everyone,

If you want to showcase your soceity or sports team during the John’s Societies Fair, you’ll need to fill in this short Google Form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mUusWdlq5UUuaTX-YeKms-j2CHug-DiliUlc4bnzJUw/edit?usp=drivesdk

For those unaware, the Fair will happen on Tuesday 3rd October (19:30-22:00) in the Fisher Building’s Palmerston Room. With no DoS sessions overlapping, this time has been chosen to maximise Fresher attendance. 

Any questions let me know!

Regards,

Sam

Win £100 Amazon voucher – spare 5 min to do an online test to explore your underlying beliefs about personality traits in different professions

My name is Yishu Qin and I am a PhD student from the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. My PhD project (in cooperation with Project Implicit from Harvard University) focuses on how people perceive different majors and whether their perceptions influence their career choices. I was wondering if you could spare 5 minutes to do this online test for my project? 

The test itself is as simple as a pairing game and is fun and inspiring. The study is completely anonymous, and the instructions are there when you click on the link. This is a really vital part of my PhD thesis on psychology and education. You will have a chance to win £25 or £100 in amazon vouchers as a reward for participation.

Below is my test link (please use a computer or a laptop, the test requires using keyboard so cannot be run on tablets or phones):

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/Launch?study=/user/nlofaro/contract.qin.empathy2/manager.expt.xml&refresh=true

I would be very grateful if you could also pass the link to your university friends. 

If you have any idea to share with me, please contact Yishu Qin: yq228@cam.ac.uk

(bulletin item submitted by yq228@cam.ac.uk)

Cambridge Consulting Network Summer Program

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Are you spending the summer in Cambridge and interested
in getting more experience in consultancy, developing your skills and working
with others in an engaging project? CCN is proud to announce two exciting
summer projects for student consultants to work on.

 

Become a part of a team that generates high-calibre
solutions for two exciting startups. See the details of our projects below:

 

Project 1: Market Entry –  Professional Social Media
Platform

A Cambridge startup developed an online professional
community platform to allow like-minded individuals to connect, share ideas,
collaborate on projects, raise funds as well as gain recognition for their
work. CCN will define a market entry strategy that allows the client to grow
the platform to a global community. The project is open to students of all
degrees and subjects. 

 

Project 2: Product Launch – Lighting Devices for the
developing world

An award winning Material Sciences startup has developed a
lighting device that will provide safe, healthy and affordable lighting for the
developing world. Having completed their prototype phase, the startup wants CCN
to undertake a market research campaign to recommend a strategy for their
product launch. The project is open to students of all degrees and subjects but
a background in engineering or finance is beneficial.

 

The start of the projects is Sunday the 25th of June.

 

Please be aware that CCN projects last 8-10 weeks, and will
require a commitment of 10 hours per week.

 

To apply: 

Visit our website at: http://cambridgeconsultingnetwork.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e542299a87b49e7bc34a6683b&id=49aa0cbb2a&e=b1461db8ed
to submit an application. You will need to complete a short online form
indicating your preferences; we will do our best to staff the projects
accordingly. 

 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, 13th June, 5pm (applicants
are advised to apply well in advance)

 

If you have any questions please email Niclas at: niclas.frei@cambridgeconsultingnetwork.com.

China/Mongolia Volunteering and Internship Programmes

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Come join our Lovvol volunteering / internship programmes in
China and Mongolia. Unlike other volunteering organisation, not only are all
our programmes completely FREE, but also selected student applicants get free
training and certification as well as free food, accommodation, excursions and
even Mandarin lessons during the programme in China. This year we will be
visiting Shanghai, Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Ulaanbaatar, Xiamen, Shenzhen
and many more!  

We welcome students from across the UK, USA and Australia.
Interested? Apply now or register interest @ http://www.lovvol.org/apply/

Please find some programme details as follows:

Lovvol encourages our Ambassadors to explore China in an
engaging manner. We aim to foster cultural understanding and introduce
Ambassadors to the Chinese language and way of life, inspiring the next
generation of Chinese children to learn English and broaden their horizons.
Currently we offer three distinctive programmes:

Cultural Exchange – some classroom teaching (English)
combined with a range of cultural workshops, blended learning activities and
excursions; 

Inspiring Futures – a progressive holistic education
programme developed by our partner Future Foundations – to be delivered by our
Ambassadors to Chinese children. The differentiating factor is the
consideration given to the development of ‘emotional intelligence’ alongside
our core objectives of cultural exchange and language progression.

LOVVOL Adventurer – For the first time this year we have
teamed up with a summer camp provider specialising in water sports and
adventure activities for young children. If you are the sporty adventurous type
this might be a great way to combine a new cultural experience in China,
teaching and developing your leadership skills

How we operate & Role Descriptions:

Ambassador: Depending on the specific programme, Ambassadors
are asked to complete pre-departure research and training. After arrival in
China or Mongolia, Ambassadors will engage with school children, aged from 7-16
years old in groups of around 20. There will be no compulsory textbook for
teaching. However, sample materials will be provided. Teaching is normally
focused on conversational English and cultural workshops, while the format for
activity-based classes is active group learning and participation, for example
real situation English, outdoor activities, culture exchange and teaching
English songs etc; Support and assistance from experienced teachers will be
provided at the local institutions, so Ambassadors can develop confidence
gained from the pre-departure studying and training.

Start and end date:

1/07/2017 – 31/08/2017

Duration:

4 weeks to 2 months depending on student applicants’
availability and the programme

Skills and qualifications:

None required. Any previous teaching or volunteering abroad
experience or Mandarin language skills would be beneficial

Essentials:

All ambassadors must have a native level of spoken English,
and also enthusiasm, motivation and a willingness to interact with children and
embrace the experience!

How to apply

Please log on our website to register your interest or apply
at http://www.lovvol.org/apply/.
Alternatively, please contact enquiries@lovvol.org
for further enquiries. Places are limited and it is on first come first
reserved basis.

Benefits

Full-board accommodation are provided in addition to
excursions and cultural workshops on some programmes (e.g. mandarin lessons,
trips etc) for free

Cambridge Humanities Review – Editorial Assistant Needed

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The Cambridge Humanities Review is looking for an Editorial
Assistant

 

The Cambridge Humanities Review is looking to recruit an
Editorial Assistant for the academic year 2017/2018. The candidate would
ideally be in place during the summer and the position can renewed annually.
Duties would involve fundraising, proof-reading, organising and hosting launch
events, and publicity. Experience and aptitude for at least of two of these
areas would be desirable.

 

About us:

 

In the words of the celebrated writer Robert Macfarlane:
‘The CHR is a very impressive young magazine, distinguished […] for its
combination of intellectual seriousness, adventure and diversity.’

 

Since our foundation in 2012, we have printed essays and
reviews on topics across the arts and humanities penned by leading academics
across the UK and US, with contributors including Rowan Williams, Prof. Laura
Tunbridge, Prof. Raymond Geuss, and Alistair Campbell on subjects ranging from
the music of Lana Del Rey to the poetry of J.H. Prynne, from eschatology to
Brutalist playgrounds. For more information visit: http://www.cambridgereview.net/

 

About you:

 

Ideally you would be a student in the early years of your
degree, be able to meet deadlines and make regular commitments during term-time
and during the vacation, have some experience with organising events and
raising funds, and be passionate about working in the arts and humanities.

 

If you are at all interested get in touch with Christoph
Pretzer:

cjp76@cam.ac.uk