NUS Demo 2012

Dear Johnians,

Today, students are facing increasingly bleak prospects. Now that fees have gone up, EMA is non-existent and there are serious threats to international students’ visas and postgraduate research funding, students need a voice to speak up for them more than ever.

The NUS Demo 2012 is in London on Wednesday 21st November. Below is a link to the CUSU Demo page:

And here is a link where you can book your place on the coaches CUSU is organising to get Cambridge students there easily and cheaply. There is a £3 suggested donation, which is strongly encouraged, for each person booking a seat on the coach:

**If you want to book a space on the coach, you could alternatively email me, Flick, on and I’ll book you onto it. You need to give me your name, CRS ID and specify if you need a return journey from London to Cambridge, or if you require wheelchair access.**

Also on this Sunday 11th, there’s a “Road to the Demo” event happening from 2-5pm at the CUSU Office on the New Museum Site. Feel free to come along to this, to find out how you can get involved and what the Demo is all about in more detail. Here’s a link to the Facebook event:

Thanks for reading, get involved to stand up for the future of education!


RAG College Quiz Night

I am pleased to be able to tell you about a great event coming up on 12th November at 7pm in Clare College Cellars. Please see the message below from the generous sponsor of RAG Lost, and then join the Facebook Event:
Best wishes,
RAG President 2012-13
As one of the world’s leading professional services firms, we provide Audit, Tax, Consulting, Corporate Finance and Technology services across all major industries. But shouldn’t you discover more about us for yourself? We rely on talented graduates like you. With your freshness, insight and innovative thinking, you help us realise our goal to be the most trusted professional services firm in the world.
Come to our RAG College Quiz Night where you will have opportunity to network with Deloitte staff whilst testing your general knowledge skills over a fun general knowledge quiz. Drinks and snacks also included, along with prizes for the winning team!
Your hosts for the evening will be Cambridge alumni now working here at Deloitte. Get your team together and register your place for this event at
We look forward to seeing you there!
Your Deloitte Cambridge Recruitment Team

The Student Switch Off!

~The Student Switch Off is running a competition where the college that get the highest % of their students* completing a quick climate change quiz are rewarded with a delivery of 100 tubs of Ben & Jerry’s.

So, please take 5 minutes to have a go at the quiz here:

Even if our college doesn’t win, you will still go into the draw to win Ben & Jerry’s for yourself! The closing date for entering the quiz is Wednesday 14th November.

This competition is run in conjunction with Ben & Jerry’s Supporting Better Dairy Campaign ( Please sign their petition to encourage the EU to improve welfare standards for dairy cows. Good luck!”

Pembroke Players: Me, As a Penguin


Me, As a Penguin at the Corpus Playroom next week Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th November
7pm £5/6

A comedy about knitting, penguins and Battenburg.

Me, As A Penguin is an insight into the life of Stitch, his heavily pregnant sister Liz and her sofa-loving partner Mark. Stitch is attempting to sample the gay scene of Hull, Mark is having doubts about ‘the bump’, whilst Liz is just desperate for the loo. But who is the man in the giant penguin costume? And why is nobody allowed into the toilet?

From the writer of the smash-hit comedy The Kitchen Sink, Me, As A Penguin was the centre-piece of Northern Exposure 2009, the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s new writing showcase. Me, As A Penguin is witty, heartfelt and deeply engaging.

‘A sprightly piece of absurd realism’ – The Guardian

‘Heart-wrenching, engaging and entertaining’ –

BOOK TICKETS NOW:,-as-a-penguin.aspx
OR CALL : 01223 300085

Hockey: St John’s Men’s 2nd team

Hi Everyone,

I’m the men’s Hockey club second team captain, and on the basis that a few
people individually approached me asking about playing second team hockey,
I’m adding this to the JCR website looking for any more potential players out there.

John’s second team is a friendly and low commitment team. We generally play
one match a week, usually on a Sunday; other than that, there is no
compulsory training, just turn up and play. You don’t need a stick, we can
find a few spares; No previous hockey experience is needed, or even any
talent (I’m the Captain and I’m pretty bad). Its just a run out against the
rude men of whatever other college we face that week.

So, if you’re keen for a bit of competitive exercise, have played hockey
before and want to pick it back up, haven’t been on a sports pitch in years
(or ever) and want to remember why you avoid them, or if your a closet
hockey genius keeping a low profile, give me an email. I’ll get you added
to the list and you’ll get emails about when our matches are, and then you
can turn up to any you can make. Alternatively, just ask me to email you
the details of our next match, which is sunday, and you can find out if you
like hockey before signing yourself up to any annoying lists.

Recruitment drive over. Thanks for reading,
James Hartley (


Love Art After Dark @ The Fitzwilliam Museum

On the 7th November, from 6:30 – 8:30pm, Fitzwilliam Museum Society is holding an evening art event.

There will be live music, art workshops, curators’ talks and a champagne reception for members. They are also giving complimentary glasses of wine to anyone who comes with a student ID.

Entry is completely free thanks to support from the Eridge Trust.

Nepal Volunteering – LAST CHANCE!

LAST CHANCE to volunteer to teach in Nepal – Application deadline extended to THURSDAY AT MIDNIGHT

Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime. How would you like to spend your summer living, teaching, travelling and just generally experiencing Nepal?

Apply NOW on our website, Applications MUST be in by THIS THURSDAY at midnight!
Every year Cambridge Volunteers in Nepal sends 16 volunteers, split between two schools and time slots to two schools, one in Kathmandu the other in rural countryside, run by the charitable, incredibly progressive foundation Hindu Vidya Peeth. This is a country desperately in need of help with their education systems, and incredibly thankful for any assistance it receives.
Living with the kids, teaching and playing with them every day, travelling through the beautiful, sometimes mystifying, always fascinating country or just chatting with some of the friendliest people on earth is an incredible experience and we welcome any and   everyone to apply. Anyone can apply, we’re not looking for particular teaching experience but mainly on enthusiasm for the project, the kids and the country.
Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, go to for more info and to submit your application!

The Student Ladder

The Student Ladder – – is a great resource for students when they’re job / internship hunting and looking forward to the future!

This website is aimed at university students in all year groups. It covers:

  • Over 550 employers offering graduate schemes across all industries and sectors. These are aimed at final year students.
  • Over 500 summer internships for penultimate year students – again across all industries and job functions.
  • Over 200 work placements for first year students in Easter or summer of their first year.
  • Over 250 employers offering 6 or 12 month industrial placements for students pursuing a sandwich degree.

The site is different from others in that all employers are covered, not just those that advertise with us, so students can really see the full range of options available to them. It also provides a wide range of internships for their earlier years, which in this competitive climate is becoming increasingly important.

The Student Ladder

What is The Student Ladder?

  • Information on over 1500 Work Placements, Graduate Schemes & Internship opportunities for 16-24 year old students
  • Facilitates you achieving the career of your choice
  • Enables you to stand out from the crowd
  • Provides information, guidance and advice from GCSE through your degree to graduation