Hi Fitz,

The fifth greatest movie quote of all time has a built-in goat pun. It was clearly meant to be.

There's lots to keep you busy this week! Get involved with a study on elite universities, apply for summer internships, send your friends Lindor truffles and roses for Valentine's day (all for a good cause!), and/or attend one of the music society's concerts. See below for the full listings: 


  1. MAY WEEK: Corpus Christi Workers Applications, Medwards Garden Party Auditions
  2. STUDIES: Elite Universities
  3. OPPORTUNITIES: Watersprite, CU travel society, HKST Oxbridge, Sustainability internships, The Times survey, Schools Plus, Social Impact internships
  4. EVENTS: CU MSF Valentine's Day, Evening of Chamber Music, Varsity Wind Orchestra, Rivonia trial talk, Cafe Synthetique

1. MAY WEEK: Corpus Christi Workers Applications, Medwards Garden Party Auditions


Worker applications for the Corpus Christi May Ball are now open until the 12th of February! Submit your applications by filling out one of the following forms. 

Paid Worker Application - http://bit.ly/2ks1AN4 

Half on, Half off Application - http://bit.ly/2jvEypm 

Supervisor Application - http://bit.ly/2kRh4LF  W

hether it's the first time you're applying to work at a Ball or you're a May Week veteran, make sure you apply to Corpus! We are looking for hard-working, proactive, team-oriented individuals, who will ensure that Corpus May Ball 2017 builds on the success of previous years. We value our workers and take pride in treating our staff well. 

We hope to see you there!


Missed out on a slot at the big audition weekend? Have no fear – Murray Edwards are hosting one of their infamous ‘band in the  bar’ nights to find potential acts for the main stage at the Medwards Garden Party. The event will run on Friday the 24th January, 19:00-21:30 in the bar. 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/416965178647571/ 

If you’re interested, fill out the following form. You’ll perform a brief set in our bar to a small audience, and if we like you, you’ve got yourself a free ticket to the biggest garden party of the year. Regardless of how the audition goes, you’re invited over to kuda after the bar closes for our launch party!  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScI1OCwtJDpLJAMr7r6Yl_IwTppTHkx4NnXLStKG54fdukc7w/viewform?c=0&w=1 

If you can’t make the 24th but would still like the opportunity to audition, get in touch with us (ss2409@cam.ac.uk or mcf46@cam.ac.uk) and we can organise something else. 

2. STUDIES: Elite Universities


I am writing to invite you to take part in an exciting international research project on political perceptions of students at elite universities. 

Just follow this link to take our 10-minute anonymous survey: 

The study is conducted by Princeton University (USA), the Hertie School of Governance (Germany), and the Higher School of Economics (Russia). We're working hard to survey students at top universities worldwide to find out what values students share and what differences they have.

The study has been approved by the ethics committee of the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

3. OPPORTUNITIES: Watersprite, CU travel society, HKST Oxbridge, Sustainability internships, The Times survey, Schools Plus, Social Impact internships


Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival is looking for volunteers! Friday 10th - Sunday 12th March.

  Watersprite has been described by press as "the most ambitious student film festival in the world", attracting speakers like Eddie Redmayne, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander and Lenny Henry as well as receiving submissions from countries such as Myanmar and South Africa. It's an exciting place to be! Volunteering at Watersprite Film Festival is a low-commitment opportunity, that lets you gain practical experience in events and film festivals, looks great on a CV, and promises to be a fun, action-packed weekend! Application deadline is Friday 17th February. 3-hour minimum commitment required. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Festival Secretary Tabitha Bardsley at tabitha.bardsley@watersprite.org.uk 

  Apply now here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFRX-vjeqzQ_5ybQWgMbpN1TPnnWSYu8im3rvJGgiXfnGDuw/viewform?c=0&w=1  Website: http://www.watersprite.org.uk/


Love travelling, sharing your experiences, and want to build a platform for like-minded travellers? Here's the chance - the CU Travel Society (https://www.facebook.com/groups/634250313281444/) is recruiting a new committee! The CU iTravel Society aims to build a network of travellers by organising various speaker events (e.g. by inviting experienced couchsurfers, travel writers), social activities and an online resource-sharing platform. 

►►►If you are interested in joining the Executive Committee, check out the roles below, and fill this form (https://goo.gl/forms/bLXCk8x6OUPoTrQI2)! ***Deadline 14/2* ◄◄◄

Committee roles available

1. President

2. Internal Affairs Officer

3. Treasurer

4. Events Officer

5. Publicity Officer

6. IT Officer 

*For more information regarding the roles, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1438448082871898/


Want to travel the world? Want to do something fun and meaningful with your summer?

Then apply for the *HKST Oxbridge English Summer Camp!*  

Alongside 10 other Oxbridge students, you will take part in two summer camps, each lasting 2 weeks. You will teach English language lessons in the mornings and lead activities in the afternoons and evenings! 

You will need to be available between the 30th June and 6th August. There is inclusive accommodation and meals throughout the teaching and you will receive £800 to cover flights and other expenses. 

You will also receive assistance with getting visas to travel in China after teaching! 

For more details about the trip, insight into the experience, or any other queries you may have, feel free to email is375@cam.ac.uk (Imogen)

To apply and find out more go to: https://goo.gl/forms/ZP4H52OLfsdA7eZg1 

Deadline for applications: 12th of February 

Learning Journey in China – Teaching English to Local Students

Our program aims to provide an opportunity for local students to interact with native level English speakers in order to enhance cultural exchanges, increase the students’ confidence to speak English, and eventually improve their English communication skills. 

Date: July 11 - Aug 20, 2017

Location: Pingxiang, Jiangxi Province 

Travel Stipend: up to £ 600

Free lodging & food

Application Deadline: 11:59pm Beijing Time, 1st May

Please email secretary@7education.org to request for an application form.

More Information: www.7education.orgwww.facebook.com/ljinchina/


If you are driven to know more

see what you can learn by teaching others.

Because inspiring others is a way to inspire yourself.

Learning Journey in China 


Interested in gaining real world experience and adding to your CV? This year’s paid internships are out!

These positions are for eight weeks during the summer and are for current or recently graduated undergraduate students (within the last year). They provide the opportunity to gain experience working with professionals in the field of environmental sustainability. Two positions are based in Cambridge, and one will be in Tokyo, Japan.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 19th February, midnight.

Interviews will be held between Monday 6th and Friday 10th March.

Visit our website for details and find out how to apply: http://bit.ly/1De2Emm



Want to Earn £90+? Hiring Now! Interviewers for The Times Final Year Student Survey 2017

Applicants must:
- Know 20+ final year undergraduate students
- Be organised and reliable
- Hold high levels of communication and social skills
- Be available for approximately 8-10 hours during the live period (which commences after the training session) 


- You will be paid the £90+ directly into your bank account after completing your surveys 
- You will receive a full reference on completion of the role 
- You can complete all work around your own personal schedule 
- You can significantly enhance your CV by demonstrating time management, organisational and planning skills 
- You will be provided with a number of 'freebies' from our Survey sponsors! 

Final few places are limited so get in touch ASAP. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to apply, please contact your University Manager Michael Lane at ml694@cam.ac.uk ASAP expressing your interest in the role.


(Application closes: 14th February 5pm)

Schools Plus Cambridge is a student-run charity that offers free weekly tutorial and extra-curricular activities to disadvantaged students in local schools. We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic students to join our team of voluntary tutors for this term! It only takes an hour a week.

Our projects run after schools on every weekday so you can choose a project that suits your timetable! We have a wide range of projects, from mentoring to GCSE essay support. For more details, please visit: www.cambridgehub.org/schools-plus

Applicants will be invited to a selection workshop (16th February 2017 5-7 pm) so that we can get to know you a bit better and tutoring will start on the week commencing 20th February. 

Join Schools Plus and change lives, one child at a time. Providing support outside of classroom is very powerful and is one of the most rewarding thing you can do during your time in Cambridge. Please direct all queries to Herman at projects.schoolsplus@cambridgehub.org 

Don't know what to do with your life? Long weeks of summer vacation still to be filled? Want to make a difference?

Cambridge Hub's Social Impact Internship Scheme places students who are passionate about social change with social-action orientated host organisations.

Want to know more?!

Come along to our Information Event on Wednesday 15th Feb @ 6:00-7:30pm in the Nihon Room, Pembroke College (Step free access is available at this venue).

(Facebook Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/1633374876689740/)

Alongside their placements, you will get access to exclusive training featuring sessions designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue a career in the social impact sector. You will also be able to take responsibility for your own project, with chances to continue on even after the summer. This is your chance to make a difference whilst gaining work experience, great contacts, new skills and an insight into the world of social impact careers!

Last year 87% of our students agreed that they gained valuable work experience and a useful insight into the social impact sector.


On Weds evening there will be a presentation on the Social Impact Internship Scheme, a chance to hear about internship experiences from students who have participated in the scheme, and time to ask questions! You'll also have the chance to learn more about ways to get involved with other Cambridge Hub projects and joining the Cambridge Hub Committee which will be recruiting throughout Lent.

We are committed to supporting the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible - contact poppy.crooks@cambridgehub.org with any queries.


4. EVENTS: CU MSF Valentine's Day, Evening of Chamber Music, Varsity Wind Orchestra, Rivonia trial talk, Cafe Synthetique


What better way to show your friends and loved ones how much they mean  to you than to have a surprise delivered to their pigeonholes? Cambridge  University Friends of MSF (Doctors Without Borders) is back with our  annual Valentine's Day Special! All funds raised will go towards MSF's  campaigns to provide essential healthcare to crisis-stricken areas.

 For £1 you can buy a Lindor truffle, and for £3.50 a beautiful rose (red  for love or yellow for friendship). You can order a rose (of either  colour) and two chocolates for the special price of £5! This year, we  have the lovely addition of felt owls with hearts (by ARK) for £5  (limited stock only)! 

Each order will be accompanied by a complimentary mini card with your  personal message. We will take orders until Saturday (11th February).  Simply fill in your orders with the google form and follow the bank  transfer details stated: https://goo.gl/forms/iteoiXDWkFzcs8RF3 For more updates, visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/1272032819539158/ 

Valentine's Day is just over a week away, so place your orders quickly!


Friday 10 February Emmanuel College Old Library 8.00pm 

  The finest chamber musicians in the University, who hold Instrumental Awards, present a varied programme of chamber works in the beautiful surroundings of Emmanuel College Old Library. 


Cambridge University Trumpet Ensemble: Matilda Lloyd, Katie Lodge, Joe Penaliggon & Oliver Abbey Renaissance Dances – Claude Gervaise (fl. 1550) arr. C. Decker Two Moods for Four Trumpets – Alan Fernie (b.TBC) Long Ago and Far Away – Jerome Kern (1885-1945) arr. R. Cray

  The Aether Trio: Sam Alberman, Wallis Power & Marianne Schonle Piano Trio in G Minor – Clara Schumann 

  Impostore Quartet: Aditya Chander, Hannah Gardiner, Rachel Flint & Naomi Woo Piano Quartet No.3 in C Minor – Brahms

  Tickets: £10 Students: £3 Tickets include a glass of wine at post-concert drinks with the performers


Saturday 18 February 4.30pm Trinity College Chapel 

Programme to include:

Coates London Suite

Dan Price An American Tale

Arnold Scottish Dances 

  Cambridge University Wind Orchestra

Bristol University Symphonic Winds

Jack Bazalgette, Liam Leonard conductors 

  Following CUWO’s fantastic trip to Bristol last year, Bristol University Symphonic Winds come to Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, for a Varsity concert.

  Tickets: £10 Concessions: £8 Students: £3 Link to online booking: https://www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/concert/varsity-concert-bristol-and-cambridge-university-wind-orchestras/


On 13th March 2017 Mandela’s defence attorney, Lord Joel Joffe, will be giving a talk on the trial that changed South Africa where Mandela was convicted and given a life sentence.

The talk is entitled ‘The Rivonia Trial – Transformed into a trial of the Apartheid Government by Nelson Mandela and his co-accused who were on trial for their lives’ and begins at 5:00pm in the Magdalene College Cripps Auditorium. A drinks reception will then follow. Although the talk and drinks reception are free to attend, booking for each is essential. To book please email events@magd.cam.ac.uk and if there are any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.



18:00-20:00, 20 Feb 2017

Panton Arms, Panton Street, Cambridge

Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks. This month's theme is Biology as Technology, and will focus on how biology is used as technology, with a particular focus on how we have and will continue to shape plant crop species.   You can also join the Cambridge Synthetic Biology Meetup for news on all synbio events: http://www.meetup.com/Cambridge-Synthetic-Biology-Meetup/ [2]


As always, if you've got something that you'd like put on the bulletin, let me know by emailing jcr.secretary@fitz.cam.ac.uk

Billy love,

Tara Ahluwalia

JCR Secretary and Communications Officer

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