Giving What We Can: Big Varsity Match Campaign


Giving What We Can: Cambridge have teamed up with Giving What We Can: Oxford for the first ever Big Varsity Match campaign. Together we will match all donations up to £30,000 to the Against Malaria Foundation – have your donation doubled by giving on our fundraising page at

The campaign runs until 8th March, and we are aiming to raise over £15,000. Help us reach our target by donating now! #GDBO

The Against Malaria Foundation is the most effective charity in the world according to the independent evaluator GiveWell. Just £4 donated buys an insecticide-treated bednet which protects (on average) two people for several years. For every 100-1,000 nets put over heads and beds by AMF, one child doesn’t die.

Every single net matters.

CUSU Referendum on constitution and standing orders


Following on from Monday’s CUSU Council, the Elections Committee hereby announce that a referendum on the proposed amendments to the CUSU Constitution and Standing Orders will be held simultaneous with the upcoming CUSU elections (7 to 10 March).

The question will be:

“Do you approve the proposed changes to CUSU’s Constitution and Standing Orders?”

Further information and rules governing the conduct of the referendum will be uploaded to the CUSU website and available on the elections page ( in due course.

The CUSU Union Development Team, as the proposer of the motion bringing about the referendum, have been designated the official “yes” campaign.

The Elections Committee are seeking a group of students to run the official “no” campaign. If you are interested in doing this, please contact  by noon on Wednesday 1 March.

Teach First


Informed by 15 years of research and development, our world-class programme combines global best practice in leadership development and teacher training. If you decide to join our programme you’ll gain a fully-funded Postgraduate Diploma in Education, worth double the credits of a PGCE, as well as the key skills and personal qualities needed to develop you into an effective leader – someone who can make a real impact. Over 40 social enterprises have sprung from our ambassador community, and Teach First ambassadors can be found in senior positions in government, business and charities.

Over 10,000 people have joined the LDP so far and what they all have in common is a belief that every child should have equal opportunities in education and in life, and the knowledge they are contributing towards this goal.

We fill our vacancies as soon as we find the right candidates, so if you are still interested in the programme we recommend applying as soon as possible. Visit to open up an application today.

We also have a range of opportunities available to student who are in their first, second and penultimate year of their degree. Please visit to find out more.”

CUCCS Cambridge English Summer Camp


A fully funded volunteering English teaching program in China this summer!

Interested in teaching children and Chinese culture? Want to do something different and visit China? CUCCS Cambridge English Summer Camp has been successfully hosted for five years. It brings enthusiastic and talented Cambridge students together to inspire and teach Chinese students. Your help will have a great impact on students in China and allow you to share your talents with others, leaving a positive and lasting impact. 

Here’s an opportunity for a FULLY FUNDED placement (including flights, accommodation and meals) in Beijing and Shijiangzhuang/Guangdong Province this summer!

 -Organizer: The Cambridge University Chinese Cultural Society (CUCCS)

-Location: Camford Royal School in Beijing and Shijiazhuang/ Guangdong Province (you’ll be allocated to either Beijing plus Shijiangzhuang camp or Guangdong camp)

-Dates: from 10th July to 20th August 2017  (including 32 teaching days and 8 non-teaching days)

(*exact dates are subject to change)

-Roles: Teaching English to students age from 8-18 in a summer camp (no previous teaching experience or qualifications are necessary)


-Free return flights (maximum reimbursement 600 pounds), accommodation and meals, an extra 2,000RMB pocket allowance

-Regular Chinese culture classes offered by the school

-Guided sightseeing tours for you to explore China

It will be a highlight on your CV as well as an experience, which you will carry with you for a lifetime.

To apply, please fill in an application form at: (Previous CCS volunteers only need to fill in basic information and will be guaranteed an interview)

Deadline for application is 8rd March 2016. Interviews will be held near the end of Easter term
Email if you have further questions.

P.S. You DO NOT need to have any teaching qualifications or knowledge of Mandarin to volunteer.

Please see our Facebook event page at:

Upcoming CUMS concerts



Saturday 4 March 2017 // West Road Concert Hall // 8.00pm

Mozart Symphony No.25, ‘Little G minor’/ Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2/ Mozart Piano Concerto No.20, K466/ Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra/ Peter Donohoe piano/director

Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra are joined by internationally acclaimed pianist Peter Donohoe, who will direct concertos by Mozart and Shostakovich from the piano. The concert also features a conductorless Mozart symphony directed by CUCO’s leader, Aditya Chander. A real showcase of chamber music skills, this concert is not to be missed!

Tickets: £20, £14, £10

Concessions: £18, £12, £8

Students: £5

Booking:; tel: 01223 300085



Thursday 2 March // West Road Concert Hall // 8.00pm

Beethoven Coriolan Overture/ Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme/ Schubert Symphony No.6/ CUMS Concert Orchestra/ Toby Hession conductor/ William Clark-Maxwell cello (CUMS Concerto Competition 2016 prize-winner)

Cambridge University Musical Society’s second symphony orchestra present their Lent Term concert, including Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme performed by William Clark-Maxwell, CUMS Concerto Competition 2016 prize-winner.

Tickets: £10

Concessions: £8

Students: £3

Booking:; tel: 01223 300085

Schwarzman Scholars Program Talk from Global Director of Admissions




Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to ensure that the next generation of business, political and civil society leaders around the world can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world.  We aim to achieve this by (1) recruiting promising young leaders from around the world, people who have the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society or business  (2) educate them about China’s global role via a one-year Master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua and (3) link them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders.  It is an unparalleled introduction to China and its role in the world. 


A Schwarzman Scholar should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential, the ability to anticipate paradigm changes, strong intellectual capacity and exemplary character.


·        Leadership: the ability to conceptualize, articulate and implement new approaches to existing conditions, with determination, energy and adaptability to drive change despite obstacles. A leader must have the ability to inspire others to help make change happen. Leadership can be demonstrated through many contexts and fields, political, social, business, the arts, and beyond.

·        Intellect: achievements demonstrated through outstanding performance in academic endeavours. 

·        Character: personal values and integrity that inspire trust among others

Schwarzman Scholars aims to build a professionally diverse cohort each year, and welcomes undergraduates/graduates and young professionals from any field who can articulate how the experience in China will help develop their skills as leaders. We expect the largest number of applications from fields and professions that are heavily influenced by trends in China, including but certainly not limited to economics, political science, sociology, history, business, public policy, international studies, environmental studies, energy, health, climate, urban studies, trade and others.

Applications for 2018/2019 will open in April 2017. For more information on the program please visit our website, watch our video introduction, read this profile in the New York Times, and/or download our full brochure

BCG Insight Programme


BCG Insight Programme | 7-8 September 2017 | St Albans, Hertfordshire

Are you in your first/second year of university and considering your future career options? Join BCG for an exclusive insight into the world of consulting…

Come and take part in our BCG Insight Programme; a two day residential course for a select number of talented students, set in a luxury hotel in the English countryside.

Through interactive workshops and business case studies you will gain insight into life as a consultant, learn how to approach and solve complex business challenges, and develop core skills that will aid you in your studies and future career. In addition, you will be joined by BCG team leaders and experts who will offer their insight into some of the exciting, high-profile work BCG is getting involved in today.

Interested students should apply online, sending a CV and cover letter stating your motivations for attending and outlining key academic and extra-curricular achievements. We will be looking for exceptional students who have demonstrated leadership, impact, team work and problem solving throughout school and university.

The Insight Programme is open to all students who have just completed their first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK and Ireland. BCG will cover the full cost of the Programme, plus travel within the UK and Ireland.

To apply and learn more please visit

Applications will close on Saturday 1st April 2017.

For any other queries, please email at

Summer Course student mentors needed


2017 Summer School Student Mentors Needed

See link above to read more about the Camford Education Summer Course 2017…

Emotion processing volunteers needed


We are looking for healthy volunteers that will be paid to take part in a study involving an emotion processing task (computer based) with some general cognitive tests.

Participants should meet the following criteria:

–       Aged 18 and over

–       Native English speaker

–       No diagnosis of developmental dyslexia

The study will take no longer than 2 hours and participants will be reimbursed £7.50/hour

If you are interested, sign up at

Please contact Angela at if you require more information.