Nicola Blackwood MP talk at Emma

Nicola studied Music at Emma and was Conservative MP for Oxford West & Abingdon until July 2017. She’s currently Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Health Services and was a key member of the Home Affairs Select Committee for 5 years.

This talk will take place in the Gardner Room next Wednesday, February 21.

The talk will be from 5.30pm, followed by a Q&A and drinks from 6.45pm; email me if you’d like to come, at Mary Longford –

Alumni survey

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A group of students at Churchill College are studying student engagement with the college alumni offices. They are gathering information about what kinds of services/events you would like your office to provide. They plan to share the conclusions of the study with the college offices in hope they will provide better services to students. Voice your opinion by taking this short survey (1 min):

The Most Effective Charity in the World? Rob Mather from the AMF

The Most Effective Charity in the World? Rob Mather from the AMF
Tuesday, February 20 at 8 PM - 9:30 PM
Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College

Rob Mather is the founder of the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF). AMF works to prevent illness and death from malaria by distributing anti-malarial bednets. Rob studied chemical engineering at Trinity Hall (1984).

Rob’s data-driven methods mean that Giving What We Can and GiveWell have consistently rated AMF as the most effective charity in the world. On average, AMF saves a child’s life for $3,162. It is estimated that every $1m spent on its intervention of choice improves the GDP of Continental Africa by $12m.

Rob has said in the past that he has ‘a certain cynicism when it comes to charity’. Come find out more about his approach.

All are welcome, regardless of affiliation with the University of Cambridge.

Data Science career event

Ever wondered how companies like Amazon are able to recommend you the
phone charger you just broke, at a reduced price and still deliver on
the next day? Do you ask questions like, 'are the stumpy trees really
good enough?', 'Do I need another 1billion rows of data?'.

 If so, you could start an exciting career in Data Science with Blenheim
Chalcot. We're coming to talk to you about a career in Data Science,
what's it like to work in a start-up & our Data Science Graduate
Programme [3], which offers:

 · Full training and support to help kick start your exciting future

 · A chance to develop your career in what is one of the most
interesting fields in the world, and likely to become more so over the
next few years.

Register now for our upcoming event, where we will discuss:

 · What is a venture builder? An introduction to Blenheim Chalcot

 · What is data science and what impact can it have?

 · A day in the life of a Data Scientist

 · BC Data Science Graduate Programme and the interview process - The
BC Data Hackathon

 WHERE: Emmanuel College, Old Library
 TIME: 6.30 - 8.30PM

 There are limited spaces available so please RSVP if possible to:

 We hope to see you there for some free food, drinks and a chance to

Student Travel Award 2018

Student Travel Award 2018


The award provides funding for two students to visit up to six University Alumni Groups around the world during the summer or Christmas vacations and promote them as a resource to students.

Why apply?

  • Win a £1,500 grant to visit locations of personal and career interests
  • Increase your self-confidence by travelling solo
  • Boost your skills and have something different to talk about at interview
  • Develop social and professional networks with alumni
  • Help Alumni Groups to provide effective support to students and recent



We welcome applications from registered undergraduate and PhD students who are not in their final year of study.

Deadline for applications

12pm (noon) on Tuesday, 3 April 2018.

Q&A session

Find out more at the Q&A session: 6pm on Thursday, 8 March 2018 at Development and Alumni Relations (map). To book a place, email

Read more and apply

New skills development programme: Engage For Change

New skills development programme: Engage For Change

If you are excited by the prospect of implementing innovative solutions to sustainability challenges, this new 6-week programme funded by the University’s Environment and Energy team is for you:


Engage for Change is for people who want to learn to make change happen, through effective conversations with those around and above them. You will develop the skills to design, implement and evaluate your own environmental sustainability-related interventions, using the University as a testing-ground.



Cambridge Carbon Challenge 2018

Cambridge Carbon Challenge 2018 now open for submissions

You are invited to submit your innovative ideas for reducing air miles and finding alternatives to flying within the University. Contribute to University efforts to reduce carbon emissions in one of the most challenging yet significant aspects of the University’s carbon footprint.


To find out more and to submit your idea, visit:

Paid internship in environmental sector

Last few days to apply for a paid internship in the environmental sector this summer with the University’s Environment and Energy team. There are three positions available for undergraduate students on biodiversity, air travel and sustainability engagement. Find out more and how to apply here:


Deadline for applications: Sunday 18 February, midnight.


PS If you want a different kind of internship opportunity, check out the Hub’s Social Impact Internship Scheme:


Class lists forum

Emma displays class lists on the front court notice boards after exam 
results are published - there will be an open forum about this on Sunday 18th, which will be a space for the discussion of all views and opinions on this. 

This will be held in the Louis Franck room in the Queen's Building at 5-6pm