*Varsity Education is recruiting for new summer roles!*

*Varsity Education is recruiting for new summer roles!*
Varsity Education is a not for profit education organisation that provides residential summer programmes for students aged 15 – 18 from the UK and abroad. This summer, we are running three two-week sessions, two in Cambridge and one in Oxford. Our residential programmes are not your average ‘camp’. We have a strong focus on intellectual development and academic integrity. We strive to fuel the academic curiosity of our students and develop key skills, from public speaking and critical thinking to debating and essay writing.
We already have a great team of tutors lined up, but we have some new and exciting vacancies including:
– House Parents
– Tutor of Business and Management
– Tutor of Computer Science
– Tutor of Law
– Tutor of Economics 
– Tutor of Psychology

If you are interested in finding out more information, or would like to apply, please visit https://varsity-education.ac/recruitment/

Grad job opportunity at Egon Zehnder (consulting and executive search firm)

Egon Zehnder is a consulting and executive search firm, and is looking to hire a Business Analyst to join them. (Shanti, from Peterhouse, graduated with English degree in 2016, is a Business Analyst at the firm and reached out to us).

Shanti joined Egon Zehnder as a Business Analyst directly from Cambridge in 2016 (as did my colleagues Vanessa and Ellie in 2017) and thinks it’s a great programme for new grads, particularly in humanities subjects.

Business Analysts are paired with Partners in the firm, working alongside them on every stage of search, assessment and leadership development projects. Over the course of the two year scheme, you can get insight into the world of business, meet senior leaders and cultivate experience with an internationally renowned consultancy.

The start date would be this summer (flexible between June and September), so the scheme is suited to Finalists graduating this year.

About the Firm:

Since 1964, Egon Zehnder has been at the forefront of defining great leadership in the face of changing economic conditions, emerging opportunities and evolving business goals. With more than 400 consultants in 69 offices and 41 countries around the globe, we work closely with public and private corporations, family-owned enterprises and nonprofit and government agencies to provide board advisory services, CEO succession planning, executive search and assessment, and leadership development.

Job Description:

The role is, quite simply, a chance to understand how business works.

Get insight into a wide variety of the world’s largest companies. Gain deep understanding of the problems and opportunities facing a particular sector. Hear from the mouths of top CEOs the stories of their careers – all while building a plan for your own.

Over two years you’ll cultivate experience with an internationally renowned consultancy and have contact with top business leaders. More than anything, you’ll build particular expertise in how to interview, assess and attract the right people.

Business Analysts are paired with two consultants at the firm, supporting them in significant stages of a search: creating pitch packs, sourcing the market to identify talent, reviewing candidate lists for suitability, helping interview candidates and drafting confidential reports on their fit.

As the role is tailored to the consultant and the individual, the specifics can vary, but the constant thread will be writing client documentation, including detailed reports, and building relationships with colleagues, candidates and clients.

Candidate Profile:

We take a highly specialised approach to finding, attracting, assessing and developing
the world’s top talent. Filling a company’s Management and Board with the right people requires an understanding of industry developments, an appreciation of company culture and a rigorous assessment of an individual’s experience, competencies and potential.

We’re looking for bright, dynamic and enthusiastic Business Analysts with the curiosity to join us in this challenge. Candidates won’t necessarily have experience in a related field, but all will have excellent communication skills – both in person and in writing – and a strong academic track record, most likely in a Humanities subject.

Right now, potential Business Analysts are likely undecided about the path of their future career. Over two years they’ll be able to test their preferences and encounter more ideas, while building an excellent personal platform and professional skills. After finishing the programme they clients in one of the many industries in which we work, prepare for an MBA or move into other areas of consulting.

To enquire about the job or to apply (in the form of a CV and short cover letter), please write to: graduates@egonzehnder.com. Should you have any further questions, we will be happy to arrange informal informational conversations with potential candidates by phone.


2018 SJTU & UCAS Joint Summer Research Internship Program

2018 SJTU & UCAS Joint Summer Research Internship Program

The SJTU & UCAS Joint Summer Research Internship Program provides excellent opportunities for top undergraduate students to experience academic and cultural immersion in two international universities over the summer. A wide range of research projects in various disciplines are provided, and students can not only study at world-class research laboratories, side-by-side with prominent research professors but also be prepared for further study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities.

(Tuition fee waived)

In addition, participants will develop their research skills by attending lectures on topics such as “How to Write a Research Essay,” “How to Cooperate in a Project,” and more. Students will also learn about China and Chinese culture, enhancing their intercultural awareness and communication.


Institute Information:

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) welcome undergraduate students from all over the world this summer to study in Shanghai and Beijing, the top two cities in China.


Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) enjoys a long history and a world-renowned reputation. Through unrelenting effort over the past 120 years, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and top international university in China. SJTU boasts an increasing level of scientific research excellence and technological innovation.


The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) is a research university focusing on graduate education and promoting the fusion between talent cultivation and scientific research. Its predecessor, the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, was the first graduate school in China, set up in 1978 with the approval of the State Council of PRC. In 2014, UCAS started enrolling undergraduate students. According to the Global University Ranking released by Essential Science Indicators (ESI) in November 2017, UCAS is ranked No.114 in the world and No. 2 in China.


List of Projects

Project 1 Novel Cooling Technologies

Project 2 Cloning and functional characterization of rice male sterile genes

Project 3 Molecular mechanisms controlling inflorescence and spikelet development in rice and barley Project 4 Molecular Characterization of GMOs

Project 5 Design of nanostructures for enhanced photoelectrical catalysts


Application Deadline

15 May 2018

Please apply through the website: http://apply.sjtu.edu.cn1

(Message/email Matilda for more details!)

Burnaby recital @ Emma

Friday 4th May, 6:15pm

The Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College


Daniel Rowland violin

Alissa Firsova piano




Darius Milhaud –  Cinéma-fantaisie ‘Le Boeuf sur le toit’

César Franck – Violin Sonata in A Major


The recital lasts 45 minutes and admission is free.


Performers’ biographies

Daniel has established himself on the international scene as a highly versatile, charismatic and adventurous performer, with a broad repertoire from Vivaldi to Ferneyhough. He has performed concertos such as those of Mozart, Elgar, Korngold, Berg, Prokoffief, Schnittke, Glass, Saariaho and Ferneyhough with orchestras from Tromso to Cape Town. Recent solo performances include the Korngold concerto with HET Symfonieorkest (Enschede), the Vivaldi/Piazzolla Eight Seasons with both the Ulster Orchestra and the Arcos Orchestra (New York) and the Philip Glass concerto with the Joensuu Symphony Orchestra (Finland). Concerto performances in 2018 include Philip Glass with the Orchestre de Picardie and at the Kuhmo Festival, the Lindberg concerto in Joensuu, Berg in Dusseldorf and at the Stift Festival, Bernstein with the Princeton and Columbus Symphony Orchestras, the Michel van der Aa concerto in Mexico and the Vivaldi/Piazzolla Seasons in Dublin.

Since winning the BBC Proms Young Composer competition in 2001, Alissa Firsova received two world premieres at the Proms, both conducted by Andrew Litton: her Bach Allegro was performed by the RPO in 2010 and her Bergen’s Bonfire Op. 31featured in the Bergen Philharmonic’s 250th Anniversary Prom in 2015. Her music has also been performed by Imogen Cooper, the Dante Quartet, Netherlands Blazer Ensemble, Seattle Chamber Players, English Chamber Orchestra, Camerata RCO (members of the Concertgebouw) and the Britten Sinfonia, among others. Alissa was recently invited to Verbier, Asiago and Conques Festivals as pianist/composer-in-residence. Her music was recorded by Henning Kraggerud on the Simax label in his Munch Suite disc and The Sixteen recorded her Stabat Mater Op. 30 for the Coro label, which was featured in Gramophone’s ‘Top 10 Compositions by Women’.

As a pianist she gave her Wigmore Hall and Proms debuts in 2009, has performed for numerous prominent venues and festivals since, and released her debut CD, Russian Émigrés, for the Vivat label in 2015. She has enjoyed collaborations with distinguished artists such as Stephen Kovacevich, Stephen Isserlis, Roman Simovic,Julius Berger,Tim Hugh, Andrew Marrinerand Daniel Rowland.Alissa enjoyed a ‘triple’-debut with the English Chamber Orchestra as director, composer and conductor at the Cadogan Hall in 2013. She also conducted the Camerata RCO in her Le Soleil de Conques op. 33 in Conques Festival in 2015 and for the Union Musicale series in Turin in 2016.

Alissa is looking forward to the release of her debut composer portrait CD, Firsova Fantasy on the Vivat label, which includes her string quartet, Tennyson Fantasy Op. 36, recorded by the Tippett Quartet. She is currently writing for the Stift Festival 2018 in Holland and has been invited to give a solo piano recital at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on 27th October for the Amsterdam Piano Series.

China Oxbridge Summer Camp

China Oxbridge Summer Camp

Two spaces left to teach English in Guangzhou, China this Summer!

Running from the 12th July-15th August 2018. Two fourteen day camps with a five day break in between where you can explore further afield.

A chance to experience working in Asia and build your CV. Teachers are paid £800 total, split into £400 at the end of the first camp and £400 at the end of the second camp. Double entry VISA, food and accommodation also included.

No knowledge of mandarin is required, just a passion for working with / teaching young people, working in a team and working hard!

Applicants must be available for a meeting in Cambridge, Sunday 6th May - the Managing Director of Guangdong Overseas Education Services will be flying over to meet with you and tell you more about the program!

If you are interested then please send an email to Rhiannon at rmm77@cam.ac.uk ASAP as spaces are going fast.'