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Apply now for CU FoMSF Committee 2016/17!

***CU Friends of MSF are looking for a new committee!***

Do you have an interest in supporting work in the developing world?

Do you enjoy meeting people with these common interests?

Do you like working in a team to organise events and fundraisers?

We are a student group that supports the work of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). Throughout the year, we organise a number of speaker, film and fundraiser events to raise awareness of the work that is done by MSF across the world. See our Facebook page for the kinds of things we get up to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/20658834954/?fref=ts

The following positions are available: Secretary, Publicity, Speaker Co-ordinator and Webmaster. More information on the positions is available on the application form.

**To Apply** Please fill in the following form: http://goo.gl/forms/csXeS4P3sF

DEADLINE: Monday 2nd May

If you have any queries, please contact Martha at mf469@cam.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

FoMSF Committee

Campus Children's Holidays Volunteering

Campus Children's holidays have extended the deadline for applications to volunteer, until 31st April. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteer helpers to take charge of a small group of kids, who are referred to us by Liverpool Social Services and Barnado's, and accompany them on a week jam-packed full of activities.

If you are interested you can find out more at https://campusholidays.org.uk/volunteer/, and email Louis at recruitment@campusholidays.org.uk to register you interest.

We are particularly keen to recruit group leaders aged 21 and over, who have had a driving license for at least two years, as they are eligible to drive a minibus. Minibus drivers are essential for taking the kids, to and from activities and hence lowing the holiday to run.

CU Friends of MSF are looking for a new committee!

Do you have an interest in supporting work in the developing world?
Do you enjoy meeting people with these common interests?
Do you like working in a team to organise events and fundraisers?

We are a student group that supports the work of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). Throughout the year, we organise a number of speaker, film and fundraiser events to raise awareness of the work that is done by MSF across the world. See our Facebook page for the kinds of things we get up to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/20658834954/?fref=ts

The following positions are available: Secretary, Publicity, Speaker Co-ordinator and Webmaster. More information on the positions is available on the application form.

**To Apply**
Please fill in the following form: http://goo.gl/forms/csXeS4P3sF

DEADLINE: Monday 2nd May

If you have any queries, please contact Martha at mf469@cam.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

Spot Depression Study: Call for Participants

Can depression and bipolar disorder be diagnosed using a spot of dried blood?

That?s what the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research here at the University of Cambridge is trying to find out in its new research study. We are currently recruiting volunteers to complete an online questionnaire and collect a dried blood spot using a kit delivered to their home.

We are looking for individuals diagnosed with:

Bipolar disorder,
Depression, and
No mental illness
Please visit www.spot-depression.org if you are interested in participating. Please note that personal data for this study is stored securely and research data is marked only with an anonymous code. Ethics approval for this study was granted by the Human Biology Research Ethics Committee (HBREC.2015.06). For more information, visit http://ccnr.ceb.cam.ac.uk/spotdepression/FAQ or contact Dr Jordan Ramsey at jmr201@cam.ac.uk.

With your help, we hope that we can move toward developing molecular tests for these disorders to ensure individuals receive prompt diagnosis and treatment.


Participants needed for brain imaging study!

Our lab at the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge is currently looking for participants in psychological research. The purpose of this study is to examine the brain?s mechanisms for perception.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Reuben Rideaux via email: rr513@cam.ac.uk

This study will include two sessions, one lasting 1 hour and the other 1.5 hours, that will take place over separate days and in different locations. Both sessions will involve observing images on a screen while making responses by pressing buttons.

One session will take place at the Cognition and Brain Unit (15 Chaucer Rd, Cambridge CB2 7EF), where you will be scanned using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This is a safe and widely used method in both clinical and research settings. The scan will last 1.5 hours in which you will have to lie still in the scanner while performing the task. You will be compensated 15 for the scanning session in addition to receiving an image of your brain.

The other session will take place in the Department of Psychology (Downing Site, CB2 3EB), where you will perform the task in a darkened room at a computer. This session will last approximately 1 hour and you will be compensated 7.

There are fixed timeslots available for the imaging session throughout May ? July, while the time of the other session is flexible.

To be eligible to participate, you should have normal or corrected-to-normal vision without major visual impairments. As the study includes MRI, participants will need to be MRI safe. During the experiment, you have the right to withdraw from the study at any time and you will be entitled to any agreed payment up to the point where you withdraw. The information which you supply will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. No identifiable personal data will be published.

Contact Information:
Reuben Rideaux
Email: rr513@cam.ac.uk

Jamnesty

An open mic night for Amnesty International at Downing Bar on Friday, April 29th at 8:00 pm.
Entry is 3 pounds at the door, and all proceeds go directly to Amnesty. We're looking for musicians or bands to perform, as well. Here's the link to the Facebook event for Jamnesty: https://www.facebook.com/events/252299278451469/.

Cambridge Amnesty International Meeting

Sunday, 24th April 2016 5-6pm @ Glover Room in the Gillespie Centre (Memorial Court, Clare College)
In our first meeting, we will be introducing the new exec, outlining our focus on women?s rights for the term, and hosting presentations from representatives of Karma Nirvana and the Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre (the two charities we will be focusing on this term). We will also discuss our campaign strategy for the term, and the launch of our Campaign Action for Giulio Regeni. As always, there will be lots of Urgent Action letters to write, and snacks to eat!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1141412905903827/

Truth for Giulio Regeni

Rally and photocall, Friday 22 April, 3.30pm, King's Parade, Cambridge

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/groups/cambridge/friday-22nd-april-rally-and-photo-call-truth-giulio-regeni

https://www.facebook.com/events/1606871429635783/

Organised by CUAI and Amnesty International Cambridge City Group, supported by Egypt Solidarity Initiative. We will be joined by Daniel Zeichner MP.

Giulio Regeni disappeared on 25 January in Cairo, where he was researching independent trade unions for his PhD in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. On 3 February his body was found, bearing signs of severe torture which human rights groups say are the hallmarks of the Egyptian security forces.

The Egyptian government denies it had anything to do with his disappearance and murder. Yet what happened to Giulio was not an isolated incident: over 400 unresolved cases of forced disappearance have been documented in Egypt since August 2015. Amnesty International reported nearly 90 cases of torture in the first three months of 2016.

Memory Palace Hackathon

Help Reshape How We Learn!

22nd ? 24th April 2016

Future Business Centre, Kings Hedges Road, CB4 2HY

All skills welcome!

Programmers / front-back end & web developers (mainly Ruby, Unity) / UX designers / videographers / business / sales & marketing

Prize giveaways and free food!

Please help us build a new VIRTUAL REALITY app and change the way we learn!

Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/memory-palace-hackathon-tickets-23898697648

Contact: harriet@linguisticator.com

Perform in a CU Lunchtime Concert

Applications are now open to perform in a Cambridge University
Lunchtime Concert in 2016-17. The Lunchtime Concert Series aims to showcase the very best of Cambridge?s musical talent, and offer exciting programmes which will stand out from the rest of the Cambridge music scene. Applicants are encouraged to think very carefully about their choice of repertoire, and focus on devising a programme which is interesting, coherent, and will attract a large audience.

The concerts take place on most Tuesdays in term time, from
1.10-1.55pm. The 45-minute time limit is strict: please ensure that your programme will not run over. In some cases, we may decide to put two items together in one programme, so would encourage you to include a 20-minute programme on your application. The majority of concerts will take place in West Road Concert Hall. You should indicate your preferred term on the application.

To apply, please email Alice Webster (acw69@cam.ac.uk) for an application form by 5pm on Friday 29th April. Good luck!